New Titles & Faces at International Training!

Our family is growing again! We welcomed FOUR new staff memebers to our World HQ office this month. On top of that two of our staff members have taken on new roles! Click below to meet everyone.

Gettin Wrecked On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Think about diving in Australia and the first thing that comes to mind might be the Great Barrier Reef. The corals and tropical fish alone might make you want to book a flight today. However, what if we told you there are also wrecks among the reef perfect for even the most adventurous divers?

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4 Reasons Tech Divers Make the Best Divemaster

You’ve taken the course and now you’re a tech diver… You could continue up the ranks of tech diving or you could simply just dive to gain more experience. We’re here to throw something straight out of left field… have you ever thought of becoming a divemaster?

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New Zealand North: A Smashing Dive

These two dive sites in New Zealand will leave you ready to book a flight as soon as possible to see all of the marine life below the surface.

Crossing Over to PFI

Are you ready to teach freediving with PFI, but aren’t sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Becoming a PFI Freediver Instructor is a relatively straightforward process. Learn more about this process and crossing over from another agency now.

Best of PFI 2019

It’s that time of year again where we start looking back through the year and planning for the next. With PFI being so new to the International Training family you didn’t have as many articles to read. However, that didn’t stop you from reading these three time and time again.

Survey – New Open Water Divers

New Open Water Diver Survey



Thank you for participating in our new scuba diver research survey. With your help, we will be able to provide better service for new and future divers in the years to come.  We greatly appreciate your time!

Please note: This survey is anonymous.

I wanted to try a new adventureI love marine life and wanted to see it up closeI snorkeled before and loved itA friend or family member divesIt was something to do while on vacationI saw it in a magazine, on TV, or onlineIt seemed therapeuticI needed to learn for workOther

ReadingSports / FitnessSkiing / SnowboardingOther Extreme / Adventure SportsTravelingFishingArts / CraftsTelevisionPlaying An InstrumentCollectingGardeningVideo GamesOther

NoIt seemed claustrophobicAll of the gear seemed intimidatingI was nervous there would be a lot to learnIt seemed dangerousSharks!Other

I work in an officeI work a tradeI work in the service industryI am a stay-at-home parentI am a studentI am unemployedOther

They were impressedThey were jealousThey were surprisedThey were nervousThey were enthusiasticThey were happyThey were interested in learning moreOther

RelaxedConnected With NatureAccomplishedHealthyFreeExcitedAdventurousOther

Yes, as soon as I canYes, but I'm not sure when or where I'll be able to goMaybe in the futureNo, diving wasn't for meNo, it was too difficultNo, it was too scaryOther

Fun and enjoyment in lifeWarm relationships with othersSelf-fulfillmentBeing well respectedExcitementA sense of accomplishmentSecuritySelf-respectA sense of belonging


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Instructors! An exciting opportunity to participate in scuba research!

For all SDI instructors, we have an exciting opportunity to participate in research into scuba diving leadership. This important research has the potential to impact leadership training in scuba diving, the military, public safety and other areas. Any SDI instructor member can take the survey, whether in teaching or non-teaching status. We urge you to take a few minutes to complete the survey today!

How SDI’s Marketing Department Can Help You

Our Marketing Team is here to help you! You read that right, we create content and resources with you in mind. We’re outlining seven resources you can use to help build your business.

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Do tough conditions during a course result in better divers?

Have you debated any of these three situational approaches to learning to dive? Learn more about how each option isn’t necessarily a bad option. Each has its own pros and cons list, you just have to figure out which is the best for you.