The Healthways Scubair Sonic and Scubair J were the
forefathers of the early SCUBAPRO regulators, they were made of chrome-plated
brass. This was the technology and brand from which the SCUBAPRO line stems.
SCUBAPRO was in fact the trade name of the professional line of diving
equipment that Healthways commisioned Gustav Dalla Valle and Dick Bonin to
create. Soon after Healthways went bankrupt and Dalla Valle and Bonin bought
the rights to the SCUBAPRO name and went on to create brand new equipment, thus
a legendary brand was born in 1963.