The world's first diving school was founded in Kronstadt May 5 in 1882 by the decree of Emperor Alexander III.
while in Europe considered it an honor to go to school in Kronstadt. The whole world knows the Russian diving school. "We are from Kronstadt " — is becoming a global recognition of professional training.
a long time remained the only training center in the world where trained specialists diving business. Today, the heir to the diving school is Kronstadt Naval Engineering Institute, formed in 1998 through the merger of VVMIU Dzerzhinsky and VVMIU Lenin.
May 5, 2002, at the request of representatives of diving organizations, services and departments of the various ministries and departments of the decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on this day as the Day of the diver.