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"Gold Certification" cards

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

  1. scubak

    scubak Solo Diver

    Ok, so I had to look at all my C-Cards and they have the dolphin on the front and the writing is in Gold, however my Nitrox card has silver writing and the Divemaster Card is Black with 2 horizontal silver bars....
    Now I am really confused...haha :)
    Doesn't matter how many cards or what agency or what cert...All that matters is you dive, dive, dive...
  2. Iruka

    Iruka Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: Guam, right by the beach so the typhoons can find
    We offer the less prestigious, but more practical "lead" OW card....useful for fine-tuning your bouyancy. :)

    As others have stated, it doesn't signify anything special about the training, just that the shop has paid the required fee (to PADI) and agreed to follow certain other rules, but none of them really specific to the training. One can be a PADI instructor (as I am) without belonging to a PADI dive shop/center or whatever...basically a question of whether or not you want to pay extra to "call" your shop a PADI facility, and be listed in their magazine & so forth. Plus you get to use the secret PADI handshake with other members. OOPS! I've said too much. Never mind.
  3. m3830431

    m3830431 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Green Bay, WI

    What color is the printing and emblem? :D
  4. subaquaman

    subaquaman Divemaster

    PADI Gold Palm resorts also offer a gold card with a reflective gold palm tree on them. Worthless bit of info for you!
  5. shugar

    shugar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Manila, Philippines
    but you'd think that with all the money PADI makes they can buy rights to use ANOTHER photo besides the dolphin for other cards????

    or maybe one of their leaders can dive with a camera and take a picture maybe?

    or steal something on the internet?

    or ask ron jeremy for something from his collection??? ANYTHING!

    i've got 3 PADI certs already (OW,AOW,RD) but i've got the same dolphin... and i have to PAY to get another design??? it's already booooooooooorrrrrrrriiiiiiingggggg

    thank god it's just a card but a message to PADI: HELLO! CREATIVITY! (hell i don't care if diving is that boring in the PADI HQ, where i come from you can get 100 different pics in the 1st 10 feet of water)

  6. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
    My PADI AOW card is blue.

    Counterfeit !!!!!
  7. shugar

    shugar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Manila, Philippines
    exactly! hahahahahahahahaha

    seriously though: of course it's being able to dive that matters w/ the card - duh - but would creativity or variety hurt???

  8. RadRob

    RadRob Barracuda

    I took my class through my LDS and my cert is written in crayon on notebook paper. I thought something was fishy when he asked for $499 and I had to go to his garage to do the training. He WAS creative in the fact that each of my other cards were written in different color crayons with little caricatures of dolphins, sharks, boats, etc... Will other shops accept my cards?:06:
  9. Heffey

    Heffey Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    I did my OW certification through a PADI "Gold Palm" dive op and my c-card is gold.

    I guess the gold colour is appropriate being that just the referral dives and certification cost more than my entire course at my LDS. :D
  10. Ishie

    Ishie Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Hmm... I got silver text. I like the dolphin card, but would like some variety. Same shot on my AOW and Nitrox cards.

    When they finally do that nude diving specialty, the natural choice would be a nudi-branch.

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