Who can take ITDA Advanced Specialist
Any agency divers with Specialist Diving Interests
may apply to be awarded this level based on three
1. Extensive Proven Experience in their field
/ Specialist Area and academic knowledge demonstrated
2. Recognition from the Dive Industry or
Diving related historical societies or bodies for
3. Minimum of over 20+ 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
to the specialist subject.
- Level 2. is the
- Level 3. is the
Advanced Specialist Level.
Level 3, Specialist Scuba Diving Advanced
This level is designed especially for divers with a
great deal of experience, a minimum Advanced Open Water
certifications with 30+ Open Water Dives experience and
having dived at the Level 2. Intermediate level with
ITDA... Is required to gain entry to technical
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Specialist Diving Certifications available
at this Advanced Level:
Control and Gas Management - Cold Water (dry Suit)
Diving, Overhead Environment - Cavern Diving - Wreck
Diving - Deep Diving - Side Mount - Sports Nitrox -
Rebreather Training (Semi Closed SCR & Closed Circuit
CCR to 30m/100ft) - Research & Scientific Diving -
Rescue - DPV and ROV - Search & Recovery - Marine Life -
Reef Fish ID - Shark Diving. - Navigation - Night Diving
- Equipment - Dive
Planning - Twinset Diving - UW Photography / UW Video -
SMB Deployment - Computer Diver - Cave Diver (from Level
Instructors may also apply to ITDA HQ to add /
incldue IAP (Instructor Authored Programs) with HQ
setting minimum standards and safe training requirements
based on the risk factor at this level.
Training and Experience Required for
Certification at Level 3. Advanced Specialist
A minimum of x8 Dives, plus theory modules for each
subject area, "Diving
Specialist", Certification at intermediate
Instructors may also add dives up to a maximum of x8
dives for certification, based on the students abilities
and skills as demonstrated in assessments and
evaluation. Theory modules MUST be passed at 85%
Instructors may also train and certify CPR First Aid and basic rescue
skills with surface recovery methods and may also offer
Oxygen First Aid and AED/DEA First-Aid at this level.
If student has not already completed this
Specialist Diver Certifications at all levels may be
fully credited to further training and education in the
If a Diver takes the ITDA Advanced Open water or
Advanced Sports Diver Programs, previous Specialist
certification may be credited. i.e. If a diver has
x2 Specialist Certifications at level 1. They ONLY need
to complete the core programs dives requirement and the
theory modules to certify ITDA Advanced Open Water /
Advanced Club Diver. The Core Dives are: Buoyancy -
Navigation and Deep Dive....
See Advanced Scuba Diver
Program link here
How can I book a course?
You can simply email us here at HQ and we can
advise you of our nearest training partner
facility or ITDA Specailist Instructor... Or you
can inquire at your ITDA Training Facility or
Club or Resort Centre.
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