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Discussion in 'SEI Diving' started by WolfeDiver, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Boiler_81

    Boiler_81 Solo Diver

    I assume you are posting this in regards to my CMAS experience in French Polynesia. The dive centers in French Polynesia recognize PADI Advanced as 1 Star. This was the root of my problem. YMCA Silver Advanced goes beyond PADI Advanced, but since they were not familiar with YMCA they equated it with the PADI Advanced card. I contacted SEI and am now in possession of a CMAS 3 star card which is equivalent to the YMCA Silver Advanced. Of course this is after the fact but at least in the future I will not have the issue.

    The shops did tell me they would recognize PADI Advanced with a Rescue card as 2 Star equivalent. Personally, I would not count on it and would get a CMAS card to eliminate any question.

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  2. Darol

    Darol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Just silly.....:dork2:
  3. WolfeDiver

    WolfeDiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indiana
    Most PADI, and SEI Diving is what is around here locally, and my local dive shop is SEI. I am actually fortunate that I am also getting to do an Summer Internship at the DiveShop, which I am very excited about. The Advanced Level 2 Course was completed at Vortex Springs, FL... and it was a wonderful experience as well as beautiful scenery. Their is a Open Water Advanced Diver L3 Course that is being offered in August with Tom as well.

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