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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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Scuba Gear Essentials for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 8th May 2021
Learning to scuba dive is one of the most rewarding adventures in the world. As a new diver, you are…
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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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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?…
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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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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…
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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maldives considering legalizing shark fishing

by DiveSSI - 31st March 2021
The Maldives government is in discussions to legalize shark fishing in a bid to boost their struggling economy. The Maldives…
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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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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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Cozumel – the best time to dive here

by DiveSSI - 21st December 2020
Anytime a diver is considering a dive destination one of the more common questions they have is, “What is 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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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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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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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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5 Tips to Make Boat Diving Easier

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2020
As the world slowly starts to open back up from our seemingly endless Covid-19 lockdown, what better way to celebrate…
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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Training – Recommendation

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2020
SSI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN TRAINING Since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there have been and…
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Your Guide to Ice Diving: Why it’s Worth Getting Cold for

by DiveSSI - 30th January 2020
Ice diving in Antarctica or the Arctic is ideal for adventurous divers looking for a challenge and exceptional marine life at…