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)

News and Updates from NABS

NABS Special Announcements

Announcements communicated by our Members and Membership Clubs.     MAY 2021 ANNOUNCEMENTS:   LABUE ANNOUNCES: The Los Angeles Black Underwater Explorers invites you to take a virtual tour of the LABUE Dive Locker. This LABUE Membership Benefit provides access to a variety of donated new and used dive gear to borrow, purchase for pennies [...]

Photo Gallery – 2018 Bahamas

2018 NABS Summit Photos - Bahamas (Photo credits to Morris Cunningham and other NABS Members)

Photo Gallery – 2019 Egypt

2019 NABS Summit Photos - Egypt (Photo credits to Byron Small)

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