Learn. [62] The algorithm is now incorporated into many dive computers and advanced dive planning software. NAUI - National Association of Underwater Instructors was formed in 1960 for trained underwater educators. [citation needed], After Jacques-Yves Cousteau introduced the Aqua-Lung to the market, there followed a growing interest in scuba diving by the public and a subsequent need to codify the training. [35][failed verification] It was created by the NAUI Board of Directors to avoid making NAUI programs dependent upon other agency certifications. The best divers in the world are NAUI divers! Regards Cowdy001 07:02, 24 August 2016 (UTC) You are right. NAUI has grown to become the world’s largest democratic underwater educational association. GDI was implemented to "empower individuals to preserve and conserve the ocean planet with the common goal of taking action to protect the environment. Courses are taught all around the world. The Definition of Diving®. At Panama City Dive Center we are proud to be affiliated with, and teach through, National Association of Underwater Instructors. A "Further reading cleanup" template has been added to the article because the list of reading is largely "off-topic" and should be pruned down to texts specifically concerned with the subject of the "National Association of Underwater Instructors". Al Tillman, (soon to become NAUI Instructor #1) was the director of sports for Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation during this period and established a training program sponsored by L.A. County to certify skin and scuba divers. In the following decades, NAUI kept growing even more. NSG services was designed to increase the net income of NAUI members through economic, social, marketing, communication, and educational opportunities. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $29.50 . [citation needed], NAUI has numerous corporate alliances with organizations, such as Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, The Florida Aquarium, NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, and the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association of SCUBA instructors. Free shipping . [22] Its first podcast series, the "Dive Team Report",[23] released once per week. NAUI dive centers and professionals offer a variety of services from training to vacation planning and more. [36] Many of the first generation of diving safety officers of the top universities, colleges and institutes of technology in the United States were NAUI members and made significant contributions to NAUI's programs, including: Lee Somers University of Michigan, James Stewart Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Richard Bell University of California, Davis, Henry Viex United States Military Academy, Lloyd Austin University of California, Berkeley, Mark Flahan California State University, San Diego, Phillip Sharkey University of Rhode Island, Ronnie D'Amico California State University, Long Beach, Walt Hendricks, Sr. University of Puerto Rico, Glen Egstrom University of California, Los Angeles, and John Heine Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Choosing your instructor is an important part of starting your diving journey. PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). [67] NAUI's alliance with the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory provides training materials, certification cards and collateral materials for their scuba program. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) association of scuba instructors. [6][9] During the six-day course, 72 candidates attended from the U.S. and Canada, but only 53 graduated. [2] NAUI is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, US) with dive and member instructors, resorts, stores, service and training centers, located in Japan, South Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Brazil and the Pacific Rim. It was officially CE and ISO certified in May 2007 in … It is a recreational dive certification and membership organization established to provide international diver standards and education programs. In 1959 the National Diving Patrol was renamed the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). The National Association of Underwater Instructors mission is imparting safe diving skills and working in unison to preserve the world’s aquatic environments. Imagine slipping beneath the surface. Free shipping . National Association Of Underwater Instructors … $30.00 0 bids + shipping . $29.49: $1.84: Paperback $29.50 29 Used from $1.84 3 New from $29.49 [6], The number of NAUI ICCs grew throughout the 1960s in central locations throughout North America. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, 1985 "Please retry" $9.98 — $9.98: Paperback $9.98 2 Used from $9.98 All books, all the time Learn. [68][failed verification]. National Association of Underwater Instructors 1977 - Present 43 years Editor of two magazines: Sources: The journal of Underwater Education & Dive Business Today. [9] DAN and NAUI allied in 2007 to work together for diver safety. It is a recreational dive certification and membership organization established to provide international diver standards and education programs. "[29] With stagnant progress, it was not until July 2015 that NAUI renewed its commitment to the Initiative, unveiling its first manager, Sam Richardson, who entered the full-time position with over 10 years of non-profit experience. Certifications and Training. Technical Training: Who Do I Turn To? Certifications and Training NAUI offer many certifications including Skin Diving Instructor, Dive-master, Assistant Instructor or Instructor. The 53 graduates and their staff instructors became the first instructor members of the National Association of Underwater Instructors. 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BECOME A NAUI CERTIFIED DIVER As you become more environmentally aware of your underwater surroundings. Are you ready to share your knowledge and skills with others? NAUI Worldwide Headquarters 9030 Camden Field Parkway Riverview, FL. [32] She made a record-setting 209-foot dive that same year, distinguishing women as skilled divers. The agency was founded in 1960 by Albert Tillman and Neal Hess. $29.99. A series of other announcements included its new marketing campaign “The Definition of Diving,”[25] its demo version of its new website interface (version 1.0),[26] and its alliance with the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Performance Freediving International (PFI]). NAUI: The National Association of Underwater Instructors. NAUI is allied with Divers Alert Network, a non-profit organization for diver's assistance and medical research on recreational scuba diving safety, developed by Executive Director Dan Orr (NAUI #81) in 1980. Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, 1985 "Please retry" $9.98 — $9.98: Paperback $9.98 2 Used from $9.98 All books, all the time NAUI Worldwide had established a network of 20 service centers in 1998. Anyone, anywhere in the world can join! MENU. Suddenly you’re floating in space, in an alien world filled with unimaginable beauty. He played frogman "Mike Nelson" in the American television series Sea Hunt, which popularized scuba diving as a recreational sport. Begin your underwater adventure with NAUI NAUI has been committed to minimizing risk by maximizing education for over 55 years. Many governmental agencies in the United States do the same, including the US Navy, SEALs, Army Special Forces, and NASA.[37]. "[6], Still, no official training and certifying agency existed, except for the training and resources provided by the military (Underwater Demolition Teams) and dive clubs. The agency was founded in 1960 by Albert Tillman and Neal Hess. The agency was founded in 1960 by Albert Tillman and Neal Hess. NAUI instructors certified more than 40,000 entry-level scuba divers in 1970 alone; 1979 was a year with over 5,000 newly certified NAUI scuba instructors. [72] The URP was developed in 1998 through the cooperative efforts of IDEA, NASDS, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, and YMCA. THE DEFINITION OF DIVING NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNDERWATER INSTRUCTORS MIDDLE EAST. [53] NAUI's technical diving program requires special training, equipment, and qualified support teams. GDI remained a U.S. registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit that relied on the support of donors to fulfill its mission.[30]. Naui master scuba diver course with all materials included. [65], The Chinese Underwater Association (CUA), in conjunction with the China Water Sports Administration (CWSA), officially legitimized NAUI to provide translated diver training materials and diver training in the People's Republic of China. The Mark V Monument Scholarship Project Inc. continues to make NAUI Certifications available to graduates of Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, and Army Dive Programs. As members successfully complete NAUI’s strenuous but rewarding programs, they are then granted the freedom to adapt their teaching methods to meet the independent and regional needs of each student during dive training. $49.99. NAUI is the world's leading non-profit association of scuba diver training. NAUI is headquartered in … Whether you are just starting your underwater adventure or are a seasoned explorer, connect here to join the community of NAUI divers. ", "NAUI Tec Online ~ Information for Serious Technical Divers", "RGBM • REDUCED GRADIENT BUBBLE MODEL • ADVANCED DIVER MAGAZINE • BY Tim O'Leary & Bruce Wienke", "Deep RGBM • ADVANCED DIVER MAGAZINE • By B.R. found: The NAUI textbook, 1985: t.p. His leadership dedicated years of service to NAUI and NAUI Services Group. JOIN WITH US. In the United States, US Navy SEALs, Coast Guard rescue divers and other special military forces are trained to NAUI standards as part of their overall training with open and closed circuit rebreathers; the National Park Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) divers receive NAUI training and certifications. by National Association of Underwater Instructors (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. [53][55] NAUI formed a Technical Training Advisory Board and Rebreather Advisory Board,[54] with Tim O'Leary as the Chairman for each,[56][57] to assist in the development of technical diving standards and training. Choosing your instructor is an important part of starting your diving journey. [citation needed]The first International Conference on Underwater Education[18] (ICUE, IQ) was held in 1969 at Santa Ana College, where it served as a venue for NAUI members from all over could meet and exchange ideas. In 1959 the National Diving Patrol was renamed the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). Executive Director for NAUI and NAUI Services Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Underwater Instructors. NAUI's rescue certification course was first proposed and made available to members in 1981 to provide an alternative to the Red Cross training, which was previously required for leadership candidates in NAUI courses. [6], In 1951, Jim Auxie Jr and Chuck Blakeslee started a magazine called The Skin Diver (later renamed Skin Diver Magazine). I propose that my department get involved in this sport and provide training classes. [58], The reduced gradient bubble model (RGBM) is an iterative approach to staging diver ascents. [37], These institutions, and others, belong to the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, and while their training programs greatly exceed minimum NAUI requirements, certifications in their scientific diving training programs are often arranged through NAUI. It was during these years (in 1987) that the NAUI Board of Directors elected its first woman president: Nancy Guarascio (NAUI #5008). More than any other group of professional educators, NAUI leaders have defined the trends in diving and inspire the future. It was with great pride that I became certified as a Scuba Instructor with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Today it enhances the safety of serious deep and technical divers. Retrieved 2015-12-07.