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does anyone know how i can upgrade my card?
ReneeNicole - 3/09/2011 4:46 PM
Category: New Diver Q&A
Replies: 10

i got certified when i was 9 so i have a junior open water certification card. i cant go diving without my parents or an insructor until i have an adult card. does anyone know how i can get it?
Greg - 3/09/2011 5:19 PM
If you’re PADI certified and you want to upgrade from Jr. Open Water Diver, click here for the form you need to fill out and submit by mail. I don’t believe you can use their online form if you’re upgrading from Junior.
scubaman - 3/10/2011 5:25 AM

If you don’t have time before you leave for Cozumel, you can get in touch with a dive shop there and get your open water certificate with them. Any dive shop should offer this course near where you live.

robby36921 - 3/10/2011 6:26 PM
I live about an hour to your west and I use Dive Pros out of pensacola FL
ReneeNicole - 3/10/2011 6:43 PM
do u still go pretty regularly?
robby36921 - 3/11/2011 3:23 PM
Not as much as I would like. I went to pensacola a couple weeks ago and did my advanced. But other than that its been slim.
Fyamon - 3/14/2011 1:17 AM
NAUI also has an upgrade procedure from Junior SCUBA Diver to SCUBA Diver. If you still have contact with your instructor, contact him/her for details. If not, go to and click on locate a member/instructor for a NAUI Instructor in your area. Another option (especially if you haven’t been diving regularly) is to take a SCUBA Refresher Experience program and your instructor will handle the upgrade during that time.
pinkladydi - 3/18/2011 7:08 PM

go to any dive shop ( same agency is easier) and they will help you

jerry8389 - 12/29/2011 10:29 PM
Hey worry about it. The cert. you have is just untill you turn 16. After that you are a open water diver. Your card says junior due to the fact you got it at 9. I think you may have been 10 because PADI only will cert junior at 10.

If you have any questions call your local padi dive shop and they can get you a new card or simply go online at and you can do it that way. Jerry Williams PADI Master Diver Trainer 237569 owner Mexico Beach Aquatic Adventures of Florida
pinkladydi - 12/30/2011 11:25 AM
just do a OW class you need a refresher anway, any shop can help you do that
MDW - 1/09/2012 5:24 PM
Start over with a basic OW course, as if you had never been certified at all. It is highly likely that you will learn a lot more now that you are older so start at the beginning and re-learn it all. (Don’t dive like a 9 year old ... you’re not 9 anymore)