Founded by Aleksandr Yarmysh, one of Russia’s pioneer PADI instructors and one of the few scuba divers in the country to have the organization’s co-founder John Cronin in person, Aqua-Don is more than a scuba diving centre with excellently equipped classrooms and its own platform at Rostov-upon-Don’s best swimming pool. Over time, the club has grown to become the AQUA DISCOVERY Group of Companies which owns a chain of retail and wholesale stores offering high-end scuba diving and scuba hunting equipment. Not only that, but the company also makes its own equipment adjusted to Russia’s challenging underwater environment. AQUA DISCOVERY’s tour agency organizes diving trips to the world’s most scenic spots. AQUA DISCOVERY’s track record includes a vast number of shows and first prizes, as in 2011 when it was awarded a certificate and trophy as ‘The best equipment manufacturer in Russia’.