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Are Scubapro regulators made in China?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by johnmckenzie, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. johnmckenzie

    johnmckenzie Dive Shop

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    A rep from a competing regulator company keeps insisting that Scubapro regulators are made in China and not in Italy. I thought they were made in Italy and I can't find any evidence to the contrary. I would like to hear from someone who know for sure. Where are Scubapro Regulators made (parts and assembly)?

    Thank you
     
  2. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    This has been beaten around quite a bit. Here is an old thread with your answers: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/fins-masks-snorkels/94173-tusa-regulators-made.html
     
  3. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Taiwan.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014
  4. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

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    Scubapro to my knowledge is made in Italy.
     
  5. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

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    From a post from "DA AQUAMASTER" in 2010: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/regulators/327871-what-tusa-equivalent-sp-mk17.html


     
  6. marcbeaudry

    marcbeaudry Nassau Grouper

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    scubapro regs sure are cheap to buy in China compared to the US.
    they are supposed to 'leave the country and return' but stuff in China seems to fall off the back
    of the truck a lot.
    I purchase a spare scubapro mask here in Beijing which isn't even a strong scuba city for half the price
    i paid for in in SoCal.
     
  7. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    tabata made, if you want the ones that Halcyon has licensed I would recommend buying those ones, support the little guy in Florida vs. the massive Jarden Corporation....
     
  8. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It would seem that TUSA makes all tusa and scubapro regs. Some of the tusa regs are licensed copies of tusa made scubapro regs. Some of Halcyon's regs are also licensed copies of tusa made scubapro regs.

    Since nobody has addressed the "where" part yet. Here's what the tusa website says:

    They do not mention anything in China.
     
  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Taiwan is basically China... Have someone who works in a scubapro shop check the box. I think they are mostly done in the Japan factory though. I think they use Taiwan for the cut and sew stuff, masks etc.
     
  10. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Taiwan is officially named the Republic of China, it was and could be called "China". Since the Peoples Republic of China was given the UN chair for "China" in '71 it is getting rare to hear the ROC called "China" as time goes by, but it does happen.





    Bob
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