The company was founded in 1934 by Mr. Georges Beuchat, descendant of a Swiss watchmaking family. Georges Beuchat was an underwater pioneer and the co-founder of the French Underwater Federation in 1948.
The Company Beuchat has been involved in the development of all aspect of underwater activities. George Beuchat conducted many experimental dives and all the early developments in diving were conducted of the coast of Marseille.
1953 George Beuchat invented the first isothermal diving suit.
1964 The "Jet Fin" was created. This product is still in production today, and is used by Military & Commercial Divers all over the world. Over 40 years without any modifications. For more than sixty years Beuchat has been at the fore front in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of new products which have marked the history of diving and spearfishing.
Distributed around the world into 80 countries, Beuchat is recognised worldwide as a market leader in the fields of Scuba Diving and Spear Fishing.
During its 75 year history, the company has gone by several different names such as: "Pêche Sport", "Beuchat", "Beuchat Sub" and "Beuchat International".
Georges Beuchat sold the company in 1982 to the Alvarez de Toledo family and is now owned by the Margnat family who took over in 2002.
Beuchat is an international company. From the outset Georges Beuchat branched beyond France and began to sell product worldwide. In the 70’s he created the Beuchat swordfish logo, which can still be found on every product.
Since establishment, Beuchat has led the world in the manufacturer of spearfishing equipment, and has gained numerous National and International titles with competitors such as Pedro Carbonell, Sylvain Pioch, Pierre Roy, Ghislain Guillou and Vladimir Dokuchajev.