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Thornton Distribution LLC dba SubGravity Acquires Golem Gear

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Acquisition allows SCUBA diving equipment brand to continue its expansion and development.

Draper, UT. SubGravity, a Utah based LLC, which designs and builds trend setting and award winning equipment for the most extreme diving environments on the planet, has acquired Golem Gear, a FL based brand known for hard use cave diving equipment and rebreather design. The official announcement was made on the third day of the DEMA show 2022. The move to acquire Golem Gear originated from a long standing beneficial relationship between SubGravity and Golem Gear since SubGravity’s inception in 2014. The process began formally in Q1 2022 and the deal was signed Nov 3, 2022.

“We are excited to announce this strategic acquisition and are looking forward to an exciting transition with new products and projects on the horizon,” said Josh Thornton, Co-Founder and President of SubGravity. “This important step will allow SubGravity to continue to grow and develop as a company and brand, directly benefiting the divers using the equipment we offer.”

The acquisition of Golem Gear fits into SubGravity’s strategy to continue providing well designed, rugged dive equipment for discerning divers. By purchasing Golem Gear, SubGravity will expand its product line and strengthen relationships with suppliers as well as customers. Previous and existing customers from both companies can expect more complete product availability, newly designed products and improved customer service.

“We are excited about this acquisition. It will benefit the diving community world-wide with the combined power of innovation and exciting new projects in the pipeline.” said Jakub Rehacek, founder of Golem Gear.

About SubGravity

SubGravity emerged out of a desire to safely explore and experience the underwater world in some of the most extreme and demanding environments imaginable.

At SubGravity, diving is more than just sport or recreation. To us, it’s a way of life.  Diving allows us to experience life… underwater.  As divers, we see and experience things few can ever imagine.

At SubGravity, we know this from first-hand experience. Diving has taken us to breathtaking wrecks, awe-inspiring caves, incredible deep walls, under the ice in high mountain lakes and countless other amazing environments.  Diving has brought us face to face with some of the most adaptive and curious creatures on planet earth. We are passionate about contributing to the global diving community and expanding opportunities to explore this planet we call home.


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Header Image: Petra Florence, Ava Waddell & Adalyn Olcott, all age 10 , become the three newest Dive Addicts, in Midway, Utah. Photo by Kerstin Thornton Olcott with book covers added.

🎶🎶 Predive Clicklist: Teach your Children by Crosby, Stills and Nash 

This holiday, we offer up a couple of ocean-related children’s books for your shopping list. First up is a review of Sea Shepherd founder Capt. Paul Watson’s new book, “We Are The Ocean,” by InDEPTH co-founder Amanda White. We then dive into the newly released “Girls’ Super Power Series,” authored by diver medic and trainer Chantelle Newman. Empower your progeny!

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