Aqua Lung International is the parent company for all members
of the Aqua Lung group. The International Military & Professional department,
established in 2000, is a major business unit within Aqua Lung International and
coordinates the activities of all Aqua Lung family member
in this specialist market.
The Aqua Lung group has a wealth of knowledge and experience
in the development of equipment for the military and professional diving and
aviation communities. The group is comprised of several companies around the
world each with specialized knowledge in manufacturing and
product applications. Our manufacturing companies, located in the USA, Canada and Europe, have world-class R&D and production facilities
where we perform product research and development, test and evaluation, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, distribution and management
for specialized military and professional products.
Overall group activities are divided into 2 geographical
areas of responsibility, America Asia & Pacific (AAP) and Europe Middle East
& Africa (EMEA). These are headed respectively by Aqua Lung America and Aqua
Lung France. Both of these companies have Military & Professional teams as do
the various subsidiary companies (affiliates) which complete the Aqua Lung Family
and provide a global market presence. In addition to the subsidiary companies
noted below, Aqua Lung utilizes exclusive distributors in other countries to
service the customers in the defense, public safety an
special operations markets.
The Military & Professional division is headquartered at Aqua Lung America in Vista, California, and is the leading provider of maritime solutions for life support products and services for the US Department of Defense, State and Municipal Governments, and many international military commands in South America, Asia and the Pacific region. Formerly known as U.S. Divers Co., we have earned a solid reputation as a well-established and trusted supplier in the logistical support of both Diving and Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE).
Our Vista facility is positioned in an ideal location to
support the military community. The combination of our state-of-the art clean
non-magnetic testing equipment and computerized breathing simulator machine are unparalleled in the diving industry. Since 2006 we have
been complemented by our subsidiary company, Aerial, a US-based contract manufacturer of equipment for life support, military, SAR and
Our North American subsidiary, Aqua Lung Canada, is
responsible for the Canadian diving and aviation markets. Headquartered on
Canadaâ€™s west coast, but with national coverage, Aqua Lung
Canada has a small full time Military & Professional team focused on meeting
the special requirements of military, government, police, fire and commercial
divers and aviators in Canada. Aqua Lung Canada is also a full line distributor
non-Aqua Lung industry-standard dive equipment brands.
Also located on the Canadian west coast is Whiteâ€™s Manufacturing Ltd. Whites is specialized in the development and manufacturing of dry suits to fit military and professional operations teams around the world.
Aqua Lung Japan, located in Atsugi, south of Tokyo, manages sales of open and closed circuit diving equipment in the Japanese market. This facility employs a clean room with computerized breathing machine capabilities as well as high pressure cylinder maintenance and inspection.
In 2011 Aqua Lung America acquired G2000SS, Inc., the US manufacturer of the world-renowned Gorski diving helmet. For more details please see our Aqua Lung Family page.Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
The Military & Professional division is headquartered at
Aqua Lung France in Carros, Nice, on the Mediterranean coast. Formerly known as
La Spirotechnique, Aqua Lung France specializes in underwater breathing apparatus
such as regulators, cylinder valves and oxygen/mixed gas
closed circuit rebreathers. Our Carros facility is positionned in an ideal location to support the military diving and aviation communities.
The Military & Professional division is also in charge of providing Aviation Life Support Equipment and Tactical Support Equipment
manufactured by Aqua Lung America and Aerial to our customers.
Apeks Marine, Ltd, based in Blackburn, UK, also specializes in underwater breathing apparatus, primarily open circuit, as well as high pressure cylinder valves and dry suit valve systems. Both facilities in France and the UK employ clean room facilities and computerized breathing simulator machines. In addition, Aqua Lung France has the capability for non-magnetic testing.
Supporting our European bases we have Aqua Lung subsidiaries in Germany, Spain and Italy with capability to service the customer base.