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"Gold Certification" cards

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by boomer68, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Why would you care? It's the same certification and your training certainly is no different.
     
  2. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Then you got one of the commemorative cards. The "colored" cards are if you don't request one of the commemorative cards. Maybe they were out of gold cards, or maybe your instructor checked the dolphin card for you...but it really does NOT matter. It's an Open Water card...they all mean the same thing.
     
  3. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Thats certantly true, but Some people do care, have you ever seen different designs on Visa cards? ... same card isn't it ... so why care if they do offer a different color card?

    DB
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    I don't care, spray paint it pink if you want.
     
  5. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

    Ya think? :D
     
  6. KidK9

    KidK9 Solo Diver

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    I'm a NAUI DiveMaster and my card came in gold.
     
  7. tedtim

    tedtim Divemaster

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    It came in gold? How much gold did they send you, or was it just colored gold.:D

    I would have to guess that the Instructor card would come in platinum.
     
  8. jwill62

    jwill62 Garibaldi

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    Gold, platinum, pink or a little dolphin like mine, it doesn't matter as long as the card gets you bottom time!
     
  9. Kevfin

    Kevfin Assistant Instructor

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    The training doesn't matter. It's how cool your card looks.
     
  10. padiscubapro

    padiscubapro Cave Instructor

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    Unless its changed, Divemaster cards are issued in gold or silver depending on the facility.. Black DM cards do exist and were usually only issued when you were trained by PADI directly or by a mistake..

    Instructor cards are black..
     

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