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Keep The Dream Alive

Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation

Founded in 2006, The Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation was the result of Ralph Erickson's, Co-Founder of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), passing. REEF strives to  provide an opportunity  for those divers whose economic status prohibits them from continuing their education to the Instructor ranks of the scuba diving industry.

Ralph strongly believed that diving truly was a universal language. Before diving became the soaring success it is today, islands such as Cozumel were largely untouched by diving. Few knew how to dive and even fewer knew how to teach such a specialized sport.

The Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation (REEF) runs entirely on your support. 100% of proceeds go directly to the foundation and fund the programs that are conducted by our PADI Course Directors. 

REEF relies on the support of the diving industry. Stop by our booth at one of the trade shows, follow us on social media, sign up for our email list, or bring REEF to an island near you! 

The Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation is a  501 (C) (3).  We strive to  provide an opportunity  for those divers whose economic status prohibits them from continuing their education to the Instructor ranks of the scuba diving industry. ​

"THE OCEAN BECKONS TO THOSE DIVERS WHO CONTINUALLY SEEK THE THRILL AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED BY THIS WORLD- ONE OF THE LAST FRONTIERS OF OUR PLANET."-- RALPH ERICKSON