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Back to Water Campaign

by DiveSSI - 1st May 2021
Diving is a lot of fun, but like anything, it takes practice and experience.  Due to the current circumstances, many…
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Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Cold Water Diving

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2021
Many areas are starting to lift their stay-at-home orders; however, travel is still widely restricted worldwide, and divers everywhere have…
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Mares XR Backplate

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2020
Assembly Guide Mares Backplate Divers’ who have purchased their twinset total diving system which includes a backplate and a harness…
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How to become an underwater model?

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2019
To be an underwater model sounds very interesting, especially for many girls and young adults. Photos under water, with a…
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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…
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Atlantic: new findings on deep water formation and ocean currents

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2019
Long-term observations contradict previous viewsThe subpolar North Atlantic plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. By near-surface cooling, warm…
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Deep sea octopus “Dumbo” is back!

by DiveSSI - 7th November 2018
Researchers film deep-sea octopus GrimpoteuthisIn a research dive during an expedition with the "E / V Nautilus" in the Monterey…
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Ear problems with water – it hits more people than you think

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2018
Whether in the summer by the sea or in the swimming pool - many people suffer from problems caused by…
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Day 6 – Earthquake underwater?

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2017
Do you remember? Yesterday’s dive spot was great. So nice that we decided to go to the north tip of…
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Humpback whale sighted in the Bay of Greifswald

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2016
End of last week, scientists at the German Oceanographic Museum spotted a humpback whale in the Bay of Greifswald. It…
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Whale stranded in shallow waters of well-Wiek

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2015
The Sowerby’s beaked whale, which appeared on the coast of Mecklenburg in the well-Wiek, a bay on the Baltic coast…
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SSI & MARES EXTEND THEIR SAFER THAN HOME CAMPAIGN

by DiveSSI - 28th January 2021
Last fall two giants in the dive industry, leading gear manufacturer Mares and the world’s largest business-based training agency SSI,…
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20 Fun Facts about Sharks

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2021
Whether you love sharks or not, there is no denying these incredible animals are awesome! To celebrate Shark Awareness Day…
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Top 10 Travel Essentials for the XR Diver

by DiveSSI - 9th July 2021
Holiday time has finally arrived and you have a week of XR diving or a place on a technical liveaboard…
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7 great reasons mermaiding is not just for girls

by DiveSSI - 13th May 2021
Becoming a mermaid is a great way to improve your dive fitness, travel the world, start an exciting new career…
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How learning to scuba dive will change your life

by DiveSSI - 11th May 2021
Learning to scuba dive is an incredible journey that shifts your perspective in numerous ways. It starts the moment you…
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Scuba Gear Essentials for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 8th May 2021
Learning to scuba dive is one of the most rewarding adventures in the world. As a new diver, you are…
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How to overcome dive anxiety – Part II

by DiveSSI - 27th April 2021
In Part II of our dive anxiety series, we look at more great ways to overcome dive anxiety and go…
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10 Ways to be an Environmentally Conscious Diver

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2021
There is not a diver out there that doesn’t care about the environment somehow - a bold yet true statement.…
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Rigging a Stage Cylinder

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2021
In this blog we briefly examine the components of stage cylinder rigging and how to set up the stage cylinder…
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How to overcome dive anxiety – Part I

by DiveSSI - 10th April 2021
Scuba diving is one of the greatest adventures of your life, but it can quickly be ruined by dive anxiety.…
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Which BC/Jacket is Best For Me?

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2021
Equipment Configuration Options In this blog we examine the buoyancy compensator (BC)/jacket options for backmount single cylinder decompression diving. Your…
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Trash Waste Solutions

by DiveSSI - 11th March 2021
Trash Waste Solutions is a young, small non-profit organization founded in 2019 by a group of divers concerned about the…
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Stress – The Silent Killer

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2021
I am not a detective and I do not want to even open the door to try to suggest what…
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Top 10 XR Dive Sites of the Red Sea

by DiveSSI - 1st February 2021
There are many dive sites within the Red Sea that are suitable for XR diving. Each of the sites has…
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Extended Range Sidemount

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2021
Background and Intent SSI has long had a recreational sidemount diving specialty program available but it was only in the…
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SSI SCR Diving

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2020
Background and Intent The SCR range of programs are one of the most recent additions to the XR family of…
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10 Reasons Swimming is Good for Your Health and Your Soul

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2020
Everyone knows that swimming is good and one of the best forms of physical exercise, working nearly every muscle in…
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Extended Range Foundations Program

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2020
The Extended Range Foundations program first made its first appearance in the plethora of XR programs around 6 years ago…
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“SAFER THAN HOME” CAMPAIGN

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted across the globe, but two giants in the dive industry will not let that…
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Scuba Schools International (SSI) celebrate 50 years

by DiveSSI - 1st October 2020
SSI, Scuba Schools International, turns 50 years old in 2020. To celebrate this special anniversary, SSI has great things planned…
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MyDiveGuide Launches Local Dive Sites Series

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted across the globe, but SSI is not going to let that get its divers…
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Sea Survival

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2020
Sea Survival - How to safely plan and conduct sea dives The Background It was on a warm sunny day…
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5 Tips to Make Boat Diving Easier

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2020
As the world slowly starts to open back up from our seemingly endless Covid-19 lockdown, what better way to celebrate…
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Introducing the JJ CCR Rebreather

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2020
SSI is very happy to announce that they have now added the JJ CCR closed-circuit rebreather to the list of…
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Local Diving – The Best Way to Dive More

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted, but don't let that get you down. Sure, your idea of diving may be…
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Introducing the Scuba Force SF2 CCR Rebreather

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2020
SSI is very happy to announce that they have now added the Scuba Force SF2 backmount closed-circuit rebreather to the…
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MySSI App Leads the Industry in Connecting Divers with Training Centers

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2020
The newly updated MySSI App is the strongest, most comprehensive tool for divers in the industry today. This impressive, FREE…
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The new Freediving Instructor Training Course (FITC)

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2020
What is the 2020 Update? Freediving is arguably the fastest-growing segment of the diving industry. The need for new freediving…
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Operation Hailstone – Chuuk Lagoon

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2020
The Japanese Pearl Harbour In 2018 I had the incredible opportunity to visit one of the worlds’ most remote, desired…
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8 Reasons Why Freediving Is So Amazing

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2020
Few things can make you feel as free and at one with the world around you as freediving. The act…
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Others provide just words, SSI provides solutions!

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
The diving industry is one of the strongest hit by the current crisis. Tourism is suffering from lockdowns and travel…
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Is it fun? A 40-meter dive in the sewage sludge of a digestion tower

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2020
It's like shoveling snow at 37 degreesThe diving conditions are actually optimal: no current, no dangerous wreckage in the area,…
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Microplastics discovered in new deep sea species

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2020
Researchers officially name flea cancer "Plasticus"Only five centimetres tall, its home in about 6,500 meters depth in the Pacific Ocean…
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The secret life of the sponges

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2020
Time-lapse photos expose movementsYou might think that deep-sea sponges are about as active as cleaning sponges. But this is not…
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Lanzarote: Angel Shark Project

by DiveSSI - 10th February 2020
The Canary Islands are the home of the Angelshark, and if you want to meet this beautiful shark species, you…
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Your Guide to Ice Diving: Why it’s Worth Getting Cold for

by DiveSSI - 30th January 2020
Ice diving in Antarctica or the Arctic is ideal for adventurous divers looking for a challenge and exceptional marine life at…
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Orcas and aurora

by DiveSSI - 6th January 2020
A winter trip to the Norwegian ArcticWhen the days get shorter and the temperatures drop below zero, an incredible amount…