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Dive Rite 40th Anniversary


Dive Rite 40th Anniversary

Dive Rite: 40 Years of Equipment for Serious Divers

Dive Rite was officially established 40 years ago today! Dive Rite started manufacturing dive equipment in 1984 to address the growing demands of North Florida technical divers and cave explorers. Cave diving was a new and growing sport, and early cave explorers needed equipment that wasn't commercially available (yet!).

Dive Rite's history of innovation started with cave explorers but has grown into an international brand delivering high-quality diving gear for all types of underwater explorers, ranging from open water reefs to deep wrecks to remote sumps and more.

Dive Rite started with a product line encompassing thirteen tools for cave exploration and has expanded to include recreational and technical equipment lines of over 200 products. Dive Rite pioneered some of the first commercially available products for underwater exploration, including the canister light, the backplate, and the first doubles wing.

Dive Rite entered the early rebreather market in 2004 with the O2ptima CCR. Since then, the O2ptima has evolved into an even more modular unit designed for exploration and travel: the O2ptima Chest Mount.

Dive Rite's employees are actively involved in every aspect of the dive industry including exploring, teaching, and testing the equipment Dive Rite sells. The Dive Rite team enthusiastically participates in diving every imaginable underwater environment worldwide, including caves, sumps, wrecks, reefs, and ice diving.

They are also heavily involved in instruction, from open water courses all the way through mixed gas rebreather instructor training. Insights from these environments and experiences are brought back to the research and development team so Dive Rite can continue the process of continuous innovation, striving to fulfill the needs of all types of divers.

What began as a small family business based in North Florida's Cave Country has grown into a prominent global brand. Dive Rite is a company of serious divers, making equipment for serious divers. Dive Rite will continue to meet the needs of divers for the next 40 years, constantly looking for ways to improve the diving experience, not just following trends but setting them.

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Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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