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Which is the Best Type of Liveaboard for You?

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
  As liveaboard diving continues to grow in popularity, a huge variety of vessels and onboard facilities have become available to choose from,...
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Diving the Le Polynesien

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
Wreck Diving

The well-preserved wreck of the former passenger ship and later troop carrier Le Polynesien from the year 1890 with 152 meters of ...
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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 meters

A newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that ...
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Tom Oberhuber’s fabulous 24-hour apnea world record

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2019
Smile, drink, perform: 26,350 meters to go

24 kilometres without fins and of course without a breathing device: a challenge only possible with ...
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Small reef fish live fast and die young

by DiveSSI - 3rd June 2019
Cryptobenthic fish are the cornerstone of the ecosystem

New research has shown that the short life and violent deaths of some of the smallest c...
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Algae bloom kills farmed salmon in Norway

by DiveSSI - 2nd June 2019
So-called "killer gene" in northern Norway threatens aquaculture

Malignant bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri, which is widespread ...
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SSI Ecological Commitment

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2019
Reliable environmental protection is essential for sustainable economic growth and the well-being of ourselves, our society, and our oceans. Therefor...
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“Power plant” without DNA

by DiveSSI - 27th May 2019
Algae from the group of dinoflagellates have organized their genetic material in an unusal way

The cells of most living things have special str...
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariums

There are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas and 30 bott...
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversity

The oceans have a similar meaning to us humans a...
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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperatures

Practically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic org...
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4 Liveaboard Destinations to Avoid Seasickness

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Nothing can ruin a day’s diving faster than a bout of motion sickness, but it needn’t stop you from joining a liveaboard safari. There are a varie...
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Ozeaneum Stralsund presents historical diving machine

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2019
International Museum Day at the German Maritime Museum Stralsund: Diving activities

The German Maritime Museum Stralsund commemorates the Inter...
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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark net

The most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For many years, this net was a...
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protection

The protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list of migrator...
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An extraordinary creature at the lowest point of the Indian Ocean

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2019
Newly discovered species in the Java trench: alien and mysterious The research team of Five Deeps Expedition has dived for the first time with a su...
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Great Britain: Microplastic in dolphins, seals and whales

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2019
Researchers found plastics in every dead marine mammal

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, supported ...
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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue program. This is a free p...
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Corals in the Red Sea provide natural record of monsoon activity

by DiveSSI - 22nd April 2019
Barium in the coral skeleton records the intensity of the South Asian summer monsoon

When it comes to understanding the future climate, the Sou...
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Shark selfies show unexpected behaviour

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2019
White sharks hunt in kelp forests White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that the predators prefer...
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For the protection of the seas: Expedition from pole to pole

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2019
Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is on a one-year expedition

For the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off on 15 Apri...
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In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2019
Deep reefs are full of life

Scientists have looked into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and documented that they are full of life. They ca...
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American researchers discover unknown deep-sea corals

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2019
At least two different types of bubble gum corals identified DNA analysis has now confirmed that scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti...
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Krill and carbon

by DiveSSI - 10th April 2019
Excretions of Antarctic krill swarms transport carbon into the deep sea
 
Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove extra ...
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The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New York

How is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least 30 percent of the world...
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The history of the quarries of Loebejuen

by DiveSSI - 7th April 2019
Dive into the former quarries

Loebejuen, a small town with a population of nearly 2,300, is located 15km north of Halle (Saale) and has become ...
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Plastic in the sea costs billions

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2019
Researchers estimate economic damage of plastic pollution The plastic waste in our seas not only severely damages our environment but costs us (the h...
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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copies

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a critically endangere...
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Sylt: NABU files EU complaint against offshore wind farm

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2019
Immediate protection measures for seabirds urgently needed

NABU has formally filed a complaint at the European Commission against the Federal R...
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On the trail of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2019
For the first time, researchers are measuring hydroxylamine in the open ocean

When and where in nature, what form of nitrogen occurs does not o...
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17 Shark Species Now Face Extinction

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2019
Updated IUCN Red List lists threatened sharks The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has published updated the Red...
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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowly

At the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of animals attached to ro...
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The ocean as a reservoir for human carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th March 2019
Research project determines the CO₂ uptake of the oceans between 1994 and 2007

Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the air when burn...
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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving companies and the Plastic Soup Foundation in...
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A coral reef in the Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Researchers are discovering extensive coral reef off the coast of southern Italy Off the coast of Italy, researchers led by Giuseppe Corriero of th...
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Recognition of the SSI Lifeguard Program

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
The SSI Lifeguard Program was proudly certified by the German Association for Pool and Swimming Operations. From March 01, 2019 the SSI Lifegua...
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New MySSI App Feature: Buddy List

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
We are continually working on improving the MySSI App by adding new features and making it easier to use. In the latest updated version of the App, yo...
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on corals

Recent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g. severe fre...
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
East Point of Curaçao If you are in search of a beautiful sunrise or the best dive site in Curaçao, you need to head towards the East Point. What ...
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68

An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) will em...
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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March 15, 2019,...
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Tagged tuna sends data from Ireland

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2019
33 days of invaluable knowledge about bluefin tuna

Last year, marine scientists succeeded in providing a 250 kg bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus -...
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Scientists support climate movement “Fridays for Future”

by DiveSSI - 13th March 2019
Scientists4future : Joint statement signed by over 12,000 scientists up to now

In a joint statement, more than 12,000 scientists from Germany, ...
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
On the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, you have the opportunity to experience a shark phenomenon currently happening and being researched b...
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SSI Professional Cashback and Pro Rewards

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
Accelerated Pro Rewards Have you been thinking about becoming an SSI Professional? If so, you can now take advantage of the new SSI...
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Maldives: German Maritime Museum supports the reintroduction of coral

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2019
Training of Maldivians to become "Coral gardeners"

From March 9 to 24, 2019, the German Maritime Museum Stralsund is again undertaking a projec...
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Sustainability Seal MSC does not adequately protect whales and seabirds

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2019
Study again reveals serious deficiencies in the seal for fish products

A recent study by the NABU umbrella organization Birdlife International ...
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Ocean acidification threatens Atlantic cod larvae

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2019
Young fish show organ damage at high CO2 concentrations

Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Studies...