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Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by ChaoticScorpio, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. In the early 90’s i got my NASDS certificate. I really haven’t done a whole lot with it and by now I moved several times. I lost all of my information for my certification. Is there anyway that I can get my number?
  2. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
    Not likely. NASDS no longer exist here in the states. If you have not been diving in almost 30 years it's time to take a open water course over. Plus you are now 30 years older, you have changed and diving has changed.
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  3. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    NASDS does not exist anymore.
    Things have changed in the 30 years since your dives then. Time for some lessons if it was me.
  4. tep

    tep ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Diego CA USA
    I was NASDS from the 70s - when I started back up it was completely worth it to cert from the beginning. I did it with my son, which made it even more fun.
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  5. diversteve

    diversteve always tired Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Actually NASDS was integrated into SSI (sometime in the late 90's?) so they may still have your records. I'm NASDS 81'.

    However there was a fire and a lot were lost.

    Any chance the shop you certified at still exists - they may be able to help.

    I agree with the other posters, if you haven't been diving in 30 years a lot has changed. Most offer e-learning now so you only have to do the dive part on-site - or at a resort on vacation. Most people dive on computers now b/c they're so reasonable and allow for longer dives.

    fyi, Mares now owns SSI - go figure..lol
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  6. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: canada

    you will need to get a new cert
  7. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
    I got my Basic Open Water Certification from NASDS in 1970. Then in 1976 received my Associates Degree in Commercial Diving from Santa Barbara City College. Even with pretty lengthy diving experience I decided that the NASDS card was not cutting it. I work as a Diver professionally but that does not mean much to some Dive Shops and PADI is the big player on the Big Island of Hawaii where I live. My wife was certified in the mid 1980's with PADI fro Basic Open Water and I felt like she could use a refresher so we decided to take the PADI Advanced Open Water Course together. It was fun and I might have even learned something. So now I have a PADI Advanced Open Water Certification and it is easily accepted everywhere. You may not need to take the basic course over again, so consider the Advanced which may give you some additional skills and not bore you.

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