Frequent question: Do dive certifications expire?

Do diving qualifications expire?

Your PADI certification does not expire. Participation in PADI ReActivate™ is not mandatory, but recommended as an easy way to refresh your foundational scuba safety knowledge and skills if you haven’t been diving in a while.

Do PADI courses expire?

PADI eLearning programs are valid for 12 months from the time you first log on. … If you let your PADI eLearning program expire, please contact your affiliated PADI Dive Center or Resort to discuss options for completing your training.

Do I need to get recertified for scuba diving?

Most Discover SCUBA certifications are either good for your time at the resort, or can be valid for up to one year. … An open water diver’s certification is good for life. While you never need to renew it, it is a good idea to take an occasional refresher course if you’ve been in dry dock for a while.

How long does PADI Licence last?

Your PADI licence will never expire but just like any other skill you will need to brush up on it every now and then! Just like that you’ve completed your training and you are now a qualified PADI open water diver and allowed dive around the world.

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How do I renew my PADI license?

Convenient and Cost Effective – You may renew your membership online by logging onto the PADI Pros’ Site and navigating to the Online Membership Renewal option under the My Account tab. Online Renewal provides you the ability to renew one year at a time and to enroll in Automatic Renewal for future years.

Can I dive without my PADI card?

Do I Need My PADI Card To Dive? Technically, you do not need your physical card to scuba dive. Dive centers will need to verify and check that you are a certified diver, but most dive centers can do this online within the PADI system.

How often do you have to dive to stay certified?

The general rule is that if you have not dived for 6-12 months, then it is a good idea to take a refresher course. Dive agencies will differ in their recommendations, but there is no law or strict rule about this. It will be up to the dive center or your instructor to decide if you need to take a refresher course.

How can I dive for free?

Hold on to something (your buddy, the pool wall, the buoy etc.). Breathe in deeply, hold your breath for a moment, then slowly relax and let the air exhale. Repeat this process at least three times until you feel completely recovered. Do not attempt another dive for at least three minutes.

Can I find my PADI certification online?

Yes, there is an online database of certifications. However, it can only be accessed by PADI Members (Pros) or PADI (IRRA member) dive centers/resorts. The respective user will need your full name and date-of-birth to retrieve your records.

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How much does scuba certification cost?

How much does a scuba certification cost? The costs to get scuba certified will differ per location and country, but you should expect to pay anything between $350 and $500 USD per person to get scuba certified. This price should include all course materials and rental scuba gear.