SEI collaborates with YMCA of the USA to service divers certified under former YScuba training program for verification and replacement card needs
Effective August 31, 2014, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) no longer replaces lost or damaged Y-SCUBA certification cards. Y-USA does not support any part of the former Y-SCUBA program but recognizes that some divers who achieved a lifetime SCUBA certification may require a replacement diver certification card. Y-USA had previously discontinued the SCUBA diver certification program as of December 31, 2008.
Y-SCUBA divers in need of a replacement diver certification card may contact Scuba Educators International (SEI). SEI can offer certification verification to many, but not all, Y-SCUBA divers who were originally certified by the Y-SCUBA program between 1984-2008. Y-SCUBA divers can obtain an SEI replacement certification card. For divers holding a Y-SCUBA card issued prior to 1984, it is recommended to take a copy, scan or photo of it (both front and back) in the event the original is lost and a replacement card is desired.
If an original Y-SCUBA certification cannot be validated by SEI, they offer courses to achieve a new SEI certification. Any diver needing to replace a lost or damaged Y-SCUBA certification card with an SEI certification card should contact SEI by phone, (765) 281-0600, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online, at www.seidiving.org.