The Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation provides individuals who could not otherwise afford to become scuba diving instructors the chance to follow their dreams and become profesionals in the industry.
The dive industry suffered a severe loss over a few years ago, when Ralph Erickson, co-founder of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) passed away in 2006. However, his memory has led to the creation of the Not for Profit, Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation, an organization that reflects Erickson’s dedication to diver education.
Since REEF'S inception, we have certified over 33 instructors that are brand new to the industry. REEF changes people's lives, alowing them to double their profits in areas that are underprivleged. The foundation is only possible with the help of people like you.
Upcoming Schedule of Events
IDC at Stuarts Cove, Nassua Bahamas
Our World Underwater Trade Show
IDC San Salvador
Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation
"The very future of diving is based upon changes in instruction. Those unwilling to change are going to be left behind by those who are willing
to change"- Ralph Erickson
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