The new training programs will be proposed to TIDF divers and members, after an initial training that will involve Instructors and Instructor Trainers. In the coming months courses will also be provided in Hebrew language, to better meet the needs of a growing community.
"We keep on searching for further ways to spread safety-focused programs and education in our region" explains Dr. Chiara Ferri, DAN Europe Training Medical Supervisor and Assistant Medical Director. "We are very happy to see how TIDF shares our vision and purposes in this regard, and intends to disseminate these training programs in Israel".
About DAN Europe
DAN stands for Divers Alert Network, the largest association of recreational divers in the world. Its mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and services, on an international level. For 40 years now, DAN Europe has been steadfast in its dedication to serving the dive community at large.
The Israeli Diving Federation(Hebrew: ההתאחדות הישראלית לצלילה, Hitahdut Haisraelit Letslila) or TIDF is a non-governmental SCUBA diving training organization based in Israel. TIDF was founded in 1966 by ex-Navydiving instructors and members of an underwater archaeological society. In the 1970s the federation began certifying dive instructors in the wake of numerous diving accidents, especially in Sinai peninsula, which at that time was under Israeli control. In 1979, Knesset passed the Recreational Diving Law (Heb:חוק הצלילה הספורטיבית), which regulates training, certification and practice of diving in Israel. The federation was its enforcing body until 1997. TIDF obtained CEN certification from the EUF certification body in 2012, and currently offers underwater sports - Apnoea, Aquathlon (also known as underwater wrestling) and Sport Diving education.