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Dive into Summer: party time in Vinkeveen!

Assemble 150 passionate scuba divers on a nice summer evening. Add workshops, barbecue and movies, stir and what you get is a party! And that’s exactly what Dive into Summer is!
This event, organized by the Dutch NAUI Representative Scuba-Academie in collaboration with DuikeninBeeld.tv and Dive and Travel, took place on June 27 in Vinkeveen, an island area for fresh water diving.  The rescue divers of the local fire department and divers of the Royal Navy brought their specialized equipment. Under their supervision, participants have been searching for 'victims' in specially prepared wrecks. They also could try full face masks and band masks. Using the navy's compasses seemed full face masks and band masks. qn omgekeerde volgordequite more complicated than they ever thought.
There were more workshops about boat diving, cave diving, photography, fresh water life and first aid for equipment.
Safety had top priority. Thunderstorms passed closely and was the reason to put all water activities on hold for a little while. Scuba-Academie’s Cees den Toom, commented:  «Whatever we do, safety comes first. Thunderstorms are a ‘no go’. » Twenty minutes later all activities could be resumed.
After the barbecue, the location has been changed in an open air theatre. At sunset the audience enjoyed prize winning movies about the underwaterworld, powered by the North Sea Film Festival. Diving IS fun!

 
Oman dive industry
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After succesfull connecting with the local Oman diveindustry, Naui  Europe Representative #40992 Jean-Marc Claes (Belgium) succesfully conducted afirst IQP with 3 Omani candidate dive instructors. Following this event, Jean-Marc Claes returned to Omana few weeks later to train and certify one of the first CD’s in Oman, mr. Yannick Borlée.

Not long after these NAUI training in Oman, the first localdive centres became also NAUI Dive centres giving the dive business in that area a seriousboost in many directions. Jean-Marc Claes updated many of the local dive guides,instructors and divecentre owners, giving them solutions to upgrade their business and creating more businesspossibilities.

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Technisch duiken ontdek je bij Scuba academie.
op locatie Scuba-Academie in Vinkeveen is het moment om te ontdekken wat technisch duiken inhoudt. Ben jij altijd al gefascineerd geweest in grotduiken, wrakduiken en diep duiken of wil je wel eens een nieuwe weg in de duikwereld inslaan, kom die dag dan naar Scuba-Academie en laat je door de ervaren technische duikers JP Bresser en Cees den Toom informeren over deze geavanceerde vorm van duiken. 

En het blijft niet bij informatie, het is ook je kans om met hen een technische duik te maken en te zien wat er allemaal bij komt kijken.

Ben je minimaal Advanced Scuba Diver of heb je een gelijkwaardig brevet, meld je dan aan voor deze gelegenheid.  De dag begint om 10:00 uur. Aanmelden kan op This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Aan de dag zijn geen kosten verbonden.

 

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Rep Seminar NAUI Europe

NAUI HISTORY A NAUI historical event

At the end of November  the first NAUI Rep seminar was held at the European office of NAUI in the Netherlands. NAUI HQ (USA) and NAUI Europe prepared for the NAUI Reps an intensive three day NAUI REP seminar. The purpose was updating, training , marketing, learning, sharing and this all on top level. Exchange of ideas regarding branding  the NAUI name was also an exiting part of the program.

For this NAUI seminar there were REPs from all over Europe, a total of 19 (incl. 3 NAUI REP business partners) attended the program. The NAUI Europe team was assisted by NAUI HQ (USA), through Jim Bram, Jed Livingstone and Chad Barbey.

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Jan Schaafsma, NAUI CD #42655

Per 3 maart 2007 is de samenwerking gestart van ZwemCentrum Kollum met Triton duikopleidingen.

De manager van ZwemCentrum Kollum, Hans Pandjes, ventileerde het idee en de wens van vele ouders dat er na het behalen van het zwem ABC geen zwem/vervolg opleiding voor kinderen meer werd geboden. Het NAUI snorkel en juniorduik (12 jaar) programma sluit aan bij deze wens welke vandaag gestalte kreeg. Voor de cursus welke start op 16 maart 2007 is reeds grote belangstelling.

 
Jan Schaafsma, NAUI CD #42655

During the business contact days for the north of the Netherlands, who was organizedin the FEC/WTC to Leeuwarden on 20 and 21 March 2007, was Triton divecenter present with her divetank. During the businessdays there where 700 exhibitors, 22,052 visitors could be greeted. Various visitors were surprised through the presence of a divetank, uniquely on these contactdays which networks of enterprises as objective had. Our promotion ladies enriched the contactdays with the distributing of flayers in complete divegear. Various accessions for an trydive or NAUI divecourse - in the Netherlands or during a foreign country divetrip - was the consequence.

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Roberto Delaide
On Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st the first meeting about Oxygen, Mixed Gases and Rebreathers was held in the beautiful Italian landscape of the La Spezia gulf, specifically in the Marina di Massa city.
The speakers of the meeting were among the most well-known, famous and highly respected professionals in the Italian diving field, civil and military:
- Dr. Fabio Faralli, Professor of Medicine, Commander and one of the most famous hyperbaric doctor in Italy (military and civil) spoke about oxygen and mixed gas physics and physiology
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Jan Schaafsma, NAUI CD #42655
Van 02 tot 10 april zijn enige Triton duikers op duikreis geweest naar Sharm el Sheikh in Egypte.
Bij een temperatuur van gemiddeld 29 graden en een watertemperatuur van 26 graden was het wederom geweldig voor ons noorderlingen om duiken te maken in de Rode zee. We verbleven in het Helna Marina hotel in Naama Bay, onze duiken werden verzorgt door Aquasharm.
Het duikcentrum wordt geleid door dhr. Essam A. Zaki en een team van gidsen en instructeurs.
Gedurende de week werden Sharks bay, Tiran islands en national park Ras Mohammed bezocht. 
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Jan Schaafsma, NAUI CD #42655
Op vrijdag 13 april jongsleden zijn er opnames gemaakt voor het RTL 4-televisieprogramma Bestemming Nederland in Landal Greenparcs Esonstad te Oostmahorn. Onze duikers zijn geïnterviewd en gefilmd door het team van Marisca van Kolck. Tevens heeft het opnameteam met de Gebroeders Luden de overtocht gemaakt van Oostmahorn naar Schiermonnikoog.
De Friese aflevering van Bestemming Nederland kwam tot stand met medewerking van Expeditie Leeuwarden, Fietsroutenetwerk Friesland, VVV Lauwersland en Fryslân Marketing. Het programma wordt herhaald op zondag 29 april. Volgens directeur Paul van Gessel van Fryslân Marketing zijn dergelijke tv-programma's van groot belang voor toeristen die op het laatste moment hun vakantiekeuze maken.
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Cees den Toom, NAUI REP Netherlands

