United we are strong. This applies to both those in the recreational diving industry and those with a disability. This is why the IAHD works together with other organisations from both areas. In this way, in addition to sharing knowledge, the various organizations will also increase the mutual awareness within the organisations.
The following organizations are either IAHD partners, affiliations, or otherwise connected to the IAHD.
European Underwater Federation (EUF)
The EUF is an all-inclusive platform for all recreational diving activities, voluntary or paid.
It is the consultation forum for all issues relating to safety, regulation or legislation in areas for the recreational diving sector.
Further it makes itself strong that within these activities there is no discrimination because of race, nationality or religion.
Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA)
DEMA is an international organisation that represents its member's interests by addressing the most important issues that prevent the growth and success of the diving and snorkel industry.
It forms a single voice for all members and runs specialized programs for the sport and related operational activities, which will have a positive impact on the industry.
European Disability Forum (EDF)
The EDF is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) that represents the interests of the 80 million disabled Europeans.
The EDF is the only European platform that is run by disabled and their families.
Divers Alert Network Europe (DAN Europe)
DAN Europe is an International, non-profit, medical and research organisation dedicated to the safety and health of divers. DAN Europe was formed in 1983, to provide specialist information to its members and the diving public in general.
• Provides emergency medical advice and assistance in the event of underwater diving accidents and strives to prevent diving accidents and promote diving safety;
• Promotes and supports underwater diving related research and education;
• Strives to publish the most accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information on issues that are of importance to the diving public in general.
DAN Europe's vision is to be the best, most well known and trusted organisation in the world in the fields of diver safety, diver emergency services, health, research and education for it's members, Instructors, sponsors and the general sport diving community.
World Organisation of Scuba Diving (WOSD)
The WOSD is an International diving organisation that uses as first diving organisation a new innovative training system, that is now also in use by other organisations; the so-called 'Digital Learning system'(D-Learning). With this system, the trainee receives a multi-media course package at the start of the course, with which they can learn the required theory 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
D-Learning gives the trainee the ability to study in their own time and in their own manner. Because WOSD is the owner of the IAHD, the IAHD now also benefits from WOSD's logistical resources and possibilities.
In 2019 the IAHD started with an collobaration with Speciaal-reizen. Speciaal-reizen is an travel agency in the Netherlands who has select hotels with the correct adjustments where IAHD instructors / trainers provide divecourses. Speciaal-reizen and IAHD both have the goal, that people with physically and mentally disabilities get the same quality (dive)courses, certifications and dive adventures as everyone.