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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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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.

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