Professional Diving Instructors Corporation

Professional Diving Instructors Corporation
Abbreviation PDIC
Formation 1960s
Type NGO
Purpose Scuba Instructor training and recreational diving certification
Region served

The Professional Diving Instructors Corporation (PDIC) is an international SCUBA training and certification agency. It has an estimated 5 million active recreational divers.[1]

Founded in the 1960s, PDIC was established out of the need to properly train SCUBA instructors. After more than ten years of training exclusively instructors, the decision was made to offer training starting at the open water level.

PDIC is a founding member of the (United States) Recreational Scuba Training Council[2][3] and is recognised as a scuba training and certification provider by several state and national organisations in the USA.[4][5][6][7]


  1. "PDIC". Professional Diving Instructors Corporation. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
  2. "Who we are". Professional Diving Instructors Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  3. "PDIC History". Professional Diving Instructors Corporation. Retrieved 2007-11-28.
  4. "Merit Badges". Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  5. "TMAR Search and Recovery Dive Team". The Maritime Regiment (TMAR) of the Texas State Guard (TXSG). Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  6. "Scuba diving". Pennsylvania state parks. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
  7. "Kentucky Administrative Regulation: 106 KAR 1:390. Search and rescue training requirements, Section 5.". Kentucky state. Retrieved 2012-06-14.

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