High Tide Dry Suits, Inc. is a Pacific Northwest scuba diving drysuit manufacturing company.  Based in Olalla, Washington,
High Tide makes custom scuba diving dry suits for cold water diving.  High Tide is the warmest and the best quality scuba
diving drysuit, dry suit out there.  This drysuit is the best for cold-water scuba diving; including but not limited to Alaska,
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boots, scuba hoods, 5.0mm Sea-Scale gloves, Pro Boots, Ranger Boots, 3.5mm Sea-Scale gloves, Kevlar, Armortex, zippered
dry hoods, hoods.  We have four High Tide Dry Suit Systems.  
 Some divers earn their living from working beneath the sea.  
Mike Kesl (shown here in his High Tide suit) is one of those.  For over forty years Mike has done salvage work, dam inspection,
big ship repair and underwater pipe construction.  And there are lots of divers like him – those who dive in demanding conditions -
scuba instructors, marine biologists, aquarium divers,  sea food harvesters, deep water tech divers, military and serious divers.
For these people High Tide designed the
PRO dry suit.  Made from 5.0 mm compressed neoprene made to withstand repeated
diving as deep as 230 feet.  The outer jersey is made from
Triplemesh® – a heavy nylon armor which is nearly impervious to rough
and sharp objects.  Boots are our own
Rocklug® insulated boots with cleated soles, fin strap tabs, arch support and thick soles
that will prevent your feet from being bruised.  We even include extra wide suspenders so you can cool down between dives.
Every suit is custom made for the owner – included in the price.  This assures a quality fit in critical areas such as leg and torso  
length, seals and zipper size.
Each system comes with a custom made 100 gram fleece jumpsuit which not only adds warmth but wicks away sweat and
condensation to keep you warm.  There is no warmer suit on the market.  A layering vest is also included for deep dives or long
immersion times.
Transporting your system is easy since it comes packed in an awesome wet/dry cargo bag with dry pockets inside for paperwork.  
You even get a special wide hanger for storing your suit between dives.
Everything about this suit is top quality and made to last.  Definitely not an “off the shelf experience”.  Scuba Supplies, Washington
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Each High Tide PRO system includes the following:
  • Custom made to your measurements – included in the price
  • Suit made from 5.0 mm compressed neoprene rated to 230 feet
  • Triplemesh® armored exterior
  • Rubberized Kevlar® knee pads
  • Wide suspenders
  • Si-Tech® valves and inflator hose
  • Our special hard sole, fully insulated, Rocklug® boots
  • A custom made 100 gram fleece jumpsuit
  • A really nice fleece layering vest
  • A warm black fleece sock hat
  • Deluxe wet/dry cargo bag with shoulder strap and dry pockets
  • Zipper lube and seal talc
  • Baker Shoulder Saver®  suit hanger


Then High Tide has the SE scuba diving drysuit, or rather, the Special Edition.  This suit is our most popular dry suit.  We also have the Ti
drysuit system which was originally designed with women in mind as the armor on the outside of the suit is not as tough, constraining and
heavy.  The Ti dry suit system name comes from the fact that there are two layers of titanium foil underneath the nylon of the suit.  The
Sport drysuit is our most economical.  
I was lucky enough to start diving in Puget Sound back in 1964 when
diving was still somewhat in its pioneering stage. My first regulator was
an Aqua Lung two hose #1010 Aquamaster which I proudly still own
today. Back then we were always looking for better equipment –
warmer, more comfortable, longer lasting. It couldn’t be developed fast
enough for us!

Although I've spent my lifetime in the field of diving, as a scuba
instructor, commercial diver (12 seasons in Alaska), dive retailer, and
even vice president of a large wetsuit/dry suit company, I continued to be
surprised that divers don't demand more comfort and warmth from their
cold water dive apparel and so often settle for something inexpensive.
One of the reasons I started High Tide
Dry Suits was to produce truly superior
cold water thermal protection for divers.
Believe me, I know how it feels to
surface half frozen! Based on all I'd
learned with thousands of hours
underwater in Alaska and Puget Sound,
I knew advances could be made that
would make divers more comfortable in
the great, but chilly, northern waters.   

In 1999 I started out in a two car garage
at my dive buddy’s house. High Tide
only made 77 suits that first year but
Inexpensive thermal protection generally leads to being chilled and uncomfortable, which in turn leads
to a subconscious desire to stay home one day and watch TV – and the diver soon drops out...
253.857.0755          High Tide Dry Suits, Inc. 11233 Bowe Lane SE, Port Orchard, Wa. 98367        Fax: (253) 857-0755
If you can believe it; this old horse barn is your
High Tide manufacturing shop!  Come on in!  The
hay's free with any dry suit order!
High Tide Dry Suits, Inc.
A word from the President
word of mouth was so good that demand soon outstripped production space and we moved into a four
bay garage. Fast forward another year and we purchased five acres with an eight stall horse barn in
Port Orchard, Washington, which became our new manufacturing plant. In `2006 we’ve added a new
office to our barn, extended the building and hayloft and added a neoprene storage shed.

Our suits are in use by nearly all serious divers in the Pacific Northwest, from deep diving techies to
commercial divers and scuba instructors. But most of all I’m happy to say that half of the suits we sell
go to everyday people who love diving and just want to be warm and comfortable.  

Our growth has all come by word-of-mouth, (see the testimonials at the end of our site) because we are
still a very small company that puts most of our income and effort into our suits, not into expensive
advertising. Our suits are proudly made by us right here in the USA and we take our time to do it right
and back it up. Don’t take our word for it – just ask anyone who owns a High Tide product what they
think of it!

From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank the many people who have purchased our suits and
keep us in business,

I wish you great – and comfortable – diving!  

                   Eric Morris


            
Eric with daughter Mattie, age 10