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       Welcome to     ITDA®-IHMP International

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Who are we?

We are an International training and certification agency for the diving industry (Operating in 65+ Countries) and more... Since 1998, and the only International body that trains & certifies levels from; Basic to Professional - Occupational & First Aid, to International standards and also includes an "International Club System"... We also have ITDA Academy for higher education in diving & teaching.

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What do we do?

ITDA-IHMP International Training Agency

We educate, train and certify from basic levels such as, learning to swim, Snorkel, Scuba & Technical Diving to First Aid and Professional diving (Instructor Training & Diving for Work!). Occupational Diving, to International Standards including; The Diving Industry, UK HSE. IDSSC - ISO / ANSI Compliant and Government / Federal  Standards and in all cases to the Highest ITDA-IHMP Training & Certification standards which are unique to us and are both challenging and rewarding at all levels...  ITDA Academy - See ITDA-IHMP Standards Page  -                          Unique Membership System

Our Programs (Basic)Entry Level

ITDA-IHMP International as the International Technical Diving Agency, offer a variety of training & certifications from learning to Swim, Snorkel etc. To becoming a dive professional.

(With experience based upgrade paths to higher levels)

For divers we offer three (x3) training & certification levels -

1. Basic/Introduction level - 2. Intermediate level and 3. Advanced/Technical levels.

No prior expericence required - For Entry Level Certifications...

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Intermediate Levels

As standalone course certification programs or as Upgrades.

We have a minium experience requirement of 10 Open water dives to enter these levels...

Open water certified divers from any agency are welcome to join our training programs.

Advanced Scuba Diving


ITDA Advanced Scuba Diver and our Level 1 and 2 Specialist Diver Certifications. We now offer our "Unique" Advanced Specialist Certification, giving specialist divers recognition for their advanced status in theory and diving skills plus, much greater experience.

Please NOTE: 20 Open Water Dives experience are required for entry into Specialist Diver Level 2. and above...
ITDA Advanced Scuba Certifications are another unique first in our Industry, as most agencies offer only very limited training and certification in advanced diving. This is mainly 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".  Note: DIVERS from all agenices are Welcome!

We require a higher experience level of experience with 10 open water dives and rescue skills assessment to certify ITDA Advanced Diver...

Core Dives & New Standards

Core Dives are those required by ITDA Standards to meet the minimum requirements of this agency to be certified as an Advanced Scuba Diver... The Advanced student may also add from 2 to 6 dives as elective (Their Choice!) dives in specialist area's from level 1 and level 2 "Specialist Certifications".  Note: All levels may add or use Nitrox as required...

  1. Core Dive Buoyancy & Gas Management (Honing Buoyancy Skills with Trim & Weights)

  2. Navigation - Circle, Square & Bearing. Plus, Leading Dives (Minimum of x2 Training Dives).

  3. Deep Air Diving with decompression minimum depth 30m/100ft & Max depth 40m/132ft.

  4. Rescue from depth assessment (Review of skills from rescue diver) with Egress & CPR

Note each core module is minimum of x2 dives with Instructor and/or Dive Leader assessment, with the exception of the deep dive, which MUST be assessed by an Instructor Assessor. 8 Dives in total required for certification. Electives maybe added after the core dives are completed.

Specialist Diver Intro

In our unique Advanced Scuba Diver Program

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Rescue from Depth Assessment

In addition to the Specialist Introduction levels we also require a Rescue from depth Assessment.

All Specialist Levels

ITDA Specialist Scuba Diver has three (3) Distinct levels:

  • Level 1 (Basic Skills - Introduction - On the left diagram above).

  • Level 2 Intermediate Specialist Diver Certification. (Centre area on diagram above).

  • Level 3. Advanced.


We now offer our "Unique" Advanced Specialist Certifications level 3, (On the right side diagram above) giving Specialist divers recognition for their advanced status in theory and diving skills, and much greater experience levels. Please NOTE: 20 Open Water Dives experience are required for / to enter, Specialist Diver Level 2. and above... From 2023 ITDA Occupational Diving Certifications, "Diving for / or at Work Diving",  (Lower centre diagram in blue boxes above) are level 2 and level 3. Specialist equal levels (And can / may include "Advanced Certifications").

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Specialist levels

Discover the ITDA-IHMP International Membership System

Training and Certification for Diving & First Aid Training to International Standards

ITDA-IHMP International membership System and Club is a community of diving enthusiasts who are passionate about exploring the deep blue sea. Conservation - Protection and Sustaining the Coral systems and Marine Life.


Our membership offers training and certification for diving to the highest international standards, as well as first-aid training and certification. Plus, Professional & Occupational Diving. With real benefits like. discounts and exclusive offers from our partners around the world.


We believe that learning to dive safely and responsibly is key to enjoying the beauty of the underwater world. Join our online club today and connect with other divers from around the world.

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From leadership levels (Any Agency) you can become an ITDA-IHMP Professional with credit for previous experience and certifications. Divemaster / Dive Con and other levels... We offer many flexible options...

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Start Your Diving Adventure Today!

 Check out ITDA membership! from just $6 USD per month... Less than a cup of coffee & cake.


“I'm a diver of 20 years and I took an ITDA Specialist Course and found it to be fantastic... Great fun, great instructor in Jose and great service from ITDA so I joined the ITDA Family and never looked back...

Bryan Jones UK

My name is Janye and I was new to diving, so I tried the introduction program and went directly on to complete my Open Water Certification. It was such fun and so rewarding. I recommend ITDA to all.

- Janye Saunders USA

My wife and I are both divers but quite new to it. We loved the upgrade from Open Water to the ITDA Rescue program and specialist programs. My wife & I did marine life, had a great time in Tioman, Malaysia.

- Kim Hung SG

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