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 for the WRSTC is the approval of a global Open Water Diver standard and discussion on the draft standard was the main topic of the meeting. Each Member Council gave its input into the draft standard.

Additionally, it was decided to simultaneously develop a global Instructor standard.