06 — Cressi Sub
Cressi Sub is one of the longeststanding scuba gear factories in the world. It was the Cressi brothers, who were fishing and sea enthusiasts, who invented the first series-manufactured mask, along with numerous other scuba devices and pieces of equipment such as the first closed-circuit breathing apparatus. Cressi Sub is proud of making the bulk of its products in its central headquarters in Genoa. To this day, Antonio Cressi (son and nephew of the company’s founders) is accustomed to test every new product in the nearby bay of Portofino. It is this kind of inventiveness, and the desire to make underwater sea exploration accessible to all, that explains the existence in Genoa of one of the world’s most important scuba gear industries.