The Cressi history has begun when in 1939 in Italy two brothers have started producing diving masks and spearguns by hand. Their designs and innovative solutions for diving have quickly became popular among the emerging spearfishing community and that is how Cressi, a dive equipment manufacturing company was established. Because since its offset the firm was tightly connected with spearfishing, this sport was the company’s main focus, and Cressi-sponsored athletes have won 12 world spearfishing titles. In addition to that, Cressi has made significant contribution to the advancement of scuba gear, introducing such innovations as an open-heel adjustable dive fin and the first diving mask with a dedicated nose pocket. The company also manufactures a full line of equipment for swimming, which makes it one of a few full 360 degree water sports companies.