DIWA is an abbreviation for “Diving Instructor World Association” and has been in existence for more than 30 years.

oneDear Divers & Dive Instructors

DIWA is critical as its members and its own art/way to think about its members and their training.  DIWA is independent, but is committed to its members.  DIWA has concrete expectations when it comes to Training and Customer Service, it repects critique and controversial views.  DIWA is considerate about Training practices and Dive Instrucotrs with alternative Instruction methods, but pays close attention that all DIWA security regulations are met.


DIWA is a cooperation between qualified, and responsible Dive Instructors, that have made it their goal, to develop and maintain standard global Training practices and communicates that to its members.

DIWA certification is well accepted internationally !

Besides the standard Certification Levels:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Chief Scuba Diver
  • Team Leader

DIWA offers permanent series of Special Courses for Dive Instructors & Divers:

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Oxygen sharing
  • Underwater photography
  • Archaeology
  • Cave to Mountain Lake diving
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Seminars for Compressors and Diving equipment and technologies

Regular DIWA Meetings offer interesting Facts, Contributions and Presentations for Dive Instructors and Dive experts,who are considering to certify for Dive courses.

We highly recommend that you become a member of DIWA. We particpated in the first Oxygen circulatory equipment courses in cooperation of the German Armed Forces departments organized for DIWA Dive instructors.

DIWA is always here for you!

DIWA reports about the modern constructive Training methods.  DIWA engages itself to constantly maintain and enforce those training standards. DIWA acts Internationally and does not compete with national associations.  DIWA compensates the Divesport across national boundaries. DIWA is politically neutral, innovative and creative when it comes to constructive Training practices and methods.

There is more! That you can find out by becoming a member and joining one of our Dive Instructor meetings.

Diwa News

Alles gute zum Geburtstag Wolfgang

Posted on 19 Apr 2014
Alles gute zum Geburtstag Wolfgang Neunes wunschen Dir Deine Kollegen , Glueck,Gesundheit ,Liebe und immer gute Luft in der Flasche . Wir alle hoffen das e seiner Deiner schoensten Tage wird heute.  

Frohe Oster Tage, Felize Semana Santa,

Posted on 18 Apr 2014
To all Diwa Instructor,s World wide, Happy Eastern Days, Frohe Oster Tage, felize Dias de Semana Santa. Felice Pascua .

Welcome to new Scuba-Diving Instructor Henrik Nikander

Posted on 18 Apr 2014
Henrik Nikander is the new Diving Instructor in Finland . So if you like to lern Scuba Diving here is the Man for you. We all DIWA Members welcome Henrik, in our Group of Scuba Instructor,s

DIWA INSTRUCTOR in IRAN

Posted on 18 Mar 2014
Greetings to aur DIWA Instructor,s in Iran. Habibollah Sedaghat, OWSI, N° 512021 Asghar Shanghagi, OWSI, N° 1705 Farshad Azami, OWSI, N° 1698 Mohammad Razmjuo Min, MSI, N° 1699 If you like to lern Div

Happy Birthday to Francesco .

Posted on 13 Mar 2014
Auguri a nuestro Instrutore Francesco en Italia. E molto Anni de piu. Alles gute zum Geburtstag an unseren TL. Francesco nach Italien Happy Birthday to aur Instructor Franesco en Italiy. Felic Cumplea

Stojan Bogosavljev

Posted on 28 Feb 2014
  Das ist unser neuer DIWA Director in Serbien, This is our new DIWA Director in Serbia, Este es nuestro Nuevo DIWA Director en Serbia, Lui es nuestro nuovo Directore della DIWA en Serbia

DIWA Schweiz bietet Euch * Exdendend-Rang Diver*

Posted on 25 Feb 2014
EDY WIGET NIDERFELDSTR. 8 CH-8260 STEIN AM RHEIN DIWA CH-Techn. Direktor / T. of UW-Instruktor   Exdendend – Range Diver Hier bekommst Du das Grundwissen und die Sicherheit vermittelt, die Du fü

DIWA Member of DEMA

Posted on 21 Feb 2014
DIWA ist ab heute Mitglied der DEMA. nun geht es ab auf den Amerikanischen Taucher Markt. Desde hoy la DIWA es Member of DEMA, ahora vamos al Mercado Americano. La DIWA adeso sono Miembro della DEMA,

Die Tauchermesse DEMA in Las Vegas

Posted on 18 Feb 2014
Die Tauchermesse DEMA in Las Vegas Vom 19. bis zum 22 .Nov.2014 im Las Vegas Convention Center U N D Wir die DIWA, Diving Instructor World Association wird das erste Mal daran teilnehmen. Fuer uns, di