About ITDA Sports Scuba Diving Programs
ITDA offers many advantages and benefits over other
mainstream agencies with our unique history of Technical,
Occupational diving certifications and the development of higher
education in diving programs.
Unique ITDA Difference from other training
have been training Technical and Sports Scuba Divers for over a
decade now (12+ Years) and we approach training in a
unique dynamic and educational way... Focusing on not just
meeting standards or learning objectives but producing;
Confident, Competent divers with real life skills and a clear
understanding of their certification limitations.
Accepting that changing conditions and environments need to
be addressed quickly and safely.
This is why we have divided our Sports / Recreational Scuba
Programs into three parts: With a minimum required experience
level (i.e. Logged Dives), before upgrading to the next level...
1. Entry Level Sports Scuba Certification Programs
(Entry Level / Beginner / Novice... (ITDA Resort Diver or Club
Diver or Dry Suit Diver) i.e. "OPEN
No experience required, and Upgrades NOW availble to
Advanced Entry Level Diver
Level Link Here!
2. Sports Scuba Diving Certifications (Intermediate
to Advanced levels). Minimum of 10
Open Water Dives Experience. See
our Certifications page link
3. Master and
Certification. Minimum of 60+ Dives
required to certify at these levels...
The added number of minimum
required dives means two very important things:
- New divers will be encouraged to gain more diving
experience as a "Goal Towards Higher Level
Certifications". Making safer more experienced
- This is good news for the industry and
very positive for the divers as everyone wins...
Divers gain more experience and the
Industry can benefit from; dive tours, training and equipment
sales... See all of
these levels below:
This level is designed to be entered with
limited previous experience or as a continuing education program
to the Resort Scuba Diver or 2**Star Diver program as an upgrade
path to greater diving experience and knowledge. We now
require a minimum of 10 Open Water Dives experience to be
certified as an ITDA Group Sports Diver...
difference between the resort and sports diver is that the
resort program maybe completed in 2-3 days, with basic dive
theory and limited diving skills and experience, whereas our
Sport Diver program needs to be 3-4 days to include all of the
training from limited previous experience levels... Or 2 to 3
days as an upgrade to resort diver or from other agencies "Open
Standards EN 14153-2 / ISO 24801-2 for
Sports Scuba Diver Training. Unsupervised Diver Level...
ITDA Entry level
Entry level Scuba Diving is for our basic certification
levels which are designed for those with no previous experience
of diving or a limited experience but no formal certification.
They offer limited and superivised diving options, with
upgrade paths and our unique step system and they include:
ITDA Sports Scuba
Sports Scuba Diving defines an independant level, where
divers have enough experience and skills to dive with buddies
unsupervised by professionals.
Divers from other agencies are welcome to join our system at
any stage in their experience to upgrade or crossover to our
In our system these levels include:
Intermediate and Advanced Diving Levels below...
Bridging Certification - Direct Follow-on to the
Resort Scuba Diver /
Club Diver or
2**Star Diver Programs
RESORT SCUBA DIVER... 4 Dives, choice of 3
Level 1, Introduction to Specialist Diving and 1 Rescue Dive
with Search and Recovery Training... Just 4 Dives, over 2
days... To Become an ADVANCED DIVER...
See Link Here
ITDA Group Offers more theory, more training dives and more
realistic rescue experiences in this program than any other
training and certification agency...
We also include: Deep Rescue and recovery skills from the
depth that rescue divers are certified to 40m/132ft... or to a
minimum of 30m/100ft. (The Advanced diving sports limit Most
agencies) Link to our
Rescue Diver Program
ITDA Advanced Diving
Group Advanced Diving Programs offer safe introduction dives to
some very dangerous environments like; Wreck Diving, Night
Diving, Deep Diving 30m/100ft. and 40m/132ft. Plus: Advanced
Rescue and Introduction to Overhead Environments - Cave - ICE -
Wreck Penetration - Caverns. Introduction to technical
Benefits at Advanced Levels include:
Real Advanced Diving and More
Flexible Experience Choices with certification options for a
card for each specialist area for a very small extra fee... i.e.
If you complete a Wreck training exercise you may apply for a
level 1. Wreck Diver card... etc.
Specialist Diver Page or visit
Advanced Sports Scuba
Sports Scuba DIver
The ITDA Master scuba diver rating was
created for those people who want to
the highest accolade in Sports Diving but do not want to become
This rating is only achieved by a very
small number of divers each year, on average less than 500
worldwide will receive this level of certification. A Master
Sports Scuba Diver MUST complete the same theory, advanced and
professional training as in our Dive Leader Program... The ONLY
difference is that a Master Sports Scuba Diver is NOT considered
a professional level. However they may qualify based on
experience to attend an ITP Instructor Training Program within
two years of certifying. Learn
ITDA Group Dive Leader
All of the major training agencies have
their leadership levels and many are very good but our advanced
skills and advanced theory training meets and exceeds the
Industry standards by a long way... Making the ITDA Dive Leader
Program both challenging and highly rewarding...
To qualify for
ITDA Dive Leadership training you must be an ITDA Rescue Diver
with a minimum of 100 Experience Dives. Other Agencies
Dive Master and Master Divers may join a Dive Leadership
Program... Credit will be given for previous training and
experience, providing that skills are current.
and Evaluation will be required for any non-itda trained and
certified divers to attend the ITDA Group Dive Leader Course
is a unique
level with ITDA Group as we offer three(3) opportunities...
Dive Leader as Entry Level
Pre-qualified to enter our Instructor training
(May Train and cerify Some Specialist
Level 1. Ratings and limited Entry Level Programs under
2. Dive Leader as a
Professional Guide / Professional Dive Buddy