To keep up with the times PADI recently announced they will be including a new eCard option into their existing smartphone app later this year. PADI’s app – currently available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry will allow recreational and professional divers to carry their certification card around on their phone which means they are less likely to leave it at home. This eCard will include all the basic information currently on your certification card such as name, certification and a picture for identification. But it will also feature a QR code, which if scanned will pop up PADI’s website with a confirmation of that diver and their certification level. What would you rather have? A physical card, electronic version or both? Please feel free to comment below. Personally we would like to see both options available as they compliment each other nicely.