Marco Valenti

Foto sito STDAScuba instructor since 1996, and CCR Instructor since 2005, is the founder and training director of STDA (Scuba Training Development Academy).

In 2015 has been certified as one of the first XCCR Instructor Trainer; he's the most experienced Hammerhead CCR instructor worldwide with more than 50 courses.

CCR Instructor Trainer, Trimix, DPV and Gas Blender Instructor for several agencies (ANDI, ASTD, CMAS, DIRrebreather, IANTD, IART, PADI, UTRtek), has acquired over the years a huge experience in many training systems, contributing to the development of some of them.

Over the years he has begun to develop its own system of training in the field of rebreather and OC courses, writing several manuals, standards and procedures, founding STDA.

Currently, as owner of Blue Edge Srl, collaborates with some companies in the industry (i.e. for the development, sales and training of rebreathers) and is the team leader for the development of D-Twin computer and controller.

Curriculum and activities

2019 Technician course for XCCR at iQsub (Czech Rep.)

2016: author 'R2 DEEP' (ADV DEEP) STDA

2015: Instructor Trainer x-over course for X-CCR rebreather by IQSub - Czech Republic

2015: Instructor Trainer DAN

2014: author of 'R1' (OWD), 'R2' (AOWD) and 'Fundamentals - Intro to Tech' STDA manuals

2013-    : team leader and tester of the 'Blue Edge D-Twin computer & electronics' Project

2013 Founder and Training Director of 'Scuba Trianing Development Academy' STDA

2012-13: author of 'CCR 3 Extended Range' manual

2012: author of 'CCR 1 & CCR 2 - Hammerhead rebreather ' manual

2010-2012: 'Rebreather Training Director' in UTRtek

2011: Hammerhead RevD electronics Technician course, Pennsylvania USA at Juergensen Marine 

2011: tester for Hammerhead RevD electronics

2010-2011: author of 'Intro to ccr' and then 'Intro to Rebreather -  Adv' Manual

2010: start to develop his own CCR program to use during UTRtek courses, as first CCR Instructor and Trainer in the agency

August 2010: Hammerhead Instructor Trainer, first in Europe, after have attended the IT course with the ITD Joe Radomski in Pennsylvania, in agreement with Juergensen Marine and ANDI Int. standards. Become Optima instructor

October 2009: HammerHead RevC+ electronics Technician course, in Pennsylvania at Juergensen Marine

August 2008: DIRrebreather Fundamentals Instructor

February 2008: Hammerhead ccr Instructor Course in Florida with ITD ANDI Joe Radomski

December 2005: start to use Hammerhead electronics on ccr

August 2005: ANDI CCR Inspiration Instructor with Pim van der Horst (ANDI)

 

Main expeditions joined

2017 Szent Istvan battleship expedition -65mts; rebreather X-CCR with STDA divers - Adriatic Sea, Croatia

2016 HMHS Brtitannic : -120mts, rebreather X-CCR, DIRrebreather expedition

2016 Burdigala: -75mt, rebreather X-CCR, DIRrebreather expedition

2014 Protee submarine (2nd time): -129 mts, Hammerhead CCR, STDA Team

2012 U-boot 455 -121 meters, with ccr Hammerhead, Mar Ligure Italy - DIRrebreather

2012 Protee submarinee and Natal cruise liner -129 meters, with ccr Hammerhead, Costa Azzurra France - DIRrebreather

2011 Viminale cruise liner -107 meters, with ccr Hammerhead; Tirreno sea southern Italy - DIRrebreather

2010 Garibaldi Wreck -123 meters, with ccr Hammerhead; Adriatic Sea Croazia - DIRrebreather (first italian to have dive this wreck)

2003  'Szent Istvan' (Santo Stefano) armored ship -65 meters , as photographer in open circuit; Adriatic Sea Croazia - IANTD

Deep dives training location: lake Garda, northern Italy

 

Other certifications: Gas Blender Instr. Trainer (ANDI and IART), ANDI CCR Full Cave Diver L4 (Thailandia), UTD Cave 1 diver (Messico), ANDI, DIRrebreather and UTRtek dpv instructor, Trimix and IDC Staff Instr. PADI, Specialty Instructor, EFR instructor, Dan Instructor (1996)

In the month of Jnauary is scheduled a x-over workshop for Recreationl instructor of other agencies. The course aims to introduce the instructors to STDA philosophy, standars and procedures. ...
In these days there will be an update via webinar for STDA recreational instructors, regarding the dry suit courses.New presentation and support video for the theoretical part to facilitate the...
The 28th of September will take place a 'CCR Refresh' workshop. The program aims to refresh all fundamentals skills for divers that stopped scuba diving for a while and want to repeat and take...
20/01/2021-31/01/2021 Trento - Lake Garda, Recreational Instructor Course X-OVER
 
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