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 Name

Member Number

Date of Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

DEFINED SUSPENSION

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

 

REVOKED MEMBERSHIP

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

 

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 conection with, or sanctioning from, NAUI Worldwide or it’s affiliates.

Name

Last Known Location

Date of Violation

Ames, George Everett

   

Bosinki, Todd E.

   

Davis, Rodney

   

Davis, Shawn

   

Fazendeiro, Jose

   

Gyles, Paul

   

Hill, Carlos

   

Jacobsen, James M.

   

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