Cressi’s origins can be traced back to 1939 when brothers Egidio and Nanni Cressi began to hand build their first masks and harpoons. This was the start for Cressi, one of the world’s oldest manufacturer of scuba diving equipment. The Cressi company was founded in 1946 in Genova. In 1947 they started production of the AR47 rebreather, along with with other sophisticated technologies. By 1948 the company had grown to encompass a wide range of equipment for diving, snorkeling and freediving. Even today, Cressi is a family business, owned by the Cressi family. With a product range including in-house produced regulators, vests, suits, and of course ABC, Cressi is one of the world’s leading suppliers of diving equipment.