IANTD was the first agency that offered training in all aspects of EANx through continuing education programs. This allows you to expand your knowledge and training with the top professionals in the field..
IANTD instructors are well trained, highly experienced and extremely qualified. IANTD Standards and Procedures provide for the highest level of EANx education and training available from Snorkeling through to Trimix and Rebreathers.
Please check our Facility Listing to find your closest training location.
IANTD (IAND, Inc.) was founded by Dick Rutkowski, the former dive supervisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Mr. Rutkowski introduced the recreational diving community to the technology of EANx. This program was developed through NOAA during his tenure.
Today the board of directors and the membership of IANTD are composed of many of the most experienced divers in the world pertaining to the use of breathing gases other than air..
IANTD did struggle in the early years. As it was the first program to offer certification in Enriched Air Nitrox, the company was kept at a slow, yet steady pace from 1985 through February of 1992 with the support of Hyperbarics International. In 1991 Tom Mount joined Dick and IANTD became the FIRST to offer training programs in all aspects of technical diving (Advanced Nitrox, Deep Air, Technical Diver, Cave and Wreck Penetration, Normoxic Trimix, Trimix, Expedition Trimix,Rebreathers, etc.) and now Free Diving too! .
As the licensee and CEO of IANTD Australasia I would encourage any of our existing members or new divers wanting to be a part of IANTD to contact me Justin McCarthy directly on 0418107147 , PO Box 404 Nth Melbourne 3051 or email
IANTD has recently aquired a survey vessel the ex WW2 RAN Air Sea Rescue Boat 02-109 " HMAS Air View".The Patrol boat was built in 1943 for the USN and served in Papua New Guinea for the Marine Section during WW2 . Powered by twin Hall Scott Defenders at 630 hp each she will be used for Archaeological survey of Shipwrecks in Bass Strait.Photos in the News section along with "Action" 02-14.