[10][8], In 1955, Tillman and L.A. County lifeguard Bev Morgan created the L.A. County Parks and Recreational Underwater Instructor Certification Course (1UICC) in an effort to respond to the growing number of diver requests. (National Association of Underwater Instructors) t.p. [59][60] It was developed by Dr. Bruce Wienke (NAUI #5343L)[61] in 1988 at Los Alamos National Laboratories. NAUI initiated a worldwide coverage instructor liability insurance policy in 1974. [2] He soon established a column called "The National Diving Patrol" as a section to name new skin and scuba diving "instructors. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is the oldest, most respected and second largest diver training agency in the world. [citation needed], Other celebrities who are certified NAUI divers include Kevin Costner, Lou Gossett Jr., and Cameron Diaz; Tiger Woods is a NAUI Divemaster member. [66][67], The Malaysian Sport Diving Association (MSDA)] officially adopted NAUI standards for use in their diver training in Malaysia. The National Association of Underwater Instructors mission is imparting safe diving skills and working in unison to preserve the world’s aquatic environments. [3], It was officially CE and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certified in May 2007 in all three diver levels and both instructor levels and re-certified for its Scuba Diving Programs as meeting ISO and European Underwater Federation standards on November 24, 2015. verso (NAUI; Montclair, CA) Change Notes. by national association of underwater instructors (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. The code authorized individuals who completed courses from NAUI to purchase and possess medical oxygen for the purpose of emergency care or treatment at the scene of a diving emergency. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. By the time 1989 came around, over 12,000 NAUI instructors were certified. Wienke and T.R. NASE (National Association of Scuba Educators). National Association of Underwater Instructors Label from public data source Wikidata; National Association of Underwater Instructors (U.S.) Sources. Underwater Scuba Training by Instructors certified by the National Association of Underwater Instructors. The agency was founded in 1960 by Albert Tillman and Neal Hess. NAUI is a member of the Universal Referral Program (URP),[71] a worldwide customer service program that allows instructors to refer their students for certification dives with either NAUI or other diver training agencies. [5], Agency standards, policies, and ethics are governed by the Association's Board of Directors, who are members themselves and who are each elected through a democratic election process by the overall instructor membership. Established in 1960, the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is one of the largest non-profit dive training and certifying organizations in the world, offering recreational and technical scuba diving and freediving training programs of the highest calibre. As members successfully complete NAUI’s strenuous but rewarding programs, they are then granted the freedom to adapt their teaching methods to meet the independent and regional needs of each student during dive training. The association's conduct of business relied on volunteers and the board regional leaders, all administered out of Al Tillman's home. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and The Mark V Monument Scholarship Project Inc. recognize there are many military divers with no recreational diving certification. [21], In November 2015, NAUI released a series of announcements during the 2015 DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) association of scuba instructors. [35] NAUI divers include Olympic and professional athletes, leaders in the scientific, academic, technical and military communities, and the Hollywood film industry. Its purpose and function was "to insure competent underwater instruction and to reduce diving accidents through education.”[14] In 1959, its name changed to the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). At Panama City Dive Center we are proud to be affiliated with, and teach through, National Association of Underwater Instructors. NAUI leaders are recognized worldwide for their exceptional skills and expertise. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) began with a shared vision of what quality scuba training should be. [31], Actor Lloyd Bridges was the first honorary NAUI instructor member. [64] NAUI began publishing the only decompression manual with a full set of RGBM tables in 2000 for air, nitrox and trimix for both open and closed-circuit diving. Chesapeake Underwater Sports is a full service NAUI Dive Center. The podcast was designed to inform the general public and divers on trends and issues affecting the sport of diving. NAUI sanctioned nitrox training in 1992 and published standards for teaching technical diving in 1997. In 1992, it was the very first organisation to include nitrox training into its programme. NAUI established and incorporated the co-branded DAN-NAUI first-aid courses into their curricula. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) association of scuba instructors.It is a recreational dive certification and membership organization established to provide international diver standards and education programs. [13][15] It was held at the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas on August 22–26. NAUI offer many certifications including Skin Diving Instructor, Dive-master, Assistant Instructor or Instructor. [6] A Board of Advisers was appointed and included Captain Albert Behnke, Jr., Commander George Bond, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Dr. Andy Rechnitzer. Zale Parry (NAUI A12) played the female role, and she formally instructed Lloyd Bridges on how to dive for the part. