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posted : October 17, 2009 Post subject: Please help!
My boyfriend and I recently took the open water course in Cuba and gained our ACUC open water licenses (we couldnt do PADI because they are communist).

We were given temporary licenses and asked to send off forms etc to the head office in Spain. I did this over a month ago and we have still not received our photo license cards back.

Is this unusual? Does anyone know how long it takes to get the license back? It's in Spain so its really hard to contact them to find out what is happening!



posted : October 19, 2009 Post subject: Please help!
Not had much dealings with the Certification Class, but judging by their website, they dont look THAT hot!!

I would log onto their website and find the relevant telephone numbers to contact about this.
Bear in mind that 1 month for a wait isnt that long, especially to spain!! Heck, padi here in the UK are in Bristol and they are delayed by a month as well!!

posted : October 19, 2009 Post subject: Please help!
ooo ok i feel a lot better that theres a wait for PADI as well.

I know the ACUC website is awful but ACUC is part of the same mother organisation as PADI and is recognised everywhere. Might see about converting it to PADI as we want to one day to more experienced courses and might find it hard finding ACUC centres!!

posted : October 20, 2009 Post subject: Please help!
You should be able to transfer your certification over to PADI once your card comes through. Trust me, its easier now at this stage in the game than when youre looking to become an SSI DIVE-CON or PADI DM

Just go to a Padi center here in the UK and do your advanced course. You should be able to go straight on, then youll have a Padi cert higher than the ACUC one.

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