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Loubiere Main Road

P.O.Box 672, Roseau

Commonwealth of Dominica
Caribbean, West Indies


                  Office: 767-440-3483

                     Cell: 767-275-3483
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Learn about Universal Referrals

Open Water Referrals


A student who has completed any Knowledge Development session, Confined Water Dive or Open Water Dive in another location can be referred to ALDive to complete certification requirements.


A Knowledge Development session, Confined Water Dive or Open Water Dive is considered "complete" when the student diver has demonstrated mastery for all its listed performance requirements.


For example, a student diver may be referred after completing Knowledge Development Section One, which includes independent study, academic review and passing the quiz, or after mastering the skills during Confined Water Dive One, or after completing both.


It is the responsibility of the Instructor receiving a referred student to ensure that the diver is adequatelyprepared to participate in the next training step. If, in our Instructor's judgment, the student diver?


If knowledge or skills do not adequately meet the performance requirements, the student restudies or retrains as necessary to meet the performance requirements.


The referral begins when the instructor issues a Diver Referral Record to the student documenting the completed training. The form must list completion dates and be initialed by the instructor.


A copy of the student's completed Medical Statement must also be attached, or else the student diver completes a new Medical Statement prior to any in-water activities with our instructor.


A Referral Record is valid for 12 months from the last training segment completion date.


Universal Referral


Along with the other five participating diver certifying organizations (IDEA, NASDS, PDIC, SSI, and YMCA), NAUI has developed the Universal Referral Program to provide you with an extensive array of training advantages. We can easily provide referral training for student customers from six certifying organizations.

Students enter the URP at a logical point - at the time of open water training, after meeting academic and confined water requirements. In open water training the philosophy of all of the agencies is the same - we are not teaching new skills; the student is applying already learned diving skills and knowledge to the open water environment. The initiating facility or instructor can direct the student to any participating URP instructor, with whom the student can complete the open water training skills. The student returns the evidence of training (the completed Universal Referral Form) to the initiating facility or instructor who certifies their student.

The URP is making paths for us and our students rather than putting up barriers.

There is no formal organization, such as DEMA or the RSTC, that "runs" the URP. The six agencies themselves have signed an Operating Agreement that they will use and honor the Universal Referral Program as outlined. Even PADI instructors and facilities can receive students, and be registered as Referral Instructors and Locations under the Universal Referral Program.

A website at has been established to provide information about the URP and a listing of Referral Locations.




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