ITDA-IHMP International Standards

Train and Certify with ITDA-IHMP

Standards Compliance
With Industry standards and in most cases we do NOT just comply we actual exceed all minimum Industry requirements.


ISO Standards

ISO is the International Standards Organisation who offer guidelines on limited diver training & certifications.

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ANSI is the Austrian National Standards Institute who also offer guidelines on limited diver training.

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IDSSC offer standards for scuba, technical and professionals diving in the USA & Internationally.

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With Industry standards and in most cases we do NOT just comply we actual exceed all minimum Industry requirements. RSTC-WRSTC-CMAS-IDSSC-ISO-ANSI/EN-National Federations - SUF (Singapore Underwater Federation) A CMAS Body. etc. ITDA Professionals give nothing away, all certifications are earned and standards are upheld, across all levels...

Our Quality Assurance Survey is open to all ITDA-IHMP Certification Levels. Link below...

With ITDA Certification you can be sure you have been trained NOT just to International standards but to the highest standards in our Industry...

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Standards Development

Sports Scuba Standards  
Not all Training agencies
are the same!  

Our programs are designed to maximize safety while offering a challenging and exciting diving experience. ITDA meet and exceed all recreational ISO and ANSI/EN standards for the EU (Europe) and Internationally.

We both recognise and accept the standards that other organisations offer as in: PADI, CMAS, BSAC, SSAC, NAUI, SSI, IANTD, TDI/SDI & TDI/SDI Europe, GUE, ANDI, IDEA, VSDT, FEDAS, NASDS, PDIC, RAID, YMCA and the standards that others have set and we offer "Equal" training levels for those wishing to cross over to our Agency.

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Technical Standards

For many Countries they still still do not have standards for Sports Diving and generally International Standards are adopted from the
Industry or Government Standards like UK HSE are widely considered to be of the highest standard as diving in the UK is regulated by law... UK HSE vet and assess every training agency they approve to operate in the UK.  ITDA has held UK HSE approval since 2005...

We meet and exceed the following International Standards from ISO - ISO 11121:2009, Recreational diving services – Requirements for introductory training programs to scuba diving, and ISO 11107:2009, Recreational diving services – Requirements for training programs on enriched air Nitrox (EAN) diving, answer the needs of this expanding market where competent training is essential.

What if no standards exist?

Where no national or International Standards exist we can be commissioned to create them and to direct and focus on our knowledge and experience to make diver training safer and can include: Occupational diving - At Work Divers, UW Welding, Public Safety Diving, Professional Rescue, Research & Scientific Diving. Fisheries and Aqua culture. Projects of any size?

We can also be consulted on oil and gas industry (Energy Sector) diving projects, training and project management.

Training Partners have included: TSTC Malaysia. Training and Certifying Malaysian Federal Fire Service in Professional Rescue and Public Safety Diving, plus Occupational Diving - Construction Diver - UW Cutting and Welding etc. Link below:
TSTC - Malaysia Link

Direct Link to United Kingdom UK HSE Government Standards Site...

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Quality Assurance FormMembership Link

higher ITDA-IHMP standards for safety, skills, theory and competence.

ITDA Compliance Statement

ITDA International. and "International Technical Diving Agency", Also operating the trading body of "ITDA Europe HQ" EU. and the ITDA Group International Inc. Ltd.(Hong Kong Asia Markets)

ITDA-IHMP Learning Process

Hereby state that our "International Standards" will meet with, comply and exceed any and all state, federal, national and International standards requirements for safety in diving instruction, education and the application of safe diving practice and procedures for diver and professional training and certification.

To ISO Standards as named above and to National and International Standards as required by our operating Countries and ITDA  regional offices.

See here our unique Process for Learning and Skills development with Core Learning (What does this level of diver need to know and understand).

Critical Skills Development (What are the most important safety skills? )

Can the student perform these skills with Confidence, Comfortably and to the required level of "Competence", to meet ITDA passing grade standards. If so then certification may be given...

If not then remedial training may be employed at additional cost to the student. Final process is Assessment followed by Evaluation and grading.

New Standards Coming in 2023

Due to the major problems and massive law suit / legal action being taken by the US Government against a major trainig agency.

We are planning to not just learn from the mistakes made but to implement procedures to ensure that the causes are fully understood.

As the situation was 100% preventable and a young woman lost her life needlessly.

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  • Diver app cert

    We are revising our Open Water, entry level Scuba certifications to include more experience dives. And also have already introduced a new e-cert system to do away with plastic ID cards. To be more green. SAVE the Planet!

  • centre ITDA

    We are also introducing a New recognition system for our training partners based on standards NOT on paying fees. Regional partners will make assesements and evaluations of ITDA Centres.


    We are also revising our Instructor training programs requiring more entry diving experience of 250 Experience logged dives to enter an ITP ITDA-Instructor Program. With more advanced Deco theory and quaifications on exit as an IHMP Diving Accident, Oxygen and AED Instructor, Plus Nitrox and Decompression Specialist Instructor.