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IANTD standards of education, safety and professionalism set us apart from other agencies. By qualifying as an IANTD instructor, you join a small team of dedicated, high quality technical instructors, proud to train divers to the highest standards.

Whatever your training background, Vobster Quay can help you turn your diving dreams into a career reality. As the UK HQ of IANTD, 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 30 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...


All IANTD Instructor ratings have these prerequisites...
  • Pass a rigorous watermanship evaluation
  • 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.

All IANTD instructor candidates are required to pass a rigorous watermanship evaluation - we take fitness seriously when we have responsibility for others. Our instructors are all fit enough to perform at a high level AND rescue others.

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 ART Instructor

DURATION: Internship

Safe switches to deco mixes of up to 100%, training to deliver in depth theory sessions on the full range of SCUBA and technical diving subjects.

IANTD Sidemount Instructor

DURATION: Internship

Sidemount is one of the most flexible diving systems, being configurable for many different cylinder, reg and BCD combinations.

As an IANTD sidemount instructor, you will be able to demonstrate many solutions for each student to assist them in finding and becoming proficient on the one that suits them. Instructor development focusses on identifying and meeting student needs, rather than a one size fits all approach.

IANTD Normoxic / Plus Instructor

DURATION: Internship

Qualifying students to dive at depths up to 70m requires the highest standards of class control and safety.

Instructor development to this level includes intense focus on standards and safety, with an additional emphasis on in depth diving theory and skills demonstration to the level of excellence.

IANTD RedBare CCR Instructor

DURATION: Internship

The RedBare CCR is an exciting unit with great potential to enhance diving for both technical and sport divers.

Instructor development and qualification on this unit is available to achieve deep knowledge of CCR operations, theory, maintenance, skills demonstration and theory presentation.

20-03-2018    12:00

We're loving this awesome video of our new Sea King helicopter dive attraction created by Youtuber Jerriarchie. We love your work, Jerri!

Why not join us this weekend and discover this exciting new dive attraction for yourself! :-)

View the video - [weblink]

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

If you have been 3D curious about photogrammetry, now is the time to explore for yourself. 3D models can be produced with basic cameras with good lighting and steady diving - this course will discuss all aspects of acquiring images for photogrammetry while diving, along with guidance on equipment upgrades you could consider.

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Develop diving photogrammetry skills with Simon Brown and Tim Clements. Three days discovering the basics of photogrammetry, discussion about camera / lighting rigs and supervised dives to acquire data and create your own single chunk 3D models. You don't need high end camera gear, computers or technical diving skills, just curiousity and enthusiasm to gain new and rewarding skills. Please call 01373 814666 and ask for Tim for more details or email training@vobster.com

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Congratulations to Karlos Moodster for the successful completion of his PADI Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air and SMB Diver courses. He is now ready to tackle the briskest of British diving conditions in safety and style, whilst having a jolly good time too, it would seem.

Safe adventuring to you all. Hugo

#PADI #scubadiving #ukdiving #outdoorpursuits #adventure #otterwatersports #vobsterquay #highqualitytraining

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Thanks for your support Emma Hewitt, lovely to see you again and thanks for the 15 years award! Looking forward to a great summer here at sunny Vobster.

POSTED: 21st March 2018


Some years ago we took delivery of a shipment of 10 Jesters from Highbridge Carnival Club. The now form a 'park' at 25m and an excellentdive for AOW and above. Meander through the model here, then book your visit to the real thing! Thanks again Marcus for the expertise and... [more]

POSTED: 20th March 2018


It's been a while, so here is the 'post beast' outlook.

First, the easy bit - it is just over 6 degrees throughout the lake, at all depths. Take a degree off if you wear a Suunto.

Second, viz - it was poor in the shallows last weekend (premature mussel spawning),... [more]

POSTED: 20th March 2018

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