DeeperBlue.com 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 offices all over the world.
It was founded by Robert Clark in 1970 and is currently owned by Concept Systems International, Inc. In 2008 it was acquired by Doug McNeese (owner of NASDS until the merger with SSI in 1999) and Robert Stoss (Manager Scubapro and Seemann Sub) – both being icons in the dive industry for years.
More details on this breaking news shortly.