I´m very happy to announce that Aida International has been accepted as an associate member of the EUF which is the European Underwater Federation. The EUF is an organization of European scuba diving training organizations.
The EUF serves as a forum allowing recreational scuba diver training organisations to meet, exchange ideas and speak with a common voice on important issues like diver safety.
The EUF has a membership consisting of a broad range of European training organisations, including both for-profit and non-profit making bodies. The EUF estimates that its members represent over 3,000,000 divers, 60,000 diving instructors, 5,000 clubs and 2,500 diving schools.
Individual training organisations may apply for full voting membership of the EUF either as profit distributing organisations and non-profit distributing organisations. Organisations that cannot meet the definition of a training organisation can either apply for Associate Membership or Observer status. Two special members also exist: CMAS Europe, which represents the interests of national diving federations located in the European Union and who are affiliated to Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques and RSTC Europe, which represents the interests of for-profit scuba training organisations operating in the European Union. (EUF related Information courtesy of Wikipedia).
On behalf of Aida Board,