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BECOME AN IANTD
DIVE PROFESSIONAL...


No matter what you do for a living, the are times when life just seems... well, a little dull. Tired of your old job? Isn't it time you considered a career change - do something you love and become an IANTD instructor!

Whatever your training background, Vobster Quay can help you turn your diving dreams into a career reality. As the home of IANTD UK - one of the world's foremost technical diver training agencies - we know what it takes to become a success in the cut-throat world of diving. Our team of IANTD instructors and instructor trainers can guide you through every step of the way.


Introducing IANTD...




Whatever you want to do, IANTD can get you there. Our diver training programs offer a means of diving more safely and in more environments - whatever your level and interests...

The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers has been at the cutting edge of diver training for more than 20 years. From the first nitrox course in the world to our Tek Lite programs which allow for reduced narcosis in the entry-level tech depth range, through to CCR Cave and Expedition Trimix, we've been setting the standard since the very beginning.

We offer a complete range of training courses from Open Water Diver through to Expedition Trimix using both open and closed circuit equipment and a full range of cave diver training programs. Our instructor trainers and instructors represent some of the very best technical divers and educators in the UK and across the world.

Become an IANTD Instructor...



IANTD PREREQUISITES

All IANTD Instructor ratings have these prerequisites...
  • Current First Aid with AED + CPR rating
  • Current Oxygen Administration rating
  • Rescue Diver certification
  • Qualified as a Sport Diving Instructor in active teaching status with an accredited Scuba training agency
  • Qualified as a diver at the level you wish to teach
  • Meet minimum experience requirements at the level you wish to teach
  • Meet minimum age requirements at the level you wish to teach
IANTD Instructors all share one thing in common - a genuine passion for all-things diving. If you live and breathe diving and have an unstoppable drive to share that passion with others, IANTD wants to hear from you...

Becoming an IANTD Instructor offers a privileged opportunity to pass on your knowledge, experience and dive skills to the divers of tomorrow. With an IANTD Instructor Trainer as your mentor, IANTD Instructor courses are designed to develop and enhance your diving skills, teaching and supervisory skills in a controlled and structured manner.

Each IANTD Instructor level consists of an instructor evaluation course where you'll work alongside an IANTD Instructor Trainer to develop the tools and know-how to successfully deliver IANTD training at that level. For new IANTD Technical Instructors, you'll start at the 'tech lite' level teaching the IANTD Recreational Trimix and Advanced Recreational Trimix programs.

If you are already an experienced technical instructor, contact us for options and routes to join IANTD's team of professionals.

Instructor levels...



As the home of IANTD UK, we can arrange IANTD instructor training at all levels. Onsite we can offer the following instructor training...



IANTD Advanced
Recreational Trimix Instructor

DURATION: Internship
COST: £ POA

The foundation program for safe self sufficient diving. The IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix program covers the core skills from the technical diver training programs.

This packed course covers the use of twinsets with central isolation manifolds and decompression skills and procedures using bottom mixes of recreational trimix with oxygen contents between 21% and 40% with a maximum pO2 of 1.5 bar, combined with a helium content to yeild an Equivelent Narcotic Depth (END) no greater than 24 msw (80 fsw).



IANTD Open Water
Sidemount Instructor

DURATION: Internship
COST: £ POA

Sidemount diving is all the rage these days - it delivers great trim and buoyancy control, plus extremely accessible valves for gas management.

The IANTD Sidemount Diver course covers theory, gas planning, kit configuration and dive skills, with the emphasis firmly on getting in the water and diving to discover and enjoy the benefits of a totally new setup.




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POSTED: 16th December 2017

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POSTED: 16th December 2017

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Coming to Vobster Santas 2017 this Sunday. We've got another great reason to make sure that you're registered and through the gates nice 'n' early thanks to the good folks at Otter Watersports Drysuits.

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POSTED: 15th December 2017

The next time your favourite wreck or carefully laid plan is blown out, remember the magical world of mud. Mud and fine sediment are there because it's a sheltered environment, which means it's also a possible bad weather weather alternative. No excuses for not diving, learning and discovering something you haven't seen before! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 15th December 2017

WIN A SUUNTO SK8 COMPASS

We've got another superb raffle prize to share with you today courtesy of the good folk at Suunto Diving UK.

Worth £59, the new Suunto SK8 compass is a favourite amongst recreational and technical divers alike. The latest edition of Suunto’s leading dive compass delivers even better underwater performance with... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017

THE COUNTDOWN TO VOBSTER SANTAS HAS BEGUN...

Looking forward to Vobster Santas this coming Sunday? We're hard at work making final preparations for the big day and hopefully you are too - don't forget to cut a hole in your Santa suit for your drysuit dump valve and a bit of bungee to keep your Santa hat... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2017

Vobster Santas Temp and Viz update: The forecast is for sun and clouds, with light SW winds. Underwater, we have a temp of 9 degrees at the surface and 20m viz in places. More importantly, we have around 140 divers forecast to attend - if we can get a few more, we might even be able to top the record of 188 to celebrate 10 years of Santa diving at Vobster Quay. Please remember to collect heaps of sponsorship money for the RNLI and Air Ambulance - the reason for Santa diving is fundraising to save lives. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 14th December 2017












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