International Diving Regulators and Certifiers Forum

The International Diving Regulators Forum (IDRF) confirmed its principals and purpose at their meeting in London in September 2009. The statement of principals and purpose states “The forum has agreed to work together towards mutual recognition to identify and implement best practice in diver training and assessment with the objective of harmonising cross-border diver training outside Europe.”[1]

The organisation has since changed its name to International Diving Regulators and Certifiers Forum (IDRCF)[2]

Purpose and scope


Members of the IDCRF include ADAS (Australia), Diver Certification Board of Canada (Canada), Health and Safety Executive(UK), PSA (Norway), the Secretariat General to the Sea Progress Committee (France), the South African Department of Labour, and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).[3][4]

See also


  1. The European Diving Technology Committee, (2010), Minutes of the EDTC meeting held on Sept 10th 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic accessed 13 September 2013
  2. staff (2017). Closed Bell Diver Training V1.0 (Report). International Diving Regulators and Certifiers Forum (IDRCF).
  3. "The DCBC". Divesafe International. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  4. "International Recognition". Diver Certification Board of Canada. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
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