Teach SCUBA Diving with SDI TDI ERDI

Over the last few years, more and more scuba diving professionals have been taking a closer look at the different options available through International Training. From recreational sport diving to cutting-edge technical training and on through public safety diving practices, International Training has been a forerunner in shaping these three areas of scuba diving. Scuba Diving International (SDI), Technical Diving International (TDI) and Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) all work as standalone agencies, or in conjunction, based on your training needs.

We are accepting new members… find out how!

The International Training; SDI, TDI, and ERDI crossover program allows Divemasters (DM), Assistant Instructors (AI), and Instructors to become a certified dive professional within the International Training system if they hold an equivalent rating with an organization recognized by the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC), European Underwater Federation (EUF), and International Standards Organization (ISO).

In recognition of this, International Training has developed an equivalency table to outline the qualifications International Training will accept as a crossover, so long as the member is in good standing with their current organization.

It should be noted, this list is subject to change without any notice. Please do not download, take screen captures, or copy this information as it’s available through the website allowing viewers to have the most up-to-date information. All leadership applications are subject to review and approval of International Training’s Training Department.

You May Qualify to Crossover to SDI Divemaster If You Hold One of the Following Ratings… You May Qualify to Crossover to SDI Assistant Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings You May Qualify to Crossover to SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor If You Hold One of the Following Ratings…
ACUC Divemaster ACUC Assistant Instructor ACUC Open Water Instructor
ANDI Divemaster ANDI Assistant Instructor ANDI Instructor
BSAC Dive Leader BSAC Assistant Open Water Instructor BSAC Open Water Instructor
CMAS: BEFOS-FEBRAS Three Star Diver CMAS: BEFOS-FEBRAS One Star Instructor CMAS: BEFOS-FEBRAS Two Star Instructor
CMAS: CFT Three Star Diver CMAS: CFT One Star Instructor CMAS: CFT Two Star Instructor
CMAS: DSF Three Star Diver CMAS: DSF One Star Instructor CMAS: DSF Two Star Instructor
CMAS: FIAS Three Star Diver CMAS: FIAS One Star Instructor CMAS: FIAS Two Star Instructor
CMAS: TDIF Three Star Diver CMAS: TDIF One Star Instructor CMAS: TDIF Two Star Instructor
CMAS: VDST Three Star Diver CMAS: VDST One Star Instructor CMAS: VDST Two Star Instructor
CMAS: VDTL Three Star Diver CMAS: VDT One Star Instructor CMAS: VDTL Two Star Instructor
DDI Divemaster DDI Assistant Instructor DDI Instructor
IAC Dive Leader IAC Basic Instructor IAC Open Water Instructor
IDEA Divemaster IDEA Assistant Instructor IDEA Open Water Instructor
ISDA Divemaster ISDA Assistant Instructor ISDA Open Water Instructor
NASDS Divemaster NASDS Scuba Instructor NASDS OWSD Instructor
NAUI Assistant Instructor NAUI Divemaster NAUI Instructor
NDL Divemaster NDL 1 NDL 2
PADI Divemaster PADI Assistant Instructor PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
PDA Group Guide PDA Assistant Instructor PDA Instructor
PDIC Dive Supervisor PDIC Assistant Instructor PDIC Instructor
PSS Divemaster PSS Assistant Instructor PSS Sua Instructor
SNSI Divemaster SNSI Open Water Instructor SNSI DM Instructor
SSI Divemaster SSI Dive Control Specialist SSI Open Water Instructor
WOSD Dive Leader WOSD Instructor Level 1 WOSD Instructor Level 2
GUE Rec 1 Instructor

If you do not see your dive training organization listed, not to worry – there are still options available for you! Fill out the form below to receive more information from our Training Department.

If you are located outside of North America, contact your local SDI, TDI, ERDI Regional Office. A contact list can be found here: https://www.tdisdi.com/contact/.

Crossover candidates must provide verification that they are in active teaching status and in good standing with the organization they are crossing over from. If a crossover candidate is not currently in active teaching status; additional requirements may apply.

So add a new avenue to your current training curriculum by crossing over to International Training. We look forward to you joining our team.

See our Recreational Sport Diver Equivalences here!

SDI scuba-training-equivalency chart