NAUI North Africa closed

NAUI North Africa closed

Although I personally will continue using NAUI as my vessel of conveying education to my students, being an NAUI Representative for North Africa in these times of uncertainty worldwide and in the area, a major inflation, and an impoverished market; was just not sustainable.

Both NAUI and I agree on 1 fact: representing a now unknown brand in the area needs capital investment with no good chance for ROI, and without strong support - no Win Win.

With imports stalled since more than 1/2 year... what's the point? Memberships have increased 3 fold since the devaluation of the pound...

I apologize to the people we are letting down, and who would have gladly seen NAUI gain a foothold again in the Area, what can say: It is up to you to take the step ladies and gentlemen. It is you who teach, it is your decision what you decide to teach and the level of quality you disseminate.

I will most probably organize a NAUI training in collaboration with my esteemed NAUI mentor Nick den Toom, more on this in a few weeks.

As simply as I can put it:

"No one is interested in quality education, it's all about the pricing and the quick delivery... Therefore I leave the playground of education to these commercial companies out there; who are willingly fighting it out for supremacy in The Red Sea. I'll wait it out and when I see one quality contender left... who knows.

My commitment to bringing quality education in whatever concepts I do will include NAUI among other quality training organizations, but most importantly will be based on experienced, passionate, quality driven teachers." H.Hemmerechts

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On a personal note:

Today as a dive professional, it's either choosing between quality education, run by non-profit associations (with no sense of business), or the hyper commercial mac-donalds and burger kings who will sell you a franchise, where everything is well organized for your business; but the education is just as healthy as the mentioned fast food chains; you just know it's not healthy ... but it just tastes, looks so good, and the service: hyper quick.

So who you gonna call?

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