About ITDA Advanced Scuba Certifications
ITDA Advanced Scuba Certification is another unique first in our Industry, as most agencies offer only very limited training and certification in advanced diving.
This is due to the limited time requirements available and also many agencies follow their "Open Water or Entry Level scuba certification programs with an "Advanced Diver Course".
We require a higher experience level with a minimum of 10 open water dives and rescue diver certification and assessment to enter into our ITDA Advanced Scuba Diver... Program from Sept.1st. 2022...
The ITDA Difference!
We have two very different approaches to Advanced Diving Certifications: 1. We offer like everyone else an "Advanced Scuba Course Program", that may directly follow-on from our Open Water Scuba program and cover three (3) core dives:
1. Buoyancy and Gas Management. 2. Navigation and 3. Deep Diving to a maximum depth of 30m/132ft. Plus two (2) elective dives from our Introduction to specialist diving (Level 1).
After this level our divers may progress with extended theory and additional skills, plus experience dives (from 2 to 4 dives) to our level 2. Intermediate specialist level and then progress directly or after some time (Upgrades are valid up to 2 years from previous certification levels)
The Level 3. Is our advanced specialist diver with 4-6 dives, which means that our advanced specialist divers will have a minimum of 9 to 12 dives. Making them genuinely "Advanced" Divers with a good experience level...
Who can take ITDA Advanced Specialist Certification?
Any agency divers with Rescue Diver Certification and Specialist Diving Interests may apply to be awarded this level based on three factors:
1. Extensive Proven Experience in their field / Specialist Area
2. Recognition from the Dive Industry or Diving related historical societies or bodies (Such as NSS for Cave Diving) for outstanding achievement
3. Over 40 to 100 plus logged dives in the specialist area of expertise
If you want to complete the required course program for certification you must graduate from the ITDA Specialist Diver level 2 in order to be qualified to enter the Advanced Specialist Diving Program.
Level 1 is an Introduction to the specialist subject and Level 2, is the intermediate level. Level 3. Advanced Specialist Diver... ITDA Advanced Specialist Divers are "Experts in their fields"...
ITDA Specialist Diving Subject Areas / Fields Include:
Because ITDA are also a Technical Training Agency we can offer those scuba divers, who are pre-qualified by; Certification, Training and Experience to "UPGRADE" from our Sports Scuba levels a direct path to our technical levels...
So they do not have to find a another agency or Instructor (As many ITDA Instructors are also technical or may take upgrade professional courses with us to graduate as Technical)
Marine Life - Mammals - Shark Diving (Shark Wrangler) - Marine Biology - Marine Sciences - Research Diving - Buoyancy & Gas Management
Wreck Diving - Deep Wrecks (Mixed Gas) - Wreck Diving (CCR Diving) - Ice Wreck Diving
Night Diving - Night Wreck Diving - Limited Visibility - Environmental Diving - Ice Diving
Rebreather Diving - SCR - CCR Rebreather- Mixed Gas CCR - Deep CCR (100m)
UW Photography - UW Digital Photography - UW Video - UW Video Production - UW Film-Making
Historical Diving - UW Archaeology - Geological Interests - Scientific Diving
DPV Diving- DVP Operations and Recovery - Safety Diving and Advanced Rescue and Recovery
More are being added all the time as we get instructors and trainers graduating specialist fields....And our Instructor Authored Programs...
Course content for Advanced Specialist Certifications
Due to the nature of the vast and complex areas of subject matter the ITDA Course Content at this level is mostly determined by the Specialist Instructors and Trainers... With written assignments and research projects in many areas.
ITDA expects divers at this level to have 100% effective diving skills.
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