International Diving Association (IDA) – The Organisation
The International Diving Association, IDA for short, is an internationally operating diving association, which is based in Schwentinental. It was founded in 1996. The idea at the time was to unite a combination of the current diving developments and standards with the American training philosophy. Moreover, the IDA is connected with the CMAS Germany. In addition, it is a member of the Internationale Tauchlehrerakademie e.V. (International Diving Instructor Academy Association) and on the Recreational Scuba Training Council Europe, RSTC Europe for short.
IDA is a type of association which trains diving instructors as well as scuba divers. Moreover, there are diving instructor and crossover examinations held by IDA several times a year. In the meantime, IDA has a large number of agencies abroad. Among them, there are agencies in Bulgaria and in the Dominican Republic, in Indonesia as well as Austria, Spain, Thailand and also in Poland.
The diving training offered is based on the standards of CMAS. In addition, IDA offers numerous intermediate levels and special courses.
Courses offered by the International Diving Association (IDA)
Skin Diver 1
Skin Diver 2
Junior Open Water Diver
Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
Basic Diving Certificate
Basic Diver (Supervised Diver in accordance with ISO 24801-1)
Open Water Diver
During the Open Water Diver course from IDA, the theoretical and practical basics for the participation in guided dives are conveyed.
Procedure: The first fundamentals are given in the theory training, which deal with first aid as well as devices among other things. This is followed by water acclimatisation exercises and four open water dives.
Requirements: A valid medical examination for diving fitness must be certified
Minimum age: 14 years
ISO-Certification: Corresponds to the Autonomous Diver in accordance with ISO 24801-2
Advanced Open Water Diver
The Advanced Open Water Diver is a course for advanced learners who want a basis in order to be able to carry out dives with divers at the same level.
Procedure: The course consists of five open water dives as well as theory training and in doing so it conveys knowledge that can be built upon for the advanced course.
Requirements: The training level IDA OWD or an equivalent level must be certified. A valid medical examination for diving fitness must also be presented before the course.
Minimum age: 14 years
IDA*** (Dive Leader in accordance with ISO 24801-3)
RC pool Diver
RC Dive companion
Orientation while diving
Diving safety and rescue
Fresh water biology
Cold water diving
Scuba diving in sea caves
Mountain lake diving
IDA Diving Instructor* – ***
Diving Instructor Assistant
IDA Course Director TL****
IDA Instructor Examiner
Apnoea Diving Instructor
Trimix Diving Instructor
Apnoea as well as Trimex Diving Instructor Examiner
Side Mount Diving Instructor
Nitrox Diving Instructor Examiner
Triox Diving Instructor
RC Diving Instructor
RC Diving Instructor Trainer
Rebreather Diving Instructor
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