Training Agencies

There was a time when diving equipment was bought and put together in a hardware store. It was also the time when diving knowledge was acquired by word of mouth. The little knowledge available at the time came from the military. There were no standards or practices and the demand kept on increasing.

  • NAUI – National Association of Underwater Instructors

    Al Tillman, (soon to become NAUI Instructor #1) was the director of sports for Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation during this period and established a training program sponsored by L.A. County to certify skin and scuba divers. In 1959 the National Diving Patrol was renamed the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). Training offered: … Read more

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  • NDL – National Dive League

    Main activities of NDL – Preparation and training of scuba divers and freedivers, from amateurs to high-class professionals. Development and promotion of educational programs, teaching aids, video materials for the training of scuba divers. Popularization of scuba diving (scuba diving). Website: Email: info@ndl-global.comHeadquarter: RussiaAddress: ул. Правды д.11 ФОК “Юность” Национальная Дайв ЛигаSaint Petersburg, Russia Phone: +7 812 … Read more

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  • PDIC – Professional Diving Instructors Corporation

    In 1969, PDIC or the Professional Diving Instructors College was formed by Ed & Ruth Brawley in Monterey, California. This was the first Scuba instructor’s college in the United States of America. The name was changed to the Professional Diving Instructors Corporation (PDIC) in the early 1980s when Frank & Doris Murphy purchased PDIC from … Read more

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