Consumer Protection

NAUI CONSUMER PROTECTION PROGRAM

NAUI is committed to providing the highest quality diver training on the planet. As part of this commitment we employ varying methodologies in order to ensure NAUI standards are met whenever instruction is conducted. As part of this commitment, we actively monitor and publish relevant quality assurance inquiry determinations along with a current roster of individuals that are NAUI affiliated but are currently unable to conduct NAUI sanctioned courses or issue NAUI certifications. The individual/s may be under sanction, suspension or in some cases may have been subjected to expulsion from our organization.

NAUI Members are defined as NAUI certified Assistant Instructors, Divemasters, Instructors as well as Skin Diving and Freediving Instructors.

 If you have any Training related ethics or quality assurance related questions, would like to lodge a concern, complaint, offer suggestions on improving our training programs or to extend Kudos to a NAUI Member/s, please mail, fax or email a signed letter with any supporting documentation (if needed) to:

 NAUI Worldwide

 NAUI Worldwide Headquarters 
Attn: Ethics & Quality Assurance 
9030 Camden Field Parkway 
Riverview, FL. 33578 
USA 
ethics@naui.org 
813-628-8253 Fax 
813-628-6284 Voice 
800-553-6284 Voice

Membership Categories

Membership in NAUI is open to all qualified persons, as detailed below:

Instructors - These are members who have attained the certification status of instructor by completing the requirements established by the NAUI Board of Directors to enable them to issue various levels of diving certification as may be provided by the Association.

Active status instructors are instructor members who have attained the certification status of instructor and meet the requirements to issue certifications as established by the NAUI Board of Directors.

Sustaining status instructors are instructor members who have attained the certification status of instructor but do not currently meet the requirements to issue certifications as established by the NAUI Board of Directors.

Leadership Members - These are members of the NAUI who have attained the certification status of skin diving instructor, assistant instructor, divemaster, freediver instructor or other leadership titles as approved by the NAUI Board of Directors and may be granted such authority as may be determined by the NAUI Board of Directors.

Active status leadership members are leadership members who have attained a leadership level certification and meet the requirements to perform their duties as established by the NAUI Board of Directors.

Sustaining status leadership members are leadership members who have attained a leadership level certification, but do not meet the requirements to perform their duties as established by the NAUI Board of Directors.

Emeritus Members - Non-voting instructor and leadership members who have paid annual dues and who have retired from all diving instructional, assisting, and supervisory activities, but retain all other benefits and privileges of NAUI membership except the right to vote.

Lifetime Members - These may be voting or non-voting members of the association who have met the financial requirements for Lifetime Membership as established by the NAUI Board of Directors.

The individuals below are listed by the current sanction level affiliated with the individual.  They are as follows:

1.  Probation

2.  Defined Suspension

3. Revoked Membership

4. Misrepresentation

If you are a NAUI member and you feel your name is included in this area in error, please contact the NAUI Training Department immediately for assistance.

PROBATION

Member Photo

Member Name

Member Number

Date of Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

DEFINED SUSPENSION

Member Photo

Member Name

Member Number

Date of Action

 

Francis, Mike B.

808

6/21/1998

 

Sharkey, Philip

4505

4/30/1999

 

Kowitz, Jef Alfred f

5580

6/20/1998

 

McCoy, Diana

5581

1/29/2001

 

Steele, Buddy

6230

6/01/2000

 

Abbott, James F.

6403

5/11/2002

 

Benson, Tom

8216

5/21/2002

 

Comerford, Sean

8270

5/17/2000

 

Hampsten, Jeff

9483

8/07/2000

 

Light, Christopher

9966

4/24/2000

 

Chung, Derek

10077

6/01/2000

 

Pearson, Steven

10195

7/07/1999

 

Lachelt, John

10390

10/26/2002

 

Jameson, Grant

10567

6/08/1997

 

Hamilton, Christopher

11496

11/26/2006

 

Snyman, Johannes

11822

10/29/1998

Owens, Warren

12238

5/17/1999

 

Politopoulos, Chrisanthos

12302

12/10/1999

 

West, Willem

12455

8/28/2000

 

Diffie, David

13055

12/02/2002

 

Odendaal, Andreas

13102

8/10/1996

 

Aspera, Steven

13900

4/29/1999

 

Diaz, Jeff

13927

7/04/1998

 

Williams, Dru Edward

14200

1/31/2004

 

VanRensburg, Mark

14320

5/24/2010

 

Green, William

14325

1/15/1999

 

Adam, Brad

15412

10/12/1998

 

Van B., Tobias Johannes

15940

11/11/2006

 

Erikson, Eric Daniel

15997

11/26/2006

 

Stewart, John

16136

7/03/1998

 

Lawrence, Dwayne Skipper

16440

3/27/2005

 

Northen, Jeffery Rick

16562

6/07/2005

 

Anthony, Paul E.

16970

2/06/2000

 

Dengler, Roger

17189

4/29/1999

 

Strydom, David Barry

17630

6/06/2003

 

Angulo, John Jairo Valencia

17829

3/27/2005

 

Petry Jr., Raymond J

18208

6/07/2005

 

Murillo, Alec

18393

5/02/1997

 

Bell, Gregory John

18519

11/26/2006

 

Robles, Robert

19770

1/09/1999

 

Ellis, Ross

20016

2/23/1998

 

Eddingfield, Lawrence

21261

2/18/2000

 

Coulter, Glenn

21848

10/28/1999

 

Graddon, Dave

22803

8/01/2006

 

Hoeflich, Ann Marie

25085

6/01/2000

 

Hope, David Anthony

25909

12/16/2003

 

Godfrey, Eric

26025

6/17/1999

 

Rivera, Randall

26046

9/30/2003

 

Jangvik, Tomas

28091

7/24/2005

 

Velez, Ernest J.

29531

2/19/1999

 

Porter, Brian

30317

3/14/2003

 

DeSantes, Cosimos

30570

6/01/2000

 

Long, Keoki

30698

2/08/1999

 

Rodrigue, Julio Rafael

32122

11/26/2006

 

Sharland, Heather

32123

1/29/2001

 

Heins, Arnold

32305

1/04/2004

 

Lovkvist, Magnus

32582

10/27/1999

 

Roberts, Ryan

32602

1/15/2005

 

Bott, William A.

32845

9/15/2004

 

Algren, Todd Patrick

33421

9/07/2010

 

Thompson, Tamara

33530

12/29/2003

 

Kolm, Graham

34372

3/17/2004

 

Whitehead, Kathrine

34598

1/31/2004

 

Wisdom, April

35960

5/21/2002

 

Miller, Rocky

36414

3/03/2004

 

Kwag, Cheol Woo

36752

5/29/2002

 

Gutierrez, Leon Ricardo

36932

5/24/2010

 

Camirand, Lori-Ellen

37367

6/27/2005

 

Castaneda, Rene G.

38067

11/26/2006

 

O'Boyle, Timothy M.

38194

7/14/2004

 

Tirzola, Filipe

38484

4/05/2003

 

Villarr, Carlos

38588

2/02/2004

 

Green, Steven B

38793

5/01/2005

 

Chapman, Grant J

39384

6/07/2005

 

Winnie, William

40842

1/22/2005

 

Adams, Richard M

41102

5/02/2005

 

Combrink, Hendrik P

42019

6/27/2005

 

Solomon, Greg E.

42132

11/26/2006

 

Dikiki, Engin

45174

8/07/2006

 

Giovinco, Charles

47497

8/15/2008

 

Whitaker, Benjamin

47564

12/09/2009

 

Pogartsev, Vitaly A.

47747

3/30/2010

 

Patton, Billie W.

48170

1/22/2009

 

Schotema, Lex

48238

3/29/2013

 

Patton, Mrs. Bridget B.

49321

1/22/2009

 

Herman, Craig B.

