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Frequently asked questions

We regularly receive questions about IAHD, about our courses and our training system.
To don't let you wait too long, we have listed the most frequently asked questions below with the corresponding answer.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us via our contact form.

Who can follow IAHD Courses?

Almost everyone, whether a able-bodied person or a person with a physical or mental disabilities, can follow an IAHD course.
Of course, there are specific pre-requisites for each IAHD course.

There are also special programs for partners and supervisors.

Why would you follow an IAHD course?

Because your (free) time is fully yours.
With the IAHD system you do not have to spend long, mandatory hours in a classroom.
You study when and where you wish so you can directly participate in the practical sessions ... and for that you take the course, isn't it?

What is the duration of an IAHD course?

All IAHD courses focus on the achievements of the trainee.
As a result, minimum and maximum course durations have not been set.
All theoretical and practical learning objectives have been clearly defined.

The duration of an IAHD course is therefore dependant on the time the trainee needs to meet each learning objective.

Are IAHD courses officially recognised?

IAHD works comform the guidelines as defined in the latest European (CEN) and international (ISO) standards.
This makes the IAHD courses recognized worldwide.

How much does an IAHD course cost?

IAHD courses are slightly more expensive than 'standard' dive courses.
This is due to the extra equipment and time required to train a diver with physical or mental disabilities.

Many countries subsidise sport activities for people with physical or mental disabilities.
Your IAHD Instructor can tell you more about available subsidies in your area.

What do I need for an IAHD course?

Very little.
All theory materials are provided to you prior to commencing the course.
The equipment required for practical sessions is also mostly provided, so generally, the only additional items you need are swimwear and a towel.

Do I need medical authorisation?

Yes. To qualify for participation for an IAHD course you must be able to make the following three statements:

  • Yes, I want to learn how to dive;
  • Yes, my doctor has authorised me to take part in diving activities;
  • Yes, my instructor is willing to train me.

Your IAHD instructor will give you a medical examination form that the doctor should sign.


Find here all information about IAHD courses:

Follow an IAHD course

Starting an IAHD course can be done in three easy steps

  • Can I dive?
  • Learning theory
  • Practical lessons

The D-Learning system

Online learning in your own time.

Every course uses the for us developed D-Learning System.

IAHD Partner levels

Almost everyone, whether able-bodied or with a physical or mental disability, can follow an IAHD course because of our Partner Level system.

Overview courses

View our wide selection of (dive) courses for both the beginner, advanced as well as for the professional.

With over 25 years' experience in recreational diving you've come to the right place for the complete diving experience.

Anyone can learn scuba diving with us. Young or old, able-bodied or with physical or mental disabilities, you are welcome.

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