Lifetime Membership is Back for 2020

The end of 2019 is fast approaching and that means it’s time to renew your membership. With your renewal this year, NAUI Worldwide is bringing back the Lifetime Membership option for the first time in more than 20 years.

The NAUI Board of Directors has been working on bringing back the Lifetime Membership for some time,” says Danny Grizzard, Board of Directors Chairman. “The goal is to give members the ability to make a statement of their commitment to the organization. The Membership Committee spent hours working out the details to make this a viable option for all. The four BOD that are lifetime members (Simon Yu, Lonnie Sharp, David Ochs and I) along with the five remaining Board members were unified in their efforts to bring this option back to the full membership.”

Since I’ve taken over as Executive Director, I’m consistently asked if we’re going to bring back the Lifetime Membership option,“ said NAUI Executive Director Rick Lorimor. “We wanted to find a way to bring it back for the benefit of both the members and NAUI. And we thought what better time than for NAUI’s 60th Anniversary!”

And some members are already taking advantage. Congratulations to George Gardner, 16601L. He is the first Instructor to get his Lifetime Membership. George is based in Boca Raton, Florida and has been a NAUI member since 1994. Thank you for your continued support of NAUI!

The Lifetime Membership has tiered pricing based on your age. And for the first time, there is a Lifetime Membership option for members under the age of 30 that allows for two payments.

Lifetime Membership Lifetime Membership
Tiers 1-time Payment 2 Payment Plan  (Now & 12 years)
Tier 1 (18-30) $4500 $2500 (Total = $5000)
Tier 2 (31-40) $4000 N/A
Tier 3 (41-50) $3000 N/A
Tier 4 (51-60) $2000 N/A
Tier 5 (61+ ) $1000 N/A


With the Lifetime Membership, you will still need to renew your membership every year, but there will not be any additional cost.

The annual membership dues are still available and unchanged from 2019.

Active Sustaining Emeritus
Instructor $185 $150 $110
Divemaster $120 $120 $100
Skin Diving Instructor $120 $120 $100
Freediving Instructor $120 $120 $100
Assistant Instructor $120 $120 $100


The Board of Directors is trying to minimize increases in membership dues, but with the cost of living and inflation, an increase should be expected every two to three years. The next expected increase will likely be in 2021.

You can renew your membership beginning today. You can renew through your CORE account or by emailing the renewal form to NAUI Headquarters at