Standards UK HSE Page

United Kingdom - Health & Safety Executive

ITDA UK were orginally approved in 2005 after an audit from UK-HSE and we rewrote many UK standards in order to gain approval for our Sports Diving and Professional programs... We have maintained our status since with annual updates and compliance with UK HSE Diving regulations...  Which also include EU Directives...

ukeu Standards UK HSE

About our Standards (ITDA UK / ITDA Europe)

Not all Training agencies are the same!  

Our programs are designed to maximize safety while offering a challenging and exciting diving experience.

We both recognize and accept the standards that other organizations offer as in: PADI, CMAS, BSAC, SSAC, NAUI, SSI, IANTD, TDI/SDI & TDI/SDI Europe, GUE, ANDI, IDEA, VSDT, FEDAS, NASDS, PDIC, YMCA and the standards that others have set and we offer "Equal" training levels for those wishing to cross over to our Agency.  See: Crossover Page

Standards for Entry Level diver certifications please download here...EN and ISO Level 1.

Standards for Sports Diving to Rescue and Advanced Download here... Diver level 2 EN and ISO Standards

ITDA Group and Diver Leadership level 3 Diver... EN and ISO Standards download here..

Multi-Agency

ITDA Group also promote our unique Multi-Agency Programs, where we allow instructors from other agencies to train and certify our programs...

See Multi-Agency page for details..

ITDA Group International Standards

 ITDA Group are totally unique in setting and maintaining standards at both National and International levels, for both Warm Water (Resort) and Cold Water diving environments with 60+ Specialist Diving Levels plus: Occupational Diver, Commercial and Public Safety Diver Standards for Professional divers... Our UK Operating Company is: International Technical Diving Agency (ITDA) Europe Ltd. Reg.No. 08900893  International parent Company: ITDA Group International Inc. Ltd. Registered in Hong Kong No. 1519638

UK_HSEUK HSE's CMAS Equivalence Table

Recreational qualifications are acceptable for some specific classes of diving. These are CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activitiés Subaquatiques) equal levels....

Recreational Agency/Organisation

 CMAS 2* equivalence

CMAS 3* equivalence

American Nitrox Divers International UK Ltd - (ANDI)

Rescue Diver

Dive master

British Sub-Aqua Club - (BS-AC)

Dive Leader & Sports Diver

Advanced Diver

Global Underwater Explorers (UK) Ltd - (GUE)

Not applicable

All GUE qualifications

International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers UK - (IANTD)

 Rescue Diver

Dive master

International Technical Diving Agency (ITDA Group International)

 Advanced Nitrox Diver

Extended Range Nitrox Diver (Ntech)

National Association of SCUBA Educators UK - (NASE)

 Rescue Diver & Advanced   Rescue Diver

Dive master

National Association of Underwater Instructors UK - (NAUI)

 Master Scuba Diver

Dive master

Professional Association of Diving Instructors International  Ltd - (PADI)

 Rescue Diver

Dive master

Professional SCUBA Association International (Europe) - (PSAI)

 Advanced Deep Air Level 1

Advanced Deep Air Level 2

Sub-Aqua Association - (SAA)

 Dive Leader & Club Diver

Dive Supervisor

Scottish Sub-Aqua Club - (SS-AC)

 Diver

1st Class Diver & Master Diver

SCUBA Diving International (UK) - (SDI)

 Rescue Diver

Dive master

SCUBA Schools International GB Ltd - (SSI)

 Master Diver & Advanced Open Water Diver

Dive Control Specialist

Technical Diving International (UK) - (TDI)

 Advanced Nitrox

Extended Range

The above list is not a comparison of qualifications from one agency/organization to another. Neither does it automatically grant any rights to persons wishing to use their current qualification to gain a qualification with another agency/organization. Crossover requirements are entirely at the discretion of the agency/organization to which the person is applying.

Sports & Technical Standards

For many Countries they still still do not have standards for Sports Diving and generally International Standards are adopted from the Industry or Government Standards like UK HSE are widely considered to be of the highest standard as diving in the UK is regulated by law...  UK HSE vet and assess every training agency they approve to operate in the UK.  ITDA has held UK HSE approval since 2005... And we are currently developing ISO agreements for approvals of the following ISO Standards:

International Standards ISO 11121:2009, Recreational diving services – Requirements for introductory training programs to scuba diving, and ISO 11107:2009, Recreational diving services – Requirements for training programs on enriched air Nitrox (EAN) diving, answer the needs of this expanding market where competent training is essential.

ITDA Group International Inc Ltd. - ITDA Asia Pacific and Asia S.E. - ITDA Europe Ltd. International Technical Diving Agency Ltd. (UK) and ITDA Middle East, ITDA USA and Canada meet and exceed these and many other national and International standards....

Direct Link to United Kingdom HSE Government Standards Site...

http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/qualifications/approved-list.pdf

 Compliance Statement...

The ITDA Group International Inc Ltd. and "International Technical Diving Agency", Also operating the trading body of "ITDA Europe Ltd". Hereby state that our "International Standards" will meet with, comply and exceed any and all state, federal, national and International standards requirements for safety in diving instruction, education and the application of safe diving practice and procedures for diver and professional training and certification. To ISO Standards as named above and to National and International Standards as required by our operating Countries and ITDA Group regional offices.

Learn More: ITDA Standards Standards Updates - ITDA ISO, - ANSI (EN) Standards   Any inquires re standards please contact us: admin@diveitda.org

Occupational & CommercialStandards_UK_HSE

As Occupational and / or Commercial Diving is not covered under the ISO Standards or Diving Directives, we adopt and meet the standards for UK HSE, IDSA and ADAS for Occupational Diving and In-Shore, In-Land Diver and Professional Rescuer Training Standards. Plus the CDIB Construction Board of Malaysia has approved our standards with IDA and TSTC... ITDA Training Partners in Malaysia.

See TSTC/IDA Web Site Here... for Details

 

 
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