What is the Advanced Specialist Certification?
This is the highest level of "Specailsit Diver", in the diving
industry and requires real advanced experience and knowledge to
attain the certification level. Exceeding the highest standards in
diving. This level is unique in scuba-diving as no other agency
has this level of requirement for this certification.
Who can take ITDA Advanced Specialist Certification?
Any agency divers with Specialist Diving Interests may apply
to be awarded this level based on three factors:
1. Extensive Proven Experience in thier field /
2. Recognition from the Dive Industry or Diving
realted historical societies or bodies for outstanding
3. Over 100 plus logged dives in the specialist area
If you want to complete the required course program for
certification you must graduate from the ITDA Specialist Diver
level 2 in order to be qualified to enter the Adavnced
Specailist Diving Program.
Level 1 is an
Introduction to the specialist subject and
Level 2, is
the intermediate level.
Who may Certify this Advanced Specialist Level
ITDA Advanced Instructors or Specialist Instructors, may
train and certify the Level 1 and Level 2 Specialist
Certifications, However the Advanced Specialist / Level 3
Programs may ONLY be certified by ITDA Advanced Specialist
Instructors with unique specailist skills, knowledge and
experience in the specailist area.
ITDA Specialist Diving Subject Areas / Fields
Marine Life - Mammals - Shark Diving (Shark Wrangler) -
Marine Biology - Marine Sciences - Research Diving
Wreck Diving - Deep Wrecks (mixed Gas) - Wreck Diving (CCR
Diving) - Ice Wreck Diving
Night Diving - Night Wreck Diving - Limited Visibility -
Environmental Diving - Ice Diving
Rebreather Diving - SCR - CCR - Mixed Gas CCR - Deep CCR
UW Photography - UW Digital Photography - UW Video - UW
Video Production - UW Film-Making
Historical Diving - UW Archaeology
- Geological Interests - Scientific Diving
PV Diving- DVP Operations and Recovery - Safety Diving
and Advanced Rescue and Recovery
More are being added all the time as we get instructors and
trainers graduating specialist fields....
Course content for Advanced Specialist Certifications
Due to the nature of the vast and complex areas of subject
matter the ITDA Course Content at this level is mostly determined
by the Specialist Instructors and Trainers., with written
assignments and research projects in many areas.
ITDA expects divers at this level to have 100% effective diving