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NASE Open Water Certification

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by jbarn02, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. jbarn02

    jbarn02 Guest

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    Hey guys,

    Can some of you tell me about NASE. I have heard of PADI but can someone explain NASE to me? Also is a Casio G-Shock a good watch for a beginner diver? The difference between NASE and PADI Open Water certification?
     
  2. ronbeau

    ronbeau Loggerhead Turtle

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    I has honestly never heard of them until I read your posting.
    THe web site URL is posted below but I suspect you might already have been there.

    WASI | NASE Worldwide - Recreational Diver

    The most common agencies I have seen are listed below in no particular order.

    NAUI
    PADI
    SSI
    YMCA
    BSAC
    SDI
     
  3. jbarn02

    jbarn02 Guest

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    Anyone else have any advice?
     
  4. Web Monkey

    Web Monkey Omniheurist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sorry, never heard of NASE, however that doesn't mean much.

    The real problem would be if the dive destinations you plan on going to haven't heard of it either.

    Terry
     
  5. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

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    LOL!!
    I never heard of NASE as a diving agency. However the word "nase" is a local dialect around here and translates "nose" :p
     
  6. cudachaser

    cudachaser Instructor, Scuba

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    I've been a NASE instructor for over 10 years....I've very satisfied with them....they are small and I can talk with management whenever I have a need to. Program is similar to any other agency. One nice thing...it's not as structured as PADI...I can move skills and class material around to fit individual needs.
     
  7. jbarn02

    jbarn02 Guest

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    cudachaser, Can you PM me please. I need some more info about them. NASE. The website is not much help.
     
  8. cudachaser

    cudachaser Instructor, Scuba

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    Just sent an e-mail with my phone #...I'll be in and out this evening...so leave a message and I'll get back with you
     
  9. MauiScubaSteve

    MauiScubaSteve Instructor, Scuba

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    NASE is fairly popular with some resort instructors here on Maui. The reason for this is the fact that NASE is not a member of RSTC. They follow the old ANSI recommendations, AFAIK. The only reason for these Maui resort instructors being certified as NASE instructors is because NASE has never stated that instructors can not bring cameras on OW training dives and Intro dives. From what I have gathered, they (NASE) have also never said they condone instructors taking pictures of non-certified divers. All the NASE instructors I personally know are also current PADI instructors. I have never actually witnessed any of them certifying a NASE OW diver, even though the training dives were conducted to NASE Standards (ie. instructor taking photo's with no Assistant); all the certs I have witnessed were PADI. :shakehead:
     
  10. NASEHQ

    NASEHQ Scuba Media & Publications

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    NASE Worldwide - Press Release 09/22/2010

    The National Academy of Scuba Educators Worldwide (NASE) has been purchased by the CDA Training Group and will be positioned as a new alternative in diver education.

    The CDA Training Group identified an opportunity to create an organization that could raise the bar for diver education, provide business solutions for its members and incorporate fun into training divers. The CDA Training Group is the largest school in the U.S. for training commercial and professional divers and is based out of Jacksonville, Florida.
    NASE Worldwide is long-renowned for a common sense approach to diver education is going through an extensive re-branding and is repositioning itself. “We are looking outside the box to grow the amount of divers who train through NASE and its affiliates, not to take from other organizations,” says Allen Garber, Vice-President of Marketing.

    In the coming months, NASE Worldwide will be rolling out its programs and launching products aimed growing the numbers of certified divers and those considering scuba.
     

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