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What Will Yours Say About You?

Check Out Our NEW Certification Card Designs!

Dive into 2023 with a new card design featuring iconic wildlife and legends of the sea: great white shark, whale shark, great hammerhead, mystical mermaids and humpback whales.

Show your PADI certified diver status around the globe with a mobile eCard, recycled plastic card, or both. Look for cards that support PADI AWARE Foundation™ with a $10 US tax-deductible donation for ocean conservation and marine animal protection.

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A PADI certification card is proof you’ve successfully completed PADI training, but it’s also a conversation starter, a souvenir, and a visual representation of your commitment to ocean protection. What does the card you carry say about you?

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Recycled Card

Physical cards can be essential in remote areas without internet access. Plus they're waterproof and eco-friendly as they are made of recycled materials.

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Get instant access to your proof of PADI certification anywhere you need it right on your mobile device. Use the PADI App to access right after purchase.

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67% of divers carry both a physical and e-card for maximum convenience. Get the benefits of both options and discounted pricing when you purchase this bundle.

Feel inspired and ready to show off a new certification card on your next dive?

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Learn the Stories Behind the New Designs

Discover the fascinating stories of the photographers behind our certification card designs! From capturing stunning underwater scenes to advocating for ocean conservation, these talented photographers have unique perspectives and experiences that make their work truly captivating.

By learning about their journeys and motivations, you'll gain a deeper insight into the beauty and importance of marine life.  From overcoming challenges and capturing rare moments to diving in some of the world's most incredible locations, each photographer has a story to tell that is sure to captivate and inspire.

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What Will Your Card Say About You?

Need a replacement PADI card fast?

The fastest way to get a replacement PADI card is to buy a PADI eCard. You can download it instantly after purchase.

A PADI eCard is an electronic version of the physical certification card. It displays all the information instructors and dive operations need to verify certification. 

Physical replacement cards are printed and mailed within 2 business days but can take two weeks or more to arrive. Express shipping options are not available.

What is a PADI eCard?

A PADI® certification card is your passport to explore the world below the surface, and proof you’ve successfully completed PADI training. Carry your PADI certification card with you to verify your diver training level with dive centers around the world. 

A PADI eCard is an electronic version of the traditional plastic certification card. It displays all the information instructors and dive operations need to verify your scuba certification including:

  • Diver name
  • Diver number
  • Certification level
  • Birthdate
  • Certification date
  • Instructor name 
  • Instructor number
  • Dive center or resort information (if applicable)
  • ISO qualifications (where applicable)
What device can I use to access my PADI eCard?

PADI eCards are hosted, managed and displayed through the PADI App, available free from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.

You can download PADI eCards to multiple devices within the same operating system (OS) family (Apple or Android) and re-download cards when upgrading devices within the same OS family. 

How do I download my PADI eCards(s)?

After purchasing your eCards:

  1. Download the PADI App (if you don’t already have it)
  2. Log in using the same email address and password you use to log in to 
  3. Select the PADI eCards button
  4. Click Update.
How long does it take to get a PADI eCard?

After purchasing a PADI eCard, it will be available for download instantly. 

Please note: If you upload a new image, it may take up to two days for the new image to appear because it must be reviewed and verified by PADI Staff.

If you are having problems accessing your PADI eCard, follow the steps below:

  1. Confirm you have a strong data/internet connection.
  2. Ensure your mobile device is running the latest version of Android’s operating system or Apple’s iOS.
  3. Remove and redownload the PADI App. Ensure you type in your email address (or turn off autofill as this will add a space to the end of your email address and cause issues with your login)
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  4. Restart your device, open the PADI App and select the PADI eCards button. Click update.

If the steps above do not resolve the issue, contact the customer service team for your local PADI Office. Please include your full name, date of birth, the email address you use to log in to the PADI App and the eCard certification level you purchased.

PADI Americas: [email protected]

PADI Canada: [email protected]

PADI Asia Pacific: [email protected]

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa: [email protected]

I just got certified, how long will it take for my PADI card to arrive?

If you recently earned a new PADI certification, congratulations!

  • PADI Divers in South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela), Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa receive PADI eCards and have the option to purchase a physical card.
  • Divers in other regions should receive their certification card by mail within a few weeks.

If more than one month has passed:

  1. Confirm your dive center or instructor does not have your card (some instructors and dive shops request diver certification cards be sent to them directly).
  2. If your instructor or dive center doesn’t have your card, ask them to verify the mailing address submitted for your certification.
  3. Contact the customer service department in your region. Please include your full name, date of birth, the certification level you’re inquiring about (Open Water, Enriched Air Nitrox, etc.).

PADI Americas: [email protected]

PADI Canada: [email protected]

PADI Asia Pacific: [email protected]

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa: [email protected]

I have a Junior Diver certification, how do I get a card without Junior on it?

Any replacement cards purchased after the diver turns 15 will automatically be printed without the “Junior” designation. 

All you have to do to upgrade a Junior Diver card to a standard certification level is order a replacement card for the Junior certification level. If the diver is 15 years of age or older, the new card will not have Junior on it.

How do I get a gold PADI card?

Divers who complete a certification with a PADI 5 Star Dive Center or Resort automatically receive a gold card instead of the standard blue card. If you would like a gold certification card, search for a Five Star PADI Dive Center or Resort and complete a course with one of their instructors. 

How do I change my name?

To change the name on your diver record and any replacement cards, click the link below to upload your legal documents:

Once your information has been updated in our system, you can order a replacement card with your new name.

What is PADI AWARE Foundation?

PADI AWARE Foundation is a publicly funded, charitable nonprofit with three registered charities across the globe. Together with PADI - the world's leading scuba diver training organization - PADI AWARE Foundation works to achieve balance between humanity and the ocean.

PADI AWARE Foundation’s mission is to drive local action for global ocean conservation through citizen science, public policy and community grants. AWARE programs address the key threats facing the marine environment, advance the PADI Blueprint for Ocean Action, support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and engage the PADI Torchbearer Community.

Learn more about AWARE’s history and conservation strategy.

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You can also order a replacement card or eCard from any PADI Dive Center or Resort.

Can I order a PADI replacement card as a gift or for someone other than myself?

Absolutely, PADI replacement cards are a thoughtful way to commemorate a special dive trip or scuba diving milestone.

Our online system only allows you to purchase a replacement card for the diver who’s logged in, but you can buy a replacement card or eCard for any diver from a PADI Dive Center or Resort. Please contact the dive shop directly for pricing.