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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.
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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.

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PADI AWARE Foundation Cards

Showcase your dive skills, and support ocean conservation and marine animal protection with the PADI AWARE certification card design from photographer Stan Moniz. A green sea turtle floats in an oasis of aquamarine off the West Coast of Maui, Hawaii.

By sharing stories and empowering people to explore the world through his lens, Stan raises awareness about the beauty and fragility of the ocean, inspiring others to protect it. $10 US from every PADI AWARE Sea Legend turtle card purchase will be donated to the PADI AWARE Foundation™.

A close up shot of a sting ray.
Manta Enchantment by Jay Clue

A remora hovers in the orbit of the majestic manta ray Bula Blue in Wakaya Island, Fiji. Showcase your dive skills with this limited edition dive certification card design by acclaimed photographer and conservationist, Jay Clue. Available in eCard and waterproof card made from recycled materials, only 2500.

Jay shared this key message: “Work to inspire others. Humans tend to only want to protect things they love and find it hard to get behind protecting something they don’t quite understand. So show them why you love the ocean. Let them see it through your eyes. You never know when you will be that spark for someone else.”

Close up image of a horsefish.
Weedy Seadragon Nursery by Sam Glenn-Smith

Two weedy seadragon males clutch the eggs of their future offspring in a rainbow of color at Flinders Pier in Victoria, Australia. Photographer Sam Glenn-Smith notes, “It is not unusual to see males with eggs hanging out together but trying to capture an image of that always proved difficult.”

Limited edition certification card in eCard and waterproof card made from recycled materials, only 2500 available.

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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 and can take two weeks or more to arrive within the domestic US or 4+ weeks for international mail. 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 access PADI eCards on multiple devices within the same operating system (OS) family (Apple or Android) and re-access cards when upgrading devices within the same OS family. 

 
How do I access my PADI eCards(s)?

After completing your dive certification, you can access your eCard in the PADI App. 

  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
 
How long does it take to get a PADI eCard?

After completing your dive certification or 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 receive an eCards to show their diver status across the world. All divers have the option to purchase a physical card.

After certification the 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 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.

 

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