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Padi Ecard

Discussion in 'Scuba Certification Agency Q&A' started by Johnmpcny, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    12,070
    4,591
    I renewed but didn't get the free card, have contacted PADI they have not yet replied.

    I don't want to pay, so won't.
     
  2. Simon-

    Simon- IDC Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    610
    209
    Yet my eCard is for Staff Instructor. Odd
     
  3. JSpree

    JSpree Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: VA
    9
    0
    I'm not a PADI pro, I got the email as well and downloaded the app. Then it tells you to go to PADI's website to purchase the ecards for $37 each. So when you go to update the code in the app it tells you to sign in with your padi pro login and gives you the link if you dont have one. Sigh.
     
  4. Griffo

    Griffo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    1,359
    676
    They charge for this? SSI website you can go type in your name and DOB and you can view and print off all of your cert cards for free.
     
    jhnmdahl likes this.
  5. darushin

    darushin Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa FL, USA
    294
    44
    At $37 a pop, PADI definitely is living up to its nickname..... Oh well I guess this helping of epic fail they are about to serve up will show the other agencies what not to do when they roll out their e-cards.
     
  6. Simon-

    Simon- IDC Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    610
    209
    Epic fail? I don't see it that way.

    I have yet to see the gun being held to anyone's head with PADI saying "you must buy an e-card"

    If I didn't get my pro card free, I probably wouldn't have bothered. But, if I needed a replacement card (which does incur a cost), I would probably get the e-card as a replacement.
     
  7. darushin

    darushin Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa FL, USA
    294
    44
    It will fail because unless they get a big push from the "freebie" cards given out on renewal and when divers cert. No one is going to believe them that what amounts to a digitally signed image is worth $37.
     
  8. Ulfhedinn

    Ulfhedinn Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: So CAL
    674
    94
    I would pay $10 maybe for a digital image but $37 is plain silly. Especially when your PIC at the start is only $20
     
    k ellis likes this.
  9. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

    2,034
    767
    +1 Just carry pictures of your cards on your phone.
     
  10. korvette

    korvette DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Frisco, TX
    105
    14
    Send PADI an email advising how crappy this practice is. Here is the address: 'QA@padi.com'
     

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