Membership entitles you to:
- Access to all club dive trips.
- Access to all club social events.
- Access to stand-by rates and locals discounts with dive operators (where prior arrangements have been negotiated between the operator and the club)
- Access to subsidies from our insurance provider to undertake dive safety training courses, (such as first aid, emergency oxygen provision, marine radio).
- Access to equipment, programs, and training secured through Government grants.
- Access to club tanks.
- Use of the club’s compressor on dive trips.
- Regular email and webpage updates.
- Mentoring by experienced divers for novice divers (if required).
- And most importantly, being part of a group means we can put you in touch with like-minded folks within the North QLD dive community!
NQUEC is affiliated with Australian Underwater Federation (AUF), therefore you must join AUF as well as NQUEC to become a full member of NQUEC.
What is AUF?
The Australian Underwater Federation (AUF) is the governing body for representing and promoting most underwater recreational sports and amateur diving in Australia. The AUF aims to promote and improve safety and participant skill level, generate awareness of the marine environment, and encourages participation at the club level. It represents SCUBA diving, fin swimming, freediving, spearfishing, snorkelling coaching, underwater rugby, and underwater hockey, and also acts as the Australian representative to CMAS. NQUEC is an AUF affiliated club, facilitated through the AUF state-level branch; AUFQ.
AUF membership affords Public Liability and participant-to-participant insurance to NQUEC members. This insurance protects club members and management committee against litigation from a third party, and can also be applied between aggrieved activity participants. However, this is not personnel diving insurance; therefore, NQUEC recommends its members consider taking out DAN insurance (especially when diving in remote locations) to cover the cost of their own evacuation and medical expenses, should the need arise.
NQUEC does not provide SCUBA dive training as a club to prospective members, as our dive trips are based around participation by certified divers. We do not favour any particular dive training certification agency over others, but divers must be certified to Open-Water SCUBA to participate in club dives. NQUEC accepts certifications awarded by all the recognised dive training bodies such as PADI, SSI, BSAC, NAUI, NASDS, and former entities such as NQS and FAUI. We will assess certifications awarded by other dive training bodies, and will generally grant membership where equivalency can be demonstrated to a recognised training level.
Renewing and New Members:
- Navigate to the AUF Membership portal via the link: http://auf.com.au.
- Select <AUF Membership>.
- Select <New Membership> or <Renewal>.
- Select <New Registration> or log in using your existing details.
- Select SCUBA QLD from the State Commission list, then select North QLD Underwater Explorers Club from the Club drop down list.
- Choose your membership type (Junior, Senior, or Family), then enter your details (or review your existing details) as required, and proceed with payment.
- Please notify the NQUEC Treasurer using our Contact Form.
New members only:
Complete the NQUEC Membership Form and submit it to the Treasurer with a copy of your dive certification card / qualifications. These can be submitted using either the Contact Form or in person at a club meeting. Alternately they can be posted to posted to:
PO Box 1177,
Hyde Park Qld 4812.
Fees:1 July 2018- 30 June 2019
Total cost membership $100* includes $95 to AUF and $5 to NQUEC, both fees now administered by AUF in a single $100 payment via their website: AUF_link
Trip or other payments to NQUEC:
Account Name: North Queensland Underwater Explorers Club Inc
Account No: 00090735
Please annotate your transaction with your name and reason for transfer.