About the Company
Kadence Technology, Inc., also known as Kapitol Reef Aquatics, was founded to develop, perfect, manufacture and market a new breed of snorkels based upon pressure-balanced breathing in the aquatic environment. The entire focus for this company is to deliver best-of-class products, starting with the snorkel.
By the way, if any adventurer is looking for a very beautiful place with clean, dry air, come visit Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Or else just use the Kapitol Reef snorkel at any beautiful reef.
About The Founder
Dr. Mark R. Johnson is a board-certified physician with a hospital-based internal medicine practice in Utah. He had very little snorkel / dive experience, and his wife even less, when they attended a medical conference in Kauai, Hawaii, July 1997. As part of the conference experience, they rented snorkels and gave this sport a try. Mark loved swimming with the tropical fish--his wife, Julie, did not. She felt that she was hyperventilating and couldn't get past the anxious feeling of swimming with a snorkel. (Sound familiar?--even with a dry cap!) At that moment, it occurred to Dr. Johnson that traditional snorkels do not facilitate normal human breathing in the pressurized ambience of seawater.
The pursuit of a more physiologic snorkel began as a curiosity, but quickly evolved into a passionate pursuit by Dr. Johnson. Nine years and countless prototypes later, Dr. Johnson's initial concept of pressure-balanced exhalation in the aquatic environment is proudly coming to fruition. We wish all to enjoy it.