Sea Sniper was founded in 2003 by freedivers Chris Chaput, Daniel VanHuyssteen, and Chay Ochoa. The goal was to provide innovative products to the worldwide spearfishing community. Using experience and knowledge drawn from the ocean, we pushed solely to develop products that outperformed the competition and stood the test of time. Over the past decade, we have experienced many remarkable changes. Some were great like the addition of Bryan Johnson, and some devastating like the passing of our dear friend, Daniel. As we continue to move forward, we remain true to the same ideals and standards that contributed to the company’s success in the past. Constantly evolving, Sea Sniper strives to be the most highly regarded speargun manufacturer in the world.
At the heart of our operations based in San Carlos, California, we blend fine wood-working with art, design, and innovation. All parts and materials are either made in-house or constructed by people we know and trust in Northern and Southern California, allowing us to produce truly unique and highly individualized products that continue to change the way we look at spearfishing.
Sea Sniper spearguns are all handmade with extraordinary attention to detail. A finely tuned process, it starts at the lumber yards with only the best grade hand-picked hardwoods, and continues through hours of precise construction, careful finish, and final assembly. Along with unique combination of engineering, wood, metal, water, art, sweat, and blood, Sea Sniper has created the ideal balance of form & function.
So whether you are buying a Rear Handle to silently stalk your favorite reef or a Pro Custom for the endless stretches of blue and the ultimate prize, you are purchasing a truly unrivaled handmade product that has been responsibly constructed, extensively tested, refined, and perfected to enhance your experience in the beautiful oceans of the world.
We hope to see you in the water!
Chris Chaput & Bryan Johnson