The world's oldest scuba diving organisation has opened a new headquarters in Florida. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), which has been awarding scuba diving qualifications since 1960, has opened its new base at Riverview, Tampa Bay. Previously, the headquarters of NAUI were based at Broadway in Florida. Marketing director of the organisation, Elizabeth Travis, said scuba diving students will be able to benefit from the improved facilities, and find more information on scuba diving classes. The marketing and membership services of the NAUI will also be housed in the 17,000 sq ft building.
Now in its 50th year, the NAUI will be celebrating its presence worldwide by hosting parties in South Africa, Malaysia, Kuwait and the Red Sea. Jim Bram, president of the NAUI, said the group is proud of the fact it is the "most respected" scuba diving organisation in the world. He added: "We are nonprofit and focused on safety and the value of the underwater environment"