SEARCH: open water diver Cancel search
DiveSSI

Top Liveaboards for Advanced Divers – Part 2

by DiveSSI - 16th September 2021
Liveaboards are the best way to explore far-flung dive destinations and immerse yourself in diving. As an advanced diver, you have numerous…
DiveSSI

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,…
DiveSSI

Scuba Gear Essentials for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 24th August 2021
Learning to scuba dive is one of the most rewarding adventures of your lifetime. As a new diver, you are…
DiveSSI

8 Idyllic Diving Destinations For Advanced Divers

by DiveSSI - 12th August 2021
As an advanced diver, it is time to explore more challenging dive sites, put your skills into action and visit those…
DiveSSI

Dive Safety – 15 Essential Tips For New Divers.

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2021
Exploring the oceans as a newly certified diver is so exciting! Get the most out of your dives, be ready…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Become an SSI Ambassador – Back to Water Campaign

by DiveSSI - 1st May 2021
Diving is great fun, but like anything, it takes practice and experience! Due to the current circumstances, many divers have…
DiveSSI

Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Cold Water Diving

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2021
Many areas are starting to lift their stay-at-home orders but travel is still widely restricted. If any good has come of this…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Explore Greece’s First Underwater Museum

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2020
What could be more thrilling than diving through crystal clear waters to explore an ancient shipwreck covered in historic amphorae?…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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,…
DiveSSI

No Water, no problem – Online Final Exams available for all digital Specialty Kits

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
All Recreational Diving and Freediving Specialty as well as Ecology Kits, which SSI provides Student Training Materials for, have been…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Breath hold: Relaqua the idea of relaxation in the water

by DiveSSI - 4th July 2019
There are people who dive hundreds of feet, deep and over ten minutes with just one breath. Nik Linder is…
DiveSSI

The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New YorkHow is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least…
DiveSSI

Art under water in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2018
The first underwater museum in the USA opened off the coast of FloridaIn late June 2018, a submarine sculpture park…
DiveSSI

Egyptian diver to break world record for deepest scuba dive

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2016
Egyptian diver Wael Omar is thinking big. Not only does he want to break the current world record for the deepest scuba…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Colossal visibility amidst seawater with low nutrient content at Easter Island

by DiveSSI - 10th November 2015
in the south-eastern Pacific, Easter Island is best known for their stone Moai statues that are up to 1,000 years…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Start the Adventure – 6 Ways to Learn to Dive

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2021
Ready for the journey of a lifetime? Learn to dive and you will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater…
DiveSSI

The 7 Best SSI Courses To Do With Your Kids

by DiveSSI - 19th August 2021
Summer is well underway, making it the perfect time to gather your family and have some fun! Not sure where…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Free SSI Marine Ecology Digital Kit

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2021
SSI offers free SSI Marine Ecology digital kits. Based on the fact that a lot of countries are either once…
DiveSSI

Top 8 Family-Friendly Dive Destinations

by DiveSSI - 17th December 2020
Little compares to the feeling you get when you introduce your child to the wonders of the underwater world for…
DiveSSI

10 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Dive Safety

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2020
Diving as a family is one of the most rewarding activities for any avid diver. Not only does scuba diving…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Updated Classified Diving Program

by DiveSSI - 26th August 2020
SSI is excited to announce that it has updated the entire Classified Diving Program. These updates include new standards, a…
DiveSSI

WE WANT YOU – Sponsored Crossover Kit Promotion

by DiveSSI - 20th August 2020
SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, has launched the “We want you” promotion - a sponsored Professional…
DiveSSI

Double Pro Rewards – SSI Supports Professional Renewal Fees

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
Double Pro Rewards - Over the last few weeks, as we all faced a global shutdown, SSI, our dedicated Training…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

SSI Professional Cashback and Pro Rewards

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
Accelerated Pro Rewards Have you been thinking about becoming an SSI Professional? If so, you can now take advantage of…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

Mexico’s Best Pt 3 – Guadalupe Diving With Sharks

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2021
Guadalupe diving – What to expect.  Gin-clear waters and abundant sharks have put Guadalupe firmly on the map as the…
DiveSSI

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.…
DiveSSI

Dive More – 6 Ways to Join Your Local Dive Scene

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2021
If you are like all other divers, you most certainly wish you could dive more. The demands of life, such…
DiveSSI

The Best Mexico Diving Part 2 – Sea of Cortez

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2021
Offering crystal-clear warm waters teeming with marine life large and small, the Sea of Cortez is an unmissable highlight of…
DiveSSI

Mexico’s Best Diving Part 1 – The Socorro Islands

by DiveSSI - 23rd August 2021
Sitting in the open ocean and washed by ever-changing currents, the Socorro Islands are a paradise for marine megafauna fans.…
DiveSSI

19 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…
DiveSSI

Scuba Diving for Kids Part 1 – 14 Great Places to Visit

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…
DiveSSI

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…
DiveSSI

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…