Recreational Diving Standards

All organizations, agencies or diving companies must comply, as a first step, with the government recreational scuba and free diving standards regulations of their country and add if permitted, all appropriate rules and procedures to control the safety of the dive operation.

The IDSSC incorporates for the regulation of its minimum diving standards the ISO and EN norms detailed below and that have been achieved over the years by agencies such as the RSTC – Recreational Scuba Training Council and the EUF – European Underwater Federation among others. The IDSSC also works on the development of professional standards and procedures for rigorous diving conditions.

The IDSSC objectives are:

-To take care of the integrity of the recreational diver.
-Keep the levels of recreational diving operational insecurity low.
-Promote the most complete diving standards.
-To give reference in those countries where they do not have National Standards.
-To support the national standards of the governments and to be able to contribute in case it is requested.

ISO/EN Recreational Diving Services.

Recreational Scuba Diving and Industry

Today there are seven million diving enthusiasts in the world. Of these, more than three million are in Europe and another three million in the United States, with an annual growth rate of approximately 5%.
The European diving industry alone generates more than 170 million euros annually and around 800,000 European divers make at least one trip looking for new adventures and attractions.
Thanks to investment and advances in technology, safety regulations and new training techniques, diving has become a sport that the whole family can enjoy.


IDSSC does not accept recreational solo diving or shark feeding diving