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 [...]
Founded in 1994, Keldan Advanced Lighting Technology came about when Daniel Keller, a prolific diver and an electrical engineer with a MSc in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), made a dive light for his wife as a birthday present in the early 90’s. When his friends at his [...]
An international sporting goods manufacturer headquartered in Japan, TUSA (Tabata USA) is one of the world’s first scuba equipment makers. Founded by Kazuo Tabata in Japan in 1952, Tabata made his first mask and goggles by hand in his garage. Today, Tabata’s global network includes facilities in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Netherlands and the United States. [...]