IDREO's goal is to actively promote diving exploration, transforming experienced divers in capable teams of explorers with the most advance technology.
DEF, Dive Explorer Foundation welcomes non divers interested in discovering the underwater world independently, while using the safest diving techniques.
Founder of IDREO and DEF is Nick Toussaint an experienced Diver & Instructor Trainer, worldwide recognized Cave Diving Explorer and Cave/RB Diving expertize.
He has shared his passion and knowledge about cave diving at Conferences in various Diving Expo's, Diveshows and even Sport TV Shows in 18 countries around the world.
Avid writer at cave-books with manuals, guides and cave diving related books and several magazines articles.
Active participant in development and testing of diving equipment specifically designed for cave diving. Currently is Founder/Owner/CEO @ White Arrow Cave diving equipment brand and developer/consultant to various other renowned current tek/cave diving brands.
Accomplished worldwide renown expertise as a Cave Instructor to all levels based on 20yrs experience teaching worldwide, over 1000+ certified students at perfect ZEROaccident record.
Nick Toussaint trains Divers to all levels on all major cave destinations worldwide yearly and is the main leader on the IDREO Explorer Seminars and Instructor Training Director
He started Cave Diving in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The riviera Maya has developed in the most wanted location for recreational Cave Diving Got NACD, TDI and NSS-CDS certified in the early 90's and since then has taken Cave/Trimix Instructor and Instructor Trainer ratings with several training agencies and organizations such as IDREO, GUE, IANTD, TDI, CMAS, UTD, NAUI, PADI, & SDI, eventually creating Cave, DPV and Rebreather outlines and updating Diver programs, at various levels, for many of them.
Author of the succesful "become a Safe and Efficent Dive Explorer"Online course. The most complete diving information source (11hr of content) to prepare divers for any level training.
In 2008 received the NSS-CDS the Sheck Exley Award with International endorsement, which is given for accomplishing 1000 non training cave dives in at least 5 countries.
Nick Toussaint has cave dived in 18 countries, training divers and/or and performed long range rb cave diving explorations in most of them.
Cave Diving Experience includes all major cave diving destinations and just about every cave system in Mexico. Starting in Quintana Roo, Merida caves in the Yucatan Peninsula but also In the North state of Tamaulipas; Privileged to explore many of them and currently holds the longest cave dive record in Mexico with 14.5hrs, together with dive partner Shane Jeckel in EJPP Project. (exploring the Pit "next generation tunnel" from Dos Ojos Cavern main entrance).
Yearly conducts Dive trips/expeditions to most popular cave diving sites worldwide, including Florida and all over Europe such as Italian Alps/islands,(OSP/SKP Project) Switzterland, Spain, Scandinavian mines and France, where he participated in the EKPP project exploring "Doux de Coly" Europe's longest cave System.
Also very familiar with various unique Australasia cave diving destinations.
Nick has now been touring the world and teaching for more than a decade, acumulating tons of knowledge that improve IDREO/DEF training programs.
His passion is a delight, respected and renowned for his uncompromising way of passing on a "merge" between the traditional old school and new school cave diving techniques.