Recreational Diving

Scuba Diving

The AUF promotes safe recreational diving (SCUBA and snorkelling) to sport diving enthusiasts. In doing so it  encourages conservation of the environment, offers diver training and provides opportunities for exchange and interactions between dive clubs.

Any certified scuba diver can join the AUF as Scuba/Recreational Diver member and will be covered by AUF insurance provided they hold valid diver certification from a recognised dive training agency (PADI, NAUI, SSI, BSAC etc.).  The AUF also welcomes recreational (non-competitive snorkel divers as members). Just go to the Membership menu, select your dive club or State under SCUBA and apply as a new or renewing member under the AUF Membership only - SCUBA Diver/Instructor/Snorkeller category.

The AUF has secured Insurance for all our underwater sports, including scuba diving and training and the premiums are included in membership. See Insurance Policies for details.

The AUF also manages CMAS (Confederation Mondiale Activities Sub-aquatique, otherwise known as the World Underwater Federation), certification in Australia. The AUF is a member of the CMAS Technical Committee and as such is responsible for setting federation specific CMAS standard requirements, quality control for CMAS diver and  instructor training and assessment programs, development and management of diver training material, managing complaints and disciplinary actions related to CMAS instructors, and management of instructor administration.  For information on CMAS certification requirements and application, please go the the CMAS Diver Certification page (CMAS page).

The AUF is also the voice to the Australian and State Governments and CMAS on matters pertaining to diving training, standards and safety.  

Enjoying Diving

All photos supplied by Judy Breeze.