IST Sports Corp., founded in 1976, started out as an original equipment manufacturer producing quality masks and snorkels for well-known international brands. From the beginning, IST has built up a solid reputation in supplying quality and reliable products with excellent back up service. We were fortunate to have gained many valuable partners worldwide along the way but in the quest for more success, the company soon decided to establish its own brand by using the very same name.
Initially, IST carried mainly masks, snorkels and fins but had our sight set on becoming the complete scuba gear supplier. No energy was spared to develop new dive gear and our range and product options slowly increased. After many years of refining, neoprene items (suits, boots etc.), accessories, knives, bags, torches and finally hard gear, all became a part of our growing selection. Today, IST has the unique ability to kit out divers of any level, from their head to toe, for most conditions. For 2009, we have also added new spearfishing, technical diving and beach gear lines so we can reach a bigger market share.
After 35 years in the market, IST dive equipment has made its way into the major markets around the globe. Along side our North America distribution centre based in LA, California, we have also entered into partnership agreement with our distributors in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Australia / Oceania. Many of our distributors, once started cooperating with us, have been dealing with IST uninterruptedly, which is a testament of our product quality and after sales service. Even in this present economic climate, IST is confident to work with our partners through this tough period and to continually gain further market share, brand awareness and generate sales for our worldwide partners so we can proudly say that wherever there is diving, there is IST!