ITDA International Technical Diving Agency vision has been the same since 1998 and continues to be our primary objective as our global business evolves and grows.
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...
Special emphisis on entry level training for: Buoyancy Control, Self and buddy rescue, decompression theory and an understanding of the principle causes of accidents and injuries, with basic treatments and first-aid covered. CPR is included...
Our passion is simply to educate and train our students to be competent, safer, better informed and have a sound understanding of diving Physics and Physiology, also to develop a positive attitude to marine conservation / human impact, importance of the marine world and environment on our blue planet.
The ITDA Group 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!
To ensure that all training operations are conducted by our Professionals safely to higher standards, efficiently and to the full benefit of our students and members. Our main objective is producing "Safe, Competent" and "Highly Effective" courses at every level...
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!
With 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.
We believe: Divers should earn their credentials as safe competent divers, not just by completing a training program to minimum standards. By a process of continual evaluation & assessment of skills, theory and abilitites 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...
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
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 experiences, like buoyancy control, marine life interests (Fish ID) and / or navigation, plus "basic UW Photography and UW Video...
Fun dives under professional supervision, giving the students 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.
More dive theory
As we educate divers at Open Water Level in basic decompression theory and diving physiology.
More dive experience.
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.
Choices at Entry Level
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...
More diver training,
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,
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 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 30 Open Water Dives and begins with our rescue program as a specialist level, incorporated in our advanced diver program (at no extra cost!) and is avilable as an additional certifictaion as "Rescue Diver or Advanced Rescue"...
Our Recent Accomplishments
No renewal fees for our professionals from Jan. 2020. Minimum certifications will apply (i.e. Subject to to terms) Certify only 10 Divers at Open Water or above to qualify...
Open Agency Agreements for our Instructors (Multi-Agency)
Other agency instructors may train and certify our specialist levels
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... 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 2018 as e-materials and had an average of 88% of our training materials downloaded...
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 Asia Exhibition team at MIDE Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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 much everything else!
ITDA EU HQ
Casarones, 29715 Sedella
Malaga. Spain EU.