PDIC was formed in 1969 as the Professional Diving Instructors College by Ed & Ruth Brawley in Monterey, California. This was the first Scuba instructor’s college in the United States. Frank & Doris Murphy purchased PDIC from the Brawley’s in the early 1980s and changed the name to the Professional Diving Instructors Corporation (PDIC) and at that time relocated PDIC from California to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their son Keith Mel Murphy took over the company in the late 1990s and continued to operate the world-wide agency.
In 2011 Mel Murphy sold PDIC to Tom Leaird and now PDIC operates out of a joint office located in Muncie, Indiana with Scuba Educators International, the successor to YScuba. From the beginning, both agencies were innovative in creating training programs for instructors and divers.
The knowledge and skill-based programs offered by PDIC are a result of many years as a member of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) that is responsible for forming and maintaining standards for scuba instruction worldwide.
Today, PDIC International has instructors in over 35 states and 24 countries. We continue to make great strides and advancements in education, resources, and services in the scuba industry.
Frank & Doris Murphy