IMCA is a trade association and exists for the benefit of its members across the offshore, marine and underwater engineering industry. In common with other trade associations, we provide members with guidance, allowing them to ‘self-regulate’ rather than look to clients or governments for setting rules and procedures. While governments legislate on a range of issues in the public interest, they cannot produce legislation for every part of an industry’s operations – nor may that be desirable. A key benefit of industry guidance is that it can be implemented and updated more quickly than legislation, which is vital in an industry with rapidly advancing technology. As a trade association we must also comply with international competition law (competition, antitrust and similar laws). We use strict guidelines to ensure compliance.

IMCA ‘s technical work programme is based on a set of strategic objectives on improving peformance in the marine contracting industry.

IMCA’s Vision & Strategy 2014-2019 is designed to outline what we do and how we do it.

What We Do – Our Core Activities

Championing better regulation

  • Influencing regulatory direction and development and helping to maintain a free and fair market
  • Using creative thinking to improve the industry

 Enhancing operational integrity

  • Developing and sharing industry good practice
  • Driving risk management
  • Promoting fair contracting principles
  • Improving competence, skills and knowledge

 How We Do It – Our Ways of Working

Engaging and developing our members and other core stakeholders

  • Representing the interests and aspirations of our members
  • Developing a committee structure that delivers the work programme
  • Engaging client organisations
  • Raising the profile of the IMCA organisation

Developing our people and organisation

  • Extending our geographical influence
  • Adding value
  • Sustaining and evolving the secretariat
  • Delivering a progressive work environment
  • Delivering our message

For more information relating to our Vision & Strategy please click here.



• Website:

IMCA – International Marine Contractors Association
52 Grosvenor Gardens
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7824 5520
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7824 5521

Or you can contact the relevent departments directly using the details below:

Diving exams and certification

Direct phone: +44 (0) 20 7824 5522


Direct phone: +44 (0) 20 7824 5523


Direct phone: +44 (0) 20 7824 5524


Direct phone: +44 (0) 20 7824 5525

Board of Directors:


Operations Committees:




Committees & Workgroups: