Instructor Dive Development, or IDD for short, is a worldwide professional dive organization, which is established in 1992 in Europe with its Head-Office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The reason for this was a dissatisfaction of the existing ways of scuba training. IDD wanted an education which could be used not only in tropical waters or cold European waters, but truly could be used effectively all over the world. Now a day, IDD is one of the fastest growing scuba organizations in the world.
IDD has developed their own, worldwide recognized, modular teaching system, which means that you learn the course step by step (in modules) in your own time and speed. All lessons are planned carefully to ensure the student follows the contents of each course in a methodical and logical fashion.
All, in multiple languages available, educational materials are off the highest quality. Our textbooks are always printed in full color and are being continuously adapted to keep up with the most recent developments in the diving industry.
IDD is the first scuba organization in the world who has received the ISO-9001 certificate for high quality in development of professional diving education, training of diving instructors at all levels with a special focus on diving safety and certification of trained divers.
The educational system of IDD not only exists of normal scuba educations. IDD also has its own technical department. This department is specialized in the technical part of diving (Enriched Air Nitrox diving, Rebreather diving, Cave diving, etc.). We do also have our own Handicapped Diving educations.
IDD is very much aware of the environment. That is why it has set up project Peace on Reef. With this project IDD wants to make not only divers, but everyone aware of the magnificent underwater world and see to it that it will last. The Peace on Reef sign means a cleaner environment. Look…dont touch! IDD aims to make people aware of the beauty that can be discovered by diving underwater. We hope to increase respect and overall admiration for nature itself.
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