Human Factors in Diving - IANTD

Human factors are at the core of human performance. IANTD has recognised the importance of Human Factors and has teamed up with The Human Diver to provide training for its divers.

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This site is for divers who predominately operate in IANTD US areas. Payment will be in USD. Click the link below to be taken to the login area. 

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This site is for divers who predominately operate in IANTD Central Europe (Hungarian) areas. Payment in HUF. Click the link below to be taken to the login area. 

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What is Human Factors Skills in Diving About?

On Jan 15, 2009, an Airbus A319 landed on the river Hudson after encountering a massive birdstrike which killed both engines. Capt. Sullenberger's piloting skills were impressive, but his teamwork, leadership, situational awareness, decision making and communications are what really saved the day. These are known as non-technical skills or human factors skills.

The classes provided by the Human Factors Academy for the diving community are based on the syllabi used by high reliability organisations like the Royal Air Force, the CAA, the FAA and the Royal College of Surgeons to ensure aircrew and surgeons can operate at the highest levels of excellence. 

These skills are equally applicable to diving, be that as an instructor or as a cave, technical or CCR diver. In 2011, the UK HSE recommended that CCR divers should undertake HF training as a way of reducing incidents and improving diving safety. This training fills that gap for the diving community.

Why should I learn about this?

These courses do not focus on the technical aspects of diving but rather decision making, situational awareness, communications and cooperation skills, and crucially, their interdependence.

Research indicates that diving incidents are rarely down to undetected technical issues rather they are impacted by the variability of human performance. i.e. we make mistakes, errors and break the rules!

Divers spend plenty of money on the 'shiny' stuff but how often do you consider improving the grey matter between your ears? That grey matter has far more impact on your safety than the latest gadget...

What does the course really look like?