Headquartered in Lot 3572, Jalan Panchur, Kawasan Perindustrian Teluk Kalong, 24000 Kemaman, Terengganu Darul Iman, IDA/TSTC provides a diversified marine based activities to industry and individual.

Commercial Dive Training
IDA is an ADAS Training Established (ATE) offers a full range of occupational diver training. The courses conducted by IDA cover all industry sectors, including public safety, scientific and commercial construction industry. IDA/TSTC also provides a range of customized dive training programs to meet the needs of the offshore oil and gas industry.


  “Occupational diving is universally  recognized  as being a high hazard, high-risk activity. As such, it is regulated in every developed country in the world”.

  All around the world, such proof relies on being able to produce a credible certificate of competency awarded by one of the handful of reputable certification agencies. 
ADAS is the world’s foremost international commercial / occupational diver certification agency. 

ADAS is a foundation member of the International Diving Regulators & Certification Forum (IDRCF) Comprising of all the mainstream international certification schemes and has formal mutual recognition arrangements with those and other countries and with appropriate industry peak bodies. These agreements ensure that the ADAS license to dive is recognized as equivalent to the IDRCF-member diving qualifications or to those that form the basis for the industry-based certification arrangements. 

These agreements ensure that ADAS divers can operate in that country’s jurisdiction with their ADAS certificate or by crossover to the national certification.
But, as well as these formal, mainstream arrangements, ADAS qualifications have achieved recognition and acceptance throughout the world because of the Scheme’s leading international status, world class training standards and its mutual recognition arrangements with the other mainstream certification schemes.

Seven (7) good reasons WHY IDA achieved ADAS accreditation:

1. Means that the whole of the occupational diving industry is open to IDA. If diver need or want to change direction, they have the basis to move to a different diving or diving-related career;  

2. Provides a credible certificate of competency which is  recognized , and provides entry to occupational diving, throughout the world; 

3. Provides a structured career path which allows the diver to enter the industry at the bottom as a rookie and progress through all aspects of active diving up to and including mixed gas and closed bell operations. It also provides an exit path for those who don’t want to, or can’t, continue getting wet through graduating to supervising other divers and/or managing diving projects, piloting an ROV or operating a hyperbaric facility in the clinical or  tunneling  industries; 

4. Provides recognition and reward for the academic aspects of the diver’s efforts with vocational qualifications that can be used to gain credit towards further vocational, tertiary or post-tertiary study; 

5. For dive supervisors, is even more critical, as they assume substantial responsibility and liability when they take on their role, especially in the present litigious environment where civil claims are being brought every day before the courts. ADAS supervisor training and assessment is specifically designed to provide supervisors with the credible skills and knowledge with which to undertake their role, especially in the area of accident and emergency management, and equips them with the competencies necessary to  minimize  risks to their divers and themselves; 

6. For an employer/contractor, goes a long way to providing a credible means of demonstrating compliance with their legal duty of care. Under the law, employers must provide employees with any instruction and training necessary to ensure their health and safety. ADAS operations, training and assessment are externally validated and quality controlled and, together with the ADAS best practice standards, are specifically developed to provide exactly this. Employers who are aware and concerned about their duties and responsibilities under the law will always, therefore, employ ADAS-certified divers; 

7. Provides for 3rd party employers who also have a duty of care under the law (e.g. a government water board letting a contract to a diving contractor) a credible means of ensuring that a diving contractor working for them on bidding on their contract, is compliant with best practice and with the law. This lessens or may even negate consequential liability for the 3rd party employer. This means that 3rd party employers who are aware and concerned about their duties and responsibilities under the law will always specify that divers must be ADAS-qualified in their tender documents.

An ADAS certification is truly a global license to dive!

ADAS-certified personnel are employed around the world – in Africa, Antarctica, Canada, China, Russia, South America, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabian, the USA – the list goes on and ADAS divers are out there getting down and dirty. Divers have come to ADAS for training and certification from all round the globe such as but not limited to Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Jamaica, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South America, Sweden, Turkey, the UAE, the USA. As noted above, they work all around the world wherever high quality divers are needed.

We at IDA, shall promote ADAS certification in Malaysia before diver can enter the occupational diving workforce. ADAS certification provides the legally required entry qualification necessary to work in onshore construction diving, the offshore oil and gas industry, public safety diving and aquaculture diving.

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