Your Certification card is one of the most important pieces of scuba equipment. Operators, stores, and resorts accept it as verification that you have been trained and are qualified for scuba diving. Your c-card allows you to rent equipment, fill tanks, and book charters.
What do you do if you lose your c-card or leave it behind? Your card can be replaced. If you have been certified at the Peninsula Diving Center, we keep all our student records on file, and can work with you to get a replacement card fast.
But what to do when you are certified somewhere else? You should become familiar with the policies and procedures of your certification agency for card replacement. Know what information the agency requires and keep it handy. Most agencies will verify your certification by phone or fax to the resort or operator.
The cost of replacement varies with each agency. It is a good idea to have an extra certification card. For more information, contact your agency. Most certifying agencies are listed below.
WASI (World Wide Association of Scuba Instructors)
NASE (National Association of Scuba Instructors)
360 S Fort Lane
Bldg B, Ste 107
Layton, UT 84041
National Association of Underwater Instructors
PO Box 89789
Tampa, FL 33689
PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Replacement Cards can be obtained from any PADI Dive Center or Resort. You can also contact:
30151 Tomas Street
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
800-729-7234, ext 2430. (Voice)
PDIC - The Professional Diving Instructors Corporation
1015 River St.
Scranton, PA 18505
SSI - Scuba Schools International
2619 Canton Court
Fort Collins, CO 80525-4498
YMCA of the USA SCUBA Program
101 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
800- 872-9622 (Voice)
IDEA - International Diving Educators Association IDEA North America
P.O. Box 8427
Jacksonville, FL 32239-8427
Phone: (904) 744-5554
Fax: (904) 743-5425
NASDS - National Association of Scuba Diving Schools
Effective April 1, 2002, the NASDS logo card has been discontinued. You will now receive an SSI certification card to replace your old or lost NASDS card. To replace your NASDS card download and complete the replacement card form for NASDS divers.
ISEA - International Scuba Educators Association
PO Box 17388
1475A Belcher Rd.
Clearwater, FL 34624
Phone: (813) 539-6491
MDEA - Multinational Diving Educators Association
PO Box 523433
Marathon Shores, FL 33052
Phone: (305) 743-6188
Fax: (305) 743-7499