It all began in 1976 when SCUBA enthusiast Dave Parker created an innovative safety tool in his Torrance, CA garage for divers. He dubbed his brainchild the "Pelican Float." Eager to expand upon his vision, Dave developed a rugged and durable first-aid kit for divers. The product was a hit and people tossed out the first-aid supplies and used the case to protect other valuables instead. Still located in Torrance with 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space, Pelican has grown into a global enterprise with six manufacturing facilities. Regardless of size, they remain committed to their original mission: If it's made by Pelican, it's built to protect.