PADI Pros Americas Blog
Why is a IDC Staff Instructor more than a MSDT or MI? Can someone breakdown the fees for the different Instructor levels and explain why how/why they are different?
Hi Frank, this is a good question for the membership department. Will post their reply shortly…
Hi Frank. The reason for the difference in cost is that MSDT and MI are earned by doing a certain number of certifications / meeting pre-requisites. The IDC Staff rating, on the other hand, is an actual course where you complete training with a course director, complete exams, evaluate candidates, etc.
If you would like a more detailed explanation of the different prices, please contact membership at: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2495. If you would like more information on the requirements for MI, IDC Staff or MSDT, please consult your instructor manual.
Can I pay my dive master dues on line and how
Hi Scott, you can renew your Divemaster membership online. Go to the PADI Pros Site, https://www.padi.com/mypadi and create an account using the email address you used to post this comment. From there you will be able to renew online. You can also phone customer service and renew over the phone: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495.
New PADI Pro member here. When are the renewal fees due? Every October? Thanks 🙂
Renewal season starts in October. The due date to be renewed is 31 December. You can renew online from the My Account section of the PADI Pro’s Site. “Late” renewal is accepted up until 31 Jan.
Thank you! 🙂
I’m also a padi dive master wanting to renew for teaching dsd…..does this mean I can not because it’s now February?…or will My renewal run from February 2016 to February 2017?……I’m in the Philippines….thanks…
Hi Damian, Don’t worry, you can still renew your membership. Please contact our Customer Service team at email@example.com or +61 2 9454 2888 and they will be happy to assist you. Thank you, PADI
How much is the renewal fees 2013 2014 in American is dollars for owsi and efr instructor?
Hi David, the 2014 fees will be posted soon. In the meantime, you can contact your local PADI Office for the renewal amounts. Thanks for your patience.
Why is there no email notification of renewal? I just noticed Padi dipped into my bank account for an automatic renewal.
Hi Ed, we definitely send out email notifications. You might check if we have your current email on file, and also make sure emails from @padi.com don’t get dropped into your spam/junk filter. To check what email address we have on file, log on to the Pro’s Site, then click My Account from the main menu bar (far left).
Hope this helps! – PADI
Please update with the 2014 price list. Also, the North America postal address would be nice too.
Hi Jeff, we aren’t able to verify that you are a PADI Professional Member. We’ll need your PADI Divemaster/AI/Instructor number for the price list. Re: the mailing address, we have two offices in North America: one in California and one in BC. Here is a link where you can find both addresses: http://www.padi.com/scuba/call-to-actions/contact-us/default.aspx?type=1
Kind regards, – PADI
I am new divemaster and I would like to know the cost of yearly fees and also which blank I have to fill in the divemaster application in order to pay the fees direct to the bank (cash) without card.
Thank you in advance!
We see you are a member with PADI’s EMEA Office. Unfortunately this blog is managed and maintained by the PADI Americas Office and we don’t have the information you’re looking for; however, here is the contact email for the EMEA Office who will surely be able to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your apply and your help!
i am renewing my divemaster. should i wait until the first of the year (2015) to take full advantage of the cost? will it be $144.00 or $105.00 ?
If you are already a Divemaster and are renewing then you would pay the $144 renewal fee. We looked up your account and it looks like you may be going through a DM retraining program. We will email you regarding your specific situation.
If a dive master gets certified in October 2014, does he have to renew again in January 2015_
Hi Lisa, a DM who gets certified in October 2014 would have to pay an additional fee at the end of the year to renew their PADI Pro membership in 2015. For details, please contact the customer service department of your local PADI Office.
Hello, I have just returned to the US after having just completed my DM course in Indonesia. I need to send in the application, but cannot find the address in which to send it, or the cost of the application fee. It seems that I do not have access to this information unless I am a professional member, yet I cannot get my membership until I send in the application? Please advise.
Hello, I have just returned to the US after having just completed my DM course in Indonesia. I need to send in the application, but cannot find the address in which to send it anywhere. It seems that I do not have access to this information unless I am a professional member, yet I cannot get my membership until I send in the application? Please advise.
