IMDI External Accreditations

Graduate Certifications and Memberships Offered

ACUC - American and Canadian Underwater Certifications, Inc. is a worldwide diver training organization originally formed as the Association of Canadian Underwater Councils.  
DAN - Divers Alert Network is an international nonprofit diving safety organization and assists in the treatment of underwater diving accidents plus provides member Instructor's with oxygen training.  
IANTD - International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers, Inc. founded in 1985, is the first diving instructor certification agency to train Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx). In 1991 IANTD extended its range of certification to Deep Air and all breathing gases other than air.  
NAUI - National Association of Underwater Instructors was formed in 1960 for trained underwater educators. NAUI has grown to become the world’s largest democratic underwater educational association. The Institute at Hall’s is an officially sanctioned “Professional Development Center” for NAUI.
NSC - National Safety Council was chartered by an act of Congress in 1953. The National Safety First Aid Institute provides up-to-date training and materials in the art of first aid and basic life support (CPR).  
PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors is the world’s largest diver training organization. PADI training is handled through specially selected employees of the Institute.  
SDI – Scuba Diving International grew out of a sister company TDI – Technical Diving International. SDI Instructors reflect a new, fresh, innovative approach to diver training.  
TDI - Technical Diving International is a training and diver and instructor certification agency specializing in programs beyond the traditional boundaries of recreational diving.  
YMCA – Young Men’s Christian Association Over 40 years since inception, YMCA SCUBA provides the highest level of community-oriented education for divers and instructors. (Over 2400 YMCAs in United States)  
Universal Referral Program Instructor is five U.S. based diver training agencies—IDEA, PDIC, NAUI, SSI and YMCA - who agreed to work together with a open water training referral program  
IDEA - International Diving Educators Association was originally established in 1952 as part of the FSDA - Florida Skin Divers Association. FSDA was and still is a large group of politically active dive clubs. FSDA was changed to IDEA in 1978. IDEA is represented in over 30 different countries.
PDIC - Professional Diving Instructors Corporation is an international SCUBA training and certification agency founded in the 1960s. PDIC offers diver training from the open water level to instructor.  
SSI - Scuba Schools International has been serving divers for over 28 years. It continues to be one of the fastest growing and innovative diver, instructor and business training agencies in the diving industry.