NAUI Board of Directors Election
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2a Traversa Caprile, 8
Anacapri 80071 Italy
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I am Antonio Arcucci, NAUI Lifetime Member #8292. I became a NAUI Instructor in 1985 (1st NAUI Italian ITC), currently holding the NAUI Course Director Designation. My full time job, since 1985, is operating a full service dive center “Capri Mare Club” like owner/operator.
In 2009 I became a Master of Rescue and I have trained hundreds of Lifeguards.
Despite the passage of nearly 30 years since my certification of NAUI Instructor, still teach with the same passion and pride to my students, whether they are beginners or candidates instructors.
From the beginning I have always believed in the NAUI’s philosophy "DIVE SAFETY THROUGH EDUCATION" choosing when in Italy was virtually unknown and always doing everything possible to bring the NAUI brand top.
Stronger than my thirty years of experience in managing a diving industry, and having lived to 360 ° NAUI, my goal as a Board member is mainly to reach in Europe and especially in Italy NAUI recognition as a major educational organizations. I know well the obstacles that limit the development and popularization of NAUI in these areas and are willing to bet that the NAUI will come back to enjoy the account that belongs to him.
I would work for this into the NAUI Board of Director
Answers To The
BOD Election Questions
1. In my 28 years of NAUI, I could see that, unfortunately, for many years now the brand NAUI in Europe has less consideration in the diving industry than in previous years.
The main reasons, in my opinion, can be attributed to the lack of teaching materials in the local language, in a special way for instructors, both a little if lack of visibility in terms of promotional and organization.
I would, therefore, propose to the Board to give the opportunity to every Rep NAUI of its territory to translate at least officially materials and guides for instructors in their own language. I also propose to find an effective way to promote the programs and quality NAUI known and appreciated all over the world except in Europe and particularly in Italy.
2. Referring to the previous answer, I believe that to increase instructors certificates, it would be prudent to give candidates the chance to work with official materials in their own language, as all other organizations (even smaller and less known) have the manuals in language local, what this creates us at a huge disadvantage against the competition.
Furthermore, in this particular period of crisis, at least European, you should lower the cost of materials required for participation in ITC and Crossover
3. I firmly believe that the current NAUI standards are up to date into the evolving diving market and now I do not think there is need for further changes