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Dive Retail History

When dive retail began more than 50 years ago, though, it was a tough game. Products were scarce, and difficult to find. So were customers, since hardly anyone had even considered diving, and only a few were adventurous enough to give it a go. Oh, how times have changed.

The Roots of Dive Retail
By Edward Reidel
The Roots of Dive Retail A sure way to get into an argument is to declare that one particular dive store was the first. History is full of uncertain beginnings, and tracing the lineage of many things -- what was first, who was first, where did something start -- can't always be done with precision. And so it is with dive retail. One thing is clear, however. Dive retail's roots are relatively shallow. When Aristotle allegedly entered that diving bell back in ancient times, he hadn't purchased the bell at a dive store. . . . keep reading

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