501 Blue Heron Drive Panama City, FL 32404 (850) 819-4163

NAUI Dive Master Leadership Training Receives Approval For VA Reimbursement

THE MARK V MONUMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT is excited to announce a new benefit for U.S. Military Divers. Under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) license or certification test program, the Mark V Monument Scholarship Project is now offering U.S. Military Divers the ability to apply for a $495 reimbursement for testing fees associated with the NAUI Dive Master certification. The reimbursement goes directly to the veteran, not to NAUI or the Mark V Monument Scholarship Project.  Veterans must be eligible for benefits in order to receive reimbursement.


Veterans may receive reimbursement for these NAUI licenses and certifications if they qualify for:

Post 9-11
Post 9-11 GI Bill
Montgomery GI Bill
Veterans Educational Assistance Program
(MGIB-SR) (Public Law 109-163 enacted January 6, 2006)
Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves
(REAP) (Public Law 109-163 enacted January 6, 2006)
Reserve Education Assistance Program

For details and more information contact the Mark V Monument Scholarship Project by phone at:
(850) 819-4163
or by email at:

The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and The Mark V Monument Scholarship Project Inc. recognize there are many military divers with no recreational diving certification. The Mark V Monument Scholarship Project Inc. continues to make NAUI Certifications available to graduates of Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, and Army Dive Programs.
Each card displays the Military Divers / We Dive The World Over decal.
Call (850) 819-4163 for details
$50 per card profits from each purchase are donated to
The Mark V Monument Project Scholarship Fund



The Master SCUBA must be knowledgeable and experienced in Deep/simulated decompression diving, Limited Visibility or night diving, Underwater navigation, Search and recovery-light salvage ,Boat Diving, Hunting and collecting, Exploration and underwater Mapping, Non-penetration wreck diving, Observation and data collection, Diving in surf and currents, and Altitude Diving
Must have successfully completed the us navy’s MK-16 course of instruction (COI) and all prerequisites at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) or Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUDS) at Coronado. Qualified to a maximum depth of MOD-0: Air Diluent max depth 150fsw, Helium Diluent max depth 200fsw MOD-1: Air Diluent max depth 190 fsw, Helium Diluent max depth 300fsw
Must have successfully completed the US Navy’s, US Marine Corps’, or the US Air Force’s MK-25/LAR-5 Course of Instruction (COC) and all prerequisites at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC), or Basis Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at Coronado, or US Army training in Key West.
The Advance SCUBA Rescue Diver must be knowledgeable, experienced, with and competent to perform assists and rescues in aquatic situations. The must be qualified in First Aid, CPR, trained in oxygen administration within the past two years using constant flow and demand oxygen delivery systems and Lifeguarding instructors who conduct periodically training in these areas. Must be able to swim 225 yard nonstop in six minutes or less, survival swim for 15 minutes, and recover 10 pound of weight from 10 FSW
The Wreck Diver must be knowledgeable and experienced in the skills and knowledge in the hazards and cautions, special risks of overhead environment, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment (additions and modifications), location of wrecks, sources of information, search methods, underwater navigation, legal aspects, artifacts treasure, salvage, archaeology and appropriate material for other specialty courses, if altitude diving is involves, altitude procedures and flying after diving knowledge is paramount.



The Deep Diver must be knowledgeable and experienced with propose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment (additions and modifications), air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures (including location and transportation to a hyperbaric chamber) and depth limits for recreational diving. Decompression procedures are to include nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness (definition, cause, symptoms, signs, first aid and prevention) history of decompression, concepts, use of dive computers, and definition of terms, problems, principles and techniques. Complete coverage of Repetitive Dive Tables, work sheets, problem solutions, exception and dive planning are also to be included. Altitude diving, flying after diving and hyperbaric chamber access and operations shall be included, as well as other short-and long term deep diving hazards.
The Dry Suit Diver must be knowledgeable and experienced in the basic knowledge and skills needed to minimize risks and gain experience in dry suit diving, as well as the proper use and maintenance of dry suits.
The Night Diver must be knowledgeable and experienced with the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment. Must have experience in planning and preparation, night diving equipment, procedures, problems, hazards, navigation and the buddy system techniques