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NAUI Master Scuba Diver

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by trekleader, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. trekleader

    trekleader Captain

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    I have a question...

    Its been ages since I was in the NAUI system.

    A friend of mine got a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver c-card in 1990, I believe. If he lost it, and asked for a replacement, would he get the NAUI Master Scuba Diver c-card?

    Thanks
     
  2. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Simple answer- no.
     
  3. msg

    msg Barracuda

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    Master Diver is above Advanced Diver. It has it's own C-card. Master Dive, you will need rescue and cpr.
     
  4. Casarez

    Casarez Nassau Grouper

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    It is above Advanced diver but you do not need Rescue or CPR. However, Divemaster requires those.

    I think the OP might be referring to the fact the old NAUI Advanced diver is equal to the current Master Diver. However, I do not know when the change in names happened. So I think the OPs friend is better off calling NAUI and asking.
     
  5. rstofer

    rstofer Loggerhead Turtle

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    For a card that old, NAUI might not have the records readily available. I got my Advanced Open Water in 1988 and I don't think NAUI could find the records; at least I wasn't in their database. I also did Rescue that year.

    So, all I had to do was copy my log book where the instructor signed off all of the dives and provide proof of identification and they sent me a new Master Scuba Diver card. I also included scanned images of all of the cards for Open Water I, Open Water II, Advanced Open Water and Rescue just in case they couldn't easily locate the records.

    Richard
     
  6. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here's the link for the master diver page for details on that program-
    NAUI Worldwide Master Scuba Diver

    And t directly answer the OP's question, since advanced still exists the lost card would be replaced with an advanced card.


    Here's the link for info on replacing a lost card-
    NAUI Worldwide Replacements
     
  7. trekleader

    trekleader Captain

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    I apologize for being unclear.

    An argument was made that NAUI's old OW1, OW2, Advanced system was equal to the current OW, AOW, Master. My friend felt that he had the 'old' Advanced and was wondering if he would somehow get the 'new' Master rating.

    At one time I was a NAUI Instructor, but its been a long time. I figured I'd throw the question out here...
     
  8. TC

    TC Miscreant Moderator Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Actually, I kinda thought that was what you were asking- hence my response in post 2. :D

    He'll have to meet the new requirements.
     
  9. Casarez

    Casarez Nassau Grouper

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    If you read the box at the bottom of this page:

    NAUI Worldwide Replacements

    You will see that if he has the old Advanced he will get a new Master without having to meet new requirements.

    Edit: However, at the end of the day he should just contact NAUI himself and find out.
     
  10. trekleader

    trekleader Captain

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    The plot thickens.

    Just when did the name change take place?
     

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