50353

5/22/2009

 

Hubbard, Shawn C

51467

4/18/2011

 

Watson, Gregory

51486

1/27/2014

Massaro, Mike

52973

5/10/2013

 

Spector, Martin

Z4019

2/17/2003

Hasan Husseyn, Yelis

58608

Effective through December 2021

 

REVOKED MEMBERSHIP

Member Photo

Member Name

Member Number

Date of Action

 

Sosa, Jorge

35861

1/07/2004

 

Acevedo, Efrain

5802

12/31/2000

 

NOORDENDORP, CHRIS

6997

11/01/2001

 

ONG, STANLEY

7867

10/15/1998

 

ASTLEFORD, ROBERT

7976

11/01/2001

 

SHIN, JIN

9233

9/06/2000

 

Harley, Richard

9972

10/15/1998

 

Hannah, STEVE

11035

2/06/2002

 

GICKER, JAMES

11200

3/21/2000

 

WOOD, CRAIG

13141

10/22/1998

 

WILLIAMS, LORENZO

13826

11/01/2001

 

KELLY, SEAN

14605

10/15/1998

 

SMITH, CONSTANCE

14834

3/02/1999

 

Holt, David

15465

1/19/2007

 

SCOTT, LAURENCE

15945

10/15/1998

 

RUDD, JOHN

16488

3/21/2000

 

McKirdy, ALEXANDER

16567

10/15/1998

 

STORRESTEN, MICHEAL

16574

10/15/1998

 

ARANGO, CARLOS

16599

11/01/2001

 

RIVERA MUNOZ, JOSE

16632

7/17/2001

 

BRIAN, Wilson

17313

3/21/2000

 

VAN WYK, ANDRE

17393

10/15/1998

 

MEYERING, ARION

17456

3/21/2000

 

YAW-CHOWNG, LING

17518

11/30/1998

 

DelVeneziano, Lorenzo

17687

5/19/2006

 

NORRIS, CHARLES

17693

1/01/1996

 

SILVERSTEIN, JOEL

17790

3/02/2002

 

Mackay, William

18030

11/16/1998

 

Meller Jr, Alexander

18210

11/01/2001

 

SYLVIA, HANK

18440

12/01/1998

 

Campos Cabeza, Martin

18780

3/21/2000

 

Lavigne, Gerald

18858

11/11/2010

 

WHITECROSS, GARY

18945

4/05/2002

 

HILCHEY, DAVE

21902

7/17/2001

 

Hofelich, Howard

25093

3/21/2000

 

FIFIELD, ERIC

32848

11/01/2001

 

AUSK, GRANT

35060

12/07/2007

Kuppers, Christoph

45436

5/07/2012

 

Monzon, Chrisotpher

46580

12/12/2008

 

Cruze, Marcus

48971

3/16/2009

Macias, Daniel

53139

11/09/2016

 

Talib, Mohammed A

54629

8/12/2015

Kai, Tan

52397

11/20/2019

 

MISRPRESENTATION AS A NAUI MEMBER/LEADER/FACILITY

The individuals or facilities listed in this table (or listed below) have not been affiliated with NAUI Worldwide as a member or leader, and have been found to be misrepresenting themselves inappropriately as such.  These individuals or facilities have no official connection with, or sanctioning from, NAUI Worldwide or it’s affiliates.

Photo (if available)

Name

Last Known Location

Date of Violation

 

Ames, George Everett

   
 

Bosinki, Todd E.

   
 

Davis, Rodney

   
 

Davis, Shawn

   
 

Fazendeiro, Jose

   
 

Gyles, Paul

   
 

Hill, Carlos

   
 

Hyun-chul, Lee

Lapu Lapu City, Cebu, PI  11/20/2019 
 

Jacobsen, James M.

   
 

K-Dive

827H+W4 Lapu Lapu City, Cebu, PI  11/20/2019 
 

Koedooder, Gere

   
 

Kranz, Udo

   
 

Lombo Jauregui, Francisco

   
 

Moreno Cardenas, Jorge

   
 

Oldfather, Geoff A.

   
 

Prinsloo, Nicole

   
 

Robles Arevalo, Eduardo

   
 

Stevens, Brendal

   
 

Towfighnia, Shahriar

   
 

Vecchiola, Ronn

   
 

Wagenseller, Paul