About O’Three – As a company with an international reputation for quality and customer care, that we are told is second to none, we fully understand our obligation to you, our customer.
Each suit is manufactured to an established procedure that we have developed and evolved over the years.
With our experienced dedicated team, O’Three has grown into a respected Dry Suit and Wet Suit manufacturer and is an “established market leader”, putting quality neoprene innovation and service at the very core of everything we do.
From the very beginning, it was our strong belief that O’Three would be about exceptional quality and customer care. Simple really, and still our main aim.
To build a solid business you cannot have one without the other. This approach takes time, but with stubborn conviction those two core values have become inextricably linked and are at the bedrock of O’Three’s success.
Portland is a limestone tied island on the Dorset coast in the United Kingdom and is the home of O’Three Ltd.
We are surrounded by water and the Jurassic Coast.
There are not many places that have a more diverse geology above and below the water.
It is this harsh environment that has shaped Portland and has had a major influence on the way we design and build our suits.
O’Three was founded by Sean Webb in the summer of 1989.
From the very beginning, it was Sean’s strong belief that O’Three would be about exceptional quality and customer care. Simple really, but all too often unachieved. To build a solid business you cannot have one without the other. This approach would take time, but with his stubborn conviction those two core values have become inextricably linked and are at the bed rock of O’Three’s success.
Prior to this Sean worked for several years at Sub Aquatics diving supplies (Parrys Dive Shop) a pioneering diving company set up in the late 50’s by Ron and Joy Parry with Ian and Kevin their two sons becoming involved later. This link to the early part of British diving, the characters and the methods they employed in an attempt to stay underwater “for fun” has been invaluable.
Kevin later joined O’Three and helped build on the foundations that had been laid. Kevin stepped down as a director in 2006.
Later that year Marcus Darler bought into the company. Marcus and Sean met many years before this as members of the Dorset Sub Aqua Club (DSAC). Despite choosing very separate paths they remained friends.
The additional skills that Marcus has bought to the company and his wealth of knowledge gained from dealing with “blue chip” engineering companies across the world will help ensure that O’Three’s continued growth is controlled and sustainable.
In Dec 2006 O’Three moved to its new purpose built facility situated at the very heart of Portland’s Osprey Quay, home of the 2012 Olympic Games, and sheltered under the lee of Dorsets Jurassic coast landmark, Chesil Beach.
With its dedicated team, many of whom have been with the company for several years, O’Three has grown into a respected Dry Suit and Wetsuit manufacturer and is an “established market leader”, putting quality neoprene innovation and service at the very core of its business.