An international sporting goods manufacturer headquartered in Japan, TUSA (Tabata USA) is one of the world’s first scuba equipment makers. Founded by Kazuo Tabata in Japan in 1952, Tabata made his first mask and goggles by hand in his garage. Today, Tabata’s global network includes facilities in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Netherlands and the United States.
Renowned for using the finest materials with an unparalleled commitment to quality and innovation, TUSA was the premier manufacturer to introduce crystal (premium) silicone mask skirts with their original Liberator model. It was also the first to introduce vibrant colours to their diving equipment.
With nearly 70 years of history, TUSA’s commitment to continued innovation is evident throughout Tabata’s product line, including the VIEW Swimming Gear, TUSA Sport Snorkelling Equipment, Vitalshot Golf Equipment and other recreational sporting goods.
Designed and manufactured to ISP 9001 standards, TUSA dive equipment is made to the highest innovation standards and quality. The ISO certification provides independent assurance of TUSA’s commitment to developing and manufacturing innovative equipment to the highest international quality standards.
Underwater Australasia is an official dealer for TUSA equipment with full warranty support.
For more than 30 years Edi Frommenwiler, owner of one of the very first liveaboards sailing around Indonesia, has been diving, filming and documenting the marine life at world famous dive locations like Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Komodo and Alor.
The winners of the Third Annual Underwater Tour Awards have been announced. The prestigious annual international competition encourages and inspires passion for photography, exploration and discovery from behind the lens and helps raise awareness of the world’s incredible, fragile marine and aquatic inhabitants and their environments. For the first time the Underwater Tour Awards partnered with environmental education and action organisation, Take 3, and introduced a new novice category, The Take 3 for the Sea Contest. Proceeds from registration fees and additional donations were given to Take 3.