The answer depends on if you will be working as a DM in the US or if you will be going back to the Asia-Pacific region. If you plan on working as a DM in North or South America, please contact PADI Americas customer service at: email@example.com. If you intend to go back to Indonesia, or another part of Asia, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – PADI
I’ve recently completed my training as a Divemaster, and i’m confused about the registration fees. I’d like to pay my registration now and get my number asap however id hate to have to repay the same amount in december again for the year 2015. Ive heard of a deadline where the registration fees paid in 2015 is accounting for a period given in 2014 or an extra fee to include the few months in 2014.
I’m in Utila, Honduras where can i get these infos considering i’ve contacted the PADI website and still haven’t heard back from then… 10 days ago!
Thanks for your help
Hi Caroline. If your Divemaster application is processed 1 December or later, it will include the following year’s renewal. This is for PADI Americas only. Other offices may be different.
What about if i want to apply for a number now do i have to pay for the 2014 now and 2015 before the end of the year? Or just a fee added to 2015 registration?
You can pay both at once. Please contact our membership department at: email@example.com
Cheers, – Megan from PADI
How do I cancel my auto-renewal?
Hi Hannah, please contact customer service to cancel your auto renewal. Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org please include your member number in your email. Cheers, – Megan from PADI
Is the EFR instructor renewal every year now? I thought it was every 2 years.
Yes, the EFR renewal is every year. It used to be every other but back in… I think it was 2012 we changed it to every year. – Megan
Hello, I am an OWSI and have been working as an Instructor since 2010. For personal and health reasons I need to stop working as an Instructor for the coming year (2015). Do I have to pay the full renewal or is there any kind of fee for my situation? Thank you. Aurore.
Hi Aurore, please contact customer service with your question. If you are in PADI Americas, the number is: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2495.
If I do my Staff Instructor course in Nov/Dec and pay for the fee, do I still have to pay for renewal fee (teaching status) for the following year?
Hello. I took my DM course right before a deployment (I am in the US Army) now that I am back I need to ship PADI my DM paperwork. What will the cost be to get my card… Need it ASAP as I am going to start the IDC course. Thank you.
You can find our current list of application fees here, including the Divemaster fee. For questions, please contact customer service at: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495. http://padiprosamericas.com/padi-application-fees/
Thank you for your service! – Megan
Is snail mail the only way I can turn in paperwork for completion of my DM course?
Yes, snail mail is the only way because we need that hologram. For additional questions, please give our customer service department a shout at: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495 or, outside the US +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2495.
Thank you for the help and answering my questions!
Also thank you for the “Thank you”….my pleasure!
Is snail mail the only way I can turn paperwork in for the completion of my DM course?
No way to renew on-line from this site!!! email@example.com
You are correct, Mary Ann. This site is for informational purposes only. To renew, please visit the PADI Pros Site padi.com/mypadi or phone customer service at: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495.
hi I im a MSDT and I would like to know how much the yearly for 2015 fee is?
I live and work on Curacao.
regards , Dario # 339146
Hi I am due to renew my membership, but I am doing my instructors in January. If I left my renewal till I do my course will it renew when I pay the instructor fees?
The answer to your question is “yes.” You can hold off on renewing, do your instructor course in Jan and your instructor fee will be your 2016 renewal. That said, this is the PADI Americas blog. I see you are registered with our Europe office. I recommend confirming the answer to your question with them. Here is their email: customerservices.emea at padi dot com
I got my dive master certification in 2004 and have not renewed since then. Do I have to take the class over or can I just pay my annual fee?
Hi Matthew, since it’s been more than seven years, you need repeat your course. Also, we revised the course in 2010, there have been some worthwhile changes.
Can I pay my dive master intern online ? I have my application ready to be sent off and I’m wondering if I can pay it online than to write the credit card info on the form .
If you are already certified as a Divemaster, you can call PADI Customer Service to pay your Divemaster DSD internship fee over the phone. If you are not a Divemaster yet, then you need to mail everything in. If you have questions, or to pay for the DSD internship fee, please call: 800 729 7234 ext. 2495 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2495 from Outside the USA.
