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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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Actor Sigmar Solbach is new Chairman of GRD

by DiveSSI - 1st February 2017
Solbach attended at boot show 2017 Well-known actor Sigmar Solbach has been appointed as the new Chairman of the German…
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How To Make A Face Mask At Home

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2020
In just a short few months, the normalcies of daily life have changed significantly. As the world slowly starts coming…
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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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10 Animals Every Diver Should Have the Goal to See

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2020
Dive with the most fascinating animals under water. Here you can find out which animals you should go diving with…
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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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9 Idyllic Dive Destinations for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 17th December 2019
As a novice diver, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering new dive destinations that offer easy diving and incredible marine…
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Baltic Sea: Mine blasting in the marine reserve kills porpoises

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2019
Dramatic environmental damage in the FehmarnbeltIn August 2019, the German navy blew up 42 ground mines in the German Baltic…
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MOSES hunts Ocean Eddies

by DiveSSI - 24th November 2019
Researchers want to study mobile oxygen minimum zonesThe nets are in place: As part of the Helmholtz environmental monitoring program,…
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No marine reserve in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

by DiveSSI - 4th November 2019
International commission for protecting marine life in Antarctica has failed for the eighth consecutive time to create a marine parkThe…
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Liveaboard Diving Holiday – 10 best tips to make it a success

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
Whether you’re new to liveaboard diving or a seasoned cruiser, the last thing you want is a packing disaster when…
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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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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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Granted mining licenses for one million square kilometers of seabed

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2019
Greenpeace Report: Deep-sea mining threatens marine ecosystemsThe planned large-scale mining of manganese nodules in the deep sea threatens to destroy…
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Dive Site of the Month – HTMS Prab Wreck

by DiveSSI - 29th July 2019
A wreck can tell many stories. Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs or wrecks that have…
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Dive Site of the Month – Sail Rock

by DiveSSI - 17th July 2019
Commonly heralded as the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand, Sail Rock lies equidistant between Koh Phangan and…
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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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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…
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Algae bloom kills farmed salmon in Norway

by DiveSSI - 2nd June 2019
So-called "killer gene" in northern Norway threatens aquacultureMalignant bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri, which is widespread on the Norwegian…
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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 organisms…
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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…
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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 A68An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute…
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Entire life cycle of plastics is a threat to human health

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2019
Greenpeace: departure from disposable plastic now! A new report from the Center for International Environ mental Law (CIEL) - Center…
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Florida Keys: new “Connect & Protect” campaign

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2019
Florida Keys & Key West focus on tourism The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Office is showing visitors the…
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Myanmar: Researchers discover new catfish species

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2018
A total of 157 new species discovered on the MekongIn the Mekong region, a total of 157 new species were…
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New Zealand’s coastal seas are declared as marine “Hope Spot”

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2018
New Zealand government must finally protect the last Maui dolphinsA good day for the rare Maui dolphins and their floating…
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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also…
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Orcas threatened by environmental toxin PCB

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2018
Accumulation of long-lasting environmental toxin in killer whale tissuesMore than forty years after the first steps in the ban of…
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NABU exits certification process for New Zealand Hoki

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2018
MSC seal of approval continues to lose credibilityNABU and NABU International Conservation Foundation announced their withdrawal from the Marine Stewardship…
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changesClimate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level rise, ocean acidification…
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Scientists discover the oldest colours in the world

by DiveSSI - 26th July 2018
Pink pigments of cyanobacteria are 1.1 billion years oldScientists have discovered the oldest colours: a geological record. The 1.1 billion…
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Secret of the cave crabs decoded

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2018
Study shows genetic link between cave-dwelling shrimps in Israel and ItalyThe only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live…
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer…
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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vesselsResearchers at the Alfred Wegener…
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Earth Day 2018: Fight the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2018
Protest against plastic in the sea on Sylt with gigantic beach artWith a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental…
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Wreck diving in Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2018
Zenobia - a dormant giantHer reputation is legendary. Experienced wreck divers count them among the ten most beautiful wrecks worldwide.…
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Ocean acidification: herring could benefit

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2018
Studies show complex effects of carbon dioxide on fish stocks The larvae of many fish species are sensitive to ocean…
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral…
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Deep-sea octopus: Dumbo filmed hatching

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2018
Scientists examine a newly hatched dumbo octopusWith their big fins Dumbo octopods (Grimpoteuthis) remind of the giant ears of Disney's…
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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chain A study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles…
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Diving safety and rescue

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2018
Stress & Rescue. Rescue Diver. Diving Safety & Rescue. Some names of different dive organisations for their “Rescue courses” that…
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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare…
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Methane as basic food: Special ecosystem discovered in Mexico’s water caves

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2017
Methane forms foundation of the food chain in caves of Yucatan In subterranean rivers and caves on the Mexican Yucatan…
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The end of a diving instructor’s career

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2017
A severe diving accident - but why? In September 2015, the German diving instructor Matthias U. was on a diving…
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight…
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Fever in the tropics

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2017
An unpleasant and dangerous companion In October 2016, Susanne and her boyfriend Heiko travelled to Indonesia and the Philippines for…
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St Lucia

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2017
European divers have been spoilt on the Red Sea and the Maldives. Although the Caribbean is a younger tropical location,…
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Effects of climate change in Arctic driven by seasonality of sea ice

by DiveSSI - 25th July 2017
Dramatic changes to take place prematurely within next decade At the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice cover shrinks, with the…