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AAUS Diving for Science Symposium (Apr 14-20)

Apr 14
Apr 20

Smithsonian Marine Station, 701 Seaway Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949

About The Event

NAUI will be at the 2024 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium!  Join us for the following two seminars given by NAUI:

Tuesday, April 16th (morning) 

NAUI Dive Planning ODIGTML:

The NAUI Dive Planning ODIGTML seminar is designed to teach participants the essential skills and knowledge needed for planning safe and enjoyable scuba diving experiences. During this seminar, participants will acquire vital knowledge about the NAUI dive planning process, which includes the use of the ODIGTML acronym as a mnemonic device for remembering the critical steps involved in dive planning.

The seminar will dive into how to assess dive conditions, evaluate dive sites, plan dives using the ODIGTML method, and create contingency plans for unexpected situations. 

Throughout the seminar, participants will have the opportunity to practice dive planning scenarios and receive feedback from an experienced NAUI Training Department Instructor. By the end of the seminar, participants will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to plan and execute enjoyable scuba diving experiences, with a team.

Wednesday, April 17th (afternoon) 

Why NAUI - How NAUI curriculum can assist in meeting AAUS requirements:

This seminar presents a compelling case for the adaptability and compliance of NAUI's training curriculum with AAUS standards. Dive Safety Officers and AAUS members will discover how NAUI’s malleable and comprehensive curriculum not only aligns seamlessly with the AAUS academic hour and skill requirements but also offers unparalleled adaptability to accommodate diverse schedules. This session is ideal for those looking to enhance their educational strategies within the AAUS framework, offering practical insights into how NAUI’s approach can streamline and enrich your dive training programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore how NAUI can be an essential partner in meeting and exceeding AAUS dive training standards.

Following this presentation – stay in the area for a NAUI member update.

About the Symposium

The 2024 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium will be hosted by the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Florida, April 14-20, 2024. Workshops will benefit from local partners such as the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Florida Atlantic University and many more.  Be sure to make your lodging reservations early as space is limited.  

Check out the full symposium website for more information on the program offerings, abstract submission, accommodations, diving and more. Full registration is now open with new workshops being added in the coming weeks!