Company founders Bill and Bob Meistrell learned the craft from experience. They were self-taught swimmers who, in the 1940s, became among the first certified scuba instructors. They have been making the finest Neoprene wetsuits under the brand name "Body Glove" since the late 1960s. Its current line features youth and adult wetsuits, life vests, water shoes, rash guards, and waterproof beanies. Body Glove's "Vapor Skin" suits and boardshorts are perfect to wear for surfing warm waters. Almost 60 years later Body Glove is one of very few family owned surf/dive brands in the world.