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Our 2003 Summer ITC went once more well at the
European Diving Career Institute in Varna, where 2 new NAUI
Instructors graduated from our facility in association with Consult Dive
International: Mr. Alex Vasauskas from Anchorage, Alaska, and Mr.
Giacomo Palavicini of Mexico.
In the process, Mr. Ivan Ivanov, Director of the Institute and Varna Diving Centre requalified as a NAUI Instructor Trainer, and his son Ivailo Ivanov, a graduate from the very first ITC in Varna, qualified as an ITC Staff and Evaluator. The international surrounding and level of experience were invaluable to the training, and the candidates graduated with high passing scores on both exams and teaching evaluations.
The final process of the Instructor Qualification has been shown on the local television channel in the wake of developping more diving educational awareness among the local Bulgarian population, always eager of new water expreriences.
Once more, we wish all the best to the new NAUI Instructors and ASHI First Aid Instructors in their diving career endeavours.
Consult Dive International and the
European Diving Career Institute in Varna, Bulgaria once more joined
forces to train 5 new NAUI Instructors for the Balkan region. In the
successful process, the first female Bulgarian NAUI instructor has been
certified: Ms Maria Mantcheva, a 20 year old student in physics at the
University of Vienna. Also 20 yeat ols Emilian Constantin became the
youngest Instructor certified in his home land: Romania.
We wish all the best of success in their future career to the new NAUI Instructors!...
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|Consult Dive International and Aquaventure, BVI will run together a NAUI ITC in Tortola, British Virgin Islands in August 2002 and every summer thereafter, the course will be run by awards winner NAUI Course Director Freddy Claro, assisted by Phil Brown, owner of Aquaventure BVI, please contact us for all information on this program or click here|
Dive International will teach NAUI courses from beginner up to
Instructor levels in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan, starting in April
2002. We will be relocating in Kumamoto, a beautiful historical city,
which was home of the famous samourai Miyamoto Musashi and where the
founder of modern Judo Jigoro Kano Sensei was the headmaster of a college.
We will develop the NAUI system of divers education in cooperation with Blue Earth 21, a known NAUI facility in the region, specifically for the expatriate foreign group of people, with a dual philosophy in mind for our training: first to train safe and good divers and getting them started with scuba diving in the friendly Kumamoto environment, and secondly, to train divers in a familiar place, avoiding them to spend 4 days or more of their hardly earned holidays in training. We will send them to the exotic Asian tropical diving destinations already safely trained and certified. We believe this will increase the fun in future dive travel for our graduates.
We will also schedule two NAUI ITCs and Crossovers per year in Kumamoto and we hope training a few new NAUI Instructors for the region.
Of course all Japanese divers or beginners will be welcome to join any of our courses either in Japanese with the Blue Earth 21 staff or within our English courses. It will be a great opportunity for Japanese students with intermediate and upper intermediate English or French languages skills to learn scuba and practice more their foreign languages.
have been informed by Jim Bram, President of NAUI worldwide that
our Course Director: Frederick "Freddy" Claro is one of
the the recipients of the 2001 NAUI Worldwide Outstanding
Service Award for the promotion of international NAUI Professional
Congratulations to Freddy and all other recipients. Announcement will be made in the January 2002 issue of our NAUI magazine "Sources".
have been assisting this November 2001 in an ITC in Phuket, Thailand,
where the Phuket Marine Biology Center (PMBC) decided to train 4 of
its staff, among them one Ph.D Dr Sakanan specialist in reef ecology and
one Master in Biology, also specialist in reef ecology, Khun Thanongsak,
up to NAUI Instructor level.
As from now on, part of the curriculum of the PMBC will be to teach NAUI Scuba Diver, Advanced and Specialty courses to involve trained students more in the reef research around Phuket and Thailand. The PMBC is responsible for the "Reef Check Thailand" Program, involving biology students and volunteers to inspect, research and protect the fragile coral reef ecosystem in Thailand, as well as collecting data useful in establishing goals for the protection of this natural and wonderful habitat.
The course was run at PMBC, by NAUI Course Director Pachara "Pat" Koentana, assisted by our Course Director Frederick "Freddy" Claro, who was the IQP or Qualification Program evaluator. All in-water evaluations were made from the PMBC vessel, a well designed and modern Marine Biology Research vessel.
We welcomed the following new NAUI Instructors:
-Ajaan Sakanan (Ph.D Reef Ecology from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok)
-Khun Thanonsak ( M.B Reef Ecology)
-Khun Phitoon (PMBC staff)
-Khun Udomsak (PMBC staff)
-Khun Narong (Mster.Sgt Thai Army)
This October was the time for our first international NAUI career
development programs at the European Diving Career Institute in Varna,
Candidates came from Canada, British Virgin Islands, South Africa, Romania and of course Bulgaria for divemaster, instructor, first aid-CPR and Oxygen instructor, and Instructor Trainer training.
The program was run by Frederick "Freddy" Claro with the assistance of the staff and Director of the Institute Mr. Ivan Ivanov, his son Ivailo and the excellent administrative, translation and logistical support of Ms. Rossitza "Rossi" Giorgieva.
The candidates were fully accommodated at the Institute, making all learning and training experiences more simple, intense and fun!...Everyone also enjoyed first class Bulgarian cuisine under the mastery of "chef" Nadia, wife of Ivan and our host for these delightful weeks. Meal time was always a great moment both for the culinary experiences and for the feedback and information sharing among candidates and staff.
