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WATERPROOF RELEASES A LIGHT AND BREATHABLE SUIT
The new D9 Breathable Drysuit is Waterproof’s answer to the growing demand for a light traveler, tropical diving and snorkeling drysuit. Its extremely light and breathable properties add to the comfort of the user.
The light quad layer fabric with the breathable membrane in combination with ultra-sonic welded socks makes the suit easy to fold and transport. It weighs only around 2 kg - valves included.
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Waterproof releases the W6SC Wetsuit designed for extra easy donning with zip-trough-seal system
The demand for a rugged, long lasting rental suit is still there and the W6 SC with its long gussed zippers in arms and legs makes it the easiest donning and doffing suit on the market. The famous classic Waterproof rental/school suit, now presented in an updated modern design and in the latest available materials. This suit was originally a co-venture design project with a couple of the largest dive center and resorts in the Red Sea in the early 2000s. The main issue for the dive centers was to get a suit that could stand up to 4 dives a day with multiple users and still lasted for several seasons. Replacing suits into the area was difficult due to custom and import regulations. This issue is still in question for most resorts and live on board ventures.
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Brand new backzip with a silver lycra design
WP releases a new stylish retro/futuristic back-zip wetsuit with the hi-quality and innovative solutions you can expect from the WP team.
Apart from the exceptional fit, top class materials and all features like double computer strap anchors, this suit is equipped with a WPAD on the right thigh. It is a soft artfully constructed docking station for our expandable accessory pocket. The accessory pocket (additional) is big enough to keep an extra mask, slate, deco tables, GoPro camera etc. Use the pocket when needed, if you want to streamline your set up, dive without it.
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PROUD WINNER AGAIN
Waterproof is proud to annonce that the D7 PRO Cordura ISS was chosen as the Best Drysuit 2013 by Tauchen Award at the BOOT show in Dusseldorf. This is the 7th time that WP receives 1st prize over the last ten years.
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HEAVY DUTY G1 KEVLAR GLOVE
Waterproof ads a new glove to its fine selection of world known gloves, The G1 5mm Kevlar. With a full Kevlar Palm and sewn with Kevlar thread this 5mm glove will take any beating a dedicated and devoted diver is capable of exposing it to.
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WP PROUDLY PRESENTS A FULL CORDURA D7 PRO ISS SUIT
For better and for worse, the new reinforced D7 PRO CORDURA ISS takes all the beating any terminator classified Tech-Diver can deliver, thanks to the complete outer lining in Cordura®.
D7 PRO CORDURA ISS, a High-End reinforced Trilaminate Suit, is the preferred choice for divers with Technical and Advanced Diving as preference. But also the common sport diver that appreciates quality and style will relish being equipped in something that outdoes all other suits in an appealing way and have the strength to outlast any ruff diving or environment the owner choose to expose himself to.
The D7 PRO CORDURA ISS has Kevlar reinforced knees and boots, double expandable pockets and front entry system for easy self donning. And of course equipped with ISS, the unique Integrated Silicone Seal system Waterproof developed and presented to the diving market recently.
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A STYLISH 7mm SEMIDRY SUIT IS BORN
Combine a snug fit with a Drysuit zipper and stunning design then you end up with a high-class Semidry. Features include an anatomical design, super-stretch neoprene seals and unique 3-Dimensional hard-core rubber Knee Guards to mention just a few.
The SD 3 bridges the gap between a Drysuit and a Wetsuit. Dry enough to keep the diver warm in colder water, yet still with the snug fit and nice feeling of a high-class wetsuit. Facilitates longer dives in warmer environment and lower air consumption due to less heat loss.
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The D7 PRO Hi-End Front zip is now upgraded with Integrated Silicone Seals, the D7 PRO ISS.
Waterproof has upgraded and replaced the top selling model D7 PRO with D7 PRO ISS, featuring the unique Integrated Silicone Seal system Waterproof developed and presented to the diving market recently.
With this upgraded model Waterproof responded to the raising market demand for a more comfortable and convenient technical Drysuit.
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WINNER OF THE TAUCHEN AWARD 2012
Waterproof receives two new awards at the BOOT Show in Frankfurt. Winner for Best Wet and Semidry suit and second place for Best Drysuit. This is the 6th time Waterproof receives 1st place for our suits. We are greatful and proud that our users still think we make the best suits on the planet.
WP at DEMA SHOW 2011
Waterproof will attend the Dema show in Orlando, Florida 2-5/11-2011. We will be showing all our new products. Come visit Us in booth 347 and check out our new W30 Sport Series. Welcome!
WATERPROOF R&D moves to new facilities.
