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NAUI Worldwide releases events schedule for DEMA Show 2019



The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) Worldwide, a leader in diver training and education, is pleased to announce the release of its 2019 DEMA Show schedule of seminars, workshops and special events.

NAUI’s complete digital program guide is available at

“This year’s schedule of seminars and workshops are deisgned with industry leaders in mind,” said Rick Lorimor, NAUI Executive Director. “The seminars will better enhance diver training and improve business capabilities while providing educational support.”

The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show, held this year in Orlando, Florida, between November 13-16 is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of diving, action water sports and adventure travel professionals this year.

Throughout the event, NAUI is hosting the following specialty workshops and seminars: two, two-day workshops for First Aid Instructor Workshop (FAIW) and First Aid Instructor Trainer Workshop (FAITW) and a full-day NAUI Instructor Trainer/Course Director/Course Director Trainer Requalification Workshop. In addition, various free NAUI-sponsored one-hour seminars are scheduled throughout the show.

For continuous updates and to register to attend a specific workshop, both members and non-members can visit the NAUI Events Page at

“The DEMA Show gives NAUI Worldwide a great opportunity to showcase its training products and services, as well as show a large number of diving professionals the business opportunities for NAUI members and affiliates,” said Jack Snively, NAUI’s Director of Business Development.

NAUI’s presence and full suite of presentations are expected to capture the attention of DEMA’s 1,400 member companies worldwide. Presentations will highlight the latest advances in diver training and education, including topics on underwater imaging and operational safety, dive planning, public safety and technical diving, special needs diving, freediving, and leadership training. Many business development topics will also be discussed, to include information on program pricing strategies, travel, divemaster development, and continuing education.

NAUI members will also enjoy several member-only events, including Navigating CORE and NAUI Mobile, Coffee with the Board, the Awards Ceremony and Annual General Membership Meeting, Member Update, and a Meet and Greet with Regional Representatives.

“Our presentations are geared to help dive professionals succeed. We encourage dive professionals and company representatives to stop by the NAUI booth to learn more about the benefits of a NAUI membership,” said Snively.

In addition, NAUI will host its member reception on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, situated not far from the Orange County Convention Center. To find out more and get registered, visit the NAUI Member Reception page.

In an effort to congratulate and recognize the efforts of NAUI’s dedicated members and hardworking staff, the evening will include dinner and entertainment surrounded by theatrical drama, acrobatics and music aboard an 18th-century ship replica. Attendees can also expect raffle giveaways and silent auction opportunities throughout the evening.

Industry professionals should visit Booth 1642 to learn more about NAUI’s training programs, products and services, and how to become affiliated with NAUI Worldwide. Individuals can also take advantage of DEMA special pricing on all products and promotional items that accompany NAUI’s marketing and training initiatives throughout November.

To learn how you can define your business with NAUI at DEMA Show, visit or call +1 813-628-6284.


Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados



In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.

Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.

For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.

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Marine Life & Conservation

Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)



Introduced by Jeff Goodman

Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.

A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.

CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.

Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts

Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.

During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!

Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.

For more information about the CCMI click here.

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