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and The Mark V Monument Scholarship Project Inc. recognize there are many military divers with no recreational diving certification. Soon, NAUI membership began to expand internationally—an ICC was held in Japan in 1970 and NAUI Canada was organized as a separate corporation in 1972. He published the model in 1992. 33578 USA, Order Line Voice: 813-628-6284 Fax: 813-628-8253, © 2021 NAUI Worldwide, All Rights Reserved. Visit our store to shop for NAUI merchandise and products. DAN (Divers Alert Network) The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) began with a shared vision of what quality scuba training should be. It often involves the use of special gas mixtures (rather than compressed air) for breathing. [6] The NAUI ICC became the first course to make diver certification available worldwide and internationally. Recreational RGBM no-calculation tables were published in 2001 exclusively for NAUI for sea level through 10,000 feet, no-stop diving. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us, DAN Professional & General Liability Insurance (USA & territories), DiveAssure Professional & General Liability (Outside USA), Think Patterns, Reflections, and Shadows When Making Photographs. Al Tillman, (soon to become NAUI Instructor #1) was the director of sports for Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation during this period and established a training program sponsored by L.A. County to certify skin and scuba divers. Since 1961, National Association Of Underwater Instructors has been providing Personal Interest Organization from Riverview. naui promotes high standards for underwater safety, education and instruction through participation in trade shows and seminars, and through publications. BECOME A NAUI CERTIFIED DIVER As you become more environmentally aware of your underwater surroundings. NAUI standards for technical diving were developed by Tim O’Leary (NAUI #10144) and published by NAUI Worldwide in 1997. NAUI is the diver training organization of choice of NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas (USA). INSTRUCTOR LOGIN. SDI (Scuba Diving International). BECOME A NAUI PROFESSIONAL “Dive Safety Through Education” is more than just a motto; it’s how NAUI professionals combine safety and fun into an adventure for a lifetime. [73] PADI Instructors and facilities can also receive students and be registered as referral instructors and locations under the URP. [59] It employs a dual phase approach with separated phase volumes as limit points, along with critical tensions across tissue compartments. [6], Hess, Blakeslee, Auxier, and Tillman (NAUI #1) met in August 1960 to discuss and organize NAUI's first Instructor Certification Course (ICC). NAUI produced a Scuba Diver Education System in 2000,[38] and it began including its education systems to all mainline certification courses, listed below. NAUI is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and safest diver training available in the world. [6], From 1981 to 1997, NAUI headquarters facilities remained in Montclair, California. She was a research diver starring in the television's first underwater documentary series, Kingdom of the Sea, in 1954. [citation needed], Technical diving includes methods that exceed the limits imposed on depth or immersion time for traditional recreational diving. Aqualung inventor Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau was on the original Board of Advisers of NAUI, as was Albert R. Behnke, a pioneer of diving medicine. You take a breath and you know this is a moment you will never forget. [citation needed] Two-year dive teacher Neal Earl Hess contributed to its "The Instructors Corner" column to inform readers about scuba. In November 2015, DAN and NAUI renewed their alliance to extend their reach of dive safety programs.[51]. Amongst other things, the association became famous due to the fact that the actor Lloyd Bridges became active as diving instructor for NAUI. The duties of NSG were to represent the interest of the NAUI members, who represent the only shareholder's, and protect the assets and credibility of the Association. by national association of underwater instructors (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) has been teaching the world to dive safely since 1959. You just experienced a NAUI moment. [63], NAUI's RGBM decompression tables were developed in 1997 exclusively for NAUI by Dr. Bruce Wienke (NAUI #5343L) and Tim O’Leary (NAUI #10144L). [6], In 1952, Al Tillman, the director of sports for the L.A. County Parks and Recreation, said in a letter[7][8] to Parks and Recreation director Paul Gruendyke, “A new sport—skin diving—is becoming popular in the area. 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[6], NAUI's first elected Board of Directors included Al Tillman (NAUI #1), John C. Jones, Jr. (NAUI #2), Neal Hess (NAUI #3), Garry Howland (NAUI #13), Jim Auxier, (NAUI #A4), and James Cahill, (NAUI #85). NAUI is recognized worldwide as one of the most respected SCUBA agencies for their safety and teaching standards. [15][16], A year later, the second NAUI ICC was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[17] under the direction of Ben Davis, NAUI #101. It was officially CE and ISO certified in May 2007 in all three diver levels and both instructor levels. DAN is the official dive accident insurance provider for NAUI. On January 20, 2015, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy amended Code 4729-21-06: Sales of medical oxygen to scuba divers. NAUI is the official dive training and certification organization of the Florida Aquarium, and official sponsor of their Guest Dive Experience programs,[69] "Dive with the Sharks"[70] and "Swim with the Fishes".[67]. 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