Inspectorate for Diving Equipment Servicing & Testing

Accredited ISO/IEC 17024:2012

 Latest News:

19/05/16 - IDEST Committee page added to website
11/05/16 - Technical Information Sheet T005 added to downloads below...
10/05/16 - After a short investigation Derby Diving has been removed from the list of IDEST Test Centres
27/04/16 - IDEST Seminar summary now available for those who missed it - Read more... 
25/04/16 - IDEST had a great reception at the The Great Northern Dive Show.  Stand supported by Aqualogisitics with many thanks to Geoff Shearn.
11/04/16 - IDEST launches its first training course - Visual Assessment Course for Dive Centre Staff - Read more...
10/03/16 - Technical Information Sheet T006 added to downloads below...
06/03/16 - Welcome back to the fold Northwest Dive Services (7H) and Francis Jenkins.
18/01/16 - Poor quality VIP stickers for sale on e-bay - Read more...
18/01/16 - It is with regret that we have to inform everyone that ADT at Rochdale and Aqua Diving Services IOW will not be continuing to test cylinders and are therefore no longer IDEST certified test centres.
01/01/16 - Initial registration fees increased to £475



Please contact Pat Oates (

Meet the Committee

See who is on the IDEST Scheme Committee - 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 07976930266 or at

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

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

Page last updated 11/04/2016                              

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