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Blue boats are reef robbers – the new maritime