The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) was established in 1991 by Ric Powell and Dr. A. Jose Jones.

Ric Powell and Dr. Jones were two of the earliest African-Americans to become certified divers, and their collaboration resulted in the creation of NABS which purpose was to foster camaraderie among African American divers and to address the unique problems and concerns of the African-American community.

Since the formation of NABS, the organization has blossomed to over 2,000 members across the country and internationally.

National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS)


Join us for the 2019 NABS Summit Experience in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt!!

You can hold your spot for this once in a lifetime adventure by making a deposit now!

CLICK or TAP HERE to be taken to the NABS Store to make your deposit.


  • Full membership (divers only) = $45

  • Non diver membership = $30

  • Family membership = $65

  • Student membership (full time students only) = $20

  • Lifetime Membership = $600

  • Lifetime Family Membership = $750

Here’s How YOU can Support the NABS Youth Educational Summit (YES)

Show your support of the NABS Youth Educational Summit by purchasing a NAB/YES Challenge Coin!

Videos from Our Trips

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