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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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LED Lights: Lighting up the deep seas

by DiveSSI - 15th November 2016
GEOMAR team wins first prize at ideas competition Two staff members of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel…
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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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Best Diving in Thailand – 15 Unmissable Dives

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2021
Offering everything from striking wrecks, remote reefs and challenging pinnacles to coral-encrusted walls and easy shore dives, Thailand is a…
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Explore the 20 best diving spots in the coral triangle

by DiveSSI - 26th July 2021
The spectacular Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon rainforest and is the epicentre of marine biodiveristy. Encompassing…
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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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Sun Siyam implements SSI Lifeguard training at their Maldives resorts

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2021
At the beginning of this year, the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism announced a new regulation to be implemented by all…
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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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14 unbeatable places to learn to scuba dive with your family – Part 1

by DiveSSI - 7th July 2021
Learning to scuba dive will forever change the way you and your family view the world. You will get to…
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Top 10 most pristine reefs to dive in 2021

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2021
It may appear that the world is falling apart, not just from the frantic pace of modern life and the…
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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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Enrol in SSI Specialty Courses & get a $300 Travel Voucher!

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2021
Ready for your next diving adventure? You can earn a US$300 Travel Voucher from Aggressor Adventures simply by enrolling in…
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New! Marine Guide Recognition Rating for SSI Ecology Experts

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2021
Recognizing our Professionals who are SSI Marine Ecology experts. We are launching a NEW SSI Marine Guide Recognition Rating for…
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10 great reasons to become an SSI Swim Teacher

by DiveSSI - 26th May 2021
Looking for an exciting new challenge? Become an SSI Swim Teacher! With our range of swimming instructor courses, you can…
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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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Discover the 10 Best Freediving Spots in the World

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2021
There is nothing like freediving for experiencing the ocean in a life-changing new way. This amazing sport will take you…
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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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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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Earth Day 2021 – Help 1 Billion People Restore Our Earth

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2021
EARTHDAY.ORG is on a mission to empower and expand the environmental movement – starting with you! On 22nd April, join…
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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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The 8 best SSI lifeguard programs for 2021

by DiveSSI - 30th March 2021
If you want to save lives and learn exciting new skills including problem solving and teamwork, become a professional lifeguard.…
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Western Australia proposes new shark cull

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2021
The Western Australia government has proposed a new shark cull in response to fishers concerns about their loss of catches…
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Love shark diving? Dive South Africa’s Western Cape

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2021
If you are a fan of marine megafauna and shark diving, South Africa’s Western Cape is for you. Located on…
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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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5 Ways to Increase Your Breath-Hold

by DiveSSI - 9th March 2021
Freediving is a fantastic sport that offers physical fitness, mental strength, and self-discovery. Every aquatic enthusiast knows the feeling of…
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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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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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New MySSI App Features

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2020
1. MySSI App Feature: Copy Existing Dives It is common to dive the same site several times, whether you are…
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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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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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Updated Job Offers Page

by DiveSSI - 2nd October 2020
SSI is strongly supporting the creation of new SSI Professionals with the currently running “We Want You” crossover campaign. However,…
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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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Looking for SSI Professionals

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2020
One of the issues that we repeatedly run into is the lack of SSI Professionals available and willing to work…
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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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SSI China have celebrated World Oceans Day 2020

by DiveSSI - 2nd July 2020
As restrictions eased within China throughout June, SSI made big plans to celebrate World Oceans Day this year. In conjunction…
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Top tips and tricks for diving on a Liveaboard

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2020
The world is full of fascinating dive destinations. With easy to get to locations like the Caribbean, Red Sea, and…
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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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No Water, no problem – Free Science of Diving digital Kit

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
We miss diving as much as you do, so let us continue training and focus on the things we love…