Scuba Refresher

Got a tropical trip coming up but feeling a little rusty? Spend a few hours with one of our dive professionals who will inspect your gear for you, reacquaint you with gear assembly and care,  and go over the the most important scuba skills such as mask clearing, buoyancy control, and emergency procedures. The course is perfect for the vacationing once-a-year diver. Many divers take this class each year before their annual dive trip. All the gear you need is provided, however it is strongly recommended each diver own their own mask and fins. We have these available for sale if needed. 

Pool Refresher Group Class Dates

Offered Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings.

If all you need is a few hours in a pool practicing the basics, then this is for you.

Includes full set of rental scuba gear.

Cost: $275

2023 Available Dates

Saturdays 8am to 12n:

(Note: An orientation will be the Thursday night prior 6pm to 8pm)

June 3
June 17
June 24
July 1
July 15
July 22
July 29
Aug. 5
Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 16
Sept. 23

Tuesdays 5:30pm to 9:30pm:

(Orientation 5:30pm - 6:30pm at the shop)

June 13
June 20
June 27
July 18
July 25
Aug 1
Aug 8
Aug 22
Aug 29

Custom dates in our pool or yours available upon request for a nominal fee.

Enroll in a Refresher Course Here


Note: Our partner, The Northern California Swimstitute is open for DIY drop-in scuba practice for certified divers every Tuesday and Friday from 7:30pm to 9pm. (Not a Sac City Scuba program) Cost $20 paid to pool.

Sac City Scuba has a special pool practice discount scuba rental package for this program at $50.


Are you too advanced for a pool refresher? Divers may skip the pool refresher and sign up directly for ocean/lake refresher dives if they think they are ready. This is ideal for people who have a lot of and recent warm water diving experience but would like to try some temperate California diving. See the cold water conversion/guided dives by clicking here.



Optional Add On: PADI ReActivate online course to refresh academic concepts. 

PADI ReActivate is an approximatly 3 hour online course and is an ideal add on for warm water divers who dive once or twice a year and have a trip coming up or perhaps have taken a few years off from diving. You will receive a new PADI C-card  with your "ReActivated" date on it. It is great for people who have lost their certification cards. ReActivate is a $85 add-on to option 1 above. (Now available to both PADI and non-PADI certification holders. Proof of prior certification required.)


Enroll in PADI ReActivate here

Option 2: A full PADI Open Water Course audit.

Have only a few dives and/or haven't dived for several years? You may want to consider an audit of an entire PADI Open Water Course just as if you are a new student. Ideal for certified divers who have taken several years off of diving or had very few dives to begin with. You will join an Open Water Course and attend each pool and open water dive as if you were a new student including completing the PADI eLearning online academics program.

See our PADI Open Water Course page for dates and sign up for the class just as if you were a new student.

Not sure where you fit in the refresher paradigm? Call us at (916) 772-3483 and we can help you determine where you fit.


All refresher students: Please download and read the PADI Medical Waiver to determine if you need to have a doctor sign you off prior to participating in SCUBA activities.

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Have a pool? We can come to you. Call or email or call for more info!

If you aren't sure which refresher is best for you, call and speak to one of our PADI Pros. (916) 772-DIVE (3483) or email our training coordinator at dive -at-

What are Scuba Refresher Prerequisites?

  •  At least 10 years old
  • Certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher

What do I need?

  • Sign up for PADI ReActivate Online/Touch (Optional)
  • Basic scuba Equipment

What Will I Learn?

You will refresh the skills learned in your PADI Open Water Course.

What's next?

Once you've refreshed your scuba skills, why not continue your dive education with a new Scuba Specialty Certifications?