List of diver certification organizations

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This page lists notable underwater diver certification agencies. These include certification in cave diving, commercial diving, recreational diving, technical diving and freediving. Diver certification agencies are organisations which issue certification of competence in diving skills under their own name, and which train, assess, certify and register the instructors licensed to present courses following the standards for the certification they issue.

Recreational scuba diving certification agencies[edit]

Organisations which publish standards for competence in recreational scuba diving skills and knowledge, and issue certification for divers assessed as competent against these standards by affiliated schools or instructors:

Recreational certification organisations no longer operating[edit]

  • NASDS (USA) - National Association of Scuba Diving Schools only USA (Founded in the 1960s and merged with SSI in 1999)[25]
  • IAF - International Aquanaut Foundation - existed in Florida between 1978 and 1982[26][not in citation given]
  • TAC - The Aquatic Club - existed in the UK between 1982 and 1986. dissolved organization[27]
  • YMCA SCUBA (1959-2008).[28][29]

Technical diving certification agencies[edit]

Organisations which publish standards for competence in technical diving skills and knowledge, and issue certification for divers assessed as competent against these standards by affiliated schools or instructors:

Cave diving certification agencies[edit]

Organisations which publish standards for competence in cave diving skills and knowledge, and issue certification for divers assessed as competent against these standards by affiliated schools or instructors:

Freediving and snorkelling certification agencies[edit]

Organisations which publish standards for competence in freediving and snorkelling skills and knowledge, and issue certification for divers assessed as competent against these standards by affiliated schools or instructors:

Commercial diver training and registration authorities[edit]

Organisations which publish standards for competence in commercial diving skills and knowledge, and issue certification for divers assessed as competent against these standards by registered or affiliated schools:

Organisations specifically certifying public safety divers:

Scientific diving certification agencies[edit]

Organisations which publish standards for competence in scientific diving skills and knowledge, and issue certification for divers assessed as competent against these standards by affiliated schools or instructors:

Other certification agencies for skills associated with diving[edit]

Dedicated diver first aid & rescue training[edit]

Maritime archaeology[edit]

Professional associations for diving instructors[edit]

International standards, accreditation and quality assurance organisations[edit]

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