Hi, I don’t have the money until March to renew my instructor fees due to personal reasons, I am current for 2016 can I renew in March next year for 2017?
Please contact our customer service department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 800 729 7234 ext. 2430 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2430 and they will be happy to answer your question.
Thank you, PADI
Hi! This morning (dec 14th, 2016) I was about to pay online my affiliation as OWSI for the year 2017, but I’ve made a mistake and check the “auto-renewal” box option, which I do not want to proceed. Please, would you help to un-check that automatic charge on my credit card? Thank you.
Hi Daniel, If you contact our customer service department by email: email@example.com or phone: (949) 858 7234 ext. 2430, they will be happy to assist you with making this change to your account.
Just finsihed doing my divemaster course and my instructor will be sending in the paperwork this week.
I have been looking at what the DM membersip gives you.I haven’t been able to find anything on the padi site and I have read different answers online.
Could someone provide me with what i can expect?
Congratulations on finishing your Divemaster course, that is an exciting achievement!
Once your paperwork is submitted and processed, you will receive a welcome packet with information about being a DM.
If you contact our customer service department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (949) 858-7234 ext. 2430, then they will be able to provide you with all the details you are looking for.
I am trying to pay my due for DM, I can not sign in on the web site. not in my padi, not in my padipro. i already send a email time ago. I call the costumer services and she was not able to help me, She told me that a need to renew my membership but How i can do that if im not able to log in?
When I try to log in the system say “Those credentials could not be found on our system.”
It looks like you were able to renew your membership, so please let us know if you have any other questions.
I’m trying to renew in teaching status for 2017. I have not renewed since 2014 but was told I just need to do a membership forum which I have been sent a link for. As I’m sending my renewal paperwork off from the UK to customer services for PADI Asia Pacific I’m going to miss the 31st December deadline. Is there anyway to renew my membership online or what are the consequences of renewing after the 31st December (2016) for 2017?
Thanks very much!
Thanks for getting in contact.
The best thing to do would be to contact our customer service team in our Asia Pacific office and they will be happy to assist you with your renewal process. You can contact them via email: email@example.com or phone: +61 2 9454 2888
What are PADI fees for an instructor to register with PADI a advanced open water certification. The course is already done. I just need to know the fees to register that that student has that certification. I cannot find those fees anywhere. Europe area
Please contact our Customer Service team in our EMEA office and they will be able to answer your questions about fees.
I am needing to mail my DSD internship papers in, but I don’t have an address to mail the form to. Can you folks help.
You can mail in the forms to the following address:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
I WOULD LIKE TO RENEW MY SONS INSTRUCTORS paddi staus
Hello, you can login to the PADI Pro site to renew his instructor status here: https://www2.padi.com/mypadi/
What is the cost to renew my msdt
Hi Craig, thank you for reaching out. Please contact our customer service team for specific renewal prices. You can reach them here: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 800 729 7234 ext. 2430 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2430. If you choose email, please include your full name and date of birth to assist us with locating your information.
Hello, I was wondering if I have to take a refresh course if I want to renew my divemaster membership? My last membership ended in December 2014 and I have not renewed it since. Thank you!!
Please contact our customer service department by email: email@example.com or phone: 800 729 7234 ext. 2430 or +1 949 858 7234 ext. 2430, they will be happy to look into your membership and let you know the requirements.
Thank you, The Team at PADI
where should i pass my DiveMaster application form thru email??
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to assist you with processing the application. Thanks! PADI
If the PADI IE exam authorized card for fee charging need to be the same as the one authorized for DM? Or I can fill in the new one during IE exam?
You are able to put whatever cc you would like during the IE exam.
The Team at PADI
I registered and try to log in on PadiPros, but always I see a message:
“Those credentials could not be found on our system”
Could you help me with it?
We are sorry to here about your issues with logging into the Pros’ Site. If you contact our Customer Service team at email@example.com, they will be happy to help.
Has PADI ever thought about issuing combination cards showing all of a person’s certifications on one card for one fee? If I ever lose all of my cards, it would cost me about $500 to replace them with the current system.
Thank you for the feedback and it is definitely something that has been discussed. We will make sure to send this to our product team for future considerations.
The Team at PADI
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