Netherland RepOn April 14 and 15, the event Extreem Duiken (extreme diving) took place in Antwerp, Belgium. The event turned out to be a meeting point for technical divers from the Netherlands and Belgium. Scuba-Academie, NAUI representative for the Netherlands, was there! The tec team, consisting of Cees den Toom, JP Bresser, Eddy van Vliet and Robert Leenen, talked to many divers about the technical diving courses by NAUI which have a high reputation worldwide. And it was not just informing interested divers, some of them even applied for various courses, from Intro to Tec to Instructor. According to one of the new students 'because of the professionalism the team members show, and their wide experience in technical diving of all sorts'.
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Josť Manuel Irigaray, NAUI #45948
En las pasadas fiestas de semana Santa, el centro de Buceo Iruña Sub, organizo por segunda vez desde que pertenece a NAUI, una salida al Estartit. Entre el día 5 y 8 de Abríl pudimos realizar varias inmersiones en las Islas Medas. En esos días al grupo de Iruña Sub, encabezado por Chema Irigaray, Instructor NAUI # 45948, se unió para realizar algunas inmersiones con nosotros, nuestro compañero y amigo catalán, Carles Torras Instructor Trainer NAUI # 38295.Así mismo aprovechamos esos días no solo para disfrutar de las inmersiones programadas,
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Jan Schaafsma, NAUI CD #42655
Op maandagavond werd in Sportijn zwembad ít Paradyske te Kollum een demonstratie/info avond gehouden door de Brandweerduikers uit noord oost Friesland. Tijdens deze avond konden de hulpverleners in de praktijk meemaken wat de procedure is tijdens de uitruk van een Brandweerduiker, tevens konden ze zelf meemaken wat een duiker ervaart d.m.v. een introductieduik welke werd verzorgt door Triton duikopleidingen uit Kollum.
Het programma bestond uit een theoretisch gedeelte met filmvertoning welke werd verzorgt door dhr. Foeke Rinsma uit Zwaagwesteinde (duikploegleider Brandweerduikers) en Jan Schaafsma uit Kollum(NAUI Coursedirector/sportduikinstructeur).
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Barbara Remy
BarbaraWhether it is in the private sector, general public, or civil services, NAUI instructors across the globe continue to promote and educate safe diving and environmental awareness. The Dutch Military Scuba Diving Club, 'The Corpsdivers' stationed in Muenster, Germany can contest to this. Each year, military personnel and their families come together for an annual trip to the Netherlands to visit the province of Zeeland that consists of a number of islands and is in fact is one big river delta formed by three main rivers: the Rhine, Waal, and Meuse. The Oosterscheldes’rich and diverse marine life offers the curious adventurer rudimentary beginnings that expand into complexity and beyond for a sport diver and scientist alike.
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CE and Iso Certification
During the  European Underwater Federation’s (E.U.F.) meeting at PADI International HQ, Bristol,  NAUI received the ISO and CE certifications on all levels. Mark Caney (president of the EUF and president PADI International) proudly presented the official certification to Dick Lucas (C.E.O. NAUI Europe).  This step forward will help the dive industry in professionalizing and serving the dive community on a higher level.


 

 
Naui Photo Contest
Are you living the JUST DIVE® lifestyle, a life full of diving adventure and exploration? To kick off its JUST DIVE® 2007 promotion NAUI is accepting photo entries from photographers of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds for its JUST DIVE® photo contest.
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Dubai boat and dive show
NAUI Europe visited together with Alain Sassine (NAUI REP in Lebanon) the Dubai Boat and Dive show. The second time diving was on this show and a good reason for NAUI to do meet and greets with NAUI members and ofcourse potential new NAUI members.
Dubai shows the world what is technical possible on all levels, so we can imagine an indoor-ocean being a fact in Dubai in nearby future.
The dive industry in the UAE is still very young and the divesites are at this moment especially in the north of the emirates.

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NAUI REP Hungary gave active presence on the Budapest Sport exhibition
BodapestMiklos Tamas, NAUI REP in Hungary, organized a big staff on the Budapest Sport Show. His goal was to get attention for scuba diving and make new divers entering our sport.
The general public was informed about the possibilities and beautiness of scuba diving. Especially for this event Dick Lucas flew over from the NAUI Europe office. Dick was impressed about the performance the NAUI REP in Hungary and his team did. Miklos Tamas beated his numbers and records with NAUI last year and now I know how he attracks the new clients. Miklos was happy that NAUI Europe showed up for the second time in a short period.
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NAUI street the main shopping street on the show
On the dive show in Holland NAUI created a NAUI street. This was a long street with NAUI members on both sides promoting the teaching system and their business. The NAUI street was the most bussy street on the show and some instructors crossed the street and used it as a cross over street. The pictures shows that it was really more people in the NAUI street then any other street on the show. There was a lot to see and a lot to do and even a lot to win. Lucas Diving gave away a real dive computer in a price winning contest. There were dive demonstrations and there were dive schools/centres from Red Sea, Spain, Egypt, Holland, Curaçao and many more.
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