PADI Refresher/Reactivate - Sunreef

PADI Refresher / Reactivate Course

PADI Refresher / Reactivate Course

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Meeting point: Sunreef at The Wharf, Mooloolaba

Prices: Refresher $149 including full gear hire; Reactivate $249 including full gear hire and PADI Touch eLearning

Haven’t dived for a while?

Please see table below for which course is right for you. Scroll down further to see the difference in curriculum for PADI Refresher and Reactivate courses.


Time without diving
Diver level
Action to be taken
0-2 yearsAnyNo Refresher or Reactivate required
2-5 yearsBelow a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)Refresher
2-5 yearsPADI Divemaster (or equivalent) and aboveNo Refresher or Reactivate required
5-8 yearsPADI Divemaster (or equivalent) and above with less than 150 divesRefresher
5+ yearsBelow a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)Reactivate
8+ yearsPADI Divemaster (or equivalent) and aboveReactivate



What you can expect

Check in at Sunreef starts at the time outlined on your confirmation text and email. When you arrive we will give you the necessary paperwork and help answer any questions you may have before we begin.

A PADI Refresher Course goes over basics: buoyancy control, alternate air source, regulator recovery and clearing your mask. You will be asked to complete a quiz on arrival for general dive theory.

PADI Reactivate Course goes over all the skills you learned in the PADI Open Water Course in a confined water setting. You will be asked to complete a quiz on arrival for general dive theory and we will also help you answer any questions you have from your eLearning.

We can have up to two people booked on for a Refresher and one person booked on for a Reactivate.

Both of these courses will allow you to ask any questions you have so you will finish feeling confident to begin diving again.


Scuba diving equipment

All of the equipment (except for a mask, snorkel and fins) you will need is included in the course fee. Please see the list below of what equipment you will be using:


  • Air tank & WEIGhts
  • BCD (with whistle & SMB)
  • Regulators


  • Dive computer / watch
  • Mask, Snorkel & fins
  • Wetsuit


We encourage our students to bring their own gear or purchase new gear if possible to ensure you have something that suits your needs and body the best.

Take advantage of the Sunreef Student Diver Discount to purchase necessary gear. The Sunreef shop has many options to purchase all the above listed gear, your PADI Dive Instructor or the Sunreef shop crew will help you with finding the best options for you, and give you recommendations on everything you need.


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    Student Divers please read the following

    Prerequisite: Must have completed at least a PADI Open Water certification or equivalent. The time you spent out of the water will influence which course will be the best for you. Please view table above to learn more.

    Required forms: Each diver must complete a Sunreef PADI Continuing Education Enrollment Form before starting this course with us. This will be sent out to you with your booking confirmation. When booking in for your PADI Refresher / Reactivate Course you will receive a link to a waiver. If you answer “YES” to certain medical questions on this waiver, you will need to receive a medical statement from your doctor. We will provide the acceptable format for the medical statement if required.

    Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

    Course confirmations: We will send out an email and text message the day before your trip around 3:30 pm to inform you of the confirmed check in time of the course. If you do not receive the text message and email you must call us on +61 7 5444 5656 we will not call you to confirm receipt of the messages.

    Parking: The Wharf complex has 4 hour parking available, however you will need to find suitable parking for the tour you are on as some of our trips will be over 4 hours. There are some unlimited parking spaces available outside of The Wharf Mooloolaba / SEA Life car park, however please keep in mind especially if you are on an 11:30 am or later trip that parking can get very busy. Please give yourself at least 15-20 minutes for parking. You can find a parking map of The Wharf Mooloolaba here.