Oceanic provides modern, reliable, accessible, and easy-to-use dive equipment to recreational divers so they can focus on what matters most: exploring the underwater world and appreciating the wonders of marine life. When industry pioneer Bob Hollis founded Oceanic in 1972, he committed to making innovative, reliable dive equipment accessible to every diver, everywhere. This philosophy is woven into everything we do and is the foremost reason we are considered a best-in-class, recreational dive brand.
Designing reliable and easy-to-use dive equipment is our heart and soul. Day in, day out, we are thinking, developing, building, and testing the products that make diving better.
Oceanic is a global dive leader that appeals to all levels of divers who are seeking a brand that will support their discovery of the best sport in the world. Wherever diving is available around the world, Oceanic is there.
Oceanic's history of innovation is well documented. When Bob Hollis founded Oceanic in 1972, he committed to developing innovative and reliable dive equipment at first-rate value. This philosophy is woven into everything Oceanic today.
Bob’s love for diving led to a keen interest in underwater photography, a hobby that required him to create his own specialized equipment. With a degree in mechanical engineering, it was natural for Bob to start designing and manufacturing underwater cameras and strobe housings in the machine shop behind the Anchor Shack, the retail sporting goods store he’d opened in Hayward, California in 1965. Before long, divers and others were asking Hollis to make equipment for them, and a successful mail-order business began.
In 1972, Hollis founded American Underwater Products, doing business as Oceanic. The company started out with a dozen diving products, including Anchor Shack’s photo line. After four years, Hollis took a big leap forward when he acquired Farallon, a manufacturer in nearby Belmont. That acquisition instantly gave Oceanic a full line of diving equipment, with an innovative line of instrumentation products. “I saw digital instrumentation as the key to the future of diving,” explains Hollis. “Divers need to quickly and accurately calculate many variables, such as their depth, safe dive times, and decompression requirements to avoid the bends.” After the acquisition, Oceanic went to work researching and developing radically new instruments. In 1981, the company introduced the DataMax, the first mechanical depth gauge with an automatic digital timer. The product was an instant hit and propelled Oceanic to the forefront of dive equipment suppliers.
In the early 1980s, Hollis helped introduce the concept of an electronic dive computer to the industry. These sophisticated instruments track, calculate and display a wealth of critical information for divers, including dive time and depth, ascent rate, air consumption, nitrogen absorption, and other essential information needed to dive safely. The dive computer revolutionized diving safety and is considered a mandatory piece of equipment for all divers.
Throughout the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, Oceanic has continued to innovate and develop products, like the flagship ProPlus X computer, the first dive computer engineered with Bluetooth 4.0 technology; or the revolutionary Dual Algorithm™ that provides divers with the option to choose the decompression algorithm that best suits their diving needs without compromising safety; or the Alpha 10 regulator that features our patented pneumatically-balanced second stages for both warm and cold water.
In 2017, Oceanic was acquired by Huish Outdoors, a leader in connecting people with the best brands in dive. Oceanic will continue to develop the most innovative dive products and technologies in pursuit of advancing the dive industry like Bob Hollis did when he founded the company in 1972.
I need to replace all my bolts with these.
Stiff Enough to get good propulsion while being light enough to not cause leg fatigue.
I was skeptical. So I stuffed a paper towel into this bag, crammed the bag into a small pocket and took it to 43 feet while on a 2 hour drive. The paper towel was Absolutely dry at the end. So, I shoved an extra phone AT&T sent me, for no apparent reason, into this bag. The phone worked through this bag as it unlocked with facial recognition.
I beach dive a mile from shore with a DPV and no surface support- Solo. So, basically the Nautilus rescue beacon and my Garmin inReach mini are just there as "two is one and one is none. Not sure what three is. But now I do have three ways for coms due to this damn fine bag.
light & stiff was the reason for my choice. Precise positioning is possible with this fin. Power, the other reason for my choice, is yet to be tested against stronger currency as blades are small. To an instructor, this fin is better than quattro as you can back and helicopter kick better. Requires slightly different kicking as well compared with quattro.
Great dive boots. Cool looking kicks. Regardless of walking on loose rock and gravel gravel beaches , hot pavement, sand , walking on a boat deck they offer great protection and comfort. I like the laces over zippers because i live and dive off sand beaches and i dont have to fight sand in the zippers being stuck
I have been blessed enough to be able to dive any regulator I want.
No regulator breathes better than an Atomic!
It is just a wee bit heavier than the pure titanium but with all the features and offers greater value.
It looks good and is everything I could ever desire in a regulator.
Excellent equipment and excellent service. I highly recommend using Aqui water sports
First underwater bag to work as advertised. Absolutely idea.
Hermetric Dry Bag Medi
A tiny ballpoint drop is all you need pee lense. Great product
I tried the Amazon stringers but they started rusting after 1 dive….thank goodness for returns. AQUI quality definitely superior.
Loved this mask! Was a good fit and the material is very good quality. Highly recommend vs the regular big one that cover almost ur whole face.
Quick turn around on bottle prep and even quicker on ad hoc support. Great attitudes and knowledgeable staff make for an informed transaction. Keep it up AQUI.
Big Shout Out To AQUI WATER SPORTS!! THANK YOU Aqui Water Sports for hooking it up with new Nitro Bands for my JBL SpearGun. It took Ryan and Tylor at the shop minute's to get me set up and on my way for my spearfishing season. The same afternoon I was able to go out and shoot a nice Snapper with my gun that had been sitting for 2 seasons and definitely needed some TLC from AQUI. In no time the guys had it broken down and cleaned like new. The staff at AQUI are always knowledgeable about gear, and provide excellent guidance on your specific needs. Without a second thought they are always so helpful in giving you great suggestions on where to go, and what to look for out on the reef. Hats off to AQUI Water Sports for continuing to provide only quality products. Thank you AQUI
Excellent service and knowledgeable people to talk to about diving in the area. Would strongly recommend stopping by.