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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 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.

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