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o2dependant
09-01-2013, 04:04 PM
How scary is this?

I was offered a PADI ID card for 5 Here in Bangkok.

Whilst I could get anything from a UK drivers license to a Diploma I was suprised to see PADI diving cards listed with the handfull of others. I guess a fake drivers license is just as dangerous.

I tried to get a picture but the owner got pretty angry with me................ OOPS


When I made some enquirires he told me 250baht for open water 350baht for AOW if I want to go deep diving. I asked about wrecks and caves but it all got a bit confusing and quite intimidating when he saw my camera pointing at his board of goodies.

I have only been asked to produce my card once so far but it is scary to think that some divers with you on the boat may never have dived at all. Thinking about how many people I have stuggled to put gear together I am no wondering if they are there off the back of a 5 fake ID

this is all I could snap

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/34083558/DSCF2368.JPG

ootini
09-01-2013, 04:21 PM
Grab us a GUE Fundies cert if you can! ;) I'll pay you when you get back.

BTS
09-01-2013, 04:23 PM
Grab us a GUE Fundies cert if you can! ;) I'll pay you when you get back.

Balls to that, get me a GUE cave 2, I mean, how hard can it be really....

Does he have airliner pilot tickets, always fancied a go at that...

Hot Totty
09-01-2013, 04:24 PM
Grab us a GUE Fundies cert if you can! ;) I'll pay you when you get back.

Think bigger - gue tec 11 or whatever there top quail is ;)

JimmE
09-01-2013, 04:43 PM
It's just odd that this type of 'stall' appears to be so 'out in the open' - you always assume these types of businesses operate much more secretly!

Dave1w
09-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Is that Khao San? Where abouts? I fancy a relatively easy certification

o2dependant
09-01-2013, 04:53 PM
Khao San

Theres about 10 stands offering the same PADI this and That all over them

String
09-01-2013, 04:57 PM
In that area there's probably a dive shop offering the actual course for not much more!

Markymark75
09-01-2013, 04:59 PM
You're not thinking big enough - I fancy a phd from Cambridge / Oxford - that might open a few doors

Dyson Diver
09-01-2013, 05:02 PM
could you get me a more recent birth certificate ,,, say knock off about thirty years ,,, ta

BTS
09-01-2013, 05:20 PM
It's just odd that this type of 'stall' appears to be so 'out in the open' - you always assume these types of businesses operate much more secretly!

I tis not an issue in Thailand, there are no copyright laws or similar in most of South east asia...

Stan
09-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Any decent mix tickets going? Or a generic ECCR. MOD3?? :-)

BTS
09-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Oooo. Idest test stickers... maybe a stamp ;)

the diving tiler
09-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Get me Phd in gynecology ;)

Simon A
09-01-2013, 06:09 PM
If you're going past again, Can you see if he can do a Mod 1 for an Apocalypse with RS Cosworth as the certifying instructor? I don't appear to be able to get the genuine article.....

Simon A

Dave1w
10-01-2013, 02:56 AM
If you're going past again, Can you see if he can do a Mod 1 for an Apocalypse with RS Cosworth as the certifying instructor? I don't appear to be able to get the genuine article.....

Simon A

that's a thought

Graham Smith
10-01-2013, 04:22 AM
I have only been asked to produce my card once so far but it is scary to think that some divers with you on the boat may never have dived at all. Thinking about how many people I have stuggled to put gear together I am no wondering if they are there off the back of a 5 fake ID



But then I guess there are plenty of divers out there who qualified years ago on holiday, never dived since, and jump on boats with a genuine card. Their competence may be only slightly more than those who have never dived.


Think bigger - gue tec 11 or whatever there top quail is ;)

GUE Tec 11 is reserved solely for those who have dived the Titanic....on a pony. ;)


Get me Phd in gynecology ;)

Nah, I'll do mine the proper way...after all, I would hate to miss out on the Practical "examination" :D:D

I wonder if he could knock up a BSAC "Trainied in Hog Loop and Primary Donate" card....????

G

Spirit of Guernsey
10-01-2013, 06:29 AM
Get me Phd in gynecology ;)

Let me know if you get one, my gran needs a checkup.

CraigofScotland
10-01-2013, 08:16 AM
Can I get a student card. Always wanted 10% off in Burton.

:D

ootini
10-01-2013, 08:49 AM
I'll have a Nectar card too.

o2dependant
10-01-2013, 04:20 PM
I got myself a PHD in useless thread starting

And one for Mo

NVQ online community management (pass)

Soggy
10-01-2013, 04:26 PM
I'd like a cert for NASA Shuttle Commander MOD3.

Marky Mark
10-01-2013, 04:28 PM
I'd like a cert for NASA Shuttle Commander MOD3.

Not much good these days.

Soggy
10-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Not much good these days.

good point, i'll go for Soyuz Commander instead.

do they do a CIA pass?

RobK
10-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Has he got any O2 clean stickers?

Kiss183
10-01-2013, 05:05 PM
Think bigger - gue tec 11 or whatever there top quail is ;)
Make one yourself... I bet nobody has actually seen one..