International Marine Contractors Association Website.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.
IMCA promotes improvements in quality, health, safety, environmental and technical standards through the publication of information notes, codes of practice and by other appropriate means. There are two core committees that relate to all members:
• Safety, Environment & Legislation
• Training, Certification & Personnel Competence
The Association is organised through four distinct divisions, each covering a specific area of members’ interests: Diving, Marine, Offshore Survey, Remote Systems & ROV. There are also four regional sections which facilitate work on issues affecting members in their local geographic area –
Americas Deepwater, Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa and Middle
The International Diving Schools Association (IDSA) was formed in 1982 with the primary purpose of developing common Internationional Diving Standards
The Association is concerned with all divers - Offshore, Inshore and Inland - as well as specialist non-diving qualifications e.g. Supervisor, DMT and LST. It has already established International Diver Training Standards (details in the publications page) based on the consensus opinion of its many members.
The Standards provide both a yardstick for those responsible for either administering existing National Standards or creating new ones, and a guide for Clients, Diving Contractors and Divers themselves.