West Marine Offers Exlusive SCUBA Gear from Internationally Trusted Diving Brand Dacor

First and only SCUBA air delivery system contained in one convenient package; only available through West Marine

Watsonville, CA, September 13, 2016 –West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is proud to exclusively offer the brand-new Dacor Pacer Pro, an exciting revolution in the diving industry. Dacor has been a respected brand by divers for more than 50 years, and this new kit — only available through West Marine — comes with everything a diver needs to get started right out of the box for just $899.

Dacor is a trusted American icon in the diving industry and one of the first SCUBA brands. After nearly a 10-year hiatus in the marketplace, the brand is being re-launched and introduced to a new generation of divers exclusively through West Marine and the Pacer Pro debut.

The Dacor Pacer Pro is sold online at westmarine.com and in two of West Marine’s Florida Dive Center locations: North Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. In the coming months, the unit will be available at more of West Marine’s 258 retail locations throughout the country.

What makes the new Dacor package unique is that it’s the dive industry’s first and only SCUBA air delivery system that’s completely self-contained — fully assembled and adjusted at the factory, then neatly and conveniently packaged in a padded bag for easy travel.

Each Dacor Pacer Pro unit contains:

  • A first stage
  • A regulator (primary second stage)
  • A highly visible "octopus" alternate air source
  • Analog pressure gauge and compass
  • Quick disconnect Buoyancy Compensator Device hose
  • Octopus and gauge clips to streamline gear and keep it easily within reach
  • Convenient travel bag

“We were elated to work with an American icon like Dacor on an exclusive brand and product re-launch,” says Cristina Kochevar, West Marine Category Manager. “We’re confident that the Dacor Pacer Pro will appeal to a whole new generation of divers, as well as excite those divers that have enjoyed the sport for years and revered the brand. The Pacer Pro is unlike any other product on the market in that it’s fully self-contained; you no longer need to purchase several different pieces of equipment from potentially several different manufacturers. Dacor neatly and conveniently packages the Pacer Pro in a one-stop-shop unit. Simply add an air tank, wet suit, mask and BCD, and you are good to go!”

“It made perfect sense to partner with West Marine on this exclusive launch of the Pacer Pro unit and reintroduction of the Dacor brand into the retail dive market,” says Mares’ Jon Wilkins, the company that manufactures Dacor. “West Marine is the world’s largest Waterlife outfitter, and as such has the breadth and reach to introduce the brand and our new regulator system to both new and existing dive enthusiasts. We’re so excited about this product, and we look forward to working with West Marine on this unique, exclusive launch!”

For more information about the West Marine Dive Center or the Dacor Pacer Pro, please visit http://www.westmarine.com/diving.

About West Marine
Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com,NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 260 stores located in 38states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, WestMarine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

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