Association law of 1901, created in 1982 on the initiative of the Prime Minister
The I.N.P.P. aims to participate in the development of activities related to professional diving, safety and intervention in the aquatic and hyperbaric medium by all useful actions.

Board of Directors
The institute is administered by a Board of Directors whose members come from different categories:
The honorary members: who represent, the state administrations: Labor, Transport, Research, Defense, Interior, Industry, Culture ...;
The honorary members: these are the personalities to which the general assembly will have appealed because of their competence or their authority;
active members, who in subcategories represent local authorities (Region, Department, City, Metropolis), employers and their union, and employees and their union.

The functions of Government Commissioner are exercised by the Prefect of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur Region.
• Download the statutes of the I.N.P.P.
• Download the list of Board members

Collaboration with different ministries
Operating under the umbrella of the General Secretariat of the Sea, under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of the Sea and under the control of the Ministry of Defense, the Institute works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry , the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of the Interior
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Geographic locations The Mediterranean and the Atlantic
The I.N.P.P has been installed since 1982 at the Pointe Rouge site in Marseille. In order to assert its national dimension and expand its capacity to train its divers close to the environmental conditions they encounter, INPP opened, in 2015, a site on the Atlantic seaboard, in Lorient, France. old submarine base. This site was co-founded with the AFPA in Lorient, a vituelle visit of the site is possible on the link: a visit virtual of this site is available

The resources of the Institute consist of own revenue related to its activity, grants or agreements with the European Union and with the State (various ministerial departments or other public bodies), with regions, departments and communes as well as any other possible contributions from professional or trade union organizations.
The I.N.P.P. seen from the port