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Cressi Cressi professional scuba diving equipment 1930 -1940

1930 -1940


Brothers Egidio and Nanni Cressi start to handcraft the first masks and spearfishing guns. These are the origins of Cressi, the oldest scuba diving equipment company worldwide.


The first Cressi mask, The Sirena, was hand crafted in 1943. It remained in the catalogue, with various updates, for more than 30 years.


The Cressi company is officially founded in Genova, Italy.


By the late 1940s, Cressi had in its catalogue a complete range of spearguns of varying lengths and strengths. The line included about a dozen separate models.


Aro AR47 - In 1947 the first oxygen rebreather was produced; it was already highly advanced and fitted with sophisticated technical solutions, like the condensation receptacle.


A wide range of masks were available for all needs: spearfishing, snorkeling and scuba ping.