March 24, 2014

MARES/SSI Goes Asia, Opens Subsidiary and Scuba Academy in the Philippines

MARES Spa Italy, the world's leading brand of state-of-the-art diving equipment, and HEAD, the world's leading racquet sports brand endorsed by top-ranked tennis players Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, recently acquired Scuba Schools International (SSI), the world’s second-largest scuba diving organization and the name to trust in the diving world which has provided training, scuba diving certification, and educational resources for divers, dive instructors, dive centers and resorts around the world.

When it comes to depth and quality of training materials, dive centers around the world turn to SSI, which started out in 1970 among a small group of divers with the passion to make anyone learn how to dive, and is now represented in more than 110 countries globally.

MARES Spa Italy made its biggest splash for the year with the inaugural launch of its headquarters, flagship store and scuba diving academy in the Philippines.

Raising its global profile from its home base in Italy to the Asian region, the launch is anchored on the joint venture between MARES Spa Italy and Dynamic Sports Corp., a leading wholesaler and retailer of sports equipment in the Philippines such as HEAD, and parent company of MARES.

Scuba Academy Manila will feature a beach-like setting that will serve scuba diving enthusiasts in the Philippines perfectly well, with the hope of helping inspire and share their excitement about this popular form of underwater diving 

Prepare to explore the awe-inspiring beauty of our country’s underwater landscape as Scuba Academy Manila opens its doors to scuba divers—and those who want to become one. It is poised to become the number one hub for scuba divers who will truly luxuriate in its most modern indoor scuba facility and scuba training center.

For this important milestone, MARES Philippines General Manager Dieter Heinz lead guests during the grand launch. Other guests include the President of MARES/SSI Gerald Skrobanek, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, and MARES Philippines co-owner Christopher Tang, among others.

Through the years, the training pool in San Antonio Village is the polestar for divers in Metro Manila until it underwent major renovations. Now the training pool will be brought back to its old glory with the remarkable restoration. Everyone will truly enjoy the beach-like ambiance by the pool that can host up to 20 divers at the same time. Then unwind and share special moments with your loved ones and friends at the nearby Divers Café.
Also found at the ground floor of the famed diving school is the MARES Philippines headquarters and flagship store, which has served as a one-stop solution to everyone’s diving needs. 

Book now and discover scuba for kids from eight-years old who can become an "Aquanaut" to adults under the "Discover Scuba Program.'' With a voucher, distributed in 50 sporting goods stores across the city, everyone can get access to the latest diving materials and different courses or book online via

For an affordable P1,999, all-inclusive, try the latest technology in scuba diving courtesy of MARES Philippines or simply test out what's the best scuba diving equipment for you. 

On hand also at the Scuba Academy Manila is a team of professional instructors who will assist diving enthusiasts every step of the way as they embark on and discover an amazing and life-changing experience in scuba diving.

MARES products are a perfect match with SSI when it comes to swimming, snorkelling, freediving, spearfishing, and scuba program. Aside from the Philippines, MARES has distributors in more than 50 countries.

For the past 65 years, MARES has become the world leader in manufacturing and distribution of the state-of-the-art diving equipment as it continuously sets new industry standards.

Try scuba diving lessons. Visit Scuba Academy Manila 

7805 Vistamar Building St. Paul Rd. corner Mayapis St. San Antonio Village 1103 Makati
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Phone 02-4030519 / 403-0520

A world of amazing diving experience awaits everyone at Scuba Academy Manila, courtesy of MARES Philippines.

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