Journal

20000 Leagues Under the Sea Adventure Part 2

It had been eight years since Pat Regan and I first discussed this project. There were many emails and messages sent back and forth; but like many things, slow and steady won the race. We had done what others had dreamt of but no-one else had ever accomplished. We brought Harper Goff and Fred Zendar’s…

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Aquala and DOXA

If you’ve had a chance to view the location photos of our suits, you might notice a common element amongst all the shots. Yes, our suits share common signature features, like the “Water green” color and the round reinforcing patches, but there’s something else. That something, while standard equipment in its day, is almost non-existent…

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Diving 20,000 Leagues with Pat Regan of Vulcania Submarine

It’s funny how things come together. Little bits and pieces come to light, and over time those bits join together to finally form something truly remarkable. That’s the way Vulcania Submarine and Aquala’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” project came to life. Little bits here and there, to form something that hadn’t been accomplished in…

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The Global Family of Vintage Diving

When I decided to refocus the line, authenticity and detail were key to the new direction. While we’ve had a “historical” model, which was essentially the same as a Coronado since 2002, we didn’t have a suit that bridged the gap between our very first tunnel entry design, and our current triple seamed, pressures valved…

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Aquala A Good Salty Sea

Here at Aquala, we make things. We take nothing, like sheet rubber and a few molded components, and turn it into something, like a fully functional diving suit capable of diving as deep as humanly possible. If we don’t make it, we seek out other Americans who do. It’s what we are, we’re a network…

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Aquala- Diving the Antarctic Since 1961

Aquala Stories of Exploring the Antartic by Ty Alley A few years ago, Peter Brueggeman contacted me with something that he said I might find of interest. Peter, who is now retired, was the library director for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and through contacts made there, he went to the McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica,…

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Aquala Moving Forward Toward the Past

After being at the helm of Aquala for 17 years, last February I decided it was time for a change. Not a change in a typical progressive way. No, a change in a completely regressive way. I know at first that doesn’t make sense, but given our almost 70-year history, the most logical way to move forward…

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