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Introducing Beuchat-USA.com

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We are proud to announce the new Beuchat USA website!  http://www.Beuchat-USA.com.  Bringing the complete Beuchat equipment lines of of Spearfishing, Freediving, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving products direct to your doorstep 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Stop by and shop around today!  http://www.Beuchat-USA.com

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Mundial ONE Fins

Mundial ONE Fins(click to enlarge)

Meet the NEW Mundial ONE entry level freedive fin - MSRP $99

The Mundial ONE was designed to offer a high quality entry level freedive fin at a very competitive price.  Integrated stabilizers in both the foot pocket rails and fin blade itself combined with the blade’s fish tail shape provide a highly efficient and stable finstroke.  Match these design features with the Mundial ONE’s soft flex blade and the result is a very easy to use and efficient blade that is perfect for entry level freedivers. 

The perfect fin for a beginner freediver or a snorkler that is wanting to take it to the next level. Efficient, Comfortable, and an Amazing Price!

We are also happy to announce that the Mundial ONE fins are available in a smaller size at 39/40 (6-7.5) providing a great option for younger divers and women!

MSRP:  $99
Sizes: 39/40, 41/42, 43/44, 45/46, 47/48

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BEUCHAT Mundial Backpack

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The new BEUCHAT Mundial backpack was built for spearos looking for a light and convenient solution for carrying all of their gear. The large main compartment with mesh ventilation and a drain will accommodate longblade fins and all other spearfishing gear except for your guns. Guns can be attached to the designated external gun holders on both sides of the pack. The secondary compartment is a full length cooler which can be utilized for either food or fish. The entire bag is made out of a rugged PVC coated material with padded lower back, shoulder straps, and grab handles on both sides. You will also find a quick-stow bungee on the outside for a towel or jacket, and compression side straps for reducing the size of the pack when it is not fully loaded. The Mundial backpack was designed with comfort and ergonomics in mind which is why you will also find double shoulder strap adjustments which allow you to adjust the length as normal, but also provide a second adjustment to allow you to raise or lower the position of the pack on your back depending upon your height. The long awaited premium quality longfin backpack is finally here!

MSRP: $94.00

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Introducing High Adhesion Neoprene Paints to Customize Your Wetsuit

Introducing High Adhesion Neoprene Paints to Customize Your Wetsuit(click to enlarge)

Introducing High Adhesion Neoprene Paints to Customize Your Wetsuit for Activities Ranging from Spearfishing and Freediving to SCUBA and Surfing

LAKE WORTH, FL – March 7, 2010 – SpearoTek, Inc. announced today it will be the sole U.S. distributor of CAMOSUITPAINTING neoprene paints. With CAMOSUITPAINTING paints, anyone needing to customize a smoothskin, neoprene wetsuit can now do so themselves, avoiding costly custom jobs. This is the first time any product with CAMOSUITPAINTING's incredibly high adhesion factor has been available to the general public, and it is the first time anything like it at all has been available within the United States.

“CAMOSUITPAINTING is the first product of its kind that actually works,” says Rick Meder, president of SPEAROTEK. “It provides anyone needing wetsuit customization the ability to use his or her suit of choice without worrying about damage to the suit, the suit’s performance or the design itself. The key is the paint’s revolutionary high adhesion capability, meaning it can stick to surfaces that most inks and paints cannot.” A wetsuit’s neoprene surface is generally coated with trace amounts of release agents or other contaminants, which, even after heavy washing, make it next to impossible for normal paints or inks to adhere. “This is where CAMOSUITPAINTING paints come into play,” continues Meder. “The high adhesive properties of the formula allow it to overcome these contaminants and adhere completely to the neoprene surfaces.” From custom camouflage patterns and one-of-a-kind personalization to club and sponsor logos, CAMOSUITPAINTING makes customizing a wetsuit as easy as painting. “In addition to painting a custom design, CAMOSUITPAINTING can be used as a base color for screenprinting any logo using regular inks,” Meder adds.

