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PADI certification delay

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by Mike126, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Mike126

    Mike126 Barracuda

    My son started his PADI training a couple of years ago. He passed the classroom and pool training but life got in the way and never did his OW cert dives. Can he take a refresher and proceed to his OW cert dives? Or, does he have to start over?
  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    That would be up to the shop, but if it were me....or my son....I’d start over.
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  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    12 months is the maximum allowed delay. He will have to start over. He'll probably learn a lot more, and have more fun, the second time through than he did the first time!
  4. Geobound

    Geobound Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Ontario
    A couple of years is a long time to go without practicing at all.

    If it were me I wouldn't even allow him to pass go without taking the course all over again.
  5. Mike126

    Mike126 Barracuda

    Thanks for the responses. It does make sense to have him start over. Better safe than sorry....

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