Mission and philosophy of STDA
Generally talking, our target is to help divers to reach the highest fun level during their underwater adventures.
To do this, the only way is to follow the highest level of training, achieving the right bouyancy-trim control and performig well all basic safety drills.
STDA mission is to develop, over the years, a worldwide net of few and highly skilled instructors following the DIR philosophy and openminded towards new useful technology.
To do this, our instructors have to be not only skilled and with good knowledge but also have a strong aptitude for teaching.
The first technical part of the diver is brain and knowledge; if there are many 'bugs' about emergencies management, it's only a matter of time. Sooner or later the 'bugs' will get out and you'll be in problems.
Since the new millennium, the scuba instructor's figure started to be more and more debased, with many of them who do not work or offer courses at a so low prices that they can not neither cover their costs. The main agencies are responsible of this situation, having the only target to earn, selling certifications and renewal instructor fees... do training is an other thing.
Considering the potential risks, the situation has simply no sense.
STDA is interested in training divers that look before to safety and quality of the training than costs.