All courses had a 100% passing rates although some make ups were necessary and we are pleased to welcome the following individuals as NAUI Instructor Trainers or new divemaster, instructor members:
ITW graduates: Mr. Phil Brown from the BVI, whose experience as former professor and dive shop owner in the BVI was invaluable, as well as his great sense of humor!
Mr. Victor Sfirlea, from Bucharest, Romania, who became the second ever NAUI IT in his country and whose great expertise and rigor was even not disturbed by a bad tooth ache!....
Divemaster graduates: Mr. Dimitar and Wayne from Bulgaria and South Africa.
Instructor graduates: Mrs. Elsie Elder from Canada, first ever woman to graduate from our Institute, Mr. Dobromir Monev, whose six 100% scores in exams with lowest score at 86% is unmatched, from Varna, Bulgaria, Mr. Christopher Cormack from Canada, who came really well prepared for the challenges of the ITC, and Mr. Wayne Black from South Africa, who is our first "Pro Career Program" graduate. Wayne was an experienced advanced diver with well over 40 dives. He trained as a first aid and CPR, then Rescue Diver course, followed by a combined Master Diver and Divemaster course, leading him successfully on the path of NAUI leadership level. He was a brilliant ITC candidate and brought a lot to the training by his vision and great awareness.
Welcome to all our new graduates and friends!!...This course will be remembered for a very long time!...
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European Diving Career Institute in now
operational in Varna, Bulgaria and is offering complete NAUI
leadership training from Assistant Instructor to Instructor and Instructor
The concept of the Institute is to eliminate the time spend in transfers and travels from classroom to pool, pool to open water site, meals and accommodation. The new formula proposed is an "all in one" format where the candidates will optimize their training by getting maximum attention from the staff always on residence, in a stress free environment.
The Institute is build with integrated facilities offering the candidates: classroom use, pool on location, rooms in integrated hotel with kitchen and restaurant where meals are taken. Moreover, the dive sites are less than 10 minutes drive from the Institute in a protected private marina, which never been used for its initial purpose.
Courses and programs will be run in all major European languages: English, German, French, Bulgarian and Russian. We hope in the future be able to offer programs in Swedish, Spanish and Turkish. The NAUI Course Director for the Instructor Courses and Programs will be Frederick Claro assisted by Ivan Genov Ivanov, Director of the Institute and of Varna Diving Centre.
Prices have been designed to suit the keen divers wishing to pursue a career in the recreational diving industry in an all inclusive format. We believe that this new formula is ideal for young divers wishing to turn Pro at an affordable price, with a focus on quality training with a highly educated training team.
Consult Dive International in association with Varna Diving
Centre in Bulgaria, just finished the second NAUI Instructor programs
in this region of the Balkans in October 2000.
We conducted the first ever NAUI Instructor Trainer Workshop in Bulgaria, where Mr Ivan Ivanov, Director of Varna Diving Centre, successfully became a NAUI Instructor Trainer. Ivan then, staffed a complete ITC with candidates coming from Varna, Plovdiv and Sofia.
We trained the two first NAUI Instructors for the Bulgarian Navy and a senior staff of the Ministry of Defense (who, unfortunately couldn't finish the program at the time due to professional duties in the capital).
We welcomed the following new NAUI members in Bulgaria:
-Mr Georgi Giorghiev (NAUI Instructor)
-Mr Krasimir Kostadinov (NAUI Instructor)
-Mr Rumen Jelezharov (NAUI Instructor)
-Mr Latchezar Lazarov (NAUI Divemaster)
Our association in Varna allowed us also to create one of the best training facilities in Europe: the "European Diving Career Institute" , which is designed to train the NAUI leaders of tomorrow in the best learning environment. the Institute provides all facilities in one place such as: pool, classroom, accommodation, restaurant and open water training site less than 10 minutes drive for the place.
The Institute proposes complete career package in a stress free environment, giving the candidates maximum attention at really affordable prices.
Consult Dive International will run NAUI Instructor Training Courses
and Instructor Career Programs using the new NAUI Education System.
Frederick Claro, NAUI Course Director and Director of Consult Dive
International a NAUI Platinum Pro affiliate, just returned from Kuala
Lumpur in Malaysia,
where the first Asian NAUI International Conference on Under Water
Education (IQ) was held.
The Conference was a great success, thanks to the organization of Michael Tong, NAUI Training representative for the Pacific Rim and many NAUI members worldwide attended.
Among a great deal of seminars and courses, a NAUI Course Director Workshop was held, directed by well known, forty years NAUI member: Arthur "Dusty" Rhodes, NAUI 176L.
Frederick assisted with the workshop as assistant workshop director and NAUI will count soon new Course Directors in Belgium, Korea, Hong Kong, Kuweit and French West Indies.
Cloturing the IQ was a diner party, where NAUI members could relax and discuss new educational and business issues for the association at the dawn of the new millenium. An awards ceremony was held during the garden party and Mr Jim Bram, NAUI President and Mr Jed Livingstone, NAUI Vice President and Senior Training Manager handed out awards and trophies to Asian recipient, among who was Frederick Claro receiving an "Outstanding Award" for his contribution of NAUI and Leadership development in Asia. Congratulations to all NAUI awards recipients!
just run the first ever NAUI Instructor Trainer Workshop and NAUI
Instructor Training Course and Crossover in Beirut, Lebanon,
which took place from April 17 - 28, 2000.
Two NAUI Instructor Trainers
have been trained and assisted the courses:
this event, Frederick went to Eastern Europe, more precisely in Bulgaria
from May 05th until June 04th 2000, to run the first ever NAUI ITC
and Professional Career Development in this
country. The training took place in Varna, on the coast of the Black Sea.
-Mr Ivan Genov Ivanov
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