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Dive Rite in Thailand

Dive Rite equipment comes to Thailand, “Equipment for serious divers since 1984”

Koh Tao, Thailand

Big Blue Tech is happy to announce the award of being the the only authorized dealer of ‘Dive Rite’ equipment for the country of Thailand. This partnership was formed out of a recognized commitment by Big Blue Tech to cave and sidemount diving in the region, which are some of the founding activities Dive Rite base their equipment line on.

Advanced diving techniques like technical diving, cave diving and sidemount diving is made possible through the advancements of the equipment needed to support such extreme ventures. Dive Rite has been at the forefront of diving equipment advancement by basing their product development on the needs voiced directly from the front-line instructors and divers in the conditions their equipment are designed to strive in.

Dive Rite was established in 1984 by Lamar Hires and Mark Leonard; two underwater cave explorers and cave diving instructors from North Florida. In the 1970’s and early 80’s, technical diving gear was virtually non-existent. Most cave divers made their own gear or adapted ocean diving gear to fit the cave environment. Lamar and Mark changed that and began the first technical dive gear company in existence. Pioneering products such as the Classic wing and the canister light, they introduced to the scuba industry the very first products designed for underwater exploration. In 1991, Dive Rite became the first manufacturer to launch a Nitrox-compatible computer called the “Bridge.” In 1996, Dive Rite revolutionized the dive industry with the launch of the TransPac harness.

Since those early days, Dive Rite has grown from thirteen products to over three hundred products. In 1997 Lamar Hires bought the company and has grown the company from a fledgling, North Florida dive gear company to a worldwide dive equipment manufacturer with distribution in 23 (Now 24) countries all over the world. Twenty years after the first primary dive reel was sold, Dive Rite’s pioneering spirit continues with the innovation and quality that goes into each and every product. Dive Rite has a proud history of supporting dive exploration, conservation and education, putting Dive Rite in the unique position as a leader in the worldwide technical diving marketplace.

Big Blue Tech use Dive Rite equipment exclusively for their Sidemount and Cave/Cavern training courses which feature the award winning Nomad sidemount system. Big Blue Tech brings this equipment to Thailand to provide the booming cave and side-mount industry with tested and tried equipment with a great reputation for quality and value amongst cave and technical diving enthusiasts.

For more information visit for their full catalog, authorized dealers and history.

Big Blue Tech will be launching a online catalog and releasing a price list in the coming months. In the interim you can contact for more information.


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