ITDA actually restricts divers certification levels to their training environment!
For example; An ITDA Resort Scuba Open Water Diver MAY NOT dive in cold water but MUST take a Dry Suit Specialist program upgrade.
If they complete an Open Water Scuba course in cold water with a Dry Suit they may also dive in resort environments!
ITDA offers more education. As we educate divers from Open Water Scuba Level in basic decompression theory and diving physiology.
We educate to Higher Academic Standards at every level.
Certificate and Diploma in Diving and Diving Education +Plus.
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A 1 year foundation course in Diving Education Theory.
Plus we also... Add More actual diving experience, with dive tours after all training sessions...
With the option to add dives and even limited specialist certifications from Entry Level Diving...
With Introduction to basic specialist diving skills with optional certifications available.
Plus upgrades based on experience!
Many of our Instructors combine courses for better value for money for you! i.e. Nitrox maybe be co-certified with many programs from Open Water Scuba... Open water diver may be combined with specialist levels 1 or 2. For more value.
More choices from entry level
As we can offer more supervised dives to follow on from the experience dives and can even offer "Basic" certifications in specialist levels which are credited to our "Open Water Scuba Diver" certification or as an Upgrade within 2 years... e-certification is FREE on application...
With additional skills in self-reliance and self-rescue. Plus, buddy rescue and additional workshop sessions available for Buoyancy and Gas Management and Nitrox etc...
Because we began as a technical diving agency we offer a more technical approach to diver training. Higher Training Standards.
Learning process and Skills development chart here...
With additional dives required before progressing to higher levels for example our "Open Water Diver" upgrade to "Scuba Rescue Diver", or Advanced Scuba requires a minimum of 10 Open Water Dives experience and begins with certification of our rescue program as a specialist level from 2023.
Incorporated in our advanced diver program (at no extra cost!) and is available as an additional certification as "Advanced Rescue Open Water Diver", which requires 30+ Open Water Dives experience... Depending on skills assessment level... Our Instructors may issue "Upgrades Based on Experience"...
The ITDA Instructor will assess skills and evaluate theory development / knowledge and advise area's for improvement prior to certification.
ITDA Membership Options:
ITDA Membership the benefits of our membership systems are directly proportional to the membership levels with the higher paid levels offering the most valuable benefits including:
Basic Membership from Non-Diver Levels to Diver levels from just $10 USD.
Full Membership from Diver levels and advanced / Technical Divers from $15 USD
Professionals and Training Partners from Leadership levels to Training Facilities.