Very friendly staff, very helpful and informative about the day, what’s involved

2023-10-16 Profesional and friendly staff

Everything was prepared and ready for us to just jump and enjoy the scuba diving experience.


Paul was excellent, very good briefing and put everyone at ease immediately


Good instructions, great dives, nice instructor

2023-10-23 Fun friend and felt safe. Catered for all abilities. Snorkeller.

Best day I’ve had in Rhodes since being here, all the staff were helpful, friendly and fun with a great sense of humour, would recommend to anyone! Shall be back in the future!


Great team, very nice experience!!! We would recommend to book a day with the waterhoppers. It was our first time and we felt very safe and welll guided


Exceptional setup. Very friendly staff. Best diving refresher and briefing I’ve ever had.

2023-10-16 Chill vibe, no stressing the divers :) Open Water Diver.

Reactivate Your Padi Certification

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Minimum age 10 years.

Minimum PADI Scuba Diver (minimum 2 dives) or equivalent (minimum 4 Dives).

Ability to swim and in good health.

No diving experience required.


1 day

Review your dive skills and theory after a while away from diving. Complete both the knowledge and in-water skills refresher and receive a replacement certification card from PADI with a ReActivated date on it.

How to reactivate your certification?

The 3 steps to reactivation are …

  1. Theory review using a digital workbook ( e learning).

  2. In water skills review.

  3. 2 dives (optional), 1 following skills reviews and a full dives with qualified divers.

Frequently asked questions:


Diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to obtain written approval from a physician prior to diving. We have a doctor on call to answer any questions and who makes the final decision as to who can dive. Any queries please let us know.

When can I start a PADI Reactivate course?

We do not schedule set dates for completing a course. You are on holiday! We can complete courses any day except Sunday.

How do I book?

Easy! Simply press the book now button. An inquiry form will come to us and we will organise dates, transfers and answer any questions.

How deep will we go?

The maximum depth for children aged 10 and 11 and PADI Scuba Divers is 12 m. PADI Open Water Divers and divers over the age of 12, 18 m. Divers under the age of 18 must have written parental or guardian consent.

Where will we dive?

You can complete the PADI Open Water Diver course through our dive bases of Rhodes Town, Kolymbia or Pefkos. We will book you into the base closest to your hotel.

How long are the dives?

Training dives have a minimum duration of 20 minutes and an average duration is around 30 – 45 minutes underwater.

What is the visibility and what will we see?

Most days of the year we have great clarity and visibility that reaches 15-20 meters. At the depth where the open sea diving takes place, we meet various species from large or small shoals of Mediterranean fish. Octopuses, cuttlefish, sea urchins, sponges, turtles, shrimp, sea snails, lionfish and more! Please check out our gallery for more.

Can I fly after diving?

You must leave a minimum of 18 hours after diving before flying.

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring swimsuit, towel and either phone, tablet or computer for the theory section. All diving equipment is provided by the Waterhoppers for the duration of the course.

Is a pick -up service provided?

Yes. We provide a transfer from hotels to the closest dive base.

Our Experience

We are proud for what we have achieved and the trust we gained by you!

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