CAMOSUITPAINTING is as easy as painting using a brush or sponge, and the colors can be mixed to create nearly limitless possibilities. This product will be popular with spearfishers, freedivers, SCUBA divers, surfers, and anyone who would find a customized wetsuit useful or simply fun. CAMOSUITPAINTING will be of particular interest to competitors and clubs or groups who wish to identify themselves in relation to others or who wish to promote a sponsor by using the sponsor’s logo on their suit. Best of all, these neoprene paints will not compromise the softness of neoprene; in fact, the paint will not alter the surface composition of the suit at all.

SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets. 

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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Featured on Cover of Hana Hou Magazine

Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Featured on Cover of Hana Hou Magazine(click to enlarge)

LAKE WORTH, FL – July 9, 2010 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., is proud to announce that Kimi Werner, 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion and member of Team Beuchat, was featured in the April/May Hana Hou magazine. Werner, wearing a Beuchat Mundial Camo wetsuit and holding a Beuchat Marlin Carbone speargun, graced the cover of the inflight magazine of Hawaiian Airlines, giving the sport of spearfishing a somewhat atypical mainstream stage. The five-page story, titled A League of Her Own, chronicles Werner’s life and successes as “one of the Islands—and country’s—best” spearfishers.

“This is a big deal,” says Richard Meder, president of SpearoTek. “It is a major breakthrough to have spearfishing featured in something as mainstream as an in-flight magazine. The fact that the spearfisher is a woman is even more surprising to many people, but those of us who know Kimi are not surprised at all.” While spearfishing has consistently increased in popularity in the United States over the past five years, it is still considered by many to be an unconventional sport dominated by men. “Articles like this are changing that perception,” says Meder.

“Many people ask me about the challenges I face being a woman in a male dominated sport, but to tell you the truth I rarely look at it that way,” says Werner. “My partners and competitors all treat me as an equal and I love it. It makes me stronger and it helps me to strive harder. The spearfishing community has embraced me from the very beginning and I’ve always felt right at home here, not just as a female spearfisher, but simply as a spearfisher. It really excites me when I find out that my achievements inspired other women to try the sport, but I hope to be a role model to both boys and girls. I just think of myself as a diver and want to be the best diver I can.”

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

Read the full article in HanaHou! A League of Her Own

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Introducing Beuchat’s cutting edge freediving electronic depth gauge, the MUNDIAL

Introducing Beuchat’s cutting edge freediving electronic depth gauge, the MUNDIAL(click to enlarge)

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Introducing Beuchat’s cutting edge freediving electronic depth gauge, the MUNDIAL

LAKE WORTH, FL – June 4, 2010 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Beuchat continues to reinforce its innovative position in freediving and spearfishing with the introduction of their cutting edge freediving electronic depth gauge, the MUNDIAL

Dedicated to Freediving
The MUNDIAL freediving electronic depth gauge has been meticulously designed specifically for freedivers. Detailed information displays, multiple alarm options, and independent timer options are just a few of the many innovative functions which will meet the needs of the most demanding freedivers and spearfishers. 

Detailed Dive Information
During the dive, the MUNDIAL displays the current depth, elapsed dive time and alarm notifications.  With the push of a button the diver can access a countdown timer, temperature and the current time.  Upon return to the surface, the diver is presented with the maximum depth, total dive time, dive number for the day, and the current surface interval timer. Again, with the push of a button, the diver can access additional timers, current temperature, current time, dive log, dive history, and more.

Informative Dive History and Detailed Log
In Log mode, the Beuchat MUNDIAL offers detailed dive reports.  While scanning through up to 99 previous dives, the diver can review maximum depth, pre-dive surface interval, elapsed dive time, dive number for the day, time of day the dive began, and minimum recorded dive temperature. In addition, replayable dive profiles with one second precision for each dive can be easily viewed.
In History mode,  total dive time for the history of the electronic depth gauge (up to 1000 hrs), total number of dives (up to 9999 dives), all-time maximum depth, all-time maximum dive time, and averages for depth, time, and number of dives per day are all available.

