November 30th, 2009

Dive Shop Owners Take Cave Training w/Lamar

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After the hectic pace of DEMA and the dealer open house we hosted afterwards, it was good to be back in the water teaching. I had two, midwest dive shop owners, plus their friend  come down to North Florida for Full Cave. One shop happened to be a Dive Rite shop, the other was not. That’s okay with me. All the guys were good in the water and I gave them more than just a cave class.

As the week progressed, I made time to take the guys through our equipment line and gave them a taste of sidemount and the O2ptima. By the end of their class, they not only became certified Full Cave divers, but also found that they liked diving rebreathers.

This is what I enjoy about teaching and making gear. I don’t just teach the class, but give my students the advantage of experimenting with gear so they find what works best for them.

Lamar

November 10th, 2009

Dive Rite is 25 Years Old

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Has it been 25 years? In 1984, we started with 13 products; six of them were lead weights and I actually poured the lead myself. Today we have multiple product lines with more new product development underway. We’ve grown from being the very first tech equipment manufacturer, centered on cave diving equipment, to a worldwide technical dive equipment company.

It has been a good 25 years of business and personal growth and we aren’t stopping. As we debut our new logo this month it tells me there are new ideas on the horizon and we aren’t settled into old habits. Look for more first ideas and cutting edge diving from Dive Rite in the years to come.

Lamar