Training Agencies

There was a time when diving equipment was bought and put together in a hardware store. It was also the time when diving knowledge was acquired by word of mouth. The little knowledge available at the time came from the military. There were no standards or practices and the demand kept on increasing.

  • 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 … Read more

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  • GUE – Global Underwater Explorers

    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: … Read more

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  • IAC – International Aquanautic Club

    The company Barakuda was founded in 1949 as an equipment manufacturer with the first fins produced in Germany. On 1 July 2012 Barakuda International Aquanautic Club ( Barakuda ) became the International Aquanautic Club or IAC for short. Training offered: Recreational, Technical Website: Email: Headquarter: Germany Address: Borbecker Strasse 249, 45355 Essen Phone: … Read more

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