Mathew i am sorry that i have to read the comments that you have posted. I am not sure about what you have put re Padi and i am aware of some of the things that are being said about Corfu Divers by other people. I can only asume that you have been in touch with one of the instructors from the dive centre to make the comments you have posted. What i can inform you is all the pics were sent off and padi have recieved them all, if your instructor has not sent off your pic then i am shocked to hear this. As you are aware the instructor is the one who is responsabile for your pic as he is the one who signs you off and i know corfu divers is a dive centre but the instructor who signed you off should have takne you through the correct procedure. I assume you have the instructors name and number? if so then you can contact Padi and they will confirm that that instructor has followed the correct procedure. What i can confirm for a fact is not one Pic has been left in Corfu and all pic cards corfu divers were responsable for have been sent to Paddi. I am aware of this as i have all the Pic card numbers to confirm this. Your instructor must have sent off your card himself as he has the right to do so you are his student and it was him who signed you off. This is not the norm and i am sorry that you did not recieve you card till later but i hope all is sorted out for you now. The unfortunate thing is instructors are the people who sign of students and not the dive centre. Padi instructors are padi proffesonals who should follow the Padi ethos to work at all times. If i can be of any help at any time please do not hesitate to contact me.
The padi books are not supplied by the centre. you can buy the books as part of your course but you are not given them. The dive centre supply the books and all information needed for you to complete your course. If you want one of your own you have to buy them your self.