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According to recent estimates, around 700,000 professionals are employed globally in diving and related support roles, spanning various sectors of the professional diving industry. The I.A.D.P. currently serves a community of over 40,000 members through multiple communication channels. DIVE PROFESSIONALS is the sole industry representative for individual professionals.
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The International Association of Dive Professionals, is a leading organization dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism within the diving industry. Established as a non profit membership organization in 2022, with a commitment to fostering a community of skilled and knowledgeable diving professionals. Striving to elevate standards, enhance safety, and facilitate growth opportunities for individuals passionate about the diving profession.

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"Vis Unita Fortior"
            Strength United is Stronger 

In an era of globalization, climate change & challenges, the International Association of Dive Professionals aims to unite quality oriented professionals, creating a positive impact on their trade, work places and the aquatic environment; a legacy for future generations of professional divers.

We believe global challenges, career professionals face today; can only be overcome by a collective, of like minded professionals, supporting each other. Furthermore, we believe that prosperity can only be achieved, by drastically reviewing outdated industry concepts. Nurturing quality oriented professional divers, ready to tackle the needs of today, and mitigate future impacts on the natural environments, and industries they capitalize on.


The mission of the International Association of Dive Professionals (IADP) is to unite dive professionals worldwide, from any background or segment within the professional diving industry and it’s subordinate businesses, in order to provide a safe, sustainable and profitable working environment for its members. Dive Professionals will furthermore work in a responsive manner to strengthen the public confidence and standing of the industry, in order to enable dive professionals to conduct their business in a professional manner.

Policy Instruments

Elevate the competence and knowledge level of its members’ by encouraging and promoting high ethic, qualitative, and professional standards.
Creating an internationally recognized and standardized method of inspection as basis for an internationally recognized quality assurance/rating label for the professional diving industry.
Co-operating with governmental institutions and any other bodies concerned with quality, technical, environmental, health and safety regulations related to the professional diving industry.
Advocate in making diving and exploration of the underwater realm safer and ecologically sustainable, by engaging with educational organizations, research institutions and official authorities.
Facilitating the exchange of information, knowledge and services within the different segments of the professional diving industry.
Facilitating the innovation, exchange and publication of information about, professional diving, health, marine, environmental science and specialized diver training programs by encouraging and supporting research.

Social Responsibility

Develop and Supporting marine conservation projects, and education; worldwide. 
Providing active support to third world countries’ minority coastline residents and communities.
Assisting local organizations in logistical support.


At Dive Professionals, our vision is clear: to serve as a catalyst for advancement within the diving profession.
We aim to achieve this by:

Promoting Excellence:
We uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence within the diving industry.

Enhancing Safety:
Safety is paramount in diving activities. We provide resources, training, and support to ensure that all diving professionals prioritize safety above all else.

Facilitating Education and Training:
Continuous learning and skill development are essential for success in the diving industry. We offer comprehensive training programs, workshops, and resources to help diving professionals enhance their knowledge and expertise.

Fostering Collaboration:
We believe in the power of collaboration and networking. By connecting diving professionals from around the world, we create opportunities for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and mutual support.

Advocating for Sustainability:
Protecting our oceans and marine ecosystems is fundamental to the future of diving. We advocate for sustainable diving practices and environmental conservation initiatives to ensure the long-term health of our planet's underwater ecosystems.


The following principles and rules of conduct outlined for I.A.D.P members, offer a comprehensive and ethical framework that serves as a beacon for behavior in the diving industry. Promoting a culture of integrity, respect, and excellence.
They help ensure that our members conduct themselves in a manner that is not only legally compliant but also morally commendable, thereby enhancing the reputation and trustworthiness of our profession and the industry at large.


I.A.D.P members prioritize truthfulness and transparency, avoiding any form of deceit. This commitment builds trust and credibility, essential traits in professional and interpersonal relationships.


Displaying personal integrity, I.A.D.P members adhere to their principles, even under pressure. This steadfastness in doing what is right highlights their honorable and upright nature.


I.A.D.P members are reliable and honest, ensuring that they provide accurate information and fulfill their commitments. This builds a foundation of trust and reliability, essential for any professional relationship.


Loyalty is emphasized through steadfast support and confidentiality. I.A.D.P members protect sensitive information and maintain their commitments to their employers and colleagues, even when transitioning to new opportunities.


I.A.D.P members practice fairness by being just and equitable in all dealings. They avoid exploiting others and show a commitment to justice and equality, fostering an inclusive and respectful environment.

Concern for Others

I.A.D.P members exhibit compassion and kindness, aiming to achieve business goals with minimal harm and maximum positive impact. This principle ensures that they remain mindful of the well-being of others.


Respect for human dignity and diversity is paramount. I.A.D.P members treat everyone with equal respect, regardless of personal characteristics, fostering a culture of inclusion and respect.

Law Abiding

Compliance with laws and regulations is non-negotiable. I.A.D.P members uphold all relevant legal standards, ensuring their actions are lawful and ethical.

Commitment to Excellence

Continuous improvement and preparedness are key. I.A.D.P members strive for excellence, ensuring they are well-informed and proficient in their duties, which promotes high standards in the industry.


Recognizing their influence, I.A.D.P members lead by example, promoting ethical decision-making and principled reasoning. They create environments that value integrity and ethical behavior.

Reputation and Morale

Protecting and enhancing the company’s reputation and employee morale is crucial. I.A.D.P members engage in conduct that upholds respect and take corrective actions when necessary to maintain a positive environment.


Personal accountability is embraced by I.A.D.P members. They take responsibility for their ethical decisions and actions, ensuring they meet the expectations of their colleagues, companies, and communities.


Dive Professionals offers a range of services designed to support diving professionals at every stage of their career journey (available 2025):

Certification Programs:
Our certification programs are designed to equip diving professionals with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to succeed in their respective roles.

Continuing Education:
We offer a variety of continuing education courses and workshops to help diving professionals stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.

Professional Development:
From career coaching to leadership training, we provide resources and support to help diving professionals advance their careers and achieve their professional goals.

Networking Opportunities:
Our events, conferences, and online forums provide diving professionals with opportunities to connect, collaborate, and learn from their peers and industry experts.

Whether you're an experienced diving professional or just starting your journey in the industry, Dive Professionals welcomes you to join our community.Together, we can work towards a future where diving is not just a profession, but a passion that enriches lives and protects our oceans for generations to come.

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