The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) announced this week it has banned its Russian licensee.
In a statement released this week, IANTD said:
“IANTD has been following the course of the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory and, like other American and international companies, IANTD Headquarters decided in a meeting with the directors to suspend all activities with the IANTD Central & Northern Asian Licensee.”
Consequently, IANTD has taken the following actions, according to the statement:
* “Removes IANTD Central & Northern Asia Licensee from the IANTD Standards.
* “Removes IANTD Central & Northern Asia Licensee access to the IANTD Global Database System.
* “Stop any business relationship with IANTD Central & Northern Asia Licensee.
* “Stop issuing Diver Certificates and Professional Ratings.”
IANTD said dive pros in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan “should contact IANTD Headquarters to be reassigned.”