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PADI never thought of this?????

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by WVDiver, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. WVDiver

    WVDiver Instructor, Scuba

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    So why doesn't PADI or other agencies make a C-Card that lists all of your certs. and respective numbers on one card? Everytime you get a new cert. a new card with the new cert and all your other certs. could be listed at once. It would make things easier for the diver who would only have to carry one card and it would be a good way for PADI to "put another dollar in". I could see one card being used for those of us with certs. from multiple agencies also.

    I hate having a bunch of cards to carry around and keep track of. Stuffing my wallet or logbook with plastic cards is crazy.

    I would buy one of these cards. Why not.
     
  2. Logiconor

    Logiconor Nassau Grouper

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    Sounds like a great idea, i'd buy one too!
     
  3. Meng_Tze

    Meng_Tze Homo Bonae Voluntatis ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I would be possible to do, theoretically.... practically a whole different ball game. This would mean a central database with all certifications, or at least a network of linked databases.......

    Most agencies have some issues with issuing their own cards, can you imagine if they then also have to track other agencies cards? Then there are the politics.... ...

    Probably too cumbersome for many. Just take your cards that have the most benefit. If AOW, no need to carry OW. If adv. Nitrox, no need to carry Nitrox and so forth.
     
  4. Gradual Ascent

    Gradual Ascent Nassau Grouper

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    This could be an extention of OASIS and a Standard format created for all of the industry to use. This would also facilitate the ability to look-up and validate worldwide online. Neat idea, might run into some snags with the EU private information passing over the borders, and possibly with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But I'm sure that could be overcome.
     
  5. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    PADI will actually answer you if you email them. (from the times I've emailed them before).

    we should all email them and ask them this. Just email webmaster@padi.com and ask them to forward your question to the appropiate person.


    BTW.. Padi already has a database of all the cards you've gotten. You can even look it up online and see all your PADI certificaitons (under the lost card section).
     
  6. bperrybap

    bperrybap Manta Ray

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    Forget about any cross agency cooperation or agreements.
    But why not for all certifications within the agency?
    i.e. Your Latest PADI card would have ALL your PADI certifictions.
    Kind of like some states due with Motor Vehical licenses.
    You have a single license but it shows if you have
    other things like a motorcycle a license all on the same
    single piece of plastic.

    --- bill
     
  7. DivingCRNA

    DivingCRNA Divemaster

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    Heck, I would be happy if they just put AOW, EAN, deep, and Rescue on the recreational cards. I do not think I need Boat diver, underwater naturalist, photographer, etc... on the card.

    Just put the stuff you might need to show proof of on a trip on one card that you can show a DM or boat captain.
     
  8. miketsp

    miketsp Solo Diver

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    My SSI Advanced card has all my specialities listed and the number of dives I had when it was issued, which in practice means I only carry one card and never have to show a logbook.
     
  9. WVDiver

    WVDiver Instructor, Scuba

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    My point exactly.
     
  10. WVDiver

    WVDiver Instructor, Scuba

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    See I knew someone should have done this by now. SSI has it together. I don't have any SSI certs. but I have several other agenices besides PADI. Does SSI list other agency certs. on their cards, or do you know?
     

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