Founded in 1968, the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. was originally a small group of diving companies with a goal to create a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and science of commercial diving.
The establishment of industry-wide safe standards for commercial diving was the foundation upon which the ADCI was built. Since then, the ADCI has grown to encompass more than 600 member companies, furnishing services and/or support for the conduct of safe underwater operations.
Initially comprised of just U.S. domiciled companies, the Association now has companies from 41 other nations throughout the world; all pledging to comply with the ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving Operations. With a diverse membership from the business, educational, and medical communities, the ADCI is an organization with worldwide scope.