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.

  • IANTD – International Advanced Nitrox and Technical Diving

    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 … Read more

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  • IDA – International Diving Association

    The International Diving Association or IDA has been founded in June 1996 to combine the professionality with the high education standards of the CMAS. Training offered: Recreational Website: Email: Headquarter: Germany Address: Dorfstraße 267 • 24222 Schwentinental Phone: +49 (0)431 7992577

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  • IDEA – International Diving Educators Association

    The International Diving Educators Association (IDEA) was originally established in 1952 as part of the FSDA (Florida Skin Divers Association), and later changed to the Florida Scuba Divers Association. FSDA was a large group of very active Florida dive clubs and has been the voice of the diver since 1952. Then in 1976 when the … Read more

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