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Changes to IMCA Diving Supervisor and LST Certificates

This information note reflects finalisation of previously announced changes relating to IMCA diving supervisor and life support technician (LST) certification.  Withdrawal of Legislation Modules  Information Note 1632 advised of the […]

| Information Note number 1654




Availability of Diving CPD for Diver Training Instructors

IMCA is expanding the availability of its popular Diving CPD app to offshore diver training instructors at schools providing IMCA-recognised offshore diver certification. This will be available through members of International Diving Regulators & Certifiers Forum (IDRCF) and other certifying bodies recognised by IMCA (as set out in the latest

| Information Note number 1647

Extension of the IMCA Diving Supervisor CPD Scheme to Trainees

In April 2020 IMCA launched its diving supervisor continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and app. Since then, the scheme has been highly acclaimed by supervisors, contractors and clients and has […]

| Information Note number 1645

Diver and diving supervisor certification

This information note supersedes IMCA D 16/16 and earlier versions of IMCA D 01/18, which are now withdrawn, and supplements section 5.1 of IMCA international code of practice for offshore diving (IMCA D014). 1           Diver Certificates The acceptance criteria for diver training certificates to be recognised by the International Marine

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| Information Note number 1394

Extension of temporary scheme for experienced air diving supervisors wishing to gain IMCA air diving supervisor certificates where Brazilian Portuguese is the primary working language

This Information Note supersedes IMCA Information Note 1471 Temporary scheme for experienced air diving supervisors wishing to gain IMCA air diving supervisor certificates where Portuguese is the primary working language which is withdrawn. Background Through a consultation process, IMCA became aware that interested parties in Brazil were struggling to meet

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| Information Note number 1641


COBRA Breathing Hose Connection Issues – JFD Guidance Note

Members’ attention is brought to the recent Guidance Note issued by JFD relating to breathing hose connection issues. For convenience, the Guidance Note has been attached overleaf as an appendix to this document, but it can also be found online at: https://www.jfdglobal.com/files/4016/8614/6021/DB500-PGN-24R0_Breathing_Hose_Guidance.pdf. For more information, please contact [email protected]

| Information Note number 1637

COBRA Bailout System: Various Issues – JFD Guidance Note

Members’ attention is brought to the recent Guidance Note issued by JFD relating to various issues on the Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) that have occurred recently and to provide information on future changes. For convenience, the Guidance Note has been attached below as an appendix to this document, but

| Information Note number 1636


Diver Training Certificates – IMCA Acceptance Criteria

IMCA recognises that professional divers are trained for a wide variety of purposes. IMCA will only accept training that is open to all and is directed towards the development of divers for offshore operations. IMCA will not recognise diver qualifications developed for other purposes e.g., military diver training.

| Information Note number 1385

IMCA Minimum Criteria for Offshore Surface Supplied Diver Training

Divers undertaking an offshore surface supplied diver training programme must undertake dives in a range of depths to the maximum depth of the qualification.  Upon completion of the programme, they must be competent to operate safely as a surface supplied diver in an offshore environment.  It is also expected that

| Information Note number 1384

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