IDEA Europe sas

Via Mulino di Pile, 3, 67100 L'Aquila
Telephone +39 06 452213875
Fax +39 06 23329042

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers

Introductory courses

This course is addressed to children up to 12 year age for approaching them to diving. There is no certification but a diploma for all childrens.
This course is addressed to anybody who simply wants to observe sea life from the surface using snorkeling equipment. Course plan: 3 hours of theory and 3 hours of practice. Lessons are based on knowledge of equipment, correct swimming and simple notions of marine life.  

This course is a useful passage to basic courses aimed to improve aquatic skills. Course plan: 3 hours of theory, 3 hours of confined water sessions and 2 open water sessions with complete apnoea equipment. Lessons are about knowledge and use of equipment, correct swim, ear clearing, sinking technique, underwater swim.
This consists in a minimal scuba course and a first dive experience. Course plan: 1 theory lesson, 1 delimited water lesson, 1 open water dive at 10 metres maximum depth, supervised by an instructor or assistant instructor with 1 to 1 ratio.

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers

Basic courses

This course enables to dive up to 12 metres under the direct supervision of a certified assistant (maximun 1 to 4 ratio). Course plan: 2 theory lessons, 2 confined water lessons and 2 open water lessons from 5 to 12 metres. After certification the student can complete the IDEA open water diver course within 2 years. After 2 years a complete open water diver course is required.

This course enables to dive up to 18 metres with a buddy of same certification at least. The diving conditions must be the same as for training. In different surroundings he must be accompanied by an instructor or divemaster as long as he gets experience.
Minimum age 15 years old; 12 years old for Junior Diver certification, that must be converted into Open Water Diver certification at 15 year age after an open water exam. Course plan: minimum 6 theory lessons and 6 confined water lessons, after a minimum of 4 open water dives between 5 and 18 metres are required.

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Product category: Diving Schools, Diving Trips, Diving Centers

Advanced corses and Star System courses

This course is based on theory and practise. The practise consists in a series of open water dives introducing the most important specialties and certifying to dive with a buddy of same level or superior in situations similar to those of the course. The certified diver is enabled to make dives up to 30 mts.
Course plan: basic course theory refresh, theory of the different dives planned in the course, 6 training open water dives: search and recovery, night dive or poor visibility dive, natural navigation and compass navigation, rescue diver, deep dives (2 dives) one up to 25 mts and one up to 30 mts. 
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver

After 2 twenty five metre dives experience with and IDEA instructor, it is possible for an Open Water Diver to get this certification, that extends the range of granted dives, with a buddy of same or higher certification, up to 25 metres. 
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver 

This certification is given to an IDEA Advanced Diver or equivalent, who has made two more certified dives beyond the course, the first up to 35 mts and the second up to 40 mts. The certified diver is enabled to make dives up to 35 mts, with a buddy with a similar certification or superior and up to 40 mts supervised by a divemaster or instructor.
Prerquisite: Advanced Open Water Diver

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About us

Company details

The International Diving Educators Association (IDEA) was originally established in 1952 as part of the FSDA (Florida Skin Divers Association), and later changed to the Florida Scuba Divers Association. FSDA was a large group of very active Florida dive clubs and has been the voice of the diver since 1952. IDEA is proud of its past affiliation with FSDA. In Europe the first headquarters was established in 1992 in Italy, with name IDEA Italy, thanks to the efforts of President Gaetano Occhiuzzi, which purchases the rights to use the brand and the educational system. From the beginning of 1995 the Italian headquarters became the European headquarters and IDEA Europe was born, with regional offices in several countries of Europe and instructors also outside Europe. Click here to read more.
Attending an IDEA Europe diving course you will be trained by professional instructors, whose aim will be to make you a perfect diver, regardless of the time required. You will study on books of high level, in digital or on paper, based on our environment and on our way to dive. At the end of the course you will attain a certification of international value, issued by a training agency that signed several cooperation agreements, which has won many awards at national and international level and that is part of the largest worldwide confederation (WRSTC ) and European confederation (RSTC Europe ). The members of these structures have common educational standards and recognize each other in the world.  Moreover the training system of  IDEA Europe was certified conform to the ISO quality standards for recreational scuba training services.

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