The International School of Diving Safety and Medicine (ISDSM) last week opened their new educational center at the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) campus in Qala, Gozo on the Maltese Islands.
The new center represents a nearly €60,000 (~US$70,713) investment, which includes top-notch diving and diving safety equipment, some of which are the only ones of their kind on the Maltese islands.
The ISDSM, which was launched in 2017, is a joint agreement between ITS and the Divers Alert Network Europe in collaboration with the Professional Diving Schools Association (PDSA), and aims to promote a broad academic education program by designing specific course curricula in the fields of Diving Safety, Research and Medicine, and focusing on the sustainability of the diving industry.
Through the ISDSM, a Bachelor of Science in Diving Safety Management was launched in 2020, and practical sessions will be held at the center.
On the same day, a memorandum of understanding was also signed with PADI Worldwide “to establish valuable and productive relationship to advance academic studies and credentials within the diving industry.”
According to DAN Europe CEO Alessandro Marroni:
“It is amazing to see this project grow year by year. Even in a time of much uncertainty like the one we’re living in, opening a centre like this adds to the value that the ISDSM holds within the industry. The Bachelor continues to be an ambitious, internationally unique, and unprecedented academic program. A point of reference for all those seeking to become more efficient, safer, and customer-friendly diving centre managers.”