4. How Many Types of Special Edition PADI Replacement Cards Are There?
PADI offers several options.
Let’s start with the PADI AWARE Foundation cards. Every year, they release a limited edition card. But the best part is that with each purchase, you’ll be donating $10 to help conserve our oceans and protect marine animals.
This year, in the 2023 card, you’ll see a photo of the famous Gaia hammerhead shark taken by Jay Clue. And yes, you can have them in both physical and digital versions.
Another Limited Edition PADI card for 2023 showcases a whale shark swimming alongside a group of golden trevallies at Ningaloo Reef. The photographer is Alex Kydd.
The third limited edition card for 2023 displays a Baby Sea Turtle by Aleksandr Jeldosev. However, every year there is a different collection.
Additionally, PADI states that the physical version of these cards is made from recycled plastic.
Want it as a gift? Guess what! In the year 2023, you can only purchase them at a physical dive center. If you’re in the Caribbean, stop by Dressel Divers.
5. Steps to Replace Your PADI Certification Card
What I’m about to tell you could save you in a pinch and keep your underwater adventure going despite losing your PADI card. You’re welcome!
To get your shiny PADI replacement card, simply follow these easy steps.
Log into your personal account on PADI.com. Note: If you don’t have an account yet, you know what you need to do: create one. You’ll need your record for that.
Once inside, you’ll find the option to acquire your PADI replacement card.
Choose the card option you want. You know, physical, eCard, or both in the same package.
Let’s see: if you need to show it for diving right away, it’s better to choose an option that involves having an eCard, because you’ll download it instantly.
And there you have it, intrepid divers! Getting a PADI Replacement Card is easier than you think. Just ask PADI and buy it. It’s as simple as that! You can choose between physical, electronic, or a combination of both options. Additionally, you have the opportunity to obtain special editions with incredible designs that reflect the beauty of the underwater world.