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 the 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. After 50 years the fin is still popular with technical adn 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 trhoughout the years.
Today, SCUBAPRO UWATEC remains a premier manufacturer of scuba diving equipment and employs over 400 people in 17 locations spread over 13 countries, covering 4 continents. At least 1 in every 2 employees is a diver and in several countries over 80 are divers, and over a third are instructors. SCUBAPRO UWATEC is part of Johnson Outdoors Inc.