How fast can you get scuba certified?
It’s possible to complete your confined and open water dives in three or four days by completing the knowledge development portion via PADI eLearning, or other home study options offered by your local dive shop or resort.
Does PADI certification last forever?
Your PADI certification never expires; but if you haven’t been diving in a while, it’s better to be over-prepared than risk a problem because you forget something important. Dive shops also appreciate seeing a recent ReActivated date on your certification card.
Can you lose scuba certification?
PADI scuba certification does not expire.
Without a recent certification, some recent dives in your scuba logbook or in your Scuba Dive Computer history you very well could be asked to complete a PADI Scuba Tune-up or Refresher.