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The difficulty for beginners who come to the diving is to be able to choose among the infinite existing educational, not knowing the difference between a method and another, between one and the other teaching and their diverse backgrounds.
This page will try to give some insight into the different teaching that coexist within the school, UTRtek-Cedip Sias-CMAS. It will be up to the student to choose which training process undertaken.



History, goals and standards.


Underwater Technical Research was created in January 2001 as Underwater Association and converted in 2010 into a
corporation under the name UTRtek UK Ltd, and consists of a Recreational & Technical range
Instructors who only identified in an underwater which aims situational awareness.
The entrance into the Recreational Diving defined diving industry has created in fact the first Italian Teaching Underwater
whose programs include all major diving level and Diver Instructor:


Recreational Diving
Technical Diving
Cave Diving
Rebreather pSCR ECCR & Diving


UTRtek UK Ltd has anticipated many Didattiche World Cup but not only has knowledge and therefore of extremely advanced training programs and among the most modern.
UTR means Underwater Technical Research, where Underwater Search of Training for Technical must logically understood the objective of the research and development of teaching techniques to train divers. In letterare translation I am therefore expressed the objectives namely: UTR is an organization that has its primary objective in the development and scientific research diver training.
Underwater Technical Research is also aware of how scuba diving is conducted in an extraordinary environment, where technical and psychological skills of the diver are the essential security bases. It is also based on these considerations that UTR has included the rating Psychic / Aptitude as a binding requirement for the issuance of any patent, therefore UTR releases certifications by applying accurate technical and ethical evaluations.
Members UTR founders have participated such as safety divers in high depth in a number of deep diving world record, are prestigious publications and educational consultants in the industry, and have decades of experience in training emblematic professional diver.
The final result of the above indicates UTR as the undisputed synonym for Professional Quality.


The method


The teaching method UTR is based on a system where are calibrated in each training course materials. In a program curated the logical sequence of topics, repetition and determination of content, which historically represent the greatest difficulties in the educational programs.
The real revolution is in relegating computers and tables for the sole role of support and bail-out for the Diver in the belief that the real theoretical and practical knowledge to handle 360 ​​° dive, you only if we study and put into practice notions and decompressive procedures through a decompression training development staff. A computer display does not teach anything to the diver, indeed makes it dependent on the user who can use it even without basic elementary knowledge. The decompression Mnemonic UTRtek is a system, generated to give the possibility to the diver both technical and recreational, to manage in real time its ascent profile, everything following the top a rigid basic training, and further adding the parameter of flexibility derived from a careful analysis of their psycho-physical situation in immersion phase.




This decompression system offers a ski progression totally decided by the diver taking into account two fundamental aspects:
a) Considerations on the dissolution of aggregate in tissues.
b) Considerations of the microbubbles theory.
The result: no computer, no tables, no dependence on an instrument with regard to the development of decompression. Starting from the practical conviction that every dive is a decompression dive, we can say that even dive that is within the time described the safety curve, it needs to make a minimal decompression, which is a function of the dive share same . In addition to that, it should be specified that a table or a computer, may not work for everyone. Or rather, it is said that every day the same diver desaturates the same way; as it is said that all participants to the same dive underwater desaturino the same way; but the computer always creates a unique profile decompression.
It proposes a method that can effectively take into account the actual physical conditions of the sub dipped, also in relation to environmental stimuli.
The project, called Mnemonic UTRtek Deco System, can be applied both in diving when cornering (Deco ski Minima) outside the safety curve. The system offers great advantages to the diver who uses it, as it can extrapolate its optimum decompression profile with a disarming simplicity, considering its real psycho-physical situation at the time of 'the beginning of the ascent.
Avoiding making the biggest mistake that a man can set down, to replace the brain with the computer!

Cedip Sias


Who we are


CEDIP is a European body for Professional Diving Instructors. It represents 12 major European organizations underwater and is present in 46 countries. CEDIP is a teaching recognized by the European Federation Divers and is a member of the European Commission for Standards divers. Also it is the first appeared in Europe in the field of underwater sports, if you want to become a scuba instructor and benefit from the highly professional support to ensure the success of your activities the CEDIP offers its specially structured services for your specific needs. CEDIP is represented in Italy by SIAS International School Activities Diving.
We are in a time in which changes and transformations are on the agenda, what was present in the blink of an eye has become our past present future.
In this phase of changes also our teaching has decided to change your look, change the content in this together trying to build a new future with passion and desire to grow.
The changes often frighten and arouse in dealing with loss, making them present we are not doing anything but using our knowledge, all of the resources available to us in a more intelligent and fruitful way. Cedip is consolidating in an international teaching having the intent to promote and spread the culture of good underwater, along with the technical staff and instructors who are part of is emerging to new technologies and the new culture of the dive.
This new look is supposed to be a showcase that will accompany you in the still choose us as your fellow players, business or community service. We hope you would like to accept it and promote it with the same enthusiasm and energy with which we live together our passion for our underwater world.




