PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors
Welcome to the World of Scuba Diving. PADI is the world's leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years experience, over 25 million dive certifications issued, 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere. And the material is getting better and better. PADI TecRec programmes are teaching technical divers to a very high calibre.
Beuchat specialises in high-end, quality underwater equipment, and has led the way in research and development for over 75years. Founder George Beuchat was responsible for the invention of the neoprene wetsuit and the rubber-powered speargun and in the 60's the Jet Fin. Beuchat has since produced ground breaking innovations like the new Marlin "Quick Reload System".
Beuchat is the world's Number One spearfishing brand, the europeon style of spear fishing is much more about finese compared to the other popular styles of gun such as the South African styles which are also very popular like Rob Allen. They tend to be heavier than the europeon styles.
It continues to pave the way in recreational and blue water products, as seen in the newly released Marlin Revolution gun.
Beuchat has been SCUBA diving ever since Jacques Cousteau and George Beuchat donned the first "isothermal" wetsuits. It now manufactures some of the most advanced wetsuits on the market made of neoprene not available to other companies.
SCUBAPRO first appeared in the scuba diving world in the early 1960's. It was guided by two men, Gustav Dalla Valle and Dick Bonin. They brought to the market many innovations for diving that are still being used today. The 1964 catalog featured everything the diver could want, including regulators, recompression chambers, and submarines.
In 1965 the first version of the Jet fin first appeared. Scubapro bought the patent from George Beuchat and after 40 years, the fin is still very popular with technical and military divers worldwide and is one of the most copied scuba products ever sold. In 1966 the catalog also added the Automatic Decompression meter, a forerunner to the modern dive computer. Back mount BC's, weight integrated systems, the Classic style STAB jacket, and other innovations continued to be introduced throughout the years.
The Scubapro flagship First stage, the MK25 still rules the roost.
Halcyon began as a group of divers who knew exactly what they wanted but couldn't find it in any dive store. Our passion for the dive led us to business. We started designing wings and lights to satisfy ourselves. However, we soon discovered that we were not alone in our pursuit of equipment that could radically improved the diving comfort of the newest recreational diver while also supporting the most aggressive technical dives ever completed. Our founders, as well as current owners and senior management, have a long history as diving pioneers with diverse backgrounds, ranging from academia to manufacturing and consulting. However, they share one common thread: an average of 20 years of dives in each of their logbooks.
Aqua Lung is the name that first introduced the world to Scuba diving in 1943 when Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Émile Gagnan developed the first "Aqua-Lung." The Aqualung family consists of Aqualung, U.S Divers, and now Apeks.
The excitement and adventurous spirit of that first dive continues today and is reflected in Aqua Lung's dedication to quality and innovation in the manufacturing of the world's best professional and recreational scuba diving equipment.
In the mid-1970s, two friends decided to combine their knowledge of diving and precision engineering. Working from a small garage in Blackburn, the north of England, they set about creating what has become some of the most respected scuba diving equipment on the market.
Decades later that spirit of precision-engineering and craftsmanship continues. Our world-class production facility and the fact that we have total control over every manufacturing process make Apeks scuba diving regulators the industry benchmark for design, quality and performance.
Website: www.aqualung.com . http://www.apeksdiving.com/au/
The New Zealand Underwater Association came into existence in 1953.
At the time, there were already a number of regional clubs scattered throughout the country. The association was formed when members from the Whangarei Spear Fishing Club, the Auckland Underwater Club and the Penguin Underwater Club from Tauranga held the inaugural meeting of NZUA in the Trans Tasman Hotel in Auckland. They formed an association with a common interest in diving, and the New Zealand Underwater Research and Spear fishing Association was born.
The dive specialist in the south-west of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Scuba diving, snorkeling, freediving. Small groups, highly experienced guides, qualified skippers, new gear.
Shearwater designs and manufactures computers for divers demanding more from themselves and their diving experience. Whether you're an air, nitrox, multi gas trimix or closed circuit rebreather diver, Shearwater offers products which are powerful, simple and reliable