The largest professional diving industry sector is The Training and Exploration Sector, which caters generally speaking for recreational divers.
With an estimated 250,000 active individuals, and 12,000 diving facilities worldwide.
The Workforce is active either as, sales and support staff, Captains and crew, Snorkel and Dive Guides, Instructors, Trainers, Course Directors, Agency Representatives, Manufacturers, Service and Products providers.


We believe global challenges, the diving industry faces; can only be overcome by a collective, of like minded professionals.

Furthermore, we believe that prosperity can only be achieved, by drastically reviewing outdated industry concepts, and creating a new type of professional, and operations.
Ready to tackle the needs of today, and mitigate future impacts on the natural environments we capitalize on.

Vis Unita Fortior - For Strength United is Stronger

In an era of climate change impact, corporate takeover of business and ethics.
The International Association of Dive Professionals aims to unite, create a positive impact on the environment and restore balance.
Ultimately aiming for recognition of trade, participation in the decision-making and creating a safe, long term profitable and safe environment for its members, regardless of which sector they are operating in.