Hollis has come a long way since its first launch of ATS, a back inflate single tank BCD, in 2007. With a worldwide cult following, Hollis has become the Harley Davidson of the dive community. It’s easy to spot a group of Hollis fanatics gathered along the coast or in a cave entrance – the black and red trim is worn proudly like a badge of honour, rebreather casings offering acknowledging nods to Darth Vader and Iron Man.
Forever striving to push the limits and lead by example, Hollis values customer feedback as its driving force of innovation. From being the first manufacturer to embrace sidemount for open water diving, to the release of Explorer Rebreather for the recreational market last year, Hollis is not content just following the market.
Nick Hollis is the driving force behind Hollis International. He has been involved in many aspects of the development of Hollis, from production, product testing to answering facebook messages. I was able to squeeze into Nick’s busy schedule and learn more about the story behind Hollis.