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About DIWA

DIWA is an abreviation for "Diving Instructor World Association" and excists for more than 30 years.

Dear Divers & Dive Instructors


DIWA is critical as its members and its own art/way to think about its members and their training.  DIWA is independent, but takes commits to its members.  DIWA has concrete expectations when it comes to Training and Customer Service, repects critique or controversial standings.  DIWA is considerate about Training practices and Dive Instrucotrs with alternative Instruction methods, but pays close attention to that all DIWA security regulations are met.

DIWA is a cooperation of qualified, and responisible Dive Instructors, that have made it their goal, to develop and maintain standard global Training practices and communicates that to its members.

DIWA certification is inernationally well accepted!


Besides the standard Certification Levels:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Chief Scuba Diver
  • Team Leader

With DIWA has the additional possibility to get certified in:

"International Divecertification".

  • Bronce
  • Silver
  • Gold


DIWA offers permanent series of Special Courses for Dive Instructors & Divers:

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Oxygen sharing
  • Underwater photography
  • Archaelogy
  • Cave to Mountain Lake diving
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Seminars for Compressors and Diving equipment and technologies


Regular DIWA Meetings offer interesting Facts and Contributions and Presentations for Dive Instructors and Dive experts considering to certify for Dive Instructions.

We highly recommend to become a member of DIWA. We particpated in the first Oxygen circulatory equipment courses in cooperation of the German Armed Forces departments organized for DIWA Dive instructors.

DIWA is always here for you!

DIWA reports about the modern constructive Training methods.  DIWA engages itself to constantly maintain and enforce those training standards. DIWA acts Internationally and does not compete with national associations.  DIWA compensates the Divesport across national boundaries. DIWA is politically neutral, innovative and creative when it comes to constructive Training practices and methods.

There is more! That you can find out by becoming a member and joining one of our Dive Instructor meetings.  (Available to sign up for our audio conferences under

DIWA is one of the official Trainings associations and founding members of the International Chamber for technical and commercial Diving (ICD). We obide by AISO, CAN requirements and the European Norms of diving (EN/ISO).

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