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NASDS converstion to SSI 'Open Water' C-Card

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by AA3JY, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. AA3JY

    AA3JY Captain

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  2. Will Rogers

    Will Rogers Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks for all the advanced warning (1 day). I have an old NASDS card from 1976. It is alive still, though barely.

    Coincidently, I called SSI up the road in Fort Collins on the 6th of February looking to get a replacement C-card that wasn't cracking (and didn't have "Billy" for my signature :wink:) and was told they would not reissue any card since I missed the deadline by 5 days. They would however be happy to give me a course and certify me all over again. Well, thanks, but if I'm going to do that, I might as well go with PADI. Was it so onerous for your organization to continue the practice?

    Seems very lame and arbitrary to me.

    Will
     
  3. AA3JY

    AA3JY Captain

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    Found my old NASDS 'Safe Scuba' by William "Bill" Hogan, second edition 1972, hard bound training book. What a hoot!
     
  4. spc751

    spc751 DIR Practitioner

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    If PADI did that then everyone on Scubaboard would be up in arm over the PADI money grab but because it is not PADI everyone is just ho-hum.
     
  5. flots am

    flots am Solo Diver

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    Why not keep it (I would!) and pick up a Nitrox cert?

    Then you have a really cool old card to show, and a nice sturdy new nitrox card that will get you voodoo gas as well as proving you're certified.

    flots.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  6. Paulmal

    Paulmal Divemaster Candidate

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    Or get your AOW.
     
  7. Will Rogers

    Will Rogers Nassau Grouper

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    Great idea! That's exactly what we ended up doing.

    1976 C card. 2012 Nitrox card. No more Billy.:wink:

    Will
     
  8. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

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    I tried that at Sports Chalet.

    I thought I had something cool, my old NASDS card from 1977, held together by packing tape with the microfilm. No go. I showed the fill monkey my TDI Nitrox Card, no good because TDI was not on the list on their wall, although SDI was. I ended up digging through my gear in the car and showing a PADI OW card - bingo.
     
  9. yaml

    yaml Nassau Grouper

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    that's what id did (nasds in 1974) with newly certified wife
     

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