SCUBAPRO first appeared in the scuba diving world in the early 1960's. It was guided by two men, Gustav Dalla Valle and Dick Bonin.
They brought to the market many innovations for diving that are still being used today including the Automatic Decompression meter, a forerunner to the modern dive computer, back mount BC's, weight integrated systems, the Classic style STAB jacket, and other innovations that continued to be introduced over the years.
UWATEC was founded in 1983 in Hallwil, in the heart of Switzerland. In 1987 they introduced their first dive computer, the Aladin PRO. It was quickly established as the standard in the industry. By the early 1990s, UWATEC was synonymous for diving computers. Joining Johnson Outdoors and SCUBAPRO in 1997, UWATEC continues to be a leading innovator in the industry.
Today, SCUBAPRO UWATEC remains a premier manufacturer of scuba diving equipment and employs over 400 people in 17 locations spread over 13 countries, covering 4 continents. At least 1 in every 2 employees is a diver and in several countries over 80% are divers, and over a third are instructors.
SCUBAPRO is part of Johnson Outdoors Inc. and has been an active corporate supporter of Earthwatch since 2009.