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Nominations Open for NAUI Awards 2019




Each year, the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) recognizes contributions and services of persons and groups to the Association and to the greater diving community. This year, NAUI is announcing an addition of a new award category: Next Generation Leadership Award. Nominations are open for all categories now through August 1, 2019.

In an effort to recognize the individuals moving this industry forward, the NAUI Awards Committee met earlier this month to organize and plan for its annual Awards program.

The NAUI Awards Committee approved the Next Generation Leader Award for NAUI leaders new to the industry who distinguish themselves with service provided to the Association and show promise of significant achievement. The intent of this award is to recognize members who reach out in some special way to improve the diving sport for youth of the next generation. Their service to NAUI is refreshing because they are either younger in age or relatively newer to the dive industry and already demonstrate strong characteristics of leadership. Individuals nominated for this award use the NAUI motto “Dive Safety Through Education” to support innovation to the next generation and act as an admirable example to other new or young divers and leaders. For criteria, click here.

NAUI’s independent awards are one of the most coveted in the industry and are widely seen as the most robust recognition of innovative success to the Association. Awards in all categories recognize those who represent the best in NAUI, its mission and programs, environmental consciousness, and in diving safety or sport diving in general in such a way as to deserve special merit and attention. Selection of appropriate recipients depends on all members of the Association to place deserving names and achievements into consideration.

Informed members of the Association should be aware of the award designations, the purpose of each, and who can qualify. Descriptions, criteria, and previous recipients can be found at

Honorees in each category will be announced at the special NAUI Awards Ceremony taking place November 2019 at the Orlando Convention Center in Florida during the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show. Recipients will also be announced on the NAUI Awards page and in the 4th Quarter 2019 blog issue of Sources.

Nominations are now open and close Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. (EST). NAUI members can visit the website’s Awards area to download the easy-to-complete nomination form.

Nominations should be submitted to NAUI Worldwide headquarters by email:; fax: +1 813-628-5283; or mail: NAUI Awards Committee, 9030 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578.

It is an honor to recognize the work of individuals who represent the best of NAUI and its mission and who have had such a positive impact on the dive industry as a whole,” said NAUI Awards Chair, Cheryl Thacker. “We encourage our members to take time to reflect on those they know who are worthy of special recognition and submit nominations for the appropriate award.”

For more information please visit the NAUI website by clicking here.


WIN a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!!!



For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Liquid Sports to give away a Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch!

This torch delivers 1200 lumens of light powered by an ion rechargeable battery. There are 4 levels of brightness with burn times between 2-20 hours. Battery charge level is indicated via coloured lights around the on/off button. The beam angle is 10°. The anodised aluminium alloy housing sealed by double ‘O’ rings with a max operating depth of 100m. SRP £125.00 which includes torch, charging cradle and battery.

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 (which you can read here), we reported via the Marine Conservation Society that the UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act is the first legislation of its kind in nearly how many years?

Is it:

  • A) 60
  • B) 50
  • C) 40

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

Liquid Sports Bigblue AL-1200NP Dive Torch November 2020

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  • Terms and Conditions: This competition is open to all visitors to 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 When prizes are supplied by third parties, 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 06/01/21. The winner will be notified by email. The Editor-in-Chief’s decision is final.

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Gear News

Northern Diver Christmas Sale starts TODAY!



This year Northern Diver’s Christmas offers are starting on Black Friday and running until midnight on New Year’s Eve! 

There are some great deals to be had across the site – – from discounted Drysuits and Coltri compressors to 15% off their entire Lighting Section!

And if you can’t find the perfect present for the diver in your life, they have a choice of Gift Cards on offer. They are even giving you £25 extra when you purchase a £100 voucher!

The offers don’t stop there – there is FREE shipping on all orders over £100 and even a FREE gift with every online purchase.

Every purchase will get you entered into a great prize draw to win one of their new Electracore 3.0mm Rechargeable Heated Vests!

And should you find that you need to return any of your purchases, Northern Diver understand that Christmas may be a little different for everyone this year and you may not get to see every one over Christmas, so they have extended their Returns Period to the end of January 2021. (Valid for purchases made from Black Friday to end of December 2020).

Some unmissable offers to look out for are the Varilux Zoom, part of the Varilux Black & Gold Range, with its variable beam width; and Northern Diver’s 4mm compressed Neoprene Drysuit, the Voyager, which is on offer for an incredible £475!

For more information visit the Northern Diver website by clicking here.

Photo credit: Joe Duffy

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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