PADI Account Creation - Any Way to Link Former OW Cert? (And a NAUI cert question)

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Pittsburgh_Mom

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Hi all--I tried to search all over the internet, the PADI site, and these boards first but did not have much luck for what I was seeking, so hoping to get help with a quick question here... then, I thought, since I'm here with such awesome experts, I'll add a slightly more complicated twist. :)

My husband got certified for his OW from PADI in 2009. He dove for years, but took a bit of a hiatus. He's back into it now, with me, since I've started diving.

I'm NAUI certified and my NAUI online account was created when I got my OW cert, so it shows all of my diver info on the site, and I have the app to log dives, etc. On our current dive trip, it seems many divers are doing things electronically instead of bringing in their physical cards and logbooks; I [think that I] see PADI has moved to e-cards, too. So, in an effort to "get with the times"--

He created a PADI account today to try to have the same sort of functionality I have with my NAUI site/NAUI app... unfortunately, even with name (not a really common name, especially with middle name) and date of birth, the site did not seem to "recognize" him in any way, and there seemed to be zero way to link or add his PADI certification number to the account or anything. Does anyone know if there's a way to sync up/add his diver info to the PADI account? (That, hopefully, would push to the app?)

Second... we're both going to do AOW with NAUI next month in our home community with the instructor with whom I got my OW in 2019. My husband asked--"Will that make me a NAUI diver? How does that work?" And I have no idea what to tell him. Is there any "official" (recognized?) site/app that maintains mixed certifications online/electronically? If so, bonus--does it help to track logged dives or anything?

And--are dives logged electronically official, from the standpoint that no one can "sign" them (at least not in my NAUI app) to track, if needed, for, say, DM or something else someday in the future?


Thank you all for any and all help with these questions. :)
 

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Second... we're both going to do AOW with NAUI next month in our home community with the instructor with whom I got my OW in 2019. My husband asked--"Will that make me a NAUI diver?
I can't help with your other stuff, but I can answer this.

Diving isn't like being on a sports team. Your husband will be a diver. He will have certifications from 2 agencies, but otherwise, he is just a diver. You do not belong to an agency. Professional divers are members of the agency for which they instruct, but that is not quite the same thing. When I am diving, I am not part of any of the 5 agencies from whom I have certifications.
 

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...unfortunately, even with name (not a really common name, especially with middle name) and date of birth, the site did not seem to "recognize" him in any way, and there seemed to be zero way to link or add his PADI certification number

Check the name on the card carefully, it may be misspelled. The search used is exact, if both the name and date are not exactly the way it is in the computer, you won't find it. If that doesn't work try a call to PADI, they can find it by number.
 
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