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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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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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Explore the 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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SMB or DSMB – What is the difference?

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2021
This blog will examine the two types of surface marker buoy and the differences between them. There are two types…
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New SSI Program – Decompression Diving

by DiveSSI - 14th April 2021
SSI continues to invest in its Training Centers by frequently adding new training opportunities for all levels of SSI divers.…
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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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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 XR Diving The Real Story

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2020
There are many reasons why people learn to dive and so it is impossible to list them all here. Some…
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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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Wreck Diving in Micronesia: 8 Great Wrecks 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 diving. There are numerous…
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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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Discover the incredible 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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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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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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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…