Improving Standards Benefits Everyone
Solution to Industry Regulation
Generally, governments and regulators are reluctant to introduce new competency and certification requirements unless they become a priority due to some sort of incident. It is always in the best interest to self-regulate before the government decides it needs to step in.
Destinations are always competing with each other and with the new information age, any positive or negative feedback is quickly spread. Tourism departments can differentiate themselves by promoting the safety and increased consumer protection provided by having accredited operators of dive boats.
Expanding on environmentally friendly practices in the overall operation of dive vessels protects the valuable underwater resources for a dive destination.
Utilizing dive boat operators with accredited training provides consumer confidence and protection. The upcoming IYT Dive Boat certifications will answer the question: “How qualified and safe is the captain and crew of this dive boat?”
For the insurance industry the introduction of the IYT Dive Boat certifications will provide three core benefits.
- Establishe the definition of a qualified dive vessel operator.
- IYT is ISO:9001 Certified by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) and is audited regularly to ensure quality management procedures are in place, monitored and maintained.
- Reduction in risk by requiring a dive boat operator to have formal qualifications.