Thailand – Australia – United Kingdom

Archive for December 22, 2009

Michal piskula appointed to the tdi/sdi/erdi training advisory panel

International Training is pleased to announce the appointment of Michal Piskula as a member of the Training Advisory Panel.  A well respected, veteran TDI/SDI/ERDI Instructor-Trainer with vast experience in all aspects of SCUBA diving, Michal operates the Eastern Europe Regional Office of our organization in addition to running his own successful diving school.

He was instrumental in establishing TDI and SDI programs in the region and recently certified the Czech Police Diving Team under ERDI standards, helping grow the increasingly popular range of public safety diving programs internationally.

His contributions to reviewing training standards and materials are noteworthy and he has provided invaluable input to the development of new programs, including the professional rating of IT Staff Instructor, which was successfully trialed in the Czech Republic under Michal’s expert guidance prior to general release.

An extremely skilled wreck and cave diver who is also a renowned underwater photographer (see photo below), Michal brings a wealth of diving knowledge to the Training Advisory Panel.  Welcome, Michal!

The Training Advisory Panel (TAP) is charged with the responsibility of helping to develop, maintain, and enforce the training standards and educational materials used by divers and instructors teaching for and recieving training through, SDI, TDI and ERDI. The members of TAP are dive industry professional who have widely recognized experience as divers, dive educators, explorers, authors and photographers.