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Local company makes eco-friendly scuba wear

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local company has been keeping scuba divers warm in the sometimes cold water off our local coast.

When I posed for the catalogue of locally owned Diving Unlimited International a few years back, I couldn't appreciate the eco-friendly significance of the dry suit underwear. Ecodivewear is designed to keep scuba divers warm. It also happens to be made mostly of recycled material.

"What’s cool is that this material is made here in the U.S., and this garment is made in the U.S. So being able to buy the material here and manufacture it here is better for everybody," DUI President and CEO Susan Long said.

In an effort to be a more eco-friendly business, Long also has to consider cost. In this case, tree-hugging is benefitting her bottom dollar. They make everything locally and advertising comes in a gear guide printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks.

"For every tree they cut down they have to plant three more. It's using the right kind of inks and right processes and also we made it this size because it maximizes the use of the paper so you have minimal waste," Long said.

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