About Us:

We are located in Tacoma, WA USA. The Flashback Scuba project began as a small collection of working vintage dive equipment. The project was conceived of as a way of connecting with the past and finding adventure in the present. It has grown over the past ten years into something bigger.  We now have a much larger selection of working equipment, a large photo, film and document archives and one of the largest collections of original Cousteau equipment in the world. 

Our museum is dedicated to sharing diving history with future generations.  To do this, we travel to events, teach classes, and set up exhibits around the country and abroad.  We are also developing a vintage diving program that will give people the opportunity to experience diving history for themselves.

It is not just the equipment that captivates our attention, however, it is the stories and the people behind its development. It is the people and their stories that make the history come alive. The Flashback Scuba project has taken many people and partnerships to get to where we are today and we believe partnerships are the key to the future. We hope you will join us.

Flashback Scuba is a work in progress. Please check back often and let us know what you think. If you are interested in having us exhibit at your event drop us a line. We do a variety of exhibitions including in the water demonstrations. We are also available for specialty seminars and lectures.


Ryan Spence

Owner & Curator



Ryan logging some dive time.

photo by David Haas


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