Today more and more organizations adopt a code of ethics, it is something of a "pact" between the organization and its employees to establish points and clear and shared intent.
The etymology of the word "ethics" reads thus:
Science of costume, regulating the actions of man in accordance with the moral law, shall support the achievement of good.
The complex of moral convictions of an individual or a group: professional ethics, what drives every professional fair and honest in carrying out his profession.
It is meant by the following code of ethics outline the guidelines of conduct to which the instructors and members of the CEDIP Educational organizations must follow to ensure a quality report in accordance with defined standards.
Because it has come to the code of ethics
Having a good reputation is a distinctive element for CEDIP and its Members in managing relationships with our / your interlocutors
As emerged from the above sharing and cooperation are the two aspects that determine the effectiveness of the code of ethics, both are only possible if the CEDIP and its members are able to develop over time a relationship of trust with its stakeholders
The code of ethics is the instrument through which clarifies the obligations and commitments on which to build their reputation. Through respect and sharing of its code of ethics you gain the trust of all parties related with the aim to support and enhance its reputation.

What we must adhere

The instructor and the Didactic CEDIP members of the organizations are required to provide their students the materials suitable for producing the books courses, educational material tables, during classes both theoretical and practical must follow the guidelines laid down imposed by the Standard Reference Statement for issuing patents, remember that by the students there is an obligation to learn but by the instructors there is an obligation to teach this kind of "contract" is verbally states and has a moral value.
The instructor and Educational Organisations of the CEDIP must abide by the confidentiality rules on the processing of personal data of students, must not in any way disclose or make public personal data without authorization, medical certificates, photographs, and results of examinations for the achievement of the patent outside of purposes related to the exercise of the activity. A special Privacy Act sets out the powers.
Every organization adhering to the CEDIP Education is committed to recognizing the patents issued by the Educational member organizations of the CEDIP in its territory and spread through websites and magazines on CEDIP logo. The key word is cooperation
The instructor and Educational Organisations of the CEDIP are required to keep records of the training courses and tests they perform, they are responsible for various levels of patents, patents are issued only and exclusively by the CEDIP at the specific request of the member organizations recognizing the level of training and professionalism of the instructor. Produce autonomously patents, certificates without authorization, photocopied manuals is unethical and represents an illegal punishable by law.
The instructor agrees to guarantee the physical and moral integrity of its students providing Safe training conditions, why not accept requests or threats aimed at inducing people to act against the law or the code of ethics, or to engage in behavior beliefs and moral and personal preferences of each.
The motto of the CEDIP is "every diver is welcome" just to stick to this Instructor and member organizations of CEDIP can not make distinctions of sex, religion, race or color for learners
Instructors and educational organizations adhering to the CEDIP should maintain ethical correctness rules and do not take actions detrimental to the name and image of the CEDIP and prevent it in relations with other organizations anyone acting in the name or on behalf of the CEDIP no specific delegation written or title, to undertake acts contrary to the purposes of the CEDIP or in the name of the same should draw personal benefit.


environmental protection


The environment is a primary asset that the CEDIP is committed to safeguarding; to this end, instructors and members of the CEDIP Educational organizations must plan their activities seeking a balance between teaching and its necessary environmental requirements, taking into account the rights of future generations.
The CEDIP is committed to promoting initiatives aimed at protecting the marine environment and its inhabitants, respect flora and fauna, of the respect of the beach and the cliff where necessary by promoting awareness raising actions.
Engage in compliance with a code of ethics is a flagship for our instructors and educational organizations members of CEDIP a business card that shows the seriousness and professionalism with which you engage in the conduct.




Promote actions for water safety and develop a scuba diver in an environmentally sustainable system and its inhabitants raise awareness of the aquatic world not only marine but also lakes and rivers
Extending the network of European educational agencies outside of Europe to create a diving training network of excellence with highly qualified instructors professionally.
Protect and safeguard the profession of diving instructor with actions aimed at recognition of qualifications by the various states and the relevant authorities.


