SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Program

The SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an inactive diver. SDI encourages the use of this program for instructors, assistant instructors, and resorts or dive facilities that have questions regarding the diving history of an individual. 

Who this course is for:

  • The certified diver who has been inactive for a period of time and wishes to review the scuba skills and academic information before starting to dive again

Course prerequisites

To participate in the SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Course, the individual must:

  • Have proof of an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent from a recognized dive training organization
  • OR:  SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification or equivalent from a recognized dive training organization.

What you can expect to learn:

Although one in-water training dive is required, the instructor or assistant instructor may use their discretion with reference to the skills needed to complete the dive.

SDI offers the following outline:

  • Plan Dive
  • Equalization techniques
  • Communication signals
  • Lung over-expansion problems
  • Review of dive computer
  • Scuba system assembly
  • Weight adjustment
  • Mask defog
  • Adequate entry for site conditions
  • Controlled descent
  • Computer check, if used
  • Regulator clearing
  • Regulator recovery
  • Dive planning
  • Mask clearing
  • Fin use
  • Buoyancy control; hovering
  • Underwater tour
  • Computer check
  • Controlled ascent; computer assisted
  • Exit
  • Disassemble scuba system
  • Log dive
  • Air sharing ascents
  • Underwater emergency scenarios

What’s in it for you:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.

SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Diver minimum requirements:

  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

How do I take this course?

  • Take it online. SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher is available in eLearning
  • Course Cost: $49.99 USD for eLearning only.  Pool and open water training not included.  
  • Only pool and open water training including 2 open water dives $125.00 USD
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