• Choose your own schedule

   • 1 on 1 training

   • Refresh the basics

   • Work on anything that needs attention

   • 1 training tank session

   • Full kit hire


per person



   • Choose your own schedule

   • 1 on 1 training

   • Sessions personalised to you

   • eLearning theory

   • 2 training tank sessions

   • Full kit hire

   • Replacement ReActivated cert card

   • Project AWARE designs

   • Donation to Project AWARE


per person




   • Join us at a local dive site

   • 2 shore dives

   • Small groups and dedicated guide

   • Practise skills from your tank sessions

   • Explore the beautiful North East coast

   • Full kit hire


per person


Book your session and let's get you back on track



Our Goals

It doesn't matter how long you've been out the water for - we want to get you back into diving! We'll go back over the basics and tailor make your sessions to suit your needs. If there's any skills you want to practise, our Instructors are more than happy to help you out!

Find out more about our team...

Our Values & Your Refresher

  • OCEAN HEALTH: Keep Our Sea Trash Free

    • Every dive we do is a Dive Against Debris. You will see our crew pick up every piece of trash they come across, and you can help too!
  • MARINE LIFE: Protect What You Love

    • You will learn how you can use your diving skills to help protect the ocean.
    • We focus on buoyancy and trim a lot in our refreshers. This fundamental skill takes time to master, and is usually the first thing to go rusty if you've been dry for a while.

    • We are a PADI Approved Youth Training Centre which means we are specialists in teaching kids how to scuba dive. We've got equipment specifically for youngsters to keep them comfortable and warm.
    • We remove the barriers that many individuals experience when walking into UK dive centres. There is no macho attitude at The Fifth Point. We're a friendly bunch who will make you feel welcome as soon as you step foot in the door.

    • We help divers achieve their goals.
    • We value all our customers and strive to give the best customer service you've ever experienced
    • Once back up to speed, you'll be able to join us on all our dives and environmental activities.

We're A PADI 5* Dive Centre

We are subject to PADI’s quality assurance program. This is a globally acclaimed and fully integrated approach to ensure PADI standards are maintained throughout all elements of all courses. You can rest assured that we go above and beyond the requirements of PADI.


Your diving certification lasts for life - it never runs out. However, it's always a good idea to get back up to speed if you've had some time away from diving.

If you've been out the water around a year or so, our Basic Refresher will be ideal for you. We'll recap basic skills and practise anything that you think needs work. If it's been more than 2 years then you'll want to take PADI ReActivate. This includes a theory recap on a cool eLearning app to remind you of some of the most important diving concepts. We'll get this to you straight away so you can get it done before your session. Then when you arrive at The Fifth Point we'll go over anything you forgot and get you in the water. The sessions are tailor made to you as you'll identify areas that need practise during your eLearning.

If you're looking to get back into UK diving or explore your local sites with a guide, why not bolt on our Discover Local Diving Experience? This will help you polish the skills you practised in the training tank in the big blue while exploring our amazing dive sites.

What Scuba Gear Will I Use?

You are more than welcome to bring your own equipment. But don't worry if you've not got something - we'll supply anything you need.

We only use brand new, modern gear at The Fifth Point. In fact, you'll be wearing exactly the same equipment as your Instructor! We've spared no expense to make sure that you've got gear that fits you properly, is comfortable to wear and straight forward to use.

Our school gear is wing and long hose configuration. If you've not used this kind of kit before, we'll build in an orientation into your session.

  • xDeep Zeos backplate, harness and wing buoyancy device
  • Apeks XL4 long hose regulator
  • xDeep integrated weight system and weights
  • Fourth Element Hydros 7mm semidry wetsuit or Aqualung Fusion One/Azdry dry suit with Fourth Element Artic undersuit
  • Fourth Element 3mm or 5mm hoods and gloves
  • Fourth Element 5mm Pelagic boots
  • Apeks RK3 fins
  • Aqualung i100 diving computer
  • A scuba diving air cylinder to best suit your size (choose from 7L, 10L and 12L tanks)
  • A selection of Cressi masks to choose from


Join The Submerge Scuba Subscription

Our Diver Subscription is the perfect way to keep diving once you're qualified. It's aimed at divers who want to get out in the water regularly without it costing the earth.

There's different membership levels that include...

  • FREE guided dives each month
  • FREE equipment rental each month
  • FREE Training Tank Sessions every month
  • 10% discount on retail at The Honest Diver Supply Co
  • 10% discount on courses
  • Access to our closed Facebook group for online training, bants and support
  • Priority booking on all dives, trips and environmental activities
  • Invites to monthly socials
  • and much more...

As part of your Basic Refresher or ReActivate, you'll be asked to fill in some paperwork including a medical questionnaire that you'll recognise from previous courses. You can take a look at it here. Basically, all the answers need to be "no". If there's any "yes" answers, you'll need to take your form to your GP to get signed off as Fit To Dive before you can hit the water.

Get in touch if you have any questions about this.