Waterproof Design, Reasearch & Development department has moved to new facilities in Kungälv, on the Swedish west coast. We are now closer to the sea and can easily go for test dives and test new equipment.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR !
When reflecting back on the year 2010, most people would probably state it was "turbulent" to say the least. And we all have various reasons for setting the score with the old year, economical, political or other reasons. For us here at Waterproof, "turbulent", is an understatement. 2010 was the year where we substituted our existing collection with the newly designed W-series. We totally changed our visual image, won three (3) international approved design awards and Patented an exceptional new Drysuit Concept, the D1 Hybrid. Indeed a mixture of ingredients to fill up more than one turbulent year. Wishing you and your family the best for the New Year to come.
Your Waterproof Team
Office closed Dec 27 - Dec 31 and Jan 6.
D1 HYBRID DEMO GLOBE TOUR
Waterproof is around the globe doing demo dives with the D1 Hybrid drysuit. Follow the demos on our facebook “Waterproof International” >>
We can promise you a new diving experience.
WATERPROOF DIVING INTERNATIONAL AB @ DEMA SHOW 17-20 NOVEMBER 2010
At this year DEMA Show in Las Vegas, USA we will not only launch the first Insulated Constant Volume Dry Suit, the D1 HYBRID with Silicone Seals, but we will also present our full range of our brand new wetsuit and drysuite collections, as well as our new line of accessories.
Henrik “Henke” Borg has returned to the Waterproof Diving family!
Henrik Borg worked at Waterproof from 1987-1997. He then moved on to work for Swedish Divers where he designed and developed the Northland and Trilight suits for Aqualung. Since 2007 he has been working for Poseidon as Product and Sales Area Manager, where he has developed and designed the Flexisuit and Evolution amongst other products.
”It feels great to have Henrik back in the Waterproof family. During his period away from Waterproof Henrik has gained extensive international knowledge, it feels incredibly stimulating to be able to take advantage of our common experiences and work together to develop Waterproof products for the future”, says founder and Head Designer Göran Ehlmé.
“For me it feels like coming home. Not only did I work with Waterproof for 10 years, but I actually took my first diving certification at Göran and Björn Ehlmés diving center which back then was located in Fiskebäckskil on the Swedish Westcoast.” tells Henrik and continues “I am excited to be back with the Waterproof team again.”
Waterproof receives the Swedish Grand Award of Design 2010
The jury's verdict reads:
”With one foot in the water and the other in the office, Waterproof has succeeded in creating an industry ”top-of-the-line-product”. Key words when creating the W1 wetsuit were organic, technical, floating lines and surface structure. The inspiration came from the sports, automotive and footwear industries. The result is a fantastically crafted product that makes both diving pros as well as land-lovers take an extra deep breath."
The Grand Award of Design highlights business successes that utilise integrated and consistent design. It is awarded to a Swedish company annually by Teknikföretagen, the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries in association with The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, and The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design. The jury assesses the commercial success based on innovation, product significance, product customization, effectiveness, ergonomics and eco-requirements.
DEMA – OVERALL BEST IN SHOW PRODUCTS Silicone Drysuit Seals
Integrated Silicone Seal System (I.S.S.S) | by WaterProof and Si Tech.
DEMA 2009 in Orlando Florida
Besides our already presented new front zip wetsuit W1 and all accessories you can preview the coming W2 and the new sensational D1, Drysuit.
D1 is the new Hybrid Drysuit with a new seal systems, FISSS (User Frendly Interchangeable Silicone Seal System), and with a newly developed unique patented thermo protection, the AMIS (Active Mesh Inline System)
New Waterproof Production Premises in Xiamen
In September 2009 Waterproof moves in to a new factory building with three times the floor space in the town of Xiamen.
Göran Ehlmé, one of the original founders of Waterproof, and head of the R & D department is happy; “Finally we have reached the critical volume making this move profitable. To be forced to stretch the limits over a too long time always kills sufficiency. We have balanced over the production capacity edge the last two years, not really daring to do what we needed to do. Now we have room to grow and keep basic stock of items needed for a healthy flow in the production. Based on the huge interest from the professional and technical divers for our new Hybrid D1 drysuit we suddenly understand that we grossly underestimated the potential of this product. That makes the timing of this move even more perfect”
Facts on Xiamen "The Gate of the Grand Mansion". Xiamen is a coastal city in south-eastern Fujian Province, mainland China. It looks out to the Taiwan Straits. It covers an area of 1 565 km² with a total population of 2.5 million. It was recently named China's 2nd 'most suitable city for living'.
