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Go Beyond – Extended Range Sidemount Diving

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2021
Discover SSI Sidemount Diving. SSI has long had a Recreational Sidemount Diving specialty program available, but it is only in recent years…
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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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Free Extended Range Sidemount Certification

by DiveSSI - 2nd January 2020
It has been requested that it would be great if the Extended Range Sidemount certification card could be issued automatically…
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Extended Range Instructor Training

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2017
Welcome to Los Angeles International, this is your captain speaking. We’re going to be sitting on the tarmac for a…
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Best Scuba Diving in Mexico Part 4 – Yucatán

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2021
The Yucatán Peninsula offers some of the most diverse scuba diving in Mexico. It is home to Cozumel, which Jacques…
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10 Dive Locations with a Difference

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2021
For a dive trip with a difference, you cannot beat exploring the world’s lesser-known dive locations. Between them, they offer…
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Welcome to Paradise – Bikini Atoll Diving 101

by DiveSSI - 1st October 2021
Sitting in the central Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands are a chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls waiting to…
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Explore More – 9 Remote Dive Spots

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2021
From exploring icy Arctic waters to cruising paradise islands few tourists know about, there are some incredible remote dive spots to visit.…
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8 Great Destinations for Experienced Divers

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2021
The world is truly your oyster as an experienced diver! You have perfected your skills, are confident in the water,…
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6 XR Diving Hand Signals You Should Know.

by DiveSSI - 2nd August 2021
Diving hand signals are vital for diver safety and enjoyment during every dive. They are the best way to get…
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16 best cave diving spots in the world

by DiveSSI - 19th July 2021
There is something about exploring dark, mysterious caves that is irresistible and attracts divers into the thrilling world of cave…
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10 Dive Travel Essentials for XR Divers

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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SSI Introduces Non-Binary Gender Option in MySSI

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2021
After repeated inquiries from SSI Centers and Professionals around the globe, asking for a third gender option within the MySSI…
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Surface Marker Buoys 101 – All you need to know

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2021
SMB OR DSMB – WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? There are two types of marker buoy that are commonly used by…
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SSI Decompression Diving – All You Need To Know

by DiveSSI - 14th April 2021
SSI launches a new Decompression Diving Specialty for recreational divers to get a taste of what decompression diving is like, without…
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Deco Diving 101 – Stage Bottle Rigging

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2021
In this blog, we look at the components of stage bottle rigging and how to set up a stage bottle…
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Deco Diving: Which Buoyancy Compensator is Best?

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2021
The equipment you choose has a significant impact on your performance and comfort when you go decompression diving. The right…
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Dive Panic: Why it Happens and How to Prevent it.

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2021
I am not a detective and I do not want to suggest what has been the cause of historical and…
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Top 10 Red Sea Dive Sites for XR Divers

by DiveSSI - 1st February 2021
The Red Sea is a classic dive destination with warm waters and vibrant reefs that attract divers from around 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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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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What is SSI XR Diving? The Real Story.

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2020
  SSI XR training programs offer an exciting pathway for all divers to extend their range of skills and knowledge…
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Celebrating 50 Years of Diving Excellence with Aquatic Sports

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2020
Aquatic Sports Has Been with SSI Since the Beginning As SSI celebrates its 50th Anniversary, we also celebrate the relationships…
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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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Decompression Gas Switch

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2020
How to Perform a Safe Gas Switch The gas switch is one of the most hazardous parts of any extended…
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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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The M26 Saga

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2020
Over 10 years ago, from my diving center in Egypt, I wrote a short article on the problems that the…
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SSI will enforce the “Exclusivity Standard” of Instructor Trainers

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2020
For more than 50 years, SSI has worked very hard to improve our service, products and market position. All to…
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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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A Wreck Divers Heaven – Chuuk Lagoon

by DiveSSI - 24th June 2020
Where is Chuuk Lagoon? Situated in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,800 kilometers north east of New Guinea,…
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Add JJ CCR Rebreather too SSI CCR Programs

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2020
SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, added the JJ Closed-Circuit Rebreather (JJ CCR) to the list of…
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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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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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Dive Site of Month – Chumphon Pinnacle

by DiveSSI - 26th August 2019
This Dive Site of the Month attracts divers with all experience levels and from all disciplines. Students still completing their…
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Is Freediving the new Scubadiving ?

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2016
Many years ago Scubadiving had been one of the great adventures in Life. Of course there has also been sports…
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Deco Diving 101 – What is ‘Time-To-Surface’?

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2021
Scuba diving is a dynamic activity that requires divers to constantly react to changes in their environment. Whilst dive computers…
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8 Micronesia Wreck Dives For Every Diver

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2021
Micronesia is a diver’s paradise, offering everything from flourishing reefs and sheer drop-offs to world-class wreck dives. There are numerous…
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Discover the Mares Horizon SCR

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2021
The decades of expertise behind Mares and rEvo rebreathers have combined to create a unique semi-closed rebreather (SCR) like no…
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Day 9 and 10 – Heavy to handle

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2017
The day started the same as usual, but just up to the point where we loaded up our 4x4’s, because…
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Day 8 – The last walk under the ice

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2017
This morning we woke up with a smile in our faces since we knew it would be a fantastic day,…
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the ice

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast –…
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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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Day 5 – Cracked ice and some troubles at Khoboy

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2017
Today we headed north to the sharp tip of the Island of Olkhon. While the thermometer was showing a milder temperature…
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Day 2 – First steps on the ice

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
After being in a safe harbor with a comfy bed and a great intercontinental breakfast still in Irkutsk, we headed…
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Day 1 – Arrival at Irkutsk

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2017
The first day on site was challenging for all team members. A 7,000km flight in Economy Class through 7 time…