Riptide invites you to take a look at all our product lines at https://riptidescuba.com

Riptide manufactures our own line of BCD’S (made in the USA) and the Head Hammock. Riptide started back in the mid 1990’s and up to 2007 built and distributed our own line of BCD’s. Since then we have been behind the scenes working with many of the largest product manufacturers in our industry.

We thought the time was right to bring back an American made BCD, that is focused on the American style of diving. We also distribute and represent additional unique companies that have not been in the dive industry in the past.

Both Stingray sunglasses and K3 dry bags are well fitted to the dive market. Franko maps has been in the industry for many years and continues to be strong in the retail dive market. We invite you to look at all our lines and know you will find both value and quality in all our products.

To place an order or for more information email  orders@westofthe1.com

 

Contact your local Riptide sales rep.

  • John Conway, Florida – 904-994-6586
  • Rick Rodriguez, Caribbean – 305-297-7170
  • Keith Crook or John Caron, Texas & Southwest – 830-837-3679
  • Bruce Bearfeld, Pacific West Coast – 818-519-9618
  • Scott Dawson, Mid-West – 360-201-9979
  • Frank Copren, North East – 631-379-7332
  • Tom Kurras, South East – 615-804-1669

Note for Riptide BCD’s in MID-West, South East and Great Lakes regions contact Dave Pollock

 

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Riptide was created in the mid 1990’s in California and began designing and manufacturing BCD’s in the USA. Many of our older award winning (testers choice award) models are still in use today. We stopped selling BCD’s under the Riptide brand name in around 2007. However, we did not stop producing BCD’s but rather changed our focus to building and designing product for other manufactures, and for Public Safety Dive Teams. In 2016, we decided the time was right to reintroduce the Riptide brand again. Our main reason was that most of all BCD’s today are built offshore in Asia or eastern Europe with a non-North American diving focus. The lack of attention to the North American style of diving is why we are back.

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