Awards | Diving Gear

Ceramic Line Cutter ScubaLab Best Buy

Our K22 Ceramic Line Cutter was just named a ScubaLab 2020 Best Buy in Scuba Diving Magazine’s April Issue. The editors put over a dozen of the latest diving knives from the top diving brands to the test, and rated each according to cutting ability, ergonomics, and durability. They described our Ceramic Line Cutter as “unassuming. . . but really gets the job done.”

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Beginner | Product Guides | Wetsuits

How to Choose the Right Wetsuit | A Buying Guide

If you live outside of the tropics and you plan to spend any extended amount of time outdoors and underwater, you’re going to need a wetsuit to help keep you warm, happy, and alive. We put together a wetsuit buying guide to help you learn what to look for, whether it’s your first one, or you’re already looking for your next one. A wetsuit is an investment, and the effort and time you put into choosing the right fit for you now, will reward you in the water with enjoyable and comfortable diving experiences for the foreseeable future. The key factors include:

Insider | News

DEMA 2019 Orlando

DEMA Show starts today, and we hope to see you there. Remember to stop by our booth #409 and say hello. We’ll be revealing some of our new products available next Spring. Our designers and engineers have been developing innovative, reliable, and trust-worthy new diving equipment, and you don’t want to miss it. Come talk to us. We’d love to get your feedback on our new gear.

Insider | News

DEMA Show 2019 New Scuba Gear Coming

It’s that time again! If you’ll be in Orlando for this year’s DEMA Show, we’d love if you’d stop by and come talk to us and see the new gear we’ll be revealing. IST Diving stays on top of scuba diving tech and we offer innovative diving products with thoughtful new features. We were among the first to introduce 5-zip wetsuits, which have now, years later, been commonly adopted industry-wide. See what we’ve been working on. We’ll be at booth #409, so come by and let us show you what’s new and good, and find out more about how we […]

Diving Guides | Travel

Maui, Hawai’i | A Scuba Diving Guide

Hawai’i is one of the best dive destinations in the world –and for good reason! Located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, the islands of Hawai’i are surrounded by clear blue waters that are teaming with an abundance of marine life. Hawai’i boasts many endemic species that can be found nowhere else on Earth. Hawai’i’s unique underwater world is filled with photographic opportunities and sights galore.

Diving Masks | Prescription Lenses | Product Guides

Corrective Diving Lenses: Do I Need a Prescription?

Whether you want to learn to scuba dive, or you’ve already been diving for a while, there’s a good chance you wear prescription lenses. (Over 194 million adults in the U.S. wear corrective lenses according to The Vision Council’s VisionWatch 2018 Annual Report). Do you need to ask your optometrist for another prescription before you buy corrective lenses for your diving mask? The short answer is: no. Read on for important details on how to order the correct lenses for diving. Corrective diving lenses follow the same diopter numerical system used for eyeglasses, so you’ll need to know what your current prescription is, […]



Produced by DEMA, the annual DEMA Show is the largest trade-only event in the world for companies doing business in the scuba diving, ocean water sports and adventure/dive travel industries. It attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world each year. We’re very excited about this year’s DEMA SHOW. We’ve prepared to unveil some great new products for our 2019 upcoming line up and we’re hoping to see all our diving enthusiasts there in November! COME ON IN Join us this year at DEMA SHOW and check out all our new 2018/2019 goodies! […]


IST’S New Website!

Huzzah! Our new website is fully armed and operational, and if we could have a little humble brag- we think it looks awesome. We wanted to give our dealers and customers a truly great experience while browsing our site. So we took into consideration many suggestions and considerations when redesigning our site.  There’s a whole new dealer login experience, user experience for navigation through our site, an interactive About Us section, and beautiful large format photos to see and learn more about the products you’re using, just to name a few. QUICK GUIDE Check out our IST History page to […]