Peter Schmitt’s vast technical and economical knowledge in the field of High-Pressure Compressors, Laser and CNG makes him one of the most sought after consultants in the past decade. Photo courtesy of Peter Schmitt After an intense education and Master Degree in Technical Engineering, Peter started in the Laser Technology business, where he sold and [...]
The Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) or World Underwater Federation, was founded in 1959 with the aim of developing and encouraging the understanding and conservation of the underwater world and the practice of aquatic and underwater sport and activities. This momentous creation of a purely underwater organisation would have been impossible without “the passion [...]
A leading scuba equipment manufacturer headquartered in Taiwan, Problue was founded in 1994 by Lai Jinliang as Yuan Liang Trading, a diving equipment trading company helping foreign diving equipment manufacturers to set up factories producing the latest diving equipment for dive enthusiasts in Taiwan. A former banker, Lai left his job at the bank to [...]
Christopher Lee has always loved the outdoors so when it came time to decide what he wanted to do in life, the decision was exceedingly simple. “Sitting in an office was never my plan for life. So when I first plunged underwater in 1988, I knew that was what I wanted to do for a [...]
With diving becoming a popular recreational sport in the United States by the 1970s, the Undersea Medical Society (which eventually became the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) decided that a national organisation was needed for divers to call for a medical specialist by telephone at all hours of the day. In September 1980, the Divers [...]
The Citizen watch story started in 1918 with the founding of the Shokosha Watch Research Institute by Tokyo jeweller Kamekichi Yakamazi. Using Swiss machinery, they started producing pocket watches and had begun the commercial production of the first 16 Calibre pocket watch by the end of 1924. Yakamazi’s ambition was to make watches affordable so [...]