IANTD is the only agency that offers training in all aspects of
technical diving through continuing education programs, allowing you to
expand your knowledge and training with the top professionals in the
field. IANTD instructors are well trained, highly experienced and
extremely qualified. IANTD provide some of the highest level of
technical education and training available.
Although most courses are run on site at Vobster, some IANTD training
programmes may require travel to locations other than Vobster Quay for
training. Please note that course fees include course manual and
certification fees but do not include the cost of gas and equipment
hire (if required).
IMPORTANT - Education is purchased but certification is awarded based solely upon student performance.
Phil has been diving professionally for 15 years and has logged over
5000 in caves and open water using both open and closed circuit
|Meet Our Open Circuit Instructor... Tim Clements
Tim started diving in 1990 while studying Marine Biology and Oceanography, becoming a BSAC Advanced diver in 1993 and taking part in several scientific diving expeditions to Southern Ireland.
Following an MSc in the Orkneys and an HSE Pt IV qualification, Tim worked across the spectrum of diving, including environmental survey work, aquarium diving and media projects.
Eight years of aquarium education programmes has given Tim a deep enthusiasm for revealing the underwater world to divers and non divers alike, even converting an old sewage works in Fort William into a public aquarium based around human marine exploration.
His recreational diving has taken him to many countries, wrecks, reefs and a couple of caves. Although Tim has also occasionally been persuaded to dive in warm water, he is convinced the UK offers some of the best diving in the world.
Tim began technical diving in 1999, taking part in the 990 magazine expedition to the Bullring in 2002 as underwater videographer.
IANTD Self Sufficient Diver
Perfect for UK diving, this course covers the planning and skills needed to cope with problems that would end a dive on a single cylinder rig. Gas plan, shutdowns, DSMB and personal skills are all combined to boost confidence, reduce gas consumption and manage stress, making the result more enjoyable recreational dives for you and your buddy. Anyone from AOW upwards can become a Self Sufficient diver, though we recommend EANx is used to maximise the benefits. It is also a perfect introduction to diving twinsets if you also want to use it as a stepping stone to deeper things.
IANTD Sidemount Diver
Sidemount diving is all the rage - it delivers great trim and buoyancy control, plus extremely accessible valves for gas management. It's flexibility can make your recreational dives more self sufficient or provide a great alternative to back mounted twinsets for ART and Normoxic levels.
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. It can also use much of the equipment you already have, making it more financially accessible. Most sidemount wings can be used with singles and twinsets as well!
Side mounting is available to anyone from AOW upwards.
IANTD Adv Recreational Trimix
The Advanced Nitrox course cover the core skills from the technical diver training
programs including the use of twin sets with central isolation
manifolds and decompression skills and procedures using bottom mixes
upto 40% nitrox and decompression mixes upto 100% oxygen to a maximum
depth of 42m.
essential component of both courses is equipment configuration which is
covered in a series of lectures and practical workshops. The aim being
to construct a safe self sufficient equipment configuration that is
streamlined, accessible and promotes familiarity.
IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course can be taken as an
alternative to the IANTD Advanced Nitrox course for those divers who
wish to take advantage of the reduced narcosis and associated safety
benefits that helium-based bottom mixes offer. In addition to the
Advanced Nitrox syllabus, the Advanced Recreational Trimix course
covers the use of two standard recreational trimix bottom mixes - 32/15
and 28/25 - to a maximum depth of 48m.
Both courses run over 4 days during which time you will complete 5 dives, all theory and various practical development sessions.
IANTD Technical Nitrox
course develops the basic skills and knowledge gained at IANTD Advanced
Nitrox level to a point that extended range dives beyond the sport
diving limits can be conducted safely.
course covers a broad level of theory and skills, focusing on the
bailout procedures needed to conduct extended range dives. A major
emphasis on the theory is dive planning for all failure scenarios. The
course develops the core survival skills such as isolation manifold
shutdowns to a higher level of performance, giving the diver increased
confidence to conduct extended range dives.
The course runs over 4 days during which time you will complete 5
dives, all theory and various practical development sessions and dive
IANTD Normonix Trimix
Three Days / Six Days
course gives the technical or extended range diver the ability to
increase their safety and enjoyment of dives in the 40m+ range by the
addition of helium to their breathing mix.
course is designed to be run in conjunction with the Technical Nitrox
course as a continuous program, but can also be run as a top up to the
Technical Nitrox course for divers already qualified at that level. The
course covers the dive planning, physiology and skills to utilise the
safety advantage of using Helium in the breathing mixture whilst at
run in conjunction with a Technical Nitrox course the duration is 6
days in total and covers 2 dives using Normoxic Trimix, all theory and
various practical development sessions in addition to the course
content of the Technical Nitrox course. If run as a top up module the
course duration is 3 days and covers 3 dives, all theory and various
practical development sessions.
The aim of this course is to develop the diver's skills, ability and knowledge to enable safe diving in the Trimix depth range.
includes extensive dive planning workshops covering all bailout
scenarios, run time management and choice of gases. The diver's skills
are developed to the highest level to promote self sufficiency and
safety and practised on all course dives.
course runs over 6 days during which time you will conduct 6 dives
including 3 on Trimix, all theory and various practical development
IANTD Overhead Environment
aim of the program is to train the diver in the equipment, skills and
procedures of diving in an overhead environment. The main focus points
being on equipment configuration, line drills and use of line reels and
developing self sufficiency and safety through skills development. The
course can be completed as either an OHE wreck or an OHE cavern course.
course is run over 3 days during which time you will complete 5 dives,
4 of which will be in an overhead environment, all theory and various
practical development skills sessions. We also run a week long OHE
Cavern package to Menorca including flights, accommodation and the
course. Please contact us for details.
IANTD Intro To Cave
course is designed to progress the divers skills to allow diving beyond
the cavern zone of cave OHE. It introduces the diver to self
sufficiency skills utilising isolation manifold twin sets and dual
outlet cylinders, line following and laying and emergency procedures.
The course can be run in conjunction with the OHE cavern course as a
course runs over 4 days during which time you will complete 6 dives,
all theory and various practical skills development sessions.
IANTD Full Cave
course is designed to take the diver through all training necessary to
pan and conduct dives in the cave diving environment. The emphasis is
placed on developing the diver's equipment configuration, buoyancy
control and propulsion techniques to enable safe and efficient cave
dives to be made. Line following, line laying and use of reels are
covered extensively as are safety skills such as isolation manifold
use, gas shares and light failure drills. A major part of the course is
the development of team diving procedures and communication.
course runs over 6 days during which time you will conduct a minimum of
12 cave dives, all theory and various practical training sessions.
IANTD Advanced Cave
£POA (per module)
Three Days (per module)
Advanced Cave diver course consists of four distinct modules which can
be conducted back to back, in pairs or individually...
- Side Mount Diver
- The course trains the diver in the use of both side and no mount
equipment configurations for the cave diving environment with an
emphasis on equipment configuration and safety procedures.
- Multiple Stage Diving
- The course extends the cave divers cave penetration capabilities by
the use of staging multiple cylinders throughout the planed inward
swim. The emphasis is on gas management planning and emergency
- Cave Surveying
- The course teaches the diver to gather survey data during cave dives
to be used post dive to draw up maps and surveys of cave passages and
includes a review of survey tools and equipment and team projects to
gather data and produce surveys.
- DPV Diver
- The course trains the diver in the safe operation of diver propulsion
vehicles, firstly in the open water to develop skills then in the cave
environment to put the learnt skills in to practice. The course covers
emergency procedures including DPV failure, diver tows and gas shares
whilst using DPV's.
The IANTD DPV Diver course may be run as a module of the IANTD
Advanced Cave program in the cave environment or in the Open water
environment as a stand alone course.
The full range of IANTD Closed Circuit Rebreather training programs can be conducted on the VR Technology Sentinel Rebreather.
MOD1 - Nitrox CCR
The course trains the diver in the theory and practical necessary to
safely dive using a closed circuit rebreather in the sport diving
range. The You will learn how to strip down, prepare and check the
rebreather and how to conduct pre dive safety procedures before each
dive and then develop your skills from confined to open water using the
course runs over 5 days and will cover between 9 and 10 hours of in
water time on the rebreather over a minimum of 8 dives, all theory and
various practical training sessions.
MOD2 - Technical Nitrox CCR
course takes the diver the next step in their closed circuit training
to cover decompression diving in the extended range. Along with review
of closed circuit procedures learnt in Module 1 you will gain the
skills and knowledge to extend your closed circuit diving safely. A
significant part of the course covers the bailout equipment and
procedures necessary to take the diver into the extended range
environment whilst using closed circuit equipment.
Technical Nitrox module 2 course runs over 4 days during which time you
will complete a minimum of 5 dives, all theory and various practical
MOD2 - Normoxic Trimix CCR
Normoxic Trimix module 2 course runs over 5 days which covers the
skills and knowledge for Normoxic Trimix dives in addition to the
Technical Nitrox module 2 content listed above.
MOD3 - Trimix CCR
course trains the diver to use closed circuit rebreather in the Full
Trimix depth range and concentrates on the bailout requirements and
planning to dive safely in this environment.
course runs over 5 days during which time you will complete a minimum
of 6 dives with a minimum of 300 minutes of in water time, all theory
and various practical training sessions.
We offer Instructor and Instructor Trainer (IT) training at the following levels...
- Open Circuit - Advanced Nitrox, Technical Nitrox, Normoxic Trimix and Full Trimix Diver
- CCR - Module 1 Nitrox, Module 2 Technical Nitrox and Normoxic Trimix and Module 3 Trimix
- Overhead Environment - Wreck and Cavern
Please contact us
to discuss your professional training needs.