The World Underwater Federation was founded in 1959 and by now it comprises over 130 federations from 5 continents. In addition to organizing international underwater sport events it is at the forefront of technical and scientific research and development. It can be associated with elaborating one of the oldest and most extensive dive training systems.
The ITA is supporting CMAS with the delivery of their anti-doping program since January 2019.
CMAS currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: