Apdiving specializes in rebreathers and BCDs and its accessories, for all markets and fields of use.
Its premium quality products are made in the UK since the 1960s.
AP started designing BCDs for divers on Search & Rescue helicopters as early as 1981. Other BCDs followed for RN ships’ divers, special forces, bomb disposal and in 1986, the now famous BUDDY Commando BCD for the Royal Marines. The Commando was the world’s first twin-bag “jacket-style” BCD and became the blueprint for a whole range of AP sport, military and commercial jackets. All AP military BCDs are still in service with forces worldwide today.
The BUDDY Commando was made available to the sport diving market and became an instant hit with amateur and professional divers in the UK and Europe for decades and remains AP’s best-selling BCD.
AP invented the self-sealing Surface Marker Buoy in 1993, the Verti-clip in 1995, the Jump Jacket in 1996 and a lot of other world’s firsts and patents in the diving business.