PHDI Mission Statement
PHDI (Philippines Diving Instructors) is primarily a scuba diving federation based in the Philippines that issues and delivers certified diving courses from various existing diving organizations recognized worldwide. It is also an organization that offers services with the aim of the protection and conservation of ocean wild life and the preservation and rehabilitation of Filipino beaches.
PHDI is also a humanitarian organization, we regularly organizes medical missions to various remote areas in the Philippines lacking direct access to medical help and supplies.
Scuba Diving Program :
With the exception of PADI certification, PHDI delivers and issues scuba diving certified courses from various diving organizations recognized worldwide such as:
Since the foundation of RSTC Europe back in 1994, many new innovations have taken place. Minimum safety standards have been agreed by all members, for both diver and instructor levels of education. This has led to a greater understanding between member organizations and an increased level of credibility within the diving industry, both on a European and a world-wide level.
Members affiliated with RSTC Europe, include ACUC, BARAKUDA, NASDS, PSS, SNSI, IDEA Europe, PADI, PDA, SDI and SSI, as well as DAN as an associate member in the position of "consultant". The influence of these member organizations span all European countries as well as most of the Red Sea and the Maldives. The aim of RSTC is to support the diving industry by all legitimate means, and to present a professional forum that is both respected and recognized throughout the world of recreational diving.
The expertise within this group provides a non-prejudicial code of practice in diver safety for all governmental bodies who are working to improve diving and safety standards in Europe. This will in turn facilitate a consistent and efficient standardization of regulations and laws related to the professional recreational diving industry throughout Europe. By standardizing European and global qualifications government bodies concerned with the level of competency of the European instructor will have a recognizable qualification that has international acceptance to relate to. With this in place it would allow a diver to dive with a certificate which could be accepted world-wide. Having an internationally recognized certification allows recreational diving to become an accepted interest within the maritime and tourist community.
IDEA Europe & IDEA International
The IDEA (International Diving Educators Association) was the first organization scuba diving structured to award patents in the USA. Founded in 1952 under the appellation of FSDA (Florida Skin Diver Association), it was initially reserved for snorkeling, diving bottle does is in its infancy.
When this activity has grown within the FSDA, Scuba Training Committee was founded.
Over time, the importance of Scuba Training Committee has gone steadily growing, opening the doors of the association in Florida Instructors other states, Jacksonville and remains the cradle centre International thereof.
In 1978, given the growing number of instructors included in the association and its internationalization, decision was made to formalize this fact by a new appellation: IDEA.
In the years that followed, the IDEA has continuously intensified its presence on the international scene of diving, participating in the founding of the confederation Diving USA, RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council), bringing together instructors organizations the world's largest, and Universal Referral.
The flexibility of 'Referral agreement' allows the candidate to share its training in different locations. It is therefore possible to follow courses theories and swimming pool in its region and completed his training in the middle natural during his vacation in the tropics. The referral program was developed through the efforts of IDEA, NAUI, PDIC, SSI and YMCA Benefit customer and industry diving.
In 1992, IDEA Italy has emerged before becoming IDEA Europe in 1995 and appointed national leaders (Belgium, Spain, Germany, ...). The IDEA Europe has developed a program teaching full-based books of course, but also books, video, slides, slides, etc.. in Italian, French, English, Spanish, Dutch and German.
is the European organization for professional diving instructors.
CEDIP is represented by 16 major European diving organisations
On the 28th of September 1958, delegates from the following Federations: Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium, Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Switzerland, the United States of America and Yugoslavia met in Brussels on the occasion of the congress of the independent International Confederation gathering all underwater disciplines.
With this aim, a meeting was held in Monaco on January 9, 10 and 11, 1959 and a decision to establish the "World Confederation of Underwater Activities" in brief "C.M.A.S.", was taken.
This Confederation succeeded, specifically in regard to all functions and responsibilities, the "Comité des Sports Sous-Marins" (Underwater Sports Committee) of the International Confederation of Sport Fishing founded on the 22nd of February 1952.
We deliver worldwide recognized certification that are equivalent to PADI courses but we go beyond most dive centers in the Philippines as we issue from a beginner’s level to a *** instructor’s certification. Here’s a brief equivalency to PADI certification:
* Scuba Diver = Open Water Diver
** Scuba Diver = Advanced Open Water Diver
*** Scuba Diver = Rescue Diver
**** Scuba Diver = Dive Master
Assistant Instructor = PADI assistant instructor
* Scuba Instructor = Open Water Instructor
** Scuba Instructor = IDC Staff Instructor
*** Scuba Instructor = Course Director
Specialty Instructor = PADI Specialty Instructor
We cover all specialties including emergency first response course reserved for *** scuba divers. We also offer technical courses for professional scuba divers.
Each member of PHDI is DAN certified and covers all the usual expenses for scuba divers and instructors. DAN
PHDI Team :
Our team is composed of committed scuba diving professionals with background experience on medical and management skills who dedicate their time and efforts to the comfort and wellbeing of our clients. With the highest service standards, and high quality equipment, we guarantee our clients a unique and safe diving experience.
Environmental Protection and Awareness Program :
PHDI is on a mission to protect and preserve the natural ocean environment of the Philippines. To accomplish this we provide awareness programs with the aim of educating and sensitizing the locals as well as tourists in the protection and conservation of the environment.
- Involve users in the marine realm to protect the environment and its restocking since the main purpose of this reserve was to restore local heritage, is to allow endangered species to regain their natural density and a normal rate of reproduction.
- Being a working tool for scientific research.
- Have an interest in teaching and cultural awareness (reception classes, groups).
- To provide an economic advantage: Increase the interest of tourists to the beaches.
- Increase the profitability of fishing for small businesses.
As part of the program we aim to construct a naturel reserve, which guarantees protection and diversity, not only for animal and plant species, but also the natural environment in which they live.
Our priorities would be :
• Preserve the original habitats and species diversity
• To control human activities in order to make use of the site that is consistent with the objectives of conservation;
• Promote effective "reserves" by the establishment of protection measures outside the site;
• Have an interest in teaching and cultural awareness;
• Participate in the maintenance of small-business/ small-scale fishing.
• Education and awareness of children to protection of the marine environment is an important task of the Natural Reserve. Facilitators and offer them several educational workshops focused on the role of a Nature Reserve, the knowledge of marine ecosystems, the discovery of the seaside, gestures environmental citizens, pollution of the marine environment.
• Facilitators Reserve and receive regular classes in primary and secondary.
• Conferences for the general public are also proposed.
Humanitarian Program :
As already mentioned above, aside from the environmental awareness program PHDI has begun medical outreaches to local villages and towns that do not have direct access to medical attention and medicine.
The aim is to apply first aid in accordance to what is allowed by the government.