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Are you a certified scuba diver but you haven't dived for a while?  You might have forgotten some of the important aspects of scuba diving. Don’t worry, we are here to help. The PADI Refresher Course has been especially designed with you in mind.

With this refresher we will have you back in tip-top shape in no time and soon you’ll be ready to get back into the water with confidence.

This course covers all the essentials to get you back in the saddle so to speak, such as the theory that you would have learned in your Open Water Course as well as a practical pool dive.

Quick overview of the PADI Refresher Scuba Diving Course in Cape Town

  • Duration:  about 4 hours
  • Review theory and then scuba dive in the pool
  • Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a snack.
  • You must be a certified diver to do this course



We meet at the Into the Blue Scuba Dive Centre in Cape Town at 09h15. Participants can expect to be finished by around 4pm.

We run this course 7 days a week from our Cape Town Scuba Dive Centre.

If there are any other skills that you would like to refresh, we would be glad to assist you.


The first thing we do is to have a quick look at your theory again. This is mostly done in the form of a quiz. There is also time for questions and answers before we actually go scuba diving!

Pool dive

Once we are finished with your theory, we get into the swimming pool. Here we go through the same skills that you did for your Open Water. You will be surprised how easily it all comes back to you! Safety is key in scuba diving, so we will run through all the relevant gear checks poolside.

If there is any particular skill that you feel you would like some extra help with, we would be happy to spend as much time as you need on this skill.

Optional Cape Town Ocean dive

Back to the real deal – diving in the ocean! This portion of the day is optional, but is the most fun part for most of our refresher students.  You now have the option to choose one of our many fun dives to try out your newly practised skills. This could take the form of a nature, seal, wreck or shark dive (excludes Great White Shark cage diving) around Cape Town.


  1. Do I need to do a refresher?
    If you haven’t dived for about 6 months, or you feel a bit rusty, we recommend that you do a refresher course. It will greatly enhance your experience once you then proceed to dive in the ocean afterwards, and you will feel a lot more comfortable under water. As with everything with diving, if you feel unsure, err on the safe side.

  2. What do I need to bring with?
    You need to bring with a towel, your swimming clothes, sun cream and a snack to eat.

  3. Can I do a refresher course if I did a PADI Discover Scuba Experience?
    You cannot do a refresher course if you only did a PADI Discover Scuba Experience. We recommend that you either do another PADI Discover Scuba Experience if you are limited in time, or that you do a PADI Open Water Course and become a certified diver.



What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?


Great Experience - I did two fun dives with Into The Blue (plus I also booked the shark cage...

 through them) and I had an excellent experience. The communication via email was great and the brunette at reception (I'm really sorry but I didn't catch your name) was very friendly and helpful. My dive guide for the day was Jacque, who was also very welcoming and made the day a lot of fun. We did a wreck dive which was okay and then a dive with seals, and from my 800+ dives it was definitely one of my most favourite so far. JP was driving the boat for us and he was very attentive, the whole dive centre seemed very organised and I would definitely recommend them. The only disappointment from the day was that Llewellyn didn't ask me to marry him :)
Thanks a lot guys!

Clinton Bobbert

I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can...

I grew up on the sea, always wondered how it must be into the deep blue sea. Then one day me and my wife decided to do an attempt to do scuba diving and I was quite nervous about going under water but thanks to the Into the blue crew and their patience and determination me and my wife found a new hobby and looking forward to go around the world and scuba dive all around the world. So from me and my wife we want to thank Cape Town, South Africa, Into the blue, for what we have experienced and thank you for opening a new world to us! I recommend anyone that is nervous or thinking twice to do scuba diving, it is the best choice you can ever make!

Julien van Zyl

I've been doing a scuba course with these guys, and am very impressed...

with the level of personal attention and professionalism. The staff are all warm, friendly and patient. I would highly recommend Into the Blue.