Category Archives: NAUI

NAUI Mobile App

The NAUI Mobile app has been released on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

NAUI Mobile presents digital certification cards for all online eLearning courses completed on the NAUI CORE platform since the launch of NAUI CORE in April 2018. Certifications registered on the legacy platforms are listed in the app, but do not include the digital certification card product.

Users can see all of their NAUI certifications and use the free nitrox calculator tools.

Users must have a free NAUI CORE account to use the app, available to everyone. Digital certification cards to replace existing plastic cards are available for a limited time for a special of $5, until April 30th, 2019.

Click here for more information.

Divers Alert Network First Aid Courses

In 2015 Divers Alert Network (DAN) and NAUI announced an alliance where NAUI Instructors would be able to teach DAN courses using that latest combined programs, and issue NAUI & DAN co-branded First Aid certification cards. From 2019 onwards NAUI will discontinue the NAUI First Aid courses and teach the NAUI-DAN content exclusively.

The below courses are available in the DAN curriculum. These courses provide training to the current recommendations of the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR) and remain valid for 2 years.

Courses that include a CPR and First Aid component are suitable to satisfy the requirements for a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver course.

Students do not need to be members of DAN or certified scuba divers to participate in NAUI-DAN First Aid courses.

How Courses are Conducted

Students purchase a NAUI student kit containing:

  • an online eLearning code
  • slates and medical materials for classroom training
  • studentĀ  review book

Students will complete all the eLearning online before attending the classroom practical session. The primary focus of the classroom session is practical training using props and injury scenarios, but also includes a knowledge review and written examination. Students must bring all materials to the classroom session and have completed the at home study online.

Students should label all of their own equipment with their name prior to attending the classroom sessions.

Courses for Scuba Divers

Basic Life SupportBLS

  • Meets ILCOR/AHA 2015 Guidelines

  • Manage shock and choking

  • Assess Injuries

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life InjuriesHMLI

  • Identify hazardous marine life

  • Practice treating injuries

  • Gain tools to avoid injuries

Neurological AssessmentNEURO

  • Recognize nervous system injury

  • Learn assessment techniques

  • F-A-S-T assessment

Emergency OxygenE02

  • Primary diving first aid

  • Learning oxygen delivery options

  • Provide oxygen to breathing or non-breathing injured divers

Diving Emergency Management ProviderDEMPDEMP contains a selection of all of the above 4 courses.

It is highly recommended that all First-Aid trained divers learn how to deliver emergency oxygen by taking the E02 course, or a course that includes oxygen delivery (DEMP and DFA Pro, see below).

The DEMP course is a condensed course combining material from BLS, EO2, NEURO and HMLI. The individual courses contain more training scenarios.

Courses for Professional Divers

CPR Health-Care Provider with First AidHCPThe CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid course teaches 2-person techniques of basic life support for adults, children and infants. It includes First-Aid and BLS skills applicable to the diving market, resuscitation techniques for the non-diving healthcare market and skills to meet the International Liaison Committee On Resuscitation (ILCOR) and American Heart Association (AHA) 2015 guidelines.
Diving First Aid for Professional DiversDFA ProThe Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is aimed at commercial, professional, scientific divers and aquarium staff and volunteers and meets the 2015 Guidelines for Resuscitation & Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The course is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP plus Bloodborne pathogens.

This course meets the requirements for a US Coast Guard Captains license.

The HCP provider course expands on the skills in the recreational level Basic Life Support (BLS), and includes CPR with two rescuers on adult, child and infant victims.

The DFA Pro course is required for all professional level diving, and NAUI Training Assistants (TAs) with Pro Scuba Dive Center.

Activate an Online NAUI Course with NAUI CORE

Note: once you activate a NAUI eLearning program is is non-refundable. Please ensure that you meet all requirements for participation in the class, including medical questionnaire below.

  1. Go to and login, or create a new account.
  2. Review the Divers Medical Questionnaire on the NAUI Medical Statement form, page 1 only, before you activate your course. If you answer “Yes” to any questions that require a physicians approval, then please contact your Instructor or Dive Center before going any further. You cannot get a refund after the course is activated.
  3. Click on My Courses in the navigation menu
  4. Click on Activate a NAUI Education System (NES)
  5. Enter your course Activation Code in the Activation Code textbox, then click Find. If you have entered a valid code, you should see the name of the course and the Activate This NAUI Education System button.
  6. Register your course with a NAUI Dive Center and the course Instructor. If you do not register correctly with the Dive Center your enrollment will not be complete, and you will not appear in the class participants.Check the box I am taking this class at a NAUI Dive Center and enter the NAUI Dive Center Number.
    NAUI Dive CenterNAUI Number
    Pro Scuba Dive CenterCAP01565

    If you know the Instructor assigned to your class then check I am being taught by a NAUI Dive Professional and enter their NAUI Member Number. If you are unsure of the Instructor for you class, then leave it blank and enter the NAUI Dive Center number only.

    NAUI MemberNAUI Member Number
    Daniel Kelly56824
    Alison Kelly56831
    Dave Babineau47372
    Cheryl Babineau49385
    Clare Dominik18806
    Bill Shepherd56927
    Jeffrey Compton60503
  7. You can now navigate to your course eLearning at any time by logging into, selecting the My Courses navigation panel, and clicking on Start eLearning.
  8. Upload a suitable photo of yourself to your account so that it can be printed on your certification card. Click on Manage Profile and then the large square under your name. After uploading, press the Edit button (pencil icon) to appropriately crop and zoom the image. The final photo should be framed around your face like a license or passport photo.

Mastering NAUI Skin Ditch and Recovery

ScubaGuru Academy: Mastering Skin Diving Ditch & Recovery

One of the hardest skills in the NAUI curriculum for dive leaders is the Skin Diving Ditch and Recovery, traditionally taught at the Master Scuba Diver level, as well as Divemaster and Instructor candidates.

The Skin Ditch and Recovery is a commonly required skill where the diver descends to put their mask and fins on the bottom of the pool, surface, then descend to retrieve both and surface with a clear mask and snorkel.

Tec Clark of has prepared a mini course on mastering of this skill, breaking down each step of the skill so that the diver can achieve Demonstration Quality in their performance.

Tec brings the full weight of his formidable teaching experience to bear in the production of this course, having had a number of prestigious positions as an accomplished scuba instructor and world class freediver.

I recommend this course as worth the cost to any student or Instructor wishing to improve their performance, especially NAUI professionals.

The course is available by clicking on the following link to ScubaGuru Academy: Mastering Skin Diving Ditch and Recovery online course.