US Divers Mistral 1959 #110771
Dive into History with the Iconic US Divers Mistral Regulator
Relive the glory days of diving with the 1959 US Divers Mistral regulator, complete with its distinctive yellow hoses and black mouthpiece. This regulator is not just a piece of diving history; it’s a symbol of innovation and exploration.
A Regulator Perfected by Captain Jacques Cousteau
The Mistral was not your ordinary regulator. It was developed and perfected by the legendary Captain Jacques Cousteau for his elite diving team. Used and approved by the French Navy, it quickly became a symbol of diving excellence. With its iconic yellow nameplate and hoses, the Mistral was a game-changer in the world of underwater exploration.
An Evolution in Design and Style
Over the years, the Mistral went through several transformations. In 1958, it made its debut in the U.S. Divers catalog as the DW #110771 Mistral, featuring yellow hoses and a black straight mouthpiece. The following year, in 1959, it received a facelift with yellow hoses and a new straight yellow mouthpiece (#1123-01).
As you explore Mistral regulators from 1960 to 1962, you’ll notice the distinctive “banana” shaped sticker on top of the can proudly proclaiming “Mistral.” Throughout these years, the hoses remained yellow, paired with a black straight mouthpiece. Then, in 1963, the Mistral adopted black hoses and introduced the curved “EZ Clear” mouthpiece, further evolving its design.
A Timeless Piece of Diving Heritage
Owning a 1959 US Divers Mistral regulator isn’t just about acquiring a vintage diving artifact; it’s about connecting with the spirit of exploration and adventure that fueled divers like Jacques Cousteau. It’s a reminder of the pioneers who pushed the boundaries of what was possible beneath the waves.
Whether you’re a seasoned collector, a diving history buff, or simply appreciate classic dive gear, the Mistral holds a special place in the heart of diving heritage. Dive in and experience the legacy for yourself.