I wish more instructors believed as you. I have tried for a year to find a place who teaches NAUI rescue, they only want to teach advanced. Then I found a place in Pensacola who does but like another diver who posted, was told my EMT-I certif, red cross CPR/AED certif, would not suffice. Why make it so difficult?- I'm an advanced open water w/ Nitrox and don't want to go any further w/out the ability to respond to an emergency. Q - If I go to PADI for rescue, will NAUI acknowledge it ?