Safety & Education

Stay abreast of safety and compliance issues with ADCI Consensus Standards -- cited by OSHA, the Coast Guard, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the authorative for best practices. 

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Keep your fingers on the pulse of this dynamic industry with access to all ADCI Publications & Communications.

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Ensure a continuous sequence of participation and maintenance of skills necessary to safely perform all commercial diving activities with your ADCI Commercial Diver Certification.

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ADCI represents the commercial diving industry around the world. Founded in 1968, the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. was originally a small group of diving companies with a goal to create a nonprofit 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 ADCI was built. Since then, ADCI has grown to encompass more than 600 member companies, furnishing services and/or support for the conduct of safe underwater operations from 41 nations throughout the world.


  • To promote the highest possible level of safety in the practice of commercial diving and underwater operations.
  • To promote proper and adequate training and education for industry personnel.
  • To foster open communication within the underwater industry.
  • To hold accountable all members in adherence to the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations.



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