Founded in 1984 from a need for commercially available dive equipment suited for underwater cave exploration, Dive Rite was the developer of the first air cell designed for double cylinders as well as the first commercially available backplate. Since then they have been pushing the envelope in the area of research and development of equipment for both hardcore explorers and the recreational divers worldwide. Based in Lake City, Florida in the heart of cave country, Dive Rite is smack dab in the middle of the perfect testing ground for all of its new designs and developments. In fact, you can often catch Lamar Hires and his crew at many local cave spots dialing in their newest release. Given that, we at Dive Right in Scuba love working the Dive Rite crew and can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Speaking of what they come up with, let’s take a glance of their top selling pieces of gear!
Nomad LS Sidemount System
Being the next iteration coming from a long line of diver suggested improvements, the Nomad LS Sidemount System is the latest in sidemount diving design and innovation. Featuring a SuperFabric outer panel housing a diamond shaped minimal profile aircell that provides 35 pounds of lift, the LS can support a wide range of diving activities from recreational to cave dives requiring simple decompression. What’s more, the LS features a bottom mounted inflator hose, popular ring bungee system, low profile buttplate and optional 10 lb bailout bladder...all with safety, streamlining, and comfort in mind! So, when you are ready to enter or step up your sidemount adventures, you would be remiss to not give the Nomad LS Sidemount System a serious look!
Ready for some dive travel or warm water diving? Then you need to check out the Travel-Pac BCD! Born from the innovation of the Trans-Pac and Travel-EXP aircell combination, the Travel-Pac features 25 pounds of lift contained in a SuperFabric protected, low profile aircell. Going further, it doesn’t matter what size you are, with the highly adjustable harness and belt, you can set this BCD up for a customized fit almost every time! What’s more, the Travel-Pac can be used with either a weight belt of fitted with weight pockets so that your diving experience can be customized to the wherever you are! Of course, this thing wouldn’t have travel in the name if it wasn’t designed to pack up light and go where you want it to. Weighing in at a svelte 5 pounds, 13 ounces, this unit will fit in most carry ons. So, when you book that warm water destination adventure, make sure that you take along the Travel-Pac BCD with you! Don’t worry, we won’t be (very)jealous of your Instagram feed!
We love the folks at Dive Rite!
Granted the above products are only a small sampling of what’s offered by Dive Rite, seriously...check out all of the other Dive Rite goodies on our site! At the end of the day, we confidently recommend Dive Rite gear to our customers who are hearty divers. Not only because it’s cool looking but because it’s also tough, long lasting, and the result of extensive research and development. So, give Dive Rite a close look...trust us, you’ll dig what you seeQ