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Essentials Diver Specialty (OC, Rebreather)

Essentials Diver Specialty (OC, Rebreather)

This mid-level Specialty Continuing Education Diver Program is designed to enable the certified diver to extend proficiency

in the water and to review and put in practice the Essentials learned in any IANTD diver classes. These techniques and knowledge prepare a diver for more advanced recreational diving programs. The Essentials Diver course is recommended for all divers wishing to increase skill competency.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Essentials Diver (OC, SCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the previous diver certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?

  • Open Circuit
    • Must be a qualified IANTD Open Water or equivalent.
    • Must be a minimum of 12 years of age.
  • Rebreather
    • Must be a qualified IANTD Recreational Rebreather Diver or equivalent.
    • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

What is the minimum materials requirements?

  • For Rebreather: IANTD Recreational Rebreather Essentials Diver Student Kit
  • For Open Circuit: IANTD Essentials Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?

  • Academic Sessions
  • Confined Water Sessions
  • Open Water Sessions

Wherever you want to go, IANTD can take you there!!

One of IANTD differentials in the formation of any confident and safe IANTD Diver is our training philosophy known as:

  • WATER - Wisdom, Attitude, Training, Experience and Repetition.

A relaxed confident diver is a safe diver who will enjoy exploring inner-space and pursue diving adventures for a lifetime.
by Tom Mount


International Association of Nitrox Divers, IAND, was formed in 1985 in response to the needs of the diving public. Up until that time, mixed gas diving and the use of decompression gasses was limited, in a formal way, to military and commercial divers.