ERICKSON, Ralph D., M.Ed.

USA (1922-2006)

Last updated: April 18, 2017 at 18:00 pm

Educator; writer; Co-Founder of PADI with John Cronin in 1966; started the Erickson Underwater Swimming School in 1959; attended the first NAUI Instructor Training Course in 1961 and became NAUI Instructor number 35; wrote scuba instruction book, Under Pressure, in 1961; co-owned and operated an International PADI Instructor Training Center in Chicago with Patrick Hammer; paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne during WWII.

Honours and Awards:

International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (2007)
Diver of the Year (Our World-Underwater, 2004)
DEMA Hall of Fame (1992)


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