Safety and Training Benefits with Multiple Alarms
The Beuchat MUNDIAL freediving electronic depth gauge offers increased safety and excellent training benefits through the use of its multiple, user-configurable alarms. Elapsed dive timer alarm, repeating depth interval alarm, and descending depth alarm (up to three separate depths can be set), are all essential in pushing the diver’s limits through freedive training. The surface recovery timer with alarm is especially beneficial for spearfishers, as it assists the diver in reaching safe recovery intervals while maintaining focus on the catch below and on the surrounding environment.

Maximum Performance in an Intuitive and Modern Design
Packed with performance, the Beuchat MUNDIAL is ideally suited for all types of freediving and spearfishing, whether recreational or competitive. With its high visibility display, easily accessible buttons (even when wearing gloves), and elegant design, not only is it the ultimate freedive electronic depth gauge, but it also serves as an excellent every day watch with dual time zones.


Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.


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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Holds Eight Hawai'i State Spearfishing Records

Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Holds Eight Hawai'i State Spearfishing Records(click to enlarge)

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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Holds Eight Hawai’i State Spearfishing Records

LAKE WORTH, FL – March 24, 2010 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Kimi Werner, 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion and member of Team Beuchat, now holds seven Hawai’i state spearfishing records.  All of Werner’s fish were captured within the “spirit” of spearfishing guidelines insofar as each fish was a wild, unrestricted, uninjured fish speared unassisted with a muscle-powered device while breath-hold diving during daylight hours. This accomplishment further secures Werner as one of the truly elite women athletes in the sport.

Werner’s record-breaking fish include a 21.8-pound ahi (yellowfin), a 3.49-pound white saddle goatfish (kumu), a 3.5-pound ala’ihi (squirrelfish), a 2.3-pound double-barred goatfish (munu), an 8.1-pound mu (porgy), an 11.6-pound redlip parrotfish (whiptail uhu), a 3.16 pound weke nono, and an 8.2-pound yellow spot (ulua island jack). Beuchat spearguns such as the Marlin Carbone 1150, Mundial 900, and Marlin Pacific 1150 have dominated Werner’s records as the weapon of choice.  In addition to these records, Werner took first place at the International Pacific Cup in April 2008 and first place in the mixed division of the 2008 USA National Championships of Spearfishing in Rhode Island. She was also named Rookie of the Year in 2008.

“For me diving is all about enjoying the beauty of the ocean, the hunt, and the resulting meal,” says Werner, “shooting records is just a fun bonus.  Sometimes I submit my catches, sometimes I don’t.  I think it’s great to have a system where we can have a friendly competition and show our big catches, but at the end of the day, record or no record, it’s all about the dive.” Werner, who was signed to Team Beuchat last May, grew up on Maui and started fishing and diving at the age of four. Werner’s place on Team Beuchat places her with the likes of legendary spear fishermen such as three Time World Champion Pedro Carbonell, the anchor athlete of Team Beuchat.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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Pedro Carbonell of Team Beuchat to Appear as Key Largo Open Guest of Honor

Pedro Carbonell of Team Beuchat to Appear as Key Largo Open Guest of Honor(click to enlarge)

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Pedro Carbonell of Team Beuchat to Appear as Key Largo Open Guest of Honor

LAKE WORTH, FL – November 1, 2009 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Team Beuchat-member, and 2009 National European Champion, Pedro Carbonell will be the special guest of honor at the Spear Wars Key Largo Open (KLO). Carbonell will be available to sign posters and pose for pictures at the event’s weigh-in on Sunday, November 8th at the Key Largo Marriott Resort, Largo Key Conference Center in Key Largo Florida.

