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#4866 - 07/12/03 12:39 AM old certifications
JTnENID Offline
new diver

Registered: 07/11/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Enid, OK
I certified in 1978 or so in Oklahoma and dived for a few years afterwards, until about 1981 or so. How can I access records showing my certification so I can take refresher courses? Any help or contact info would be great!

[ 07-11-2003, 12:58 PM: Message edited by: JTnENID ]

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#4867 - 07/11/03 06:36 PM Re: old certifications
Tanker1 Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 66
Loc: Virginia
It would help to know what agencie you were certified with. Most agencies can be accessed on the web. There is usually a form to be filled out and mailed in. When you recieve your replacement c-card [ there will be a fee ] you can then take a refresher and be back in the fun.

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#4868 - 07/12/03 07:12 AM Re: old certifications
divealot Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/03
Posts: 53
Loc: Huntsville, AL
If you can get your hands on the May 2003 issue of "Dive Training", there's an article that may help you out contacting your agency for a replacement card.

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#4869 - 07/12/03 10:44 AM Re: old certifications
JTnENID Offline
new diver

Registered: 07/11/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Enid, OK
It was with PADI if memory serves but I couldn't find a site with a way to access records. Of course, that was so long ago they may not have it on computerized database. Is there also a NADO or something like that certification? The shop I certified with was called "Gene's Dive Shop" on Lake Tenkiller here in OK but it has changed has at least once since that time.

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#4870 - 07/13/03 08:49 AM Re: old certifications
Anonymous
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Could you mean NAUI?

This is from that article I mentioned:

PADI Research Department
30151 Tomas St.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
92688
Phone: (800)729-7234 ex. 2430
Web site: www.padi.com

NAUI Worldwide Replacement Cards Department
1232 Tech Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (800)553-6284
(813) 628-6284
Fax: (813)628-8253
Web site: www.naui.org

Look for replacement card forms if you go to the web sites. However, since it was so long ago, the agency will probably not have you in their computer data base. If you can remember things like when you were certified, your address when certified, and your instructor's name it should help them find you.

Good luck and have fun getting wet again [Smile]

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#4871 - 07/13/03 08:51 AM Re: old certifications
divealot Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/03
Posts: 53
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Hehe, the above post was me...I forgot to log in first [Big Grin]

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#4872 - 07/19/03 12:49 AM Re: old certifications
born2dive Offline
veteran

Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 36
Loc: Oklahoma City, OK
I would love to help you get going again with scuba. Someone from our shop goes to Lake Tenkiller most weekends. Call me and I'll be happy to contact PADI for you to try and locate any records. Our shop number is 405-751-4872 or you can e-mail me directly at husco@sbcglobal.net. See ya underwater.

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#4873 - 07/21/03 08:59 AM Re: old certifications
BillL Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 455
Loc: So. California, USA
You can also look under our Scuba Resource page, under instruction, replacement c card for a list contact information for most the agencies.

[ 07-21-2003, 09:01 AM: Message edited by: Bill ]

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#4874 - 08/09/03 11:34 AM Re: old certifications
Oldmanz_dup1 Offline
just got here

Registered: 08/09/03
Posts: 1
Loc: MI
Im in the same situation with my C Card as this topic other than ive never stopped diving.I hold a Advanced Open Water with PADI a certification date od 8/23/74.My Pic on the card is almost 30 years old and I dont have a problem getting air in my home town.Im retired and will be staying in south florida this winter and wonder if I will have a problem there because of the old Pic on the c Card.
Oldmanz

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#4875 - 09/19/03 12:21 AM Re: old certifications
Trish Offline
new diver

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Dallas TX
I was certified at Gene's Aqua Pro also but in 1994. They were NASDS at that time but are now SSI because of the merger.

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