In 1997, NAUI Worldwide headquarters was moved to Tampa, Florida. In the same year, the Board of Directors included members from Europe and Asia for the first time. In 2000 and 2001 the recovery and revitalization of the Association was complete as NAUI released award-winning, state-of-the-art, fully integrated educational systems for diver education and training, and posted record revenues in its 41st year since that first instructor course in Houston, Texas.
By 1998 NAUI Worldwide had established a network of twenty service centers supporting a growing membership population around the world. Along with this strategic shift in services delivery, the independent NAUI associations that had formed in the 1970s were retired and their members welcomed back into NAUI Worldwide, forming a single membership association teaching to one world-wide standard of training.
|Cover and article - “Pleasures beyond the tensions of Egypt : sublime cruise on the red sea" , article et iconographie (couverture - 4 pages - texte et 8 photos). Publié dans Sources, the Journal of Underwater Education, Fourth quarter 2013. Publication internationale de NAUI worldwide - 60.000 exemplaires.|
NAUI Worldwide is the world´s oldest not-for-profit membership training agency organized solely to support and promote dive safety through education. Formed in 1960, NAUI Worldwide offers a full range of training programs from Skin Diver through Instructor Course Director, with dozens of specialty courses including nitrox and technical diving. Thousands of member Instructors, affiliated stores, resorts, and service centers are located in countries throughout the world.
The 1990s were a time of challenge for NAUI. In 1995, Sam Jackson left NAUI to head up the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association that had formed out of the Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (retaining the acronym DEMA) the previous year. In June of 1995, NAUI hired Jim Bram and changed the title of the NAUI Chief Executive to President. Jim initiated a turn around of NAUI, and reset NAUI to do business as NAUI Worldwide. This global outlook was a major factor as NAUI implemented a strategy to provide business support to members everywhere via licensed service centers and secure our most precious asset – the NAUI brand.