International Divers Corp
The company International Divers Corporation (IDC) was a manufacturer and distributor of diving equipment. It was founded by Martin R. Scholler in the early fifties in
International Divers offered a wide range of products, including the
suit shown here and the scuba regulators shown in their catalogs.
Martin Scholler of lntemational Divers Corp developed a process to make Seamless Molded Rubber Diving
Suits, all in one piece with no seams and another added feature. They have been made reversible
having a different color inside and out.
DIVER Volwne 15, Issue 4, Nwnber 53
Martin, in around 1954, made a fiberglass demand regulator made much stronger than the metal housings
made at that time.
Through I.D.C., Martin Scholler became skilled in the moulding of polymer products and set up a much
larger business called International Rubber and Plastics Corp.
Many of his equipment were copies of other manufacturers. SCUBA regulators were copies of Spirotechnique / US Divers regulators and exhibited excellent
International Divers Corporation (IDC) manufactured single and
two-stage double hose regulators, including a Canadian-made "Divair."
Double Hose Regulators models manufactured by IDC:
- D1F - SCUBA: 1 Stage Venturi Action
Overpressure - Fiberglass Housing;
- D1C - SCUBA: 1 Stage Venturi Action
Overpressure - Bright Chrome Housing;
- D2N - SCUBA: 2 Stage Navy;
- D2V - SCUBA: 2 Stage Venturi Action
IDC, also, has distributed regulators from other manufacturers.
1. Historical Divers Magazine #36 - fls. 24 e 25;
2. Catálogos da IDC de 1957, 1958 e 1960;
3. Historical Divers MAgazine #53 - fls 36 e 37
4. Gazette officielle de Québec - (PUBLIÉE
PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT DE LA PROVINCE) - January 7th, 1956, Vol.
88, No. 1