IMDI was formed in 2012 by the pioneering and leading
diver Michael Lim replacing his TDI Asia Pte Ltd which was set up in 1994. His ideaologies were to
form an instituition in the East to promote the safe and structured
training of scuba diving. Author of over 50 articles
and numerous books, he took his ideas to China and
the Chinese Underwater Association, and the birth of the “new”
training materials and standards occured.
Michael Lim was a renown figure in the rapidly growing sports and
technical diving market, a tremendous advocate to safe
diving practises, to which IMDI prides itself. He was
leading major dive expeditions into
caves and wrecks going back to 1989, some 5 years before
technical diving was introduced in Asia.
He was also part of the “think tank” who
originally put together the outlines for the first expedition diving with Rob Palmer.
Unfortunately Rob lost his live in 1997, during a diving
trip to Egypt, and despite many differing rumours, the
cause has never been verified, all that is truly known
is diving had lost one of its truly great pioneers.
IMDI is now a rapidly growing instituition, whilst retaining
the “quality rather than quantity” policy
regarding diver training, unlike the other organisation.
Its quality control is second to none and the materials
are still constantly monitored and improved. Manuals
and presentations are now available in a number of different
IMDI hopes to be the answer to many who is seeking an exciting career in diving or simply wanting to go to where others have not been to. Exploration is the key to inspired learning and continuous Education.
Michael hopes to continue this spirit of adventure
and mentorship in all parts of Asia. Inspired training
into the future indeed.