Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Dry Suit Manufacturer Diving Concepts Files Chapter 7

In this down-bound, recession-stuck economy, there's not a lot of people out there buying drysuits for diving.

Diving Concepts, the manufacturer of my drysuit, just filed Chapter 7 according to Scuba Gadget:

ScubaGadget has found court records indicating that they have filed for Chapter 7 (or “liquidation”) bankruptcy. The filing was made California Central Bankruptcy Court on 5 April 2013 with a case number of 9:13-bk-10894.

A darn shame, as its overall been a pretty decent suit (with some build quality issues). On the other hand, friends have had multiple service issues with them, and Diving Concepts wouldn't deal accessories directly with a consumer and the local dive shop always had issues getting parts and materials from them.

I guess my next drysuit once I wear this one out in a few years will be made by Diving Unlimited International.

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