... a divers' need for … scuba cylinders.
At the beginning of technical diving when the greater depths started to be explored, where longer cave penetration dives were done, the tanks available then were not enough. The need for more gas volume required twinsets from 18 liters or even 20 liter tanks. Thomas Dederichs, an experienced Technical Diver and Instructor at that time, decided that if no one can offer such tanks to him, he will get them himself.
That was the start of distribution activities of the mother company (today BtS Holding). After a while all distribution activities where combined under the name of BtS (Beyond the Shore) Europa AG in 2005.
Since that time BtS has grown into a key player in steel and aluminum dive cylinders market and became one of the biggest European distributors of premium DIR (Doing it Right) diving equipment with a well-developed dealer network.
Our products are used not only be recreational and technical divers but as well by exploration &scientific research divers, public safety divers and military Special Operation Units all over the world. Their feed-back helps us to develop even better and safer equipment for any sport diver.
Our success is based on believe that only active divers challenging themselves to go over common boundaries can develop truly efficient, modular, functional and reliable equipment. Starting with design that comes from in-house development for BtS, Halcyon, DUI and DiveXtras products, continuing with material choice and production process (in Germany, Italy and USA) we strive for excellence that will satisfy most demanding divers in their diving ventures.