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DIWA truely care about Instructor and Diver

DIWA, the "Diving Instructor World Association“, is an international organisation for commercial diving instructors that was founded in 1972. DIWA's teaching concepts originates from the Germany Navy and the techniques taught to german marines. From diving enthusiast to technical diving, the passion to learn to become a trained and qualified diver is important. DIWA training centres and instructors have been trained on multi tier programs that reinforce professionalism and teaching skills so you are the best equiped and skilled to enter the water safely.

The DIWA diving training system is ever evolving and keeping up to date with the latest information and methods. The diving certifications given by DIWA are recognised around the world, and supported by the European Standards (EN). With 48 years of experience, DIWA positions itself to be the in-depth professional dive training system that doesn't just train you, but equips you to take your passion to profession, if desired.

When you become apart of the DIWA family, you become more than just a diver but an ambassador for the dive industry. The example you set will influence people around you and you are able to share and educate people about the incredible aquatic world. We believe in supporting you and work continuously to help build and expand our professionals services around the world.


Our Philosophy



DIWA is committed to teaching responsible diving and protecting the oceans so future generations can enjoy their beauty as well. Ocean conservation through education, practical/technical advice and emphasis on respecting marine life in their natural habitats. When you become apart of the DIWA family, you become more than just a diver but an ambassador for the dive industry.


The relationships from headquarters to professionals, instructors and students is a two way street of communication and achievements. We believe acting with empathy, rationality and respect will develop a culture allowing us to continually improve and adapt. By working together, we can create a "win - win" environment where everyone is rewarded, supported and encouraged.


Safety is always our priority. DIWA has created a calculated safety system that ensures every dive is as safe as possible. We emphasise our safety protocols during your course training and it is essential that you continually apply these principles to every dive. The DIWA "4-star rule" system was created so that all level of divers can dive responsibly together.


Due to the nature of diving and the technical aspects of it, protocols, training and qualifications should be emphasised and respected at all times. The philosophy of sportsmanship between fellow divers, instructors and most of the all the environment is of the upmost importance. Creating an atmosphere and diving culture that encourages people of all ages and background to participate builds the diversity of the diving community.




DIWA provides professional services to 63 regions of the world. 

| Aisa |

Northern Asia : Russia

Central Asia : Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikstan, Uzbekstan

East Asia : China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mongolia, North Korea, Japan, South Korea

Southeast Asia : Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

South Asia : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka

West Asia (middle East) : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen

| Europe |


| Oceania |

Australia, Fiji, Melanesia, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Nauru, Polynesia, Perak, , Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu


ISO Certification


DIWA training system obtained the ISO certification for the following courses:

DIN EN ISO 24801-1: 2014-08
DIN EN ISO 24801-2: 2014-08
DIN EN ISO 24801-3: 2014-08
DIN EN ISO 24802-1: 2014-08
DIN EN ISO 24802-2: 2014-08

ISO  "International  Organization  for  Standardization"  is  largest  world wide  organization  for  the  development  and  editing  of  international standards. It  includes member  from  157  countries. 

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