Popeye & Organizations

For your safe and quality training in diving and first aid, we as POPEYE DIVING CENTER have ensured to cooperate and follow the standards followed by the most well-known and reliable diving and first aid organizations worldwide, such as ANDI, SSI, IANTD and DAN. This results in you being trained in a proper and professional way to properly prepare you to become a diver, but also to be able to apply first aid. Below are a few words about each organization we work with, as well as diagrams from their training programs. For more information click on the logo of each organization to redirect you to the corresponding page.

ANDI - American Nitrox Divers International

ANDI International (ANDI) is one of the world’s fastest growing diver training agencies. ANDI began by specializing in training programs for Enriched Air Nitrox ( SafeAir ) diving. As a natural evolution from SafeAir®, ANDI developed training programs for what has now become known as Technical diving and Closed Circuit Rebreather systems. To meet the demands of our international network of training facilities, in 1999 ANDI introduced a unique methodology for training entry-level divers with the ANDI Open Water Sport Diver program.

Since our origin in 1988, ANDI has expanded throughout the world with Regional Headquarters located in the United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Japan, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Philippines, Latin America, Middle East and the home office in the United States of America. To meet the needs of these regional markets ANDI developed educational material in many languages in addition to English.

ANDI has developed a multifaceted training system with comprehensive programs. These include Openwater Sport Diver, Dive Medic, SafeAir® User courses, Technical and Exploration programs, Rebreather training for SCR and CCR systems, specialty-focused training and a full offering of technician and instructor programs. ANDI’s growth throughout the world is due to ANDI’s commitment to quality education, quality training materials, the highest operational standards and a dedication to customer service.

ANDI Training Charts
SSI - Scuba Schools International

For more than 40 years SSI has provided training, education and certification for divers, diving instructors, diving centers and resorts around the world. Launched in 1970, SSI has expanded to include more than 30 Service Centers, is represented in more than 110 countries with over 2,500 locations worldwide, and has books and materials printed in more than 30 languages, including DVDs, CDs, etc.

SSI is clearly the name you trust in the world of diving, and we attribute that success is due to compromises, specifications and training methodology !!

SSI Training Chart
IANTD - International Association of Nitrox & Technical Diver

It was founded in 1985 by Dick Rutkowski as IAND. It is the first diving organization to provide training and certification in the use of alternative gas mixtures. In 1992 its name was upgraded to IANTD to cover the expanded scope of its activities. It is now recognized as the “beginning” in the use of alternative mixtures of amateur and scientific diving and is one of the most important and oldest diving organizations in the world.

IANTD Training Chart
DAN - Divers Alert Network

They are champions of diving safety, advocating best practices throughout the diving industry and enabling divers to make smart decisions about any adventure. They prepare and support the diving community through emergency training, safety training and engagement with the world’s leading experts.

They are researchers, exploring new areas of study as our community seeks to dive deeper, deeper and farther away. Divers continue to push the boundaries of our understanding of the underwater world and expand the boundaries of human physiology, and we work with reputable scientists to ensure the safety of these pioneers. They are researchers, doctors and diving professionals who have come along with the unique mission of supporting the safe exploration of our underwater world.

They are your trusted advisors – the experts you call when you are unsure. Whether you are looking for an answer to a simple question or need help with a medical emergency, we are always here for you. It is a non-profit organization created to support divers with health and safety information, medical advice, industry-leading diving accident and travel insurance plans.