UTD – Unified Team Diving

Logo of UTD or Unified Team Diving scuba training agency

In 2007, Andrew Georgitsis (co-founder and former Training Director of GUE 1997-2005) co-founded Unified Team Diving to pick up where DIR left off. What makes UTD different is their progressive approach of developing DIR into UTD diving.

UTD’s beginning curriculum is designed with the end goal in mind – where the end goal could be the most advanced level of deep cave. This end goal curriculum is implemented through their guiding ethos of always being Consistent, Scalable, and Interchangeable in all their skills, protocols, and equipment.

In UTD, there is no such thing as doing things one way for one type of diving, or a special piece of equipment for one type of diving, and another for another type of diving! The skills, techniques, and equipment used and taught at the lowest level are exactly the same as those used at the highest end goal level.

What makes UTD unique is the culture of it’s instructor family! Even though UTD instructors are scattered all over the world, they are united in their commitment to precision artful diving with a common sense attitude. UTD instructors see themselves primarily as coaches that help divers achieve their goals, and as certification evaluators secondarily. UTD’s instructor culture is what allows prospective UTD students to be able to depend on consistent training – regardless of which UTD instructor they choose.

Training offered: Recreational, Technical, Cave, Wreck

Website: http://www.utdscubadiving.com/en/splash/

Email: info@utdscubadiving.com

Headquarter: United States of America
Address: 8545 Arjons Drive Suite N, San Diego, CA, 92126
Phone: +1 (855) DIVE UTD (348-3883)

ISE – Inner Space Explorers

Logo for ISE or Inner Space Explorers dive training agency

ISE which stands for Inner Space Explorers was founded in 2008 by Achim R. Schlöffel. An underwater explorer and the only german speaking Tec 2 instructor for GUE at the time. As a lot of people want to explore more of the underwater world the education provided by ISE is in depth. Its aimed to give the tools necessary to plan and realized exploration dives.

Training offered: Recreational, Technical, Cave, Wreck, Gas Blending

Website: http://is-expl.com/

Email: iconhq@is-expl.com

Headquarter: Germany
Address: Freidankstrasse 3a, 81739 München
Phone: +49 89 693 04 503

IANTD – International Advanced Nitrox and Technical Diving

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Up to a certain time, mixed gas diving and decompression gases were used almost exclusively for military or commercial purposes. Because it was quite simple and safe, mixed gases became more popular among some group of divers. In 1985 IANTD or International Advanced Nitrox and Technical Diving was founded to fill the gap and bring these techniques to the public.

Training offered: Recreational, Technical, Cave, Rebreather, Wreck

Website: http://www.iantd.com/

Email: iantd@iantd.com

Headquarter: United States of America
Address: 119 NW Ethan Place Suite 101 Lake City, FL 32055
Phone: +1 386 438-8312

GUE – Global Underwater Explorers

GUE Global Underwater Explorers Logo

GUE or Global Underwater Explorers was established in 1999 by Jarrod Jablowski. Following WKPP’s introduction in 1995 of a standardized approach to gear configuration and diving procedures, there was a significant reduction in diving incidents within the Woodville Karst Plain cave system. This is the idea behind GUE.

Training offered: Recreational, Technical, Rebreather, Cave

Website: http://www.gue.com/

Email: info@gue.com

Headquarter: US
Address: 18487 High Springs Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643
Phone: +1 (386) 454-0820, toll-free: (800) 762-DIVE (3483)

BSAC – British Sub-Aqua Club

Logo BSAC British Sub-Aqua Club

Established in London in 1953 by entrepreneur Oscar Gugen and journalist Peter Small, the British Sub-Aqua Club has evolved from a small group of dedicated members and diving pioneers to the BSAC we know today.

Training offered: Recreational, Technical, Rebreather

Website: https://www.bsac.com/

Email: info@bsac.com

Headquarter: UK
Address: Telford’s Quay, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4FL
Phone: +44 (0)151 350 6200

CMAS – Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques

CMAS is from the french name, Confédération Mondiale des Activités Sous-Marines and is named the World Underwater Federation in english. It was founded in 1959. One of the key founder and first president was the underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. CMAS now comprises over 130 diving federations from 5 continents. It is the oldest training agency and the one that most of the standards are based.

Services offered: Recreational, Technical, Cave, Wreck, Rebreather, Freediving

Website: http://www.cmas.org/

Email: cmas@cmas.org

Headquarter: Italy
Address: Viale Tiziano, 74
Phone: 0039 06 3211 0594 / 3

SSI – Scuba Schools International

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Founded in the United States of America in 1970, SSI has expanded to include more than 30 Service Centers, is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2,800 International locations, and has materials printed in more than 30 languages. It is now the second largest diving certification agency.

Training offered: Recreational, Technical

Website: https://www.divessi.com/en/home/