Quality Assurance for the Diving Industry in Cyprus
The Scuba Industries Trade Association aims to represent the Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, Training Organisations, Registered Dive Schools, Dive Boat Charter Operators, Journals Travel Organisations and recognised, approved Marine Charities relating to the Scuba Industry. For the consumer the SITA marque is a guarantee of quality and commitment to professional service…
Easy Divers Cyprus is a Full Member of IDEST and Approved Member Overseas IDEST test stations.
IDEST Inspectorate for Diving Equipment Servicing & Testing
The Inspectorate for Diving Equipment Servicing and Testing (IDEST) was set up in 1985 with the view to providing an independent assessment of Test Centres and Technicians to prove that they are working to the appropriate British Standards.
The checks are carried out by highly qualified, impartial and independent inspectors who check the equipment, personnel, documentation and records of the Test Centre. Those meeting the standard are given IDEST Approval and are awarded an Approval Certificate and the use of a unique IDEST
Test Centre stamp, as detailed in the IDEST leaflet ’Testing of Diving Cylinders’.
In order to ensure that all Test Centres are working to the same standards and interpreting them uniformly, IDEST Test Centres and those Technicians seeking approval, all work to the IDEST Code of Practice, currently CP11:2011 and are re-examined tri-annually. In the intervening years Test
Centres provide a self-declaration confirming that their equipment and procedures have not changed and that all calibration certificates are current.
The IDEST Scheme Committee reviews and maintains all procedures, documentation, standards and Inspector training annually, or sooner if required.
IDEST works as the technical arm of the Scuba Industries Trade Association (SITA) with the main responsibility of inspecting and assessing Cylinder Test Centres and certifying Cylinder Test Technicians to National (UKAS) standards.
We are Proud to bean IDEST Member 8P Easy Divers Cyprus.
The only civilian IDEST Scuba Cylinder Testing Centre in Cyprus.