Carbonell, who is from the Balearic Islands, Spain, is one of the most successful spearfishing athletes in the world. Winning the 2009 European National Championship in Tipaza, Argelia made him one of only a handful of divers to win four European National Championships (Spain 1990, Menorca 1999, Portugal 2003, and Argelia 2009). In addition, Carbonell has won three individual world cups (Spain 1996, Tahiti 2000 and Brasil 2002). Only two other athletes, Pepe Amengual and Renzo Mazzari, have previously been named three-time world champions.

The KLO is part of the Spear Wars Blue Storm Tournament Series, which began in 2008 with the classic Spearboard Open (SBO), the Palm Beach Open (PBO) and KLO. In addition to each tournament’s large prize table, there is a special package of prizes and trophies for the Grand Champion, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the entire tournament series which will be awarded at the Key Largo Blue Storm Open at Marriott Key Largo Bay Beach Resort.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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Pedro Carbonell of Team Beuchat Available for Autographs and Photos at DEMA 2009

Pedro Carbonell of Team Beuchat Available for Autographs and Photos at DEMA 2009(click to enlarge)

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Pedro Carbonell of Team Beuchat Available for Autographs and Photos at DEMA 2009

LAKE WORTH, FL – October 29, 2009 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Team Beuchat-member, and 2009 National European Champion, Pedro Carbonell will be present for photos and autographs at the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) 2009 Show in Orlando, Florida on Friday November 6th and Saturday November 7th. Carbonell will be available in the Beuchat Booth (# 857) at DEMA 2009.

Carbonell, who is from the Balearic Islands, Spain, is one of the most successful spearfishing athletes in the world. Winning the 2009 European National Championship in Tipaza, Argelia made him one of only a handful of divers to win four European National Championships (Spain 1990, Menorca 1999, Portugal 2003, and Argelia 2009). In addition, Carbonell has won three individual world cups (Spain 1996, Tahiti 2000 and Brasil 2002). Only two other athletes, Pepe Amengual and Renzo Mazzari, have previously been named three-time world champions.

The DEMA show, is the only international trade event for the diving, action water sports and travel industries. DEMA 2009 will take place at the Orange County Convention Center from Wednesday, November 4th to Saturday, November 7th, 2009. The show is not open to the public.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Places Near Top of the 2009 National Spearfishing Championships

Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Places Near Top of the 2009 National Spearfishing Championships(click to enlarge)

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Kimi Werner of Team Beuchat Places Near Top of the 2009 Spearfishing Championships

LAKE WORTH, FL – September 15, 2009 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Team Beuchat member Kimi Werner placed 2nd in mixed competition with partner Wayde Hayashi and 3rd in the women’s individual competition at the 2009 USA Spearfishing Championships at Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu California. Werner also received the All American Honors of being the number one ranked woman to go to the Worlds. The 2009 USA Spearfishing Championships took place on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Werner flew to California early to put in three weeks of scouting before the Championships. “It was hard and painful at times to get used to the cold water and big waves that came in this year,” says Werner, who started scouting with a 5mm Beuchat Camo wetsuit before upgrading to a 7mm Beuchat Elaskin suit. With the warmer suit, Werner really could enjoy the California Coast. “Diving in the beautiful kelp forests and learning all the new species of fish and other marine life was an everyday adventure.”

Werner, who grew up on Maui, says, “People sometimes wonder why we do this—why spend so much money and time to travel to a competition with no cash prize attached. I used to think that perhaps it was for pride, or for proving to oneself that goals can be accomplished. Now I realize it’s so much more than that. It’s for the sake of sportsmanship, teamwork, exploration, and perhaps above all, connecting with great people who share the same enthusiasm and love towards all oceans.”

