Scuba gear

Healthways (scuba gear company)

Healthways was a firm which made scuba gear. Dick Klein founded it. It went bankrupt in 1963; its successor company is Scubapro. It was one of the five original USA diving gear makers: U.S. Divers, Healthways, Voit, Dacor, Swimaster.

Healthways is notable in that it was the first manufacturer to use "scuba" as a word rather than an acronym; in fact, their twin-hose regulator line was called the "Scuba"; hence, one of their later models, the Scuba Pro, eventually became the name of reorganized company. (Healthways' single-hose regulators were dubbed the "Scubair" line.)

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