One of China’s original four special economic zones • Since 1981 Xiamen port ranks 8th among the top ports in China and 30th among the world’s top 100 ports • Xiamen is the world's largest supply base for raw tungsten materials • Xiamen is the world’s largest sunglasses manufacturing base, exporting 120 million each year • Xiamen is an important base in Fujian province for making medium and large-sized modern container vessels and yachts.
TUSA Europe and Waterproof in a joint venture agreement for Germany
"We found out we would get a huge synergy effect by carrying two well established Brands, especially since no conflict of interest occurs between them. Waterproof also has hired more sales persons and this benefits both companies," says Alexander Fertig, General Manager, Waterproof Diving Gmbh in Viernheim, Germany. TUSA equipment is distributed via the TUSA European warehouse in Netherlands. “We at TUSA find this deal a perfect mach where we benefits from an experienced sales team, and can now concentrate on service and customer related issues” says Kenny Yokochi, Vice President of Tabata Europe Corporation.
New Distributor in Italy from July 2009
Waterproof Diving Int. has after 15 years decided to change distributorship in Italy. “We have been happy with our former Distributor but after mutual understandings we decided it was time to break up the relationship in good standings”, says Björn Ehlmé General Manager for Waterproof.
Fabio Pietroboni, DSS Product Specialist at Dräger Safety Italis S.p.a, is now the contact person for those who are interested in dealing with Waterproof suits in Italy. http://www.draeger.it/ST/internet/IT/it/index.jsp
During 2009 a new wetsuit platform will be ready for the market
W1 is the stunning Front Zip suit that got the Red Dot Award.
W2 still to be launched at the end of the year to supply the needs for next season.
D1, a new Drysuit concept, presented at the 2009 DEMA show.
RED DOT Design Award "Best of the Best"
W1 Lady Diving Suit from Waterproof Diving Int. AB in Sweden, is the first diving suit awarded the famous Red Dot Award, with the additional “best of the best” added design award. Waterproof from Sweden is now ranked among the top within the international design world, together with Prada, Apple, Nike and other top brands. A fantastic feeling to get an award considered to be the most prestigious in the world. And the same year Waterproof celebrates its 25 year anniversary as a company. This shows that our work with “gender specific design” have been appreciated, says Göran Ehlmé head of the design team at Waterproof.
The award states that the world leading design experts place Waterproof from Sweden at the same level as many of the most exclusive and famous Brands. Red Dot Award started in 1955 and have been presented in a yearly gala event in Germany. 1400 companies from 49 countries sent in 3231 items to the jury for examination. That show the broad base this award covers internationally.
TUSA begins distribution of Waterproof (January 2009)
"We are both happy and proud to have such a competent partner for this important market", says Christer Falkeborn, president of Waterproof Gear Inc. “TUSA has been working on diversifying and strengthening our product line for several years. Suits were one of the remaining keys to rounding out our offering. That opening has now been solidly filled by Waterproof and we are eager to bring this premium product to our market”, says Stephen Ashmore, President Tabata USA.
Waterproof in Australia 2009
There is good synergy between Waterproof and Tabata (manufacturers of TUSA dive product) – both companies are manufacturers of over 25 years who take quality seriously and have their customer’s comfort as a top priority.
Both companies have full control over prodution from design to packaging. From experience, Waterproof understand neoprene and what is required to produce the optimal material for the job - from extreme cold of the Antarctic or warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
"We are thrilled by this and have seen a rapid growth already in our order stock," says Björn Ehlme, General Manager, Waterproof International. Sue Crowe, director at TABATA Australia confirms the successful introduction, "Shortly after the introduction we had stocking dealers covering most of Australia. Now closer to the season we have more in the pipeline. It takes time to cover such a vast landmass".
"Australian divers appreciate good quality and unique designs which, most importantly fit properly. We are thrilled to have such a partnership with Waterproof and look forward to growing the brand in Australasia", she said See more at www.waterproofwetsuits.com.au
Waterproof and Trelleborg Industri AB work together in Norway 2009
"Finally Waterproof has a working concept for Norway customers with a stocking distributor. It is not so easy to fix the trade over the EU border with single Norwegian dealers. This will make the access to Waterproof equipment much easier", says Christer Falkeborn, Waterproof Diving International.
D1, A new patented Hybrid Drysuit
After a long time of testing in the Artic and Antarctic environments the new D1 Hybrid Drysuit has patented features and technical solutions AMIS (Active Mesh Inline System). After 25 years experience of building suits for the extremes Waterproof has dissected and analysed every known and experienced problem this special sector of Diving creates. The answer to many of those problems is the new patented material used inside the suit, the AMIS (Active Mesh Inline System).
In addition a new user friendly seal system for neck and wrists has been added, FISSS (User Frendly Interchangeable Silicone Seal System), that will change the standard for drysuit divers from leisure to professionals.