SDI joins RSTC

Scuba Diving International (SDI) was approved for RSTC Membership at the August 2004 meeting.

By unanimous vote, the RSTC Board of Directors welcomed its newest member. Scuba Diving International, which came into existence in 1999, will now join IDEA,PADI, PDIC, SSI and the YMCA in establishing minimum training standards at all levels of recreational scuba diving in order to promote public safety. RSTC training requirements are recognized around the world as the global industry standard.

"SDI is very pleased to join with the charter members of RSTC", stated Brian Carney President of SDI. "We look forward to working together in the promotion of consistent and safe diver education for the benefit of future dive enthusiasts."

RSTC consists of International Diving Educators Association (IDEA), Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Professional Dive Instructors Corporation (PDIC), Scuba Diving International (SDI) Scuba Schools International (SSI) and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) and meets throughout the year to deal with issues involving training in the scuba industry. RSTC is also the Secretariat for the ANSI Committee Z-375, Scuba Diving Training Standards and Safety.

For additional information on RSTC contact any member organization or contact RSTC at P.O. Box 11083 Jacksonville, FL 32239 or