Dacor (scuba diving)

Dacor is a former USA manufacturer of scuba diving gear which was founded 1953 by Sam Davison Jr. in Evanston, Illinois as "The Davison Corporation", from which Dacor was coined by using the initial syllables, "Da" and "cor".[1][2] Dacor was one of the five original United States diving gear makers: U.S. Divers, Healthways, Voit, Dacor, and Swimaster. Dacor is now merged with Mares.

Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt used an old Dacor scuba regulator to create the heavy breathing of the notorious antagonist Darth Vader.


  1. Legends of Diving Writer's Guild. "Sam Davison Jr.: Founder and President of DACOR". internationallegendsofdiving.com. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  2. "Dacor – About us". divedacor.com. Archived from the original on August 3, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
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