Cressi’s legacy of innovation began in 1939 with two brothers who shared a passion for the sea and a gift for technical design and working with their hands. Egidio and Nanni Cressi began by crafting masks and spearguns that would allow them to move and hunt more efficiently in the waters near their home. By 1946 their designs and products had become so popular they founded the Cressi company in Genoa, Italy. Today, although Cressi is a worldwide leader in water sports manufacturing, it is still wholly owned by the Cressi family and manufacturing process remain firmly anchored in the place the company was founded. It has a 60-year history of groundbreaking product development, and has often been the first to bring product advancements to the market. With five divisions serving four distinct markets--scuba diving, snorkeling, spearfishing, swimming--it has established a solid presence in every major economic region around the globe. Most importantly, Cressi products are manufactured to the highest international standards for safety, performance and reliability. When customers buy Cressi, they buy confidence.
Since the earliest days, Cressi equipment has been crafted by those who need it and use it the most, and is the result of many hours in the water. Through tireless innovation, support of elite diving and swimming athletes, and a commitment to further recreational opportunities, Cressi continues to be an integral part of the water sports community. Put simply, passion is at Cressi’s core because Cressi remains at the core of the sport. As the sport has evolved, so has Cressi.