Want an eCard and Physical card? Add both to cart and get discounted bundle pricing.
Recycled Materials
Recycled Materials
Recycled Materials
When recycling operations can’t find buyers for plastic waste, it can end up in our oceans. That’s why PADI is not only committed to minimizing our use of plastic, we upcycle recycled plastic into new items such as certification cards.
Your Current Card Photo
Your Current Card Photo
Your Current Card Photo

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3 Replacement Card Options

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. 

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Physical Card

Physical cards are essential in remote areas without internet access, plus they’re waterproof (unlike many mobile devices).

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eCard

With a PADI eCard TM, whenever you have your smartphone, you’ll have proof of your PADI certification. Use the PADI App TM to access instantly after purchase. 

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Bundle

67% of divers surveyed have an eCard and physical card. Get the benefits of both options and discounted pricing when you purchase this bundle.

PADI Aware Foundation
PADI AWARE Foundation Cards

Each year, environmental charity PADI AWARE Foundation releases a limited edition card. Every purchase includes a tax-deductible $10 US donation that funds ocean conservation and marine animal protection. Donations support the Conservation Blueprint – a vision to achieve balance between humanity and ocean. 

Choose a physical card made from recycled plastic, or minimize your carbon footprint with a PADI eCard — delivered digitally via the PADI App. An additional donation for greater environmental impact can be made at checkout.

Barrel Jellyfish
Salvatore Ianniello Barrel Jellyfish Limited Edition Design

New! 2022 Scuba Diving magazine photo contest winner and ocean ambassador Salvatore Ianniello captures art through his underwater lens with this ethereal photograph of sand crabs suspended inside a Barrel jellyfish. Salvatore promotes positive change for a healthier blue planet through his photos.

Never leave home again without your dive certification status with this limited edition Barrel jellyfish eCard. We’ll donate $10 US from every Barrel jellyfish card purchase to the PADI AWARE Foundation™, a publicly funded charitable nonprofit supporting global ocean conservation and marine animal protection.

brandon cole replacement card
Brandon Cole Nudibranch Edition

New for 2022: World acclaimed photojournalist and marine activist Brandon Cole brings sea personalities to life in his nudibranch portraits. It’s Brandon’s wish that an appreciation and respect for wildlife and habitat are foremost in the minds of ocean visitors and coastal residents, “For it’s all about enjoying nature, but not at her expense.”

Showcase your dive skills with a limited edition nudibranch certification card. Choose between 2 card designs featuring nudis on the home reef.  We’ll donate $10 US from every Spanish shawl card purchase to the PADI AWARE Foundation™, a publicly funded non-profit advancing conservation impact on marine debris, coral reef restoration, climate change and species protection.

Limited Edition Recycled Card is now sold out, but both designs are available in eCard. Hurry get yours now!

Mike Coots Cards
Mike Coots Limited Edition Designs

New for 2022: Show your love for sharks by choosing a bold image from shark bite survivor and award-winning photographer Mike Coots. Through the power of his images and personal story, Mike wants to change how people perceive sharks.

For every Mike Coots replacement card sold, we’ll donate $10 US to Sustainable Coastlines Hawai’i, a nonprofit known for large-scale beach cleanup festivals and community education. Their tireless work to eradicate plastic pollution supports healthy oceans for sharks and other marine life.

More Info

 
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 PADI.com. 
  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)
    Download the PADI App for Apple® iOS devices
    Download the PADI App for Android™ OS devices
  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. We currently do not process orders for customers residing in Japan. To order a replacement card, please contact PADI Asia Pacific Japan. 

PADI Americas: [email protected]

PADI Canada: [email protected]

PADI Asia Pacific: [email protected]

PADI Asia Pacific Japan: [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.). We currently do not process orders for customers residing in Japan. To order a replacement card, please contact PADI Asia Pacific Japan. 

PADI Americas: [email protected]

PADI Canada: [email protected]

PADI Asia Pacific: [email protected]

PADI Asia Pacific Japan: [email protected] 

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa: customerse[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:

https://help.padi.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360001218814

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.