Blue Wild Day Two – Part Three


Rounding up Day Two coverage of’s visit to the Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, taking a look at some more of the companies and organizations that had booths on the exhibit floor: Mares Mares brought the core of the company’s Pure Instinct freediving and spearfishing product line to Blue Wild, including the new Cyrano […]

Mares/Head Finalizes Agreement To Acquire SSI

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As first reported last week by, Mares/Head announced today the finalization of an agreement to acquire Scuba Schools International, effective January 1, 2014. As the two companies said in a statement released this week: In recent years, SSI has become one of the fastest growing training agencies in the world. Dive Centers and Resorts […]

SSI Acquired by Mares / Head

SSI Logo Smaller has heard from various sources today that Scuba Schools International (SSI) has signed an agreement to be acquired by Mares / Head effective from 1st January 2014. SSI is an organization that teaches the skills involved in scuba diving and freediving, and supports dive businesses and resorts. SSI has well over 2,500 authorized dealers, 35 regional centers, and […]

DEMA Show 2012: MARES Unveils Updated Instinct Regulator


MARES has introduced an updated Instinct second-stage regulator at DEMA 2012 in Las Vegas. The current Instinct 12 second-stage regulator that is paired with the MR12 first stage features a black color, and the next generation — due out in January or February of 2013, will have a white color. Additionally, the new Instinct will […]