About ITDA

Vision / Passion / Mission / Philosophy / Opportunity


Our Vision

Our vision is to reduce accidents and injures through better skills training, more experience, safer training with more dive theory, higher education (academic) and training with a back to basics philosophy and high-degree of self-reliance...


Our Passion

Our passion is simply to educate and train our students to be competent, safer, better informed divers with a sound understanding of diving Physics and Physiology, developing a positive attitude to marine conservation / human impact.


Our Mission

The ITDA mission is to educate, instruct and certify; Non-Divers, Sports divers, Technical divers, Occupational divers and Specialist divers in safer diving techniques and rescue skills¦ To higher International standards!  And reducing accidents!

Instructor Mission


To ensure that all training operations are conducted by our Professionals safely to higher standards, efficiently and to the full benefit of our students, divers and members. All course levels include; Risk Assessments and Skills Evaluations.

Our main objective is producing "Safe, Competent" and "Highly Effective" Divers at every level...

 ITDA Introduction Pod Cast 24/09/2021 (5mins)


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ITDA are growing and are actively looking for training partners. We can offer a unique and fast developing business model based on reduced competition and exclusive rights. Divepro is our unique partnership franchise agreement!

The ITDA "Divepro" franchise, you could own an exclusive partnership to develop a training and certification agency business as your own, operating under the ITDA Group International umbrella.

ITDA Divepro Link!



We believe: Divers should earn their credentials as safe competent divers, not just by completing a training program to minimum standards. And expecting a certification because they paid for it! 

But by a process of continual evaluation & assessment of skills, theory and abilities to be safer divers that are able to rescue themselves and their instructor if required.  (The Key, 3 C's: Comfort “ Competence“ Confidence)  Good divers are not born they are trained...

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Unique Business Model

We operate regionally around the world and incorporate local culture, offering respect to the local people, incorporating local standards where they exist into our training and certification programs.  We work with local partners many of whom are exclusive to ITDA but are not required to be, as we have an "Open Agency" policy...

Actively promoting "Multi-Agency" Accepting Pro levels from other agencies - Work with us?


Our Recent Accomplishments

Reduced renewal fees for our professionals from Jan. 2022.

Minimum certifications will apply (i.e. Subject to to terms) Certify only 20 Divers in the renewal period at Open Water level Pro or above to qualify for a 50% discount on renewal fees...

Plus we are offering a monthly subscription service to help your cash-flow...

Open Agency Agreements for our Instructors (Multi-Agency)

Other agency instructors may train and certify our specialist levels

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Delivery of


The graph on the left here demonstrates the following:

Pass rate was the average pass rate at our open water course program level for new divers in 2017/18 period.

Growth this graph bar shows our average growth over the period worldwide, based on diver certification at all levels.

Update - 98% of ITDA training materials over the period were updated to 2019. This means that almost all of our training materials were updated in 2019/20... And we developed 8 new training programs. Including: Open Water Plus+ program adding specialist modules to the course program.

Delivery - Downloads.  We offered more materials in 2020 as e-materials and had an average of 88% of our training materials downloaded...

How are ITDA different?

We Offer More... "More Theory, More Skills, More Training and More Experience"

We offer many very different options for our professionals to add value to ITDA certification programs. For example with our Introduction to scuba programs, student divers even before full certification can add "Entry Level", specialist introduction dives (L1) to their diving experience, like Gas Management and Buoyancy control, marine life interests (Fish ID) and / or navigation, plus "basic UW Photography and UW Video... From Entry Level./ Introduction to Scuba.
Fun dives under professional supervision, giving these student divers a wider range of experiences.  Which will help them to better enjoy the Open Water training experience and marine interaction even more!
ITDA and IHMP, training scuba diving, advanced and technical, training professional divers, from diver to instructor, plus IHMP first-aid and IHMP instructor, plus, our unique divepro opportunity.  See our report on Owler Link here!
  More dive theory,traing

As we educate divers at Open Water Level in basic decompression theory and diving physiology.


  More diving experience,dvr


With the option to add dives and even limited specialist certifications from Entry Level Diving....

With L1. Introduction to basic specialist diving skills with optional certification available. 

  More choices at entry levels,

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...

Learn more here about our L1 Programs.

  More diver Training,resc

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, dvrs

We strongly advise our divers to take more experience dives, before diving unsupervised to develop the confidence to dive without supervision. Minimum is 10 Dives...


  ITDA Believes in the value of Experience,

With additional dives required before progressing to higher levels for example our "Open Water Diver" upgrade to "Advanced Scuba Diver", requires a minimum of 10 Open Water Dives experience and begins with our rescue program as a specialist level.

incorporated in our advanced diver program (at no extra cost!) and is available as an additional certification as "Rescue Diver or Advanced Rescue"... Depending skills assessment level...

Here is our top management!

Steve and Georgina with an award for 1st place, for training standards, from a UK Government agency. Plus, Steve and Georgina (Gina) with our International Exhibition team at LIDS, London International Dive Show UK/EU..

Georgina Craig is our COO Chief Operating Officer / Admin Director - Responsible for all admin systems.

Steve Craig-Murray is our Chief Executive - Responsible for Sales & Marketing, Partner Management and pretty muchsteve georginaeverything else!

Casarones, 29715 Sedella
Malaga. Spain EU.

Serving the Industry since 1998

See our report on Owler Link here!



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    Steve and Georgina with Award - ITDA Marketing Support for Shows and exhibitions - Georgina Craig COO - Steve Craig-Murray CEO

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