Saturday, October 1, 2022

IANTD Suspends All Activities In Russia


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.”

Posted by IANTD on Wednesday, March 9, 2022

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.