Next Level Certifications

and ITDA Step-System

ITDA has introduced a New and exciting process for diver progression from one level to the next certification level in a simple and clear easy to understand way, that divers will really want to progress as quickly as possible to higher levels in order to increase their experience. Making them safer and more knowledgeable divers than equal levels from other agencies...

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Getting onto the ladder (Step System Entry L1)

System entry begins with our Non-diving and Introductiuon to Scuba Diving levels... With water safety and comfort from our Snorkelling programs, leading to our unique entry level Scuba Diving training and certifications...


  • Experience programs (Day Courses)/ Day Courses

  • Resort Scuba Diver (Warm water diving)

  • 2**Star Scuba Diver (Cold water "Dry Suit" diving)/ Dry Suit Diver (Cold Water Diving)

  • ITDA Club Diver (equal to resort scuba and 2**Star diver)

Standards EN 14153-2 / ISO 24801-2 for Scuba Diver Training.  EN 14153-2 Applies in Europe as Autonomos Diver after completing the experience requirements and skills training to full certification for Resort, 2**Star / Dry Suit Diver and ITDA Club diver.  For any clarification see Standards Page


Step System Continues L2.adv_resort

The step system continues with upwards progression to: 

  • Advanced Resort Diver (Entry Level Advanced Diving, introduction to level 1 specialist)

  • Sports Scuba Diver (Above industry standard open water diver level)

  • Rescue Diver


Advanced Sports Diving Progression Levels L3.

Advanced diving certification levels in the ITDA system are unique to ITDA and represent a reall level of specialist diving from intermediate specialist to advanced specialist. adv_dvr2


  • Overhead Environments (Wreck / Cavern / Cave / ICE)

  • Advanced Nitrox

  • Decompression Diving (Deeper Diving & Extended Range)

  • Entry Level Technical Diving

  • Advanced Rescue

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Leadership Levels L4.team_ITDA

ITDA Group Dive Leader is an industry first in combining leadership with entry level instructor, which mean our dive leader is a really valuable asset to any dive centre or school/club...

ITDA Dive leaders can be professional dive guides, instructional assistants and even become club instructors and IHMP CPR / Oxygen First Aid instructors.

Learn more here about our leadership levels...  -

 Link Here to ITDA Training Materials page



The ITDA are focused on higher quality training and have created a unique assessment and skills evaluation process based on our step system, building student knowledge and skills slowly (At the pace of the student!) ...  We also only issue certifications based on actual ability level, sometimes this means requiring more experience before full certifications are awarded.  98% of our programs are pass first time...