Cressi - A Brief History
In 1938, the Cressi brothers Egidio and Nanni started to handcraft the first masks and spearfishing guns. This was the start of a long-standing journey into the world of scuba diving gear. Five years later, in 1943, the first Cressi mask, The Sirena, was handcrafted. It remained in the catalogue, with various updates, for more than 30 years.
In the early 1950s, the Pinocchio Mask was created. This invention made equalization possible and is still included in the catalogue. It is one of the most famous and most-sold masks in history.
In 1965, Cressi opened one of the first workshops to produce optical prescription masks. Thanks to Cressi, even people with visual defects could now get full enjoyment of the underwater universe.
In 1983, Jacques Mayol challenged the 100m barrier and reached a depth of 105 meters. The record was obtained in the waters of the island of Elba, and Cressi played a part in this historic feat.
In 1999, Umberto Pelizziari set a world record in a freediving competition, reaching 150 meters using Cressi gear. This was a testament to the human spirit of achievement and the quality and innovation that Cressi brings to the industry.
In 2000, Cressi released the Big Eyes, the first mask in the world with raked lenses in an upside-down teardrop shape. This innovative form gives the diver a complete view of all the equipment worn.
In 2011, Cressi launched its award-winning dive computer, the Cressi Leonardo. This device has revolutionized diving, allowing for more accurate and safe dives.
And in 2021, Cressi continues to innovate with Hydrosports. This new line is the result of Cressi’s experience, consisting of tradition, innovation, and quality, since 1946.
With over 80 years of experience in the dive gear industry, Cressi continues to innovate and uphold its reputation for quality and reliability. Discover the best of Cressi's Dive Equipment Collection at Mike's Dive Store today!
Cressi's impressive collection of dive equipment, available at Mike's Dive Store, includes a wide array of products tailored to meet the needs of freedivers and divers of all levels and experience. Whether you're into scuba diving, freediving, or spearfishing, you'll find the perfect gear in our collection - from masks and regulators to BCDs and fins.
Cressi's masks are renowned for their high standards, with all skirts made from fine-grade silicone for optimum comfort, secure fit, and a guaranteed seal. Notably, the brand offers an impressive selection of masks for scuba diving, snorkelling, and freediving.
If you have a passion for diving, you should definitely take a look at the incredible Cressi Fins! For over 80 years, Cressi has been setting records and inspiring other manufacturers with their innovative designs. These fins are expertly crafted to help you move through the water with ease, no matter your level of experience.
A crucial part of any diver's gear, Cressi regulators and octopuses are available at unbeatable prices. They are among the best-selling brands in the market, thanks to their exceptional build quality.
Cressi's dive computers are another highlight of their collection. Designed by divers, for divers, they boast easy controls, intuitive functionalities, and clear displays to ensure your safety and convenience underwater.
Finally, Cressi's range of BCDs caters to all skill levels and purposes. As with all Cressi gear, these BCDs boast top-notch build quality and design. Whether you're a man or a woman, a beginner or a pro, you'll find a Cressi BCD that fits your needs perfectly.