Inspectorate for Diving Equipment Servicing & Testing

Accredited ISO/IEC 17024:2012



Latest News:



01/05/20 - Alistair Reynolds retires from IDEST after 21 years.
19/03/20 - New Technical Information Sheet T015 all about the correct quadrant label to use for visuals and hydro tests.
01/02/20 - Welcome to two new Test Centres, Phoenix Engineering and Industrial Gases (9Q), Emsworth, Hants and Scuba Equipment Servicing Ltd (9X), Halesowen, W. Midslands
01/02/20 - Welcome to Discover Diving, IOM, as the next IDEST Training Centre, T012.
22/01/20 - CORE94 has been removed from the list of approved IDEST centres.
22/01/20 - We have to say good-bye to Parwin Scuba (4P) in Glatton, Huntingdon due to retirement.  Our best wishes for a pleasant future.
22/01/20 - Welcome to Red Duck Diving (9W) in Castlerock, Coleraine, Londonderry, who joins us this month.
11/11/19 - Calypso Blue Diving has left the fold.  We wish them all the very best for the future.
15/10/19 - Welcome to Flare Fire Safety Engineer Ltd, Aberdeen and to Gozo Aqua Sports, Gozo, Malta, IDEST's first Inspection Centre on the island.
29/09/19 - We sadly say good-bye to EPIC in Gt Yarmouth and wish them well for the future.

 For the following information click on the tab title...

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  • Downloads
  • A selection of important documents that technicians will find useful.  It contains the IDEST Code of Practice, List of Approved UKAS calibration laboratories and policy statements.
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  • Information Leaflets
  • Three leaflets that explain the work of IDEST, cylinder testing and marking.  All available from IDEST Administration Office FOC.
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  • Training Courses
  • Information about each of the four (4) training courses that are available through IDEST and its training centres.
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  • Training Centres
  • A list of our current Training Centres across the country with contact details and web addresses.
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  • Merchandising
  • A selection of the products available directly from IDEST.  It includes workshop items as well as general merchandising such as T-shirts, beanie hats and baseball caps.


Enquiries & Registration:

Merchandising & General Enquiries - Pat Oates

Office hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 1pm

How to become an IDEST certified Technician:  Click here

For Registration simply download and complete this application form: IDEST Application Form

Meet the Committee:

See who is on the IDEST Scheme Committee - click here

Complaints and Concerns:

If you have any complaints or concerns about IDEST or one of its certified test centres, please contact Neil Minto, IDEST Chief Engineer

Information provided will be dealt with in strict confidence but must be first-hand and not third-party reports.

Email - Neil  or by phone 07956 699729 


Link Page last updated 19/03/2020