In early 1997, NAUI published standards for teaching technical diving, a practice that had been growing among NAUI members for several years. Captain Jacques Coustea, the inventor of the aqualung, was on the board of advisers of NAUI, as was actor Lloyd Bridges. His character, Mike Nelson, in the T.V series “Sea Hunt”, popularised scuba diving on a mass basis in America.
Other NAUI Certified divers include actors Kevin Costner, Lou Gosset Jr., actress Cameron Diaz and one of the world’s most well known golfers, Tiger Woods, is a NAUI divemaster.
Many organizations specifically choose NAUI for their diver education programs -including Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, the United States Navy SEAL Teams, the US Special Forces and NASA’s Astronauts are all NAUI qualified Divers..
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