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NAUI Open Water II = AOW?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by SanDiegoSidemount, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. SanDiegoSidemount

    SanDiegoSidemount DIR Practitioner

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    I'm wondering if this card from 1988 counts as "AOW" for purposes of dive operations that require AOW for dives over 60'. This is the last diving I did that involved getting a pretty piece of plastic at the end.

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  2. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    I would count it. But then I know what it actually means. I'd guess a bunch of places would have no idea.
     
  3. SanDiegoSidemount

    SanDiegoSidemount DIR Practitioner

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    Hm, maybe this plus a copy of my logs from the last 25 years? Or at least the last couple of years?
     
  4. nimoh

    nimoh Public Safety Diver

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    I would show it just to see the reaction :)
     
  5. Teller

    Teller Tech Instructor

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    If Im questioning a students skill level I go do a fun dive with them. The truth comes out in the water.
     
  6. SanDiegoSidemount

    SanDiegoSidemount DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego, CA
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    I'm referring to locations/operations that have company "rules" about AOW for certain trips. I don't have experience with these, and wouldn't want the lack of the right plastic to mess up my opportunity to dive sites I've been dreaming of.
     
  7. WheelsUSN

    WheelsUSN IDC Staff Instructor

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    The instructor that did my NAUI OW II class in '86 issued me a PADI AOW at the same time for completing the same dives. The only issue you might have is if someone doesn't know that what NAUI now calls Advanced Scuba Diver was called Openwater II until 1995. If you are really worried about it you can order a replacement card from NAUI and the one you get will say Advanced Scuba Diver but personally I wouldn't spend the $32.
     
  8. SanDiegoSidemount

    SanDiegoSidemount DIR Practitioner

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    Location: San Diego, CA
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    This is good to know. It may be cheap insurance for me to get a more "modern" version of my C card to show.
     
  9. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    We'd accept it on our boat as "AOW" - wouldn't spend the money to "upgrade" to the modern version of the card.
     
  10. Teller

    Teller Tech Instructor

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    Location: Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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    Call NAUI. They might be able to send you a new card that says AOW.
     

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