NAUI Offers Technical Training Lectures and Panel Discussion During Emerald Seas Symposium


NAUI Offers Technical Training Lectures and Panel Discussion During Emerald Seas Symposium

Tampa, Fla., (February 7, 2017) – The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) will offer a series of technical diving lectures as part of the Emerald Seas Symposium in conjunction with the Scuba & H2O Show in Tacoma, Washington, on March 31.

To advance the level of knowledge within the local dive community of the Pacific Northwest, Dive News Network (DNN) is partnering with a variety of industry leaders and stakeholders to include a professional development conference in conjunction with the Scuba & H2O Show.

The Emerald Seas Symposium offers a full day of seminars for a variety of dive industry audiences. The symposium is comprised of four different tracks, or user groups, including the Technical Diving Track, to which NAUI will be the exclusive provider. The other tracks include Public Safety Diving, Science Diving, and Professional Scuba Inspectors – Professional Cylinder Inspectors (PSI-PCI).

‘NAUI Worldwide professionals have led the way in many of the sport’s major developments and have helped define the trends in diving and inspire its future. NAUI Technical training programs are no exception,’ said NAUI Training Director Terrence Tysall.

NAUI has long understood that divers value training that takes them beyond the recreational discipline. NAUI created its Technical Diving Division in 1997 with the goal of creating a higher standard of training. NAUI Technical training assures divers the highest quality instructors who provide the skills, knowledge, and training required to manage this advanced level of diving, all while minimizing risk.

Join Tim O’Leary, Bruce Wienke, Leon Scamahorn and other NAUI Technical Leaders as they explore innovations and issues relevant to technical diving. Learn about the benefits of the NAUI Technical (NTEC) gear configuration, along with the principles and philosophy behind NAUI Technical training. Hear the ‘founder’ of the RGBM algorithm discuss its development and applications for both recreational and technical diving. Engage with Tim and Bruce as they discuss the use of Deep Helium and Leon during his presentation on rebreather technology. Explore the world of advanced technical wreck diving through an explanation of the techniques, planning, and execution of a dive on the U.S.S. Perry. Journey to the depths of the Great Blue Hole of Belize with NAUI Training Director Terrence Tysall as he presents the logistics of expedition diving using a variety of case studies.

In addition to these seminars, NAUI leaders Tim O’Leary, Bruce Wienke and Leon Scamahorn will participate in a NAUI Technical Diving Panel moderated by Terrence Tysall. The panel will discuss accomplishments in all categories of advanced and technical diving from technological advancement, dive physiology, technique safety, rebreather expeditions, and underwater procedures in extreme environments, from wreck and cave diving to new exploration.

Don’t miss this exciting and informative day of advanced level discussion as NAUI leads the way during the Emerald Seas Symposium’s Technical Track.

For more information and to register for the Emerald Seas Symposium, visit or follow the event on Facebook at Tickets are available at


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Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agency whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: The Definition of Diving!