Mission Statement

The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) is dedicated to the worldwide safety of the recreational diving public. As such, one of the WRSTC’s primary goals is the development of worldwide minimum training standards. The establishment of globally recognized and implemented standards is a valuable asset in addressing local and national regulatory issues.

The WRSTC is the mechanism for worldwide cooperation in reaching international consistency in minimum course training standards. Member Councils of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council recognize and accept responsibility for the promotion of worldwide safety of the recreational diving public, international consistency of training standards and worldwide credibility of the WRSTC.

U.S.-based scuba training agencies that meet the membership criteria may apply to and become a member of the RSTC. For additional information, contact info@wrstc.com.

Founded in 1999, the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) is dedicated to the worldwide safety of the recreational diving public. Through it’s membership, the WRSTC is the mechanism for worldwide cooperation in reaching international consistency in minimum course training standards. Member Councils recognize and accept responsibility for the promotion of worldwide safety of the recreational diving public, international consistency of training standards and worldwide credibility of the WRSTC.

The WRSTC’s membership is restricted to national or regional councils comprised of the individual training organizations who collectively represent at least 50% of the annual diver certifications in the Member Council’s country or region. Countries or regions without a current WRSTC Member Council that are interested in forming an RSTC organization and then applying to become a WRSTC affiliate should contact info@wrstc.com for more information.