The CEDIP values:





CDC Italia  CMAS



It was founded in Monaco January 10, 1959, to better coordinate the races, trophies and spearfishing championships at international level, as a result of a conference of representatives of the underwater disciplines federations of Belgium (Fédération Belge des Recherches et d'Activités sous-Marines, delegates Paul Bailly and William Xhignesse), Brazil (Confederação Brasileira de Desportos, chief Vittorio de Berredo), France (Fédération francaise d'etudes et de sports sous-marins, delegates Elie Ferrat and Jacques Dumas), Federal Republic of Germany (Verband Dautscher Sporttaucher, chief Jens-Peter Paulsen), Great Britain (British Sub-Aqua Club, delegate Oscar Gugen), Greece (Hellénique Fédération de la Peche Sportive et des Activités Subaquatiques, chief Luigi Ferraro), Italy (Italian Federation of Fishing sports, managing Manstretta Carlo and Luigi Ferraro), Yugoslavia (Savez Pormorskin Ribolovaga, chief J. Medur), Malta (Malta Sub-Aqua Club, Chief Eric Pace Bonello), Monaco (Club de Chasse et d'Exploration Sous-Marines, delegates Camille Wave and Jacques-Yves Cousteau), Netherlands (Onderwater Jagers Club, delegates JH Hora Adema and J.P. Toenbreker), Portugal (Centro Portugues de Actividades submarinas, delegates Jorge Albuquerque eAntonio Ramada Curto), Spain (Federacion Española de Pesca Sportiva, delegates JJ Lozano and Rodriguez MD Vergonos Boix), United States of America (National Competitive Skindivers Committee, delegates Serge A. Birn and Gustav Dalla Valle) and Switzerland (Fédération Suisse des Centres de Sports Sous-Marins, Charles delegates Knigge and Robert Metraux)

purpose Current
It is currently a structure which ultimately has aligned itself to the well established trend by countless educational agencies, to organize in a modern way and adapted to new requirements and technologies teaching of diving. It is well equipped with a new and specific organizational system with categorization of the different levels of difficulty and different specialties with the release of related patents and certifications.

CMAS has a star system for ranking both instructors divers.


For scuba diving certifications.


Plongeur 1 (P1): dedicated to the approaching underwater, provides the necessary information on safety and use of the equipment under water. The patent makes approval in guided day dives, within the safety limits of up to 18 meters. They are treated the adjustment control, diver communications, diving equipment, decompression tables, safety rules and to Basic Life Support basics


Plongeur 2 (P2): explores some specific issues including the deep dive in enotturna share, also recovering the rudiments of BLS and deepening them. This level provides a license to dive within 30 meters depth in pairs, is that deep night. In order to reach this level is required, minimum age of 15 years and experience of at least 20 logged dives, 10 of which are over 10 meters deep


Plongeur 3 (P3): The BLS themes are further explored, providing the diver already experienced the underwater rescue techniques. It is the introductory course to the instructor patents and requires a minimum age of 16 years and at least 40 dives since obtaining the P2

Plongeur 4 (P4) assigned to a diver P3 with at least 100 dives after P3 and after two years of activity at the organizational level of the safety while diving.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Underwater fishing, already in the 60s, began to be a serious problem because of the impoverishment of the fish fauna in the areas where this activity was more intense. The then President founder Jacques-Yves Cousteau asked to completely eliminate this activity in the statutes, and finally, following yet another disapproval by the Governing Council, in 1973 he resigned and would not have anything to do with the CMAS . At the time, the fact caused a stir in the world of diving and the international scientific world and laid the foundation for a different vision for the management of diving and sea use.

He called himself a technician "Oceanographic". He was in reality a sophisticated lover of nature, especially of the navy. His work allowed people of all continents to visit life that lies beneath the ocean's surface and explore through television the resources of the "blue continent". The work produced by Cousteau also created a new kind of scientific communication that caused some criticism by traditional academics. The cosiddettodivulgazionismo, a simple and understandable form of sharing scientific concepts, was soon used for other disciplines and became one of the most appreciated characteristics of modern television broadcasting.
The documentary information found in the words of Cousteau's a simple outline to follow. Today the figure of Cousteau is admired and well-liked all over the world, thanks to the many who love the sea, and is regarded with a kind of devotion, as symbolic of adventure, nature and exploration. Lacarta the Rights of Future Generations was proposed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his team in collaboration with UNESCO and approved by nel1991; has collected, currently, memberships in more than 100 countries. He has been called the Cousteau reserve, a protected marine area located in dellaGuadalupa department.

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