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Ralph believed that bringing new blood into the industry was pivotal. He truly believed in teaching the world to dive, and we hope to continue his dream, one diving instructor at a time. We can only do this with your help. Any donation to the foundation helps keep Ralph's dream alive. 

Sponsor A Course

You can also choose to sponsor an entire course or multiple candidates. We suggest this donor option for groups or corporations. All donations to the foundation are directly used to conduct Instructor courses. Please contact the Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation for more information. 


Sponsor A Candidate

You can sponsor a local islander become a PADI Scuba Instructor today! A $3,000 donation covers the complete cost for a single student's necessary books, materials and applications fees. If you choose to sponsor a candidate we will include your name on our sponsors page.  


All donations to the foundation are directly used to conduct Instructor courses. 



REEF often exhibits at trade shows and events. We are always looking for volunteers to assist us during these events! We also accept PADI IDC Staff Instructor assistance on a limited basis during our courses. 

Corporate Support

Your business can make a difference in local islanders lives! ​Corporate donations can range in size from sponsoring one candidate, all the way to sponsoring a program. Your business can also donate items to our silent action. Please consider becoming a sponsor today.  


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