The 'Scuba Training Development Academy', is a training agency for underwater activities, founded by Marco Valenti, involved in research and consulting. The headquarter is based in northern Italy, in the city of Trento, close to lake Garda.
STDA mainly focuses on courses with use of the rebreather, as well as in open circuit always following a DIR approach, open to technology and to evolution in scuba equipment.
The agency offers a full range of courses from beginner to instructor training.
In particular the STDA rebreather courses are the result of many years of experience in the CCR training, which was followed by an autonomous development of its own methodology, resulting in programs of the highest quality.
The 'step by step' training aims to the main goals of safety, quality and professionalism that are at the foundation of the courses of the agency.
Marco Valenti, STDA founder, has the longest and more consistent experience in Hammerhead CCR training since 2008 worldwide. STDA is the first agency to have specific diver manuals for Hammerhead and X-CCR rerbeather
STDA does training, it doesn't sell 'cards'...