The abbreviation DIWA stands for the „Diving Instructor World Association“, founded in 1972.

DIWA - Diving Instructor World AssociationDIWA DIWA is a union of qualified diving instructors who are aware of their responsibilities and have committed themselves to developing internationally standardized and generally accepted training guidelines for professional diving that are up to date and meant to be passed on to diving instructors and their students.

A diving certificate accredited by a DIWA instructor is acknowledged on all five continents and is guarantor for safe and environment-friendly diving.

Along with the common certification levels (bronze, silver, gold, diving assistant), DIWA offers a number of special training courses for professional divers and diving instructors: Underwater photography, archaeology, cave diving, altitude diving, environment protection, and seminars for compressors and diving techniques.

Our information notices provide interested divers and diving instructors with interesting news about the sport.

Through this website we would like to reach out to you and convince you of joining DIWA, the world’s first association for diving instructors. The following reasons give you an idea of how beneficial a DIWA membership and/or a career as a DIWA diving instructor can be:

There is more! Find out for yourself as a community member or at the next diving instructor course.