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Beuchat International
Company typePrivate
Industrywholesale trade Edit this on Wikidata
Founded1934; 90 years ago (1934)
FounderGeorges Beuchat
HeadquartersMarseille, France
ProductsScuba diving
BrandsPêche-Sport, Tarzan
Georges Beuchat in 1980

Beuchat International, better known as Beuchat, is a company that designs, manufactures and markets underwater equipment. It was established in 1934 in Marseille, France, by Georges Beuchat, who descended from a Swiss watchmaking family.

Georges Beuchat was an underwater pioneer who co-founded the French Underwater Federation in 1948. During its 75-year history, the company has deployed several different brand names, among them: "Pêche Sport", "Tarzan", "Beuchat", "Beuchat Sub" and "Beuchat International".

Georges Beuchat sold the company in 1982 to the Alvarez de Toledo family. The firm is now owned by the Margnat family, who took over in 2002. Beuchat is an international company. From the outset, Georges Beuchat extended his operations beyond the borders of France, selling his products worldwide. In the 1970s, he created the Beuchat swordfish logo, which can still be found on every product.


Beuchat currently has 3 core ranges:


Albert Falco in Tarzan wetsuit
Tarzan calf sheath for diving knife
Adjustable open-heel Jetfins
  • 1934: Company founded in Marseille.
  • 1947: Tarzan Speargun
  • 1948: Surface Buoy
  • 1950: Tarzan camera housing
  • 1950: Tarzan calf sheath for diving knife.[1]
  • 1953: 1st Isothermic wetsuit.[2][3][4]
  • 1954: Split strap for diving mask.[5]
  • 1958: Compensator (single-window mask).[6][7][8][9]
  • 1959: Tarzan fin grips[10] (3-way straps securing closed-heel fins on feet)[11]
  • 1960: Espadon Record fins with blades featuring parallel longitudinal ribs[12]
  • 1961: Export Award.[13] Club subaquatique toulousain catalogue of Tarzan-Espadon equipment.[14]
  • 1963: Tarzan wetsuit
  • 1964: Jetfins[15] (1st vented fins. 100,000 units sold in the first few years). Souplair regulator release.
  • Mid-1960s: Pêche Sport catalogue.[16]
  • Late 1960s: Beuchat & Co. catalogue.[17]
  • 1975: Marlin speargun
  • 1978: Atmos regulator
  • 1985: Lyfty ruff buoy
  • 1986: Aladin computer distribution
  • 1990: Cavalero purchasing
  • 1993: Oceane buoy
  • 1998: CX1, 1st French diving computer (Comex Algorithm, French Labor Ministry certified)
  • 2001: Mundial Spearfishing fins
  • 2007: Focea Comfort II wetsuit. Power Jet fins.
  • 2008: BCD Masterlift Voyager
  • 2009: VR 200 Evolution regulator. 75th brand anniversary. Anniversary wetsuit limited edition release.
  • 2010: Marlin Revolution speargun - roller gun


Ever since the company was established, Beuchat has manufactured spearfishing equipment, enabling spearfishers such as Pedro Carbonell, Sylvain Pioch, Pierre Roy, Ghislain Guillou and Vladimir Dokuchajev to gain numerous national and international titles.[18]


Souplair regulator by Beuchat in 1964

The Scubapro logo: "S" was adapted from the Beuchat "Souplair" regulator.


  1. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1208702. Gaine de poignard pour plongeur. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ Georges Beuchat and Pierre Malaval: FR61926. Vêtement isolant pour séjour dans l'eau en surface ou en plongée. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ Georges Beuchat and Pierre Malaval: FR979205. Vêtement isolant pour séjour dans l'eau en surface ou en plongée. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ Georges Beuchat and Pierre Malaval: FR1029851. Dispositif de liaison par fermeture automatique des parties jointives d'un vêtement isotherme pour plongée ou autre. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ Georges Beuchat: FR1095781. Attache pour masque de plongée et de natation. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ FFESSM No. 2, 1958: Nouveautés Pêche Sport Marseille. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1190915. Dispositif régulateur de pression pour masque de plongée. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ Paul Beuchat: Masque de plongée et de prospection sous-marine. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  9. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1211281. Dispositif régulateur de pression pour masque de plongée. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  10. ^ Pêche-Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  11. ^ Paul Beuchat: FR1224519. Sangle stabilisatrice pour palme de natation et de plongée. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  12. ^ Georges Beuchat: FR1175567. Pale de propulsion pour nage. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  13. ^ Oscars de l'exportation 1961. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  14. ^ Bulletin Annuel du Club Subaquatique Toulousain 1961: Tarzan-Espadon choisis par des milliers de chasseurs et de plongeurs sous-marins. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  15. ^ ESSM No. 20 1963: Jetfins, palmes à tuyères. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  16. ^ Pêche Sport. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  17. ^ Beuchat & Co. Equipement sous-marin. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Beuchat Corporate Website: National and International titles in Spearfishing". Archived from the original on 9 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2009.

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