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NAUI to launch 2019 Technical Diver Training: Skills Update Workshop Series

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The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) has officially launched a Skills Update workshop series available to all divers worldwide, offering firsthand experience in skill sets covered in NAUI Technical Diver Training programs.

Initial workshops began in December 2018 in Florida with a small team of Instructor Examiners working with the NAUI Technical Training Division to bring the Skills Update to U.S.- domestic and international partners.

NAUI’s expansion of international workshops demonstrates the success of its global expansion of training initiatives, especially those related to technical-level training and best practices,” said Tim O’Leary, Director of NAUI Technical Training.

Divers from all agencies are invited to join NAUI for a high-energy Skills Update covering critical skills excerpted from NAUI Technical Training Programs. The Skills Update will be conducted over two days, encompassing land drills and in-water work.

With dive safety a top priority, the workshop’s focus is to provide valuable information and support to the NAUI Technical diving community by standardizing Operating Procedures that are up-to-date with today’s evolving dive industry. The Skills Update consists of five dives centered around foundational skills in decompression diving, extreme exposure, and Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) handling and DPV Technical (DPVT) and Extreme Exposure (DPVEE) operation.

The NAUI Technical Training department is excited about creating a new platform for sharing information with its NAUI instructors while benefiting both curious divers and Technical/Cave divers alike who may want to learn more about NAUI Worldwide. The practice and fine-tuning of these skills on a regular basis are essential aspects of continuing education.

To kick off this new opportunity, the next Skills Update workshops are to be held in Cebu, Philippines, March 2019 and Hong Kong, April 2019. Interested participants or individuals with specific questions about workshop requirements, pre-requisites and registration should contact the NAUI Technical Diving Division at nauitec@naui.org.

These workshops will be offered in various locations worldwide. Divers interested in attending workshops in their areas can contact a NAUI regional representative at www.naui.org/contact to discuss options for scheduling.

Additional Skills Update listings and opportunities will continue to get updated and added on the NAUI Events Page at www.naui.org/Events

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WIN a Bigblue Expandable Tray!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue Expandable Tray as a prize!!!

The Bigblue expandable tray (176mm-287mm) has fittings and screws to attach action and compact cameras. The base and handles are made from high grade aluminium with the handles having a neoprene grip. The package also includes clamps and adaptors for 1” ball and YS light fittings.

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa has announced plans to host their 6th Annual fundraising event “HSASA 50hr Dive–A-Thon 2021” this year. But on what dates will the event take place?

Is it:

  • A) 15th – 17th October
  • B) 22nd – 24th October
  • C) 29th – 31st October

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Liquid Sports Bigblue Extendable Tray March 2021

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to www.scubaverse.com except for members of the Scubaverse team and their families, or employees of Liquid Sports and their families. A valid answer to the competition’s question must be entered. If no valid answer to the competition’s question is entered, your entry will be invalid. Only one competition entry per entrant permitted (multiple entries will lead to disqualification). Only one prize per winner. All prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. In the event that the prize cannot be supplied, no liability will be attached to www.scubaverse.com. When prizes are supplied by third parties, www.scubaverse.com is acting as their agents and as such we exclude all liability for loss or damage you may suffer as a result of this competition. This competition closes on 14/04/2021. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

  • The following fields are optional, however if you fill them in it will help us to determine what prizes to source in the future.

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Jeff chats to… Jim Elliott and Tinamarie Hernandez of Diveheart (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Jim Elliott, Founder and President of Diveheart, and Tinamarie Hernandez who is the organization’s Executive Director.

Diveheart is a US-based, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.

In their own words:

We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal.

Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.

 

Find out more about Diveheart and their valuable work at www.diveheart.org.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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