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Finalize Certification

Student Guide

Congratulations! You're now a certified PADI Open Water Diver. It's time to make it official!

Email a Photo

  • Email an identification type photo to your instructor no later than the Monday after your open water dives.

  • Please follow these photo guidelines:

    • Clear, unobstructed head and shoulders photo from directly in front.

    • No hat, sunglasses or scuba mask.

    • Relatively neutral background.

    • It's okay to smile big! You're a scuba diver now!

    • Selfies are okay.

    • Maximum file size of 350 KB in JPG format.

    • File name should be formatted as firstname_lastname.jpg

  • Email your photo to your instructor with your first and last name as the subject.

Your Certification Will Be Processed Electronically

  • Once your instructor receives your photo, your certification will be processed electronically.

  • You will receive a confirmation email from PADI with your temporary certification card.

  • Check the email address you used when you registered for eLearning.

  • Your temporary card is valid for 90 days from your certification date and can be used to dive on an upcoming vacation you may have planned.

  • You will receive your permanent certification card by mail from PADI within 4 weeks, but usually sooner.

  • This will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered for eLearning.

  • If you do not receive your permanent certification card from PADI within 4 weeks, please contact Scuba Frisco or your certifying instructor.

Now That You're a Certified Diver

  • Celebrate and be proud of your accomplishment!

  • Keep diving and don't stop learning.

  • Check out our Guide to Being a Diver.


Winter Hours

Tuesday - Friday     10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday                  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday - Monday   Closed



Our dive center is located on the north end of South Frisco Village Shopping Center, facing Gaylord Parkway.


Scuba Frisco

2930 Preston Road, Suite 930

Frisco, TX 75034

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