Certification of dive centers

How certification works

Any company which offers one or more of the following services may apply for certification:

  • training and education of recreational divers
  • organised and guided diving for certified divers
  • rental of diving equipment

Documentation

Prior to the audit, the applicant shall submit written documentation (e.g. legal form and organizational structure of the service, description of all offered services, list of diving personnel) regarding the services to be certified. The documentation shall be checked and evaluated by the Lead Auditor prior to the audit. A positive evaluation of the documentation is a prerequisite for the conduction of the on-site audit(s).

Audit team

All assessments in the framework of the specified certification procedures shall be carried out by at least a Lead Auditor. The Lead Auditor is appointed by Austrian Standards. The Lead Auditor may be accompanied by a Technical Auditor with experience in the field of recreational diving service provision.

On-site audit(s)

In order to validate conformity of the services offered, evidential audit(s) shall be performed where access to the diver training records can be provided and where the observation of scuba diver training events, guided and/or organised dives is possible. The audits consist of a theoretical and a practical part.

Issue of certificate

The result of the audit is assessed by EUF Certification International. The positive assessment of the audit is the prerequisite for the issue of the certificate. The certificate will be valid for a maximum of 6 years if intermediate audits are carried out at least every 2 years.

Standards

Get more information about the relevant standards EN 14467/ISO 24803.