Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd. is a manufacturer of scuba diving equipment based in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.[1] The company is best known for its diving regulators (especially for cold water use) as well as dry suit valves, which are provided to many dry suit manufacturers. Apeks equipment is used by several militaries and emergency services, including the Royal Navy.[2]

Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd
IndustryScuba diving equipment
FounderKen Ainscough, Eric Partington
ParentAqua Lung

The company was founded in 1974 by Ken Ainscough and Eric Partington, with its name being an anagram of the first letter of their respective surnames.[2] In 1997, the company was acquired by Aqua Lung.[3]


  1. Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd. "Apeks". Apeks. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. Sport Diver (June 2013). "Best of British - Apeks". Sport Diver. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29.
  3. "Aqua Lung sold to private equity firm". X-Ray Mag. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
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