This program is designed to provide responsible training for those persons wishing to supervise standard IANTD divers, including Nitrox Divers, Advanced Nitrox Divers and Deep Air Divers. IANTD Nitrox Divemasters may supervise and assist in all open water IANTD diver programs but cannot conduct training exercise’s unless under the direction of a qualified IANTD instructor.
This program provides certification and recognition for leadership levels of wreck diving. A Wreck Diver Supervisor is a leadership or instructor in training rating and prerequisite for IANTD Wreck Instructor. IANTD Wreck Diver Supervisor may supervise wreck dives and lead wreck tours but cannot conduct training exercises unless under the direction of a qualified IANTD Cave Instructor.
This course examines the use of EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for optimal mixes to a depth of 130fsw/40msw. The object of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for dives not requiring staged decompression. (Decompression techniques may be combined with this course at the discretion of the instructor).
The Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater.
This program is designed to provide advanced training in cave diving skills. This multiple disciplined program covers survey diving, stage/multi-stage diving, DPV diving and side-mount diving.
The Future Buddies program brand new, innovated course is designed to provide children between the ages of 8 & 9 and introduction to scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of an instructor. Children are given the opportunity to try breathing underwater in confined water setting. The instructor covers topics such as the history of diving, diving equipment and the marine environment.
This program has been developed to provide responsible training to divers who plan to dive to 130 fsw (39 msw) on air. The IANTD Deep Air Diver program trains divers in skills, performance, theory and planning of deep dives. This program remains within the commonly practiced depth of 130 fsw (39 msw). It is the first sanctioned program to provide proper international training in safe deep diving skills and performance. It is recommended that this program be taught in conjunction with the IANTD EANx Diver program.
This program is designed to extend the divers knowledge with O2 mixes of 22 to 40% and up to 50% for decompression. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the Nitrox diving concept
This program provides recreational divers a safer breathing medium for enjoying dives in 40 fsw (12 msw) to 130 fsw (39 msw) depth range. The diver may elect to dive the mix on EANx tables or conservatively using their dive computers or air tables with an added diver safety margin. The IANTD Nitrox Diver certification is adaptable to being taught as a single program or by combining it with a variety of advanced or specialty diver courses.
This program ensures professional, quality training to IANTD divers. An IANTD Nitrox Instructor teaches Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Open Water Nitrox Diver programs.
This course provides the training and experience to competently conduct advanced wreck dives, penetration skills and techniques are covered.
This course provides the training and experience required to competently utilize air for dives up to 180 fsw/55msw that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures and oxygen during decompression
Fulfilling a need for Trimix advantages at shallower depths than the traditional Trimix training, Normoxic Trimix Instructors provide training in the use of Helium mixes in intermediate depth dives.
This program enables students to learn the essentials of rebreather technology & practical use of rebreathers. The courses are designed to work in conjunction with manufacturers programs specific to each rebreather unit.
This is the entry-level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize a nitrox semiclosed circuit rebreather (benefits, hazards and proper procedures are comprehensively taught).
The Inactive Diver Program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an individual who has not dived in one year. The program may be taught by either an Instructor or Assistant Instructor
This program is intended to teach detailed technical information to mixing and blending technicians. It is intended to explain the standards, properties, equipment, oxygen safety, handling and cleaning procedures for mixing or blending diving gases other than air, such as Nitrox (EANx).
This is the entry level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22% to 40% oxygen content.
This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration; in addition outlines specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern course is not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments
One of SDI’s most popular courses, the solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy. The course stresses proper dive planning and accident prevention and in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo
This program has been designed to train competent personnel in the safe handling of oxygen and the preparation of Trimax .
The design of this program provides an introduction to the cave diving environment of recreational divers.
This program develops competent instructors for teaching the safe usage of Nitrox mixtures while cave diving.
DPV, Accident Management, Stress Management, and other specialized programs are available. Please inquire to IANTD HQ.
This course enables the successful candidate to engage in the preparation of scuba equipment for technical diving gasses.
Program information available upon request through your local IANTD Nitrox/Trimix facilities.
This course is the third stage of training in the series of TDI’s program. Advanced dive planning
This program is designed to provide recognition of leadership qualifications of competent divers. A Nitrox Technical Diver Supervisor is a leadership or instructor in training rating. Nitrox Technical Diver Supervisors may supervise divers in open water and students in all standard courses (except Overhead Environment) Advanced Deep Air Diver, and Nitrox Technical Diver under the direction of a qualified IANTD instructor.
The IANTD Trimix Diver program is dedicated to those individuals already involved in deep diving activities. The Trimix course is not designed to be used as an enticement to divers who are content to remain in normal recreational or Nitrox diving limits. Trimix affords a safer method for deep water exploration for divers who must dive deep or perform with a clear head in intermediate depths. The IANTD Trimix program establishes the need to be self-sufficient.
