YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) discontinued the SCUBA diver certification program as of December 31, 2008. Effective August 31, 2014, 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-SCUBA divers in need of a replacement diver certification card may contact SCUBA Educators International (S.E.I.). S.E.I. offers their certification cards and certification verification to many, but not all, Y-SCUBA divers who were originally certified by the Y-SCUBA program between 1984-2008. If an original Y-SCUBA certification cannot be validated by S.E.I., they offer courses to achieve a new S.E.I. certification. Any diver needing to replace a lost or damaged Y-SCUBA certification card with an S.E.I. certification card should contact S.E.I. by phone, (765) 281-0600, or online, at http://www.seidiving.org/.