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Proof of SSI certs and specialties

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by eartaker, May 18, 2008.

  1. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
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    did not work for me..says I am not in the system..perhaps I go back too far .I had an owsi cert with them back it the early 70's.Still have the card here somewhere.
     
  2. miketsp

    miketsp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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    It didn't locate me either and my SSI certs are from 2002 and 2003.
     
  3. tep

    tep ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Diego CA USA
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    It's there, the site design is just not very good. When you see the message "You are not logged into the system. Please log on as Dive Center or Dive Leader!", THEN look to the menu items at the left, and click on "ONLINE CHECK". That will take you to the page that lets you enter the name/DOB, even though you aren't logged in. It found my OW info quickly enough, although only my most recent C Card, not both of them.
     
  4. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, but dive in FL. Not true anymore, as I di
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    You did the work... SO YOU SAY. :rofl3:

    The only pontificator is you, sir.
     
  5. donooo

    donooo Instructor, Scuba

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    Yep, I am probably an exception. Started out for the challenge. I am kind of a goal oriented sort of guy, needed a challenge. Found out that it is a great excuse for working with new divers, refreshing and guiding certified divers and for meeting new dive buddies.
    I have lots of cards, lots of agencies, but if it were about cards I would want to be an Instructor.
    In going that direction in lieu of an Into to Tec course or similar I learned a lot more about DCI and marine injuries. I became an Instructor for the ARC and a DAN DES Instructor. You would like me on your staff but we would disagree constantly.
    Yes I work for a dive shop and am in the pool pretty much every other weekend all winter and do a few of their open water trips.
    Currently staring at puddles in Idaho.

    adios don O
     
  6. artbymusia

    artbymusia Angel Fish

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    now now boys.......see what happens when you take Viagra AND do testostone shots too..... :)
    maybe sometime under the water might help.....really cold water......

    AJ
    __________________
    "He whose gaze is on a distant star, shall not falter." Da Vinci
     
  7. artbymusia

    artbymusia Angel Fish

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    anyway back to the REAL thing about SSI and their site.....It is definitely NOT user friendly and as OLY said, "It did not work for me because my certification went back to far" and I had the same problem that OLY and MIKE had. However, after spending alot of time on the site, I finally stumbled on a link where I could directly ask a question about replacing my card. This morning a friendly person from SSI called me to offer their assistance. So persistance pays once again. Here is the address and email address....hope it helps you also:

    SSI USA
    2619 Canton Court
    CO 80525-4 Ft.Collins
    UNITED STATES
    Tel.: +1 (0) 970 - 482 0883

    Email:admin@ssiusa.com
    OR go to this link to get information :
    http://www.divessi.com/contact

    Over the weekend, I did find a dive shop locally that was ready to help, SSI and PADI. So the papers and information is on its way.
    Thanks to all of you for your valued help on this topic.
    AJ
    ______________________
    "He whose gaze is on a distant star, shall not falter." Da Vinci
     
  8. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, but dive in FL. Not true anymore, as I di
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    Correct. If you, like me, originally had a NASDS card issued before the 1973 fire, you would need to send in evidence of your original certification. Then, with payment of the proper fee, eventually you will receive a new SSI card. Just like I did.

    Since I did that and also took additional courses with an SSI instructor, I can look up myself on the SSI website and find a list of all my certifications. To wit:


    SSI - ONLINE DIVER CHECK


    Results for: Gary Chuven born: 1952-08-04

    USER (Gary Chuven 1952-08-04) NOT IN SYSTEM

    Ccard found : OWD (ID: 580717 - Issued: 2003-06-17 by WATER SPORTS - Inst.: 358812)
    Ccard found : EAN (ID: 580717 - Issued: 2006-03-16 by REEFPOINT DIVING - Inst.: 294814)
    Ccard found : SR (ID: 580717 - Issued: 2006-03-16 by REEFPOINT DIVING - Inst.: 294814)
    Ccard found : AOWD (ID: 580717 - Issued: 2006-03-16 by REEFPOINT DIVING - Inst.: 294814)

    I may not be in their system, but these are indeed the c-cards that I posess. :D
     
  9. BelchFire

    BelchFire Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: South Georgia
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    I was certified in 1990 with additional certs in 1995, but it reports that I'm "NOT IN SYSTEM". Shucks, I was hoping to get the printouts; all I have is a Specialty Diver card that doesn't show the cert I achieved.
     
  10. colo_diver

    colo_diver Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: western colorado
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    Please all report this to SSI and remember this.... this is a new system and site.... all the certs from previous years may not be inputed...... this is one thing that SSI is behind in and they are working on it....
     

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