There are 6 Types of membership. Any Industrial Diving School or subsea related organisation, whether Private, State Owned or Military wishing to become a member should request the appropriate Application Form from the Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • FULL MEMBERSHIP - Diver Training - see Note 1
    Open to Schools from all Countries subject to completion of an on-site audit by I.D.S.A.
  • FULL MEMBERSHIP - Specialist Diving Training
    Open to Specialist Diving Training Schools teaching Standards approved by a National or Industrial Organisations which have been approved by the membership. A list of approved standards is maintained by the IDSA Secretariat - see Note 2
    Schools who are either considering Full Membership or who wish to be associated with the work of the Association.
    This type of membership is available to Clients, Diving Contractors, Suppliers, Manufacturers and other relevant organisations who wish to show their support for the work of the Association in the form of Sponsorship
    An exchange of Membership with Organisations whose aims are similar to those of IDSA, and from which both sides can benefit


1. Only full Members (Diver training) may issue IDSA Diver Qualification Cards.

2. The list of accepted Specialist Diving Standards is:

  • HSE First Aid at Work and Oxygen Administration
  • IMCA Diver Medic
  • IMCA Trainee Air Supervisor
  • IMCA Trainee Closed Bell Supervisor
  • Lloyds/ASNT NDT Inspection Diver
  • CSWIP NDT Inspection Diver
Full Members (Diver Training) €1000
Full Members (Specialist Training) €1000
Associate Members €500
Affiliate Members €350
Industrial Members Industrial Members pay a subscription as sponsorship for the Association as they wish, but it is usually not less than that for Affiliate Membership.
Reciprocal Members The subscription for Reciprocal Members waived, and IDSA pays no subscription to that Member's organisation.