The ITDA Certification process is unique and we are still the
only agency in the diving industry to operate International standards covering the
entire diving industry, from Sports Scuba Diving, to
Technical - Professional - Occupational/Commercial Diving and First Aid
Programs, with global recognition...
ITDA also has a unique membership system whereby every ITDA
certification and IHMP First Aid levels become FREE members of
the ITDA Group International global family with unique benefits
and various levels of
membership (Link) If you have an older ITDA
or IHMP Certification and would like a NEW Certificate or New
see Link Here! to:
Online Link Here!
Phases of ITDA Training for International
1. The process begins with dive theory
taught in modular sessions with a manual / workbook for
self-study and self-assessment or Instructor led classes, also
On-line and Distance Learning are flexible options (We include
Basic Decompression Theory and principles from our Entry Level
Scuba Diver Programs.)
Phase 1.Learning Knowledge.
Each module on the theory quiz
(6-12 Modules i.e. 6 for Entry Levels and up to 12 for Dive
Leader) must be passed at 85% average and up to three modules
may be retaken/retested. Divers MUST
fully understand the risks involved in diving in order to fully
understand how to avoid and how to "Manage" these risks...
Phase 2. Knowledge Assessment. We must "Test Your
Knowledge" with quizzes.
2 We then move into the in-water skills training with each
session built on a 10 to 15 minute briefing (mini-Lesson
review); with In-water skills sessions and open water skills
training to the depth that the student will be certified to
dive, with self-rescue skills and emergency drills along with
actual dive planning and risks assessment procedures.
Evaluation and Review.
training session is a training module and our in-water skills
assessment is a pass or fail to higher standards i.e. our three (3) C's:
Comfortable - Confident and Competent!
Students not meeting standards will have multiple opportunities
to make up skills under supervision to the required standard.
Phase 4 This is the final
assessment phase and preparation for certification...
Our Instructors have the ability at
this stage to LIMIT CERTIFICATIONS to the
student's actual diving abilities as demonstrated by the student
in phase 3.
the Instructor is 100% satisfied that the student will be a safe
competent diver and NOT REPRESENT A DANGER TO THEMSELVES
OR OTHERS they may now be certified to ITDA
ITDA training is designed to be responsive to the
individual student or diver needs offering them a flexible
approach to learning and dive training... Our Instructors are
also trained in the use of leadership level staff to assist with
remedial training for any students who are needing "Specialist
Attention"... See our
response training page
ITDA Training is also encouraged to be creative and more fun,
with skills and exercises designed to both challenge and reward
students at every level in training.
ITDA training is also unique in that we cover "Risk
Assessments" in diving from entry level training all the way to
our professional levels. If you are not aware of the risks
involved in diving. "How can you possibly manage them?"... Safer
divers know and understand the risks and the limitation of their
training and abilities / skills levels.
Please feel free to contact us about any interest or questions
about joining ITDA or becoming a business associate, affiliate
or training partner, if you would like to nominate your ITDA
Instructor, Trainer or Training Facility for an ITDA Annual
Award please let us know. If you have any inquiries regarding
standards, we would be happy to help, offer advice or take the
appropriate actions. Please see our Standards Page for the link
to our QA "Quality Assurance" form.
International Technical Diving Agency (ITDA) Europe Ltd.
Company No 08900893
UK Registered Office
Rawlings Farm Ryden Lane, Pershore WR10 3LH Phone: (+44)
1386 576 113