Inspectorate for Diving Equipment Servicing & Testing

Accredited ISO/IEC 17024:2012

Latest News:

15/03/17 - It is regret that we have to announce that Northwest Dive Shop (7H) in Manorhamilton Co. Leitrim, Eire has been removed from the list of approved IDEST Test Centres.  We wish Francis all the best in the future.
25/02/17 - We are sorry to hear that Divelife in Whitefield, Manchester, IDEST centre 4M has closed down.
17/01/17 - Technical Information Sheet T2 - Gauge Calibration Sheets - reviewed - See below
17/01/17 - Updated List of UKAS Accredited Laboratories for 2017 showing Schedule of Accreditation - See below
23/12/16 - Thread Gauge Usage Tracking Sheet added to site for download by centres.  See below
14/11/16 - Welcome to two new IDEST Test Centres.  Brian Herron of Emerald Diving (Ireland) Ltd, 8Y in Navan, Co Meath and Michael Turner of Reefers and Wreckers Ltd, 8X, in Barrow.
12/11/16 - IDEST launches its Composite Cylinder Course (CCC). Download the information leaflet for more details


Please contact Pat Oates (pat@patoates.co.uk

Meet the Committee:

See who is on the IDEST Scheme Committee - click here

Training Courses:                                                       Information Leaflets

IDEST now offers training for the following course:                                        'All about IDEST'

Visual Assessment Course (VAC) for Dive Centre Staff - click here              'Marking of Cylinders'

Technician Inspection Course Part1 (TIC1) - click here                                 'Testing Diving Cylinders'

Composite Cylinder Course (CCC) - click here


Download and complete this application form: IDEST Application Form

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.

Neil can be contacted on 07956 699729 or at neil@neilminto.co.uk

Documents to download:

Testing & Inspection of diving cylinders after 1st July 2009

IDEST Policy Statement

Impartiality Statement

Appeals & Complaints Procedure

Complaints Form

UKAS Accredited Laboratories

Code of Practice CP11:2011

Thread Gauge Usage Tracking Sheet-D043

Technical Information Sheets:           News Bulletins:

Guidance on workshop practices                                Keeping you informed

Personal Protective Equipment - T001                       News Bulletin - June 2012 

Gauge Calibration Sheets - T002                               News Bulletin - March 2014 

Oxygen Cleaning of Diving Cylinder - T003               News Bulletin - June 2015 

Cylinder Stamping - T004

Thread Gauge Classes - T005

Valve Maintenance at time of inspection - T006

Valve/Cylinder mismatch by THREAD - T007

Valve/Cylinder mismatch by PRESSURE - T008

Page last updated 14/04/2017