National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS)
History and Mission
The National Association of Black Scuba Divers, Inc. (NABS) was established in 1991 by a group of veteran African-American scuba divers who wanted to promote and support the sport of scuba diving. From the start, it has been a medium for raising awareness of scuba diving throughout the African-American community. The association is made up of affiliated dive clubs and individual members. Membership is open to anyone regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.
Mission Statement. To create a network of people and resources that provides educational experiences that enhance and promote an appreciation of diving and an awareness of the aquatic environment. This network will build unity and camaraderie to transfer the legacy to future generations.
NABS was formed as a non-profit organization for the following purposes:
Charter and affiliate clubs are comprised of people with similar interests joining together to network and share their common experiences. NABS members stand to benefit from many services that this organization can provide. Some of the benefits and services NABS provides are follows: