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PADI C Cards

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by Black Cat, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. scrane

    scrane Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
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    Because NAUI had no idea who they handed certifications out to in the mid 70's it was the paper certificate I had miraculously saved that convinced them to issue a replacement for a long lost card.
     
  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
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    Even though I got a replacement card for my deteriorating 1980 PADI c-card, their computer still does not show that I am certified OW.


    Bob
     
  3. Snoweman

    Snoweman Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    Also, email these from one personal email account to another personal email account. That way you have two backups if your phone goes Tango Uniform.
     
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  4. Snoweman

    Snoweman Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
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    My OW class does not show up on the PADI website. I don't know where the card is, but I know I had it when I got my AOW. I now have my Rescue Diver. Both AOW and RD show up, but not OW. No clue why. I have tried different spellings of my name and no luck. I'm glad I didn't lose it before I got my AOW.
     
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  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    Or be old school and Xerox them.
     
  6. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dubai UAE
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    Frankley as divers we should be moving away from plastic....

    Like others, all my cards are stored electronically and on my copied to my dropbox

    All of the agencies need to embrace a better way.

    How can we preach about plastic reduction and not take small steps (at first) ourselves
     
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  7. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Scotland
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    That would be a nice thought if some of the agencies didn't charge extra for having electronic cards. I carry mine but they are all duplicated electronically on emails etc in case of issues of lost cards etc.

    Not sure why it should cost more anyway - they have my details on computer, it is only the access to that part of the system they need to sort out.
     
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  8. MaxE

    MaxE Nassau Grouper

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    The E-Cards should be free, and downloadable to the wallet on a smartphone not just on the agency app. The plastic card should be an extra fee. Progress is slow.
     
  9. pconsidine

    pconsidine ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cornwall-on-Hudson. New York
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    maybe your middle initial not used- check your OW card to see exactly how spelled and Date of Birth- might be different
     
  10. pconsidine

    pconsidine ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cornwall-on-Hudson. New York
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    If you want a wall certificate that is extra charge- but they still due it for Master Scuba Diver or all professional certs. such as DM, OW Instructor, or any Specialty Instructor.
     

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