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RSTC Members State their Positions regarding Agency-Neutral On-line Training

At a recent meeting, the members of the Recreational Scuba Training Council determined it was important to provide collective clarification regarding agency-neutral on-line training programs. Over the past two to three years a number of websites not affiliated with a training agency have launched on-line scuba training programs. On these sites, the customer is lead […]

SDI is approved for RSTC Canada Membership

Scuba Diving International (SDI) was approved for RSTC Canada Membership February 16, 2006. By unanimous vote, the Recreational Scuba Training Council of Canada’s Board of Directors welcomed its newest member. Scuba Diving International, which came into existence in 1999, will now join ACUC International, PADI Canada and SSI Canada in establishing minimum training standards at […]

RSTC Approves Hand Signals

In November of 2005 RSTC approved standard hand signals and common hand signals used by divers. Many of these standard signals were originally an ANSI standard. They are based on the standard hand signals used by training agencies when training entry level divers. The approved hand signals are posted here on the World Recreational Training […]

Recreational Scuba Training Council Officers for 2006

According to the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) by-laws the officers rotate annually. The agency fills the position not necessarily an individual. The Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) officers for 2006 are: President PDIC Vice Pres SSI Vice Pres IDEA Vice Pres SDI Secretary PADI Treasurer YMCA The individuals that attend the RSTC meeting for […]

SDI joins RSTC

Scuba Diving International (SDI) was approved for RSTC Membership at the August 2004 meeting.

By unanimous vote, the RSTC Board of Directors welcomed its newest member. Scuba Diving International, which came into existence in 1999, will now join IDEA,PADI,PDIC,SSI and the YMCA in establishing minimum training standards at all levels of recreational scuba diving in order to promote public safety. RSTC training requirements are recognized around the world as the global industry standard.

“SDI is very pleased to join with the charter members of RSTC”, stated Brian Carney President of SDI. “We look forward to working together in the promotion of consistent and safe diver education for the benefit of future dive enthusiasts.”

RSTC Approves Revised Instructor Trainer Standards

The most recent standard to be reviewed and updated is the Instructor Trainer Standard. Originally developed in 1993, the Instructor Trainer Standard was revised to stay consistent with the wording changes that have taken place with the Instructor, Open Water Diver, the Introduction to Scuba standards, Dive Supervisor standard and, most recently the Assistant Instructor […]

WRSTC Meets

After several years in formation, the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) held it’s first official meeting at DEMA 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. Representatives from every WRSTC Member Council were in attendance. Members of RSTC Europe, the C-Card Council (Japan), RSTC Canada and the US-based RSTC attended the meeting. The first order of business […]

Ken Brock retires from RSTC

Ken Brock retired as the Coordinator for the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) after 16 years. Ken has been retired from Anthony?s Scuba Center in Tampa, FL since 1996 and now wishes to truly enjoy retirement. Ken plans on spending more time with his wife April, his children, his grandchildren, as well as doing what […]

WRSTC Member Council Application posted

The Adobe PDF files for the WRSTC Member Council Application and the WRSTC Member Council Application General Information have been posted to the Downloads section of the site. Member Council Application http://www.wrstc.com/downloads/Member_Application.pdf Member Council Application Information http://www.wrstc.com/downloads/Application_General_Info.pdf Downloads Page http://wrstc.com/standards-downloads/

WRSTC Web Site Opens

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