The EUF is registered in the United Kingdom as a company limited by guarantee – a non-profit organisation. Member organisations are represented by council delegates who decide policy matters and elect executive officers to carry out these policies, each full member organisation carrying one vote.
Day-to-day operation is in the hands of the EUF Executive Board, consisting of six elected directors including the President, Treasurer and Secretary General. The Board serving a three-year term.
CMAS Europe and RSTC Europe each put forward one director with the elective council approving them and choosing another four.
Recreational diving activities account for an estimated direct turnover of some 1,400 Million Euro per annum, plus an indirect travel and tourism market value of around 520 Million Euro.
The adventurous nature of our sport and its associated evolving technologies means it is constantly developing and techniques are under continuous review, with agreed changes made as and when they are appropriate.
With the enormous breadth and depth of its member organisations’ expertise as its background, the European Underwater Federation claims unique competency in all aspects of sport diving and recreational diver training and would wish to be consulted and involved in all matters pertaining to our sport.
The EUF does not claim competency in fields outside recreational, cultural and sporting activities, where specialist skills and equipment are used such as in construction, production, testing or demolition work, or in military operations.
Besides our interest in matters directly related to recreational diving, pursuance of our sport often involves other activities.
An example of this is the dependence of recreational divers on surface craft as a means of transport to and from dive sites.
The EUF would wish to be consulted and involved in the drafting of regulation or legislation covering the operation of such craft, including licensing and inspection of the craft and ancillary equipment, and competence of the operator, especially in areas specific to diving operations.