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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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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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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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SSI and Mares Launch “Safer Than Home” Campaign

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2020
The "Safer Than Home" campaign aims to put your dive customers back in the water where they belong. Because, let’s…
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Mares full-face snorkel masks SEA VU DRY + become CPAP respirators

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2020
Lack of respirators is an ongoing issue the entire world seems to struggle with, in the face of the current…
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The MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team is ready to set off…

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2017
Time flies... We all met just 3 weeks ago during BOOT Show to coordinate the final details for our Lake…
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Drysuits 101 – Buying Your First Drysuit

by DiveSSI - 7th October 2021
So, you are thinking about getting your first drysuit so you can dive all year round? There are some simple…
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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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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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The Ultimate Guide To Being An Eco-Diver

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2021
Every diver cares about the environment in some way - a bold yet true statement! No matter what got you…
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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus: Full face masks to ease respirator overload

by DiveSSI - 30th March 2020
Full face snorkeling masks before possible use in the health care sectorThe lack of respirators respectively the overload of respirators…
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SaferShorelines wants to train speedboat captains and water sports enthusiasts to show them possible dangers

by DiveSSI - 13th March 2020
Accidents happen in fractions of a second and the outcome often lasts for weeks, months and sometimes for a lifetime.…
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
East Point of Curaçao If you are in search of a beautiful sunrise or the best dive site in Curaçao, you…
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Hope for the second largest reef on earth

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2018
IUCN removes Belize Barrier Reef from List of Endangered World Heritage SitesThe Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral…
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Japanese whalers kill 333 whales in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 3rd April 2018
Science as an excuse for whaling for commercial reasonsAs in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333…
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First time live deep-sea frogfish filmed

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2018
Video shows swimming behaviour of a self-luminous fanfin monkfishFor the first time ever a deep-sea frogfish of the family Caulophrynidae…
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Greenpeace expedition proves marine species worthy of protection in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2018
Oscar winner Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic marine reserveUp until now unexplored parts of the Antarctic seabed harbour sensitive and…
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Dive Expedition Team – VIDEO!

by DiveSSI - 5th May 2017
To end this winter’s dive season, we would like to share our teaser video with you, wrapping up our expedition…
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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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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 4 – Dive Sessions on Oltrek Island

by DiveSSI - 17th February 2017
Finally we got under the ice today! The morning got off to a challenging start since the temperature dropped below -28°C. Everything…
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Day 3 – Arrival in Khuzhir on Olchon Island

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2017
Today we left our cozy, comfy hotel in Irkutsk. Lake Baikal was the final destination and the village Khuzhir on Olchon…
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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…
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Russian Ice Diving Adventure

by DiveSSI - 20th January 2017
From February 14th to February 22nd 2017, a team of seven intrepid divers will be heading to Siberia to experience the…
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Our first project – Extreme cold is the name of the game!

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2017
What works best if you want to see how your products perform when being used? EXTREME CONDITIONS! Mares has spent…
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Inspired by experience – A new team of experts is born!

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2017
'Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come' - This quote from Victor Hugo could have been the spark for founding the MARES /…
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Youths in Hamburg say no to microplastics in cosmetics

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2016
On 15 October 2016, accompanied by a three-metre long cosmetic bottle made of wood, about 70 youths took a dip…
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Niki and the whaleshark

by DiveSSI - 4th October 2016
I spent a great time in Somabay in Egypt, being invited by Orca Dive Clubs. I have been to the…
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Visit the German Oceanographic Museum and Ozeaneum Stralsund on Google Arts & Culture

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2016
Experience natural history in virtual reality Seven German organisations are the latest addition to Google Arts & Culture's natural history…
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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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Drastic cuts in fishing quotas needed to prevent collapse of cod stocks in Baltic

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2016
The cod crisis is ‛homemade’ The future of fishing in the Baltic Sea is on the line. Scientists are recommending…
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FAO report highlights overfishing in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 18th July 2016
More than 30 percent of fish stocks being overfished A report published on July 7th in Rome by the FAO…
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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater…
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Learn about our oceans on board a ship

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2016
The exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will host the new "Seas and Oceans" exhibition, under the Year of Science 2016/17. On board are…
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Güímar: A hotspot for underwater photography – competition winners announced!

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2015
Open Fotosub Tenerife Güímar 2015 have been announced. Now in its sixth year, the competition had taken place on the…
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Tenerife Güímar Open Fotosub 2015

by DiveSSI - 10th August 2015
International Underwater Photo and Video Competition In Güímar Now in its sixth year, the international photo competition Open Fotosub Tenerife Güímar…