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    Beuchat - 80+ years of Scuba Diving Innovation

    July 19, 2016 2 min read

    Beuchat - 80+ years of Scuba Diving Innovation

    We have a special relationship with Beuchat here at Adreno as the exclusive distributors of the brand within the country. Apart from producing equipment to an exceptional standard of quality, and continuing to be at the forefront of innovation in Scuba Diving, Beuchat is the oldest company in the dive industry and inventors of both the isothermic wetsuit and the jetfins!

    In 1924 at the age of 24, with a strong passion for exploring the underwater world, Georges Beuchat founded Beuchat International in Marseilles, France. As an underwater pioneer, Georges began innovating from 1947 with the invention of the Tarzan speargun and surface buoy, and then the very first Isothermic Wetsuit in 1953. In 1964, Georges also manufactured the Beuchat Jetfins - the very first vented fins which sold 100,000 units in the first few years of their release - they're still sold today in dive shops around the world!

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    Since its establishment, the Beuchat brand has gone from strength to strength and is known throughout both the Scuba Diving and Spearfishing societies as a brand synonymous with quality. Their ongoing capacity for innovation goes hand in hand with their desire to bring improved comfort and performance to all underwater activities - whether it is freediving, scuba diving, or spearfishing.

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    Here's a look at a timeline of some of their early innovations: 1947: Tarzan Speargun 1948: Surface Buoy 1950: Tarzan camera housing 1950: Tarzan Calf cover 1953: 1st Isothermic wetsuit 1958: Compensator (single-window mask) 1960: Espadon nervure fins 1963: Tarzan wetsuit 1964: Jetfins (1st vented fins. 100,000 units sold in the first few years) 1964: Souplair regulator release 1975: Marlin speargun 1978: Atmos regulator 1985: Lyfty ruff buoy 1986: Aladin computer distribution 1990: Cavalero purchasing 1993: Oceane buoy 1998: CX1, 1st French diving computer (Comex Algorythm, French Labor Ministry certified) 2001: Mundial Spearfishing fins 2007: Focea Comfort II wetuist 2007: Power Jet fins 2008: BCD Masterlift Voyager 2009: VR 200 Evolution regulator 2009: 75th brand anniversary. Anniversary wetsuit limited edition release. 2010: Marlin Revolution speargun - roller gun

    Beuchat always has, and always will, remain at the forefront of diving technology and innovation, which makes Adreno proud to be associated with such a remarkable brand with such deep history in the sport.