NAUI SCUBA COURSES
NAUI BASIC SCUBA

SCUBA DIVER



The adventure begins! Imagine watching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface - and continue to breathe! It's the most exciting feeling imaginable. The NAUI Scuba Diver course will teach you everything you need to know to independently and competently scuba dive with a buddy - on your own to explore and discover.

OVERVIEW

Scuba Diver is the NAUI entry level scuba certification course. It provides the fundamental knowledge and skills to scuba dive. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.
OPEN WATER DIVES
The minimum number of open water dives is five. They may be all scuba dives or one skin dive and four scuba dives. No more than two scuba dives may be made on a single day during the course. Open water training may be completed in two days with a skin dive and two scuba dives on one day and two additional scuba dives on the other day. All open water training must take place during daylight hours. Sixty feet (18 m) is the maximum depth for any open water training dives during the course.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE


* Age. Minimum is 15 years for Scuba Diver certification. (Junior certification for ages 10 - 14 years is allowed. See Policies Applying to All Courses, Age, Junior Certification.)
* Diver Certification. None required.
* Prior Training. Students who hold credentials from the NAUI Passport Diver Program may, at the discretion of the instructor, be awarded credit for skills and knowledge acquired.



Experienced Scuba Diver Course



OVERVIEW

This course provides a means for experienced scuba divers with no recognized recreational diving certification to become certified by NAUI. These divers may have military, commercial or scientific diving training or may not have any formal training. Graduates receive NAUI Scuba Diver certification with all designated qualifications.
OPEN WATER DIVES
When all eligibility requirements have been met and the instructor is assured the diver is ready, the diver shall undertake the open water diving portion of the NAUI Scuba Diver Course (5 dives).
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if time or conditions do not allow the experienced diver to take the preferred open water training portion of the NAUI Scuba Diver Course, the following requirements shall be substituted:

* The diver is to complete all appropriate skin and scuba diving skill requirements from the Scuba Diver Course in a pool and/or confined water.
* The diver is to complete at least two open water dives, satisfactorily completing all of the open water skill requirements from the Scuba Diver Course.
* All course activities are to be recorded in the students diving log and authenticated by the instructor.


PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE


* Age. Minimum is 15 years.
* Diver Certification. None required, but must provide proof of diving experience of at least 25 open water scuba dives.
* Diving Knowledge. Pass an entry-level written examination on scuba diving.



ADVANCED SCUBADIVER


Advanced Scuba Diver

Let the adventure continue! apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities under the supervision and continuing training of your NAUI Instructor. Learn which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you enjoy most. Gain more confidence and capability. Begin to consider the direction diving will take you, as you go for everything it has to offer.

OVERVIEW

This course is a continuing education certification course for certified divers. It is an enjoyable program of continued supervised experience designed to introduce divers to a variety of diving activities and to be taught entirely in an open water setting. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training. This course is appropriate for divers who:

* Desire additional training.
* Have moved from one diving area to another and desire local orientation.
* Do not have, but wish to obtain, NAUI certification.
* Desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.

OPEN WATER DIVES
A minimum of six open water dives is required. A maximum of three dives per day shall be applied toward course requirements. At least two dives are to be deeper than 20 feet (6 m).
The required dive topic areas listed represents three separate dives of the minimum six required. The remaining dives can be combined or split as needed to fit the situation and meet student needs provided at least six separate dives are made:
Required Dives

* Navigation
* Night or low visibility diving
* Deep diving (130 feet/40 meters maximum depth)

Elective Dives

* Search and recovery
* Boat diving
* Light salvage
* Hunting and collecting
* Exploration and underwater mapping
* Non-penetration wreck diving
* Observation and data collection
* Diving in surf or currents
* Altitude diving
* Salt water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
* Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
* Shore diving
* Diving for photos or video
* Using dive computers



PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE


* Age. Minimum is 15 years. (Junior certification for ages 12 -14 years is allowed. See Policies Applying to All Courses: Age, Junior Certification.)
* Dive Certification. Certification as a scuba diver by a NAUI recognized agency is required. The instructor is to carefully screen and evaluate all prospective students to assure that they understand diving safety and possess the necessary skills to participate. Curriculum and skills from other NAUI courses shall be used to evaluate and improve the divers knowledge and proficiency if necessary.
* Equipment. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to insure it is adequate and in proper working order.