The program trains qualified IANTD Technical Divers who are not already Scuba instructors to teach IANTD Technical Diving Programs. This program is offered only to IANTD Technical Divers with outstanding experience and knowledge. To participate, the individual must be recommended by a current IANTD Instructor. Upon teaching three non-technical programs, the newly certified IANTD Instructor may progress as defined in the IANTD Standards
The Scuba Discovery Program is designed to give perspective students an introduction to Scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of instructor. The program takes people who wish to try scuba but are unsure if they wish to take a full certification course on their first dive. Students are given an introduction to basic scuba equipment and scuba skills followed by an underwater tour in the local marine environment.
This program teaches physicians, allied medical, dive supervisors and dive rescue personnel the proper techniques for medically evaluating dive candidates, early recognition of the signs/symptoms of DCS and EAA field management (First Aid), evacuation of diving accident victims, pharmaceutical agents, total recompression chamber operations and the use of gases during hyperbaric exposures and medical equipment in the hyperbaric environment.
The SDI Advanced Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers”. Under the old way of training a student could take an Advanced Course right after an Open Water course and only have a total of 9 dives all under the direct training of an instructor. The SDI Advanced Diver Development program requires a new Open Water student to take 4 SDI specialties or equivalent, along with having a total of 25 dives. SDI feels a diver will truly be “Advanced” after this is accomplished.
This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 150fsw/45msw unless taught in conjunction with advanced nitrox, Extended Range or Advanced Wreck Courses. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including oxygen and nitrox) are presented.
This program trains divers in safe wreck penetration diving and the technical utilization of Nitrox for wreck exploration and the use of Nitrox and oxygen for decompression
These programs develop qualified IANTD Wreck or Cavern Dive Instructors. This program may be taught in either wrecks, caverns, or a combination of both.
The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper technique equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending nitrox gases for recreational scuba.
The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures needed for the preparation and blending of high quality gasses.
IANTD Nitrox Instructors who have gained experience teaching may obtain additional training in order to teach the Advanced Nitrox and Deep Diver programs. Advanced Nitrox Instructors also train Dive Masters and may offer additional specialties.
This program has been designed to provide a more in depth knowledge of Nitrox and technical diving application. This individual is charged with teaching divers who use custom blends of Nitrox for bottom mix, travel mixes and decompression mixes.
This course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gasses containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 200fsw/60msw.
This course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gasses containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 300fsw/100msw
This mixed gas program was developed by leading diving educators, diving physiologist’s and the most experienced gas divers in the technical diving community. The IANTD Trimix Instructor represent the standard of excellence in mixed gas applications for recreational diving.
This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely snorkel in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. Graduates may enroll in the SDI Open Water Diver Course to continue their diving education and
This course is a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation & emergency Oxygen administration combined into one program. It is designed to teach divers the proper techniques to safely administer CPR and O2 in emergency situations
This course is the third stage of training in the series of TDI’s cave diver development program. Advanced cave dive planning the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented.
The Assistant instructor course is designed for students to gain practical teaching experience with an active instructor. Students will help an instructor teach an Open Water Scuba Diver course, Advanced Diver Course, and Rescue Diver Course. Upon completion of the course graduates may teach and certify Skin Divers, conduct the In-active diver program, and conduct the knowledge Quest review in the
There are several programs designed to promote the safe practices of gas blending. The EANx Gas Blender and Trimix Gas Blender programs are taught by qualified IANTD Instructors to provide specialized training to personnel who are involved with filling cylinders and operating filling stations. In addition there are programs for Life Support Systems Technicians who repair and maintain diving
The SDI Instructor Course is designed to teach current Divemaster or Assistants Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor. The program is divided into 2 sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC). The first section teaches the candidates how to properly teach and design courses, the second section evaluates the candidates teaching of open water skills.
The Cavern and Wreck training programs develop wreck diving skills and cavern diving skills within limits of light penetration. These programs are designed to ensure divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments. The programs may be taught using either air or Nitrox.
The Divemaster course is designed to develop the skills & knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified divers in the open water environment. Upon completion, graduates may assist instructors during diving courses and supervise and conduct dives for certified divers. This course trains candidates to have leadership level knowledge and skill.
The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for and individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid. Students are taught skills such as how to perform self rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, and administer proper first aid to bends victims.
The IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver program is aimed at those who wish to dive in the zone between 130 fsw (39 msw) and 200 fsw (60 msw) but are not comfortable doing so on air. The course uses normoxic mixtures and consists of 12 dives and one three (3) hour confined water session. Six (6) dives are on air to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and 130 fsw (39 msw) and six (6) dives involve practicing specified skills at depths between 30 fsw (9 msw) and 90 fsw (27 msw). All dives will be performed with two (2) stage cylinders. Four (4) Trimix dives are also made in the course with two (2) at depths up to 165 fsw (50 msw) and two (2) at depths up to 200 fsw (60 msw). This is an intense seven (7) day program enabling the graduate to be qualified to dive normoxic Trimix to 200 fsw (60 msw). It does not qualify the diver to use hypoxic mixtures to participate in dives deeper than 200 fsw (60 msw). The text for the course is IANTD’s Technical Diver Encyclopedia, associated Technical Diver Workbook, Slides and newly developed Water-proof Tables.