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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

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    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?
    Thanks
     
  2. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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