The 2009 Championships were Werner’s second United States National Championships. Werner, along with partner Andy Tamasese, won the mixed division of the 2008 USA National Championships of Spearfishing in Rhode Island. Werner also won the titles of Women’s National Champion and Rookie of the Year in 2008.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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Beuchat Signs Top U.S. Skin Diver Erick Salado

Beuchat Signs Top U.S. Skin Diver Erick Salado(click to enlarge)

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Beuchat Signs Top U.S. Skin Diver Erick Salado

LAKE WORTH, FL – July 3, 2009 – SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Dr. Erick Salado, one of the top five skin divers in the United States, was signed to Team Beuchat. France-based Beuchat International is the worldwide market leader in the fields of scuba diving and spearfishing, and SpearoTek, Inc., through its partnership with Beuchat, makes Beuchat products available to dealers throughout the United States.

Salado, born in Cuba, is an orthopedic surgeon who immigrated to the U.S. in 1983. Having built his own spear shooter at age nine, Salado steadily gained notoriety in spearfishing competitions in his native Cuba. After a hiatus away from competitions while he went through orthopedic surgery training and the accreditation process to get his Florida medical license, Salado returned to competition in 2002. Since that time, Salado has competed in local, regional and statewide tournaments, as well as five U.S. National championships. He is currently involved in an intense comprehensive training to compete at the 2009 U.S. National Spearfishing Championship, the most challenging competition in the United States.

Salado placed fourth as both a team and an individual at the United States National Skin Diving Spearfishing Championship (U.S.O.A.) in 2008. He was a member of the first place team at the 2008 Spearboard Open, and he placed first as an individual competitor at the 2008 Florida State Championship S.F.D.C. (South Florida Diving Council). In 2009 he won the Spearfishing & Diving Winter Tournament and was part of the first place team.  He also participated as Team USA’s doctor for the 2008 World Spearfishing Championship in Isla de Margarita, Venezuela.

“I use Beuchat spearguns because they represent quality and dependability,” says Salado. “Everyone in the diving community is aware of the superb quality of Beuchat diving and spearfishing equipment. I’ve used it for over 30 years, and it has helped me achieve many victories. I look forward to many more as part of Team Beuchat!”

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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Beuchat Signs 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion Kimi Werner

Beuchat Signs 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion Kimi Werner(click to enlarge)

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Beuchat Signs 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion Kimi Werner

LAKE WORTH, FL—June 1, 2009—SpearoTek, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Beuchat International in the U.S., announced today that Kimi Werner, 2008 Women’s National Spearfishing Champion, was signed to Team Beuchat. France-based Beuchat International is the worldwide market leader in the fields of scuba diving and spearfishing, and SpearoTek, Inc., through its partnership with Beuchat, makes Beuchat products available to dealers throughout the United States.

Werner grew up on Maui and started fishing and diving at the age of four. Returning to spearfishing as an adult, Werner’s trajectory to the forefront of the sport has been nothing short of extraordinary. Quickly making a name for herself based on her performance at local competitions, Werner headed to the International Pacific Cup in April 2008, where she took first place. From this astonishing win, Werner, along with partner Andy Tamasese, won the mixed division of the 2008 USA National Championships of Spearfishing in Rhode Island. Werner then went on to win the titles of Women’s National Champion, and Rookie of the Year.

“I have used a Beuchat speargun for every tournament I have ever won,” says Werner. “It is the gun I have most depended on thanks to the quality of the design and craftsmanship and its inherent dependability. I look forward to many more diving adventures and achievements as a member of Team Beuchat.”

Werner’s place on Team Beuchat places her with the likes of legendary spear fishermen such as Three Time World Champion Pedro Carbonell, the anchor athlete of Team Beuchat.

Founded in the 1930s, Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspects of underwater activities. SpearoTek, Inc. is a leading U.S. wholesale distribution company for the most innovative spearfishing and freediving equipment from around the world. Through extensive research, development and testing, SpearoTek, Inc. is first when it comes to bringing cutting-edge spearfishing technology to U.S. markets.

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