ITDA-IHMP (About Us)

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Who Are We?
What Do we Do? - How Do we Do it (Operate)
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              Who are We?

We are a training and

certification agency for the

diving industry and so much more...
ITDA were formed in 1998 from a growing need for higher standards, higher education and safer training, to combat the Fast-Track mentality that meant safety corners where being cut to save time & money.

The industry was being "Market Driven" not standards driven.

 We are the ITDA Family!
Georgina Craig
Admin Director / Course Director

Georgina has 20+ Years of diving experience and is our Director of Administration and run our certification department and is an HQ Staff Examiner. Georgina has been with ITDA since 2002 and continues to inspire ITP candidates.

Georgina has experience as a University lecturer and diving certs with PADI & ITDA.

Steve Craig-Murray
CEO & Director of Education

Steve has over 40+ years experience in professional diving and has a background in Military and Scientific diving he was the original founder of ITDA as the ETDA (European Technical Diving Agency)
back in 1998 in the UK & Spain.

Steve was also a University lecturer and
Pro levels with PADI - IDEA - NAUI-IANTD-TDI & CMAS before ITDA.

David Craig
David Craig
Health & Safety Standards

Dave has a background in the UK Military and the Fire and Rescue services.

He is our Health & Safety Director and advises ITDA on many aspects of training for safer conduct and compliance with UK and International Regulations.

Dave is a certified ITDA Diver and now mostly retired but still enjoys diving...

What do we do?

We educate, train and certify divers and Professionals in Scuba Diving,

Technical Diving and First aid Training to International Standards
Free diving

As many people would love to try scuba diving but may not feel 100% comfortable in the water or with their swimming skills.

Or maybe never learned to swim, it made sense for us to offer our leadership and Instructor levels the opportunity to train and certify Swimming & Snorkelling.

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Experience Programs

Our Experience program s are unique in the diving industry as most agencies do not certify a "Try Dive:" or Day Courses "Introduction to Scuba".

We offer a limited supervised certification valid for up to 2 years (to upgrade) for Scuba Open Water Diver Certification.

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Scuba Diving Certifications

Scuba Open Water Diver is our first International Certification level that allow "unsupervised diving" and opens up a world of dive tours & opportunities to experience more from diving.

With access directly to Rescue diver and level 1. Specialist Certifications, after just 10 dives experience.

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First Aid Training & Certification

IHMP International Hyperbaric Medical Programs are our "First Aid & Hyperbaric", training and certifications for divers & non divers, with a full range of levels...

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Technical Diving

We began as a technical diving agency and for many years, from 1998-2005 taught only technical & specialist diving. In 2005 we added Sports Scuba.

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Leadership & Professionals

We have an extensive range of unique Leadership & Instructor training  to the highest standards in our industry with more opportunities. We can do more!

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How we operate is also very

different from what we do...
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More Theory Knowledge

ITDA has more dive theory and we teach decompression theory from "Open Water Scuba" and Offer FREE CPR...

Theory Knowledge
More Skills Development

We go above and beyond standards with skills development with our "3" C's...
Comfort - Competence - Confident

Skills Development
More Training Dives

Most agencies only offer 4 Open water dives at "Open Water Scuba" we include 6 dives & recommend 8-10 dives.

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More Diving Experience

We recommend a minimum 10 Open Water Dives experience before progressing to the next level...

Higher Standards & Compliance

Although we offer full 100% compliance with ISO & ANSI/EN Standards, all of our certifications require exceeding these.

ITDA-IHMP Standards
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Upgrades based on experience

ITDA training requires a minimum of previous diving experience from 10 dives to 30 dives for Advanced.

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Since the Covid lockdown in 2020 we have been expanding online training with
ITDA Academy

ITDA Online - Academy

If you are a diver looking for a career in professional diving we can help you find a program

ITDA Pro training

We offer our unique ITDA 2 Part Training and certification programs along
with theory only or dry programs...
From ITDA Academy Online with Certification part 1. and followed by
practical in-water Training & Assessments.

IHMP First Aid Theory part 1.
Part 2 requires practical assessment & evaluation with an Instructor.


More Theory Knowledge

ITDA is the ONLY training agency to offer our students from "Open Water Scuba Diver", a basic understanding of applied diving physics (Decompression Theory) along with an understanding of diving physiology. Covering DCI and DCS and most importantly how to avoid common diving accidents.
Our extensive dive theory also cover common diving accidents and how to avoid them with dive planning using dive computers and back up tables. And Emergency planning.

More Skills Development

Our skills development training dives, cover all of the normal skills associated with this level such as: Mask Clearing, Remove & Replace, Finning skills, Buoyancy, Weighting & Trim, Gas Management, emergency procedures for: Lost or Missing Diver(s), Recall procedures, basic risk assessments prior to dive, Skills cover all aspects of equipment used and also emergency skills for low or out of air, Rapid Ascents / Descents and more...

Training Dives

We include 5 Training Dives with skills ascending in difficultly once basics are mastered, students also plan and execute their own dive plans under instructor supervision. Students also take turns in emergency procedures such as rescue and recovery. Dive 6 is for a full skills assessment and evaluation by the instructor to determine a pass grade or a retry / makeover skills required. We recommend a minimum of 10 Open water dives to achieve full basic skills control such as buoyancy, controlled descents and ascents...  Recording dives and log book procedures (Including e-logs) Plus more! See our course overviews from the "Courses Tab, top of page"...


Experience is the single most important factor in skills mastery and advanced skills development, so we require by ITDA standards that a minimum of 10 open water dives are logged. We encourage all students to practice and gain experience as often as possible.

ITDA Standards

See the ITDA Standards page for full details, link below. Note: ITDA Standards meet and exceed all national and International requirements for safe diver training with International compliance with: ISO - ANSI/EN and WRSTC etc.
Link to Standards Page


All ITDA and IHMP Training and Certifications programs offer "Upgrades" from the level and skills certified to, sometimes limited to acquiring more experience (Because the value of experience is greatly valued by ITDA), to the next level in our system.
Upgrades and crossovers are available from all ITDA Professionals.
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Find ITDA-IHMP Training Partners

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We have professionals in Florida and across the USA plus, Bermuda and the Caribbean...

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ITDA Europe HQ

ITDA Europe covers over 16 States and Spain - Canary Islands and more...  

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ITDA Asia is operated from Dragon Chang and Mirage Diving in Taiwan and growing...   

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We have new technical and professional training in Dahab, Sinai Egypt...  

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ITDA Scandinavia

We have a long history with professionals in Norway, Denmark and Sweden and open to expanding partners there!    

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ITDA Philippines

Our training partner Don Carr and his team are leading ITDA training in the Philippines & Region...

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ITDA S.E. Asia

ITDA has enjoyed a long history in Singapore and Malaysia and developing business in Thailand & the region.

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We were originally a UK business and worked very closely with UK HSE in developing our EU standards.

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Team ITDA "The Best Team Ever!"

The ITDA Team is not just a title,

it is of real value as ITDA-IHMP

Certifications are hard earned,

with challenging skills and

demanding theory knowledge,

way above average.

Making your ITDA-IHMP

Certification a real reward!
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