Marco Valenti

Foto sito STDADiver since 1987, instructor since 1996, is the founder and training director of STDA (Scuba Training Development Academy).

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.

He's an instructor for several rebreathers, the first Hammerhead rebreather instructor and trainer in Europe, probably the most active worldwide, and today one of the first instructor trainer for X-CCR rebreather by IQSub.

Marco is often invited as speaker at conferences about rebreathers.

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

2016 STDA and ASTD X-CCR Instructor Trainer

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 'Intro to Tech - Fundamentals' 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)

The 17th of December will start a 'Divemaster ' course. The program aims to teach how to manage and lead scuba divers during their dives, how to manage trial dives for beginners and for Divemaster...
Congratulations to Luca that in the week-end, first of his course, concluded the dives of his CCR2 + OC deco exp2 program. After theory and confined water sessions followed 6 dives with a max...

In the middle of November will start a STDA Instructor Development Course. The program is focused in preparing the instructor candidate to organize STDA Recreationl courses from R1 (OWD) to R2...

22/02/2019-31/03/2019 STDA HQ - Lake Garda Italy, CCR 2

17/12/2018-13/01/2019 STDA HQ - Lake Garda Italy, Divemaster Course

31/01/2019-03/02/2019 STDA HQ Trento & lake Garda - Italy, Intro to Tech - Fundamentals

19/01/2019-27/01/2019 Liguria - Loano - Italy, Intro to Rebreather-Advanced

17/11/2018-29/12/2018 STDA HQ Trento & lake Garda - Italy, Recreational Instructor Course
 
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