NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.
And as a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a free instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities, and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.
NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge said: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry, NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.”
Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies, whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world's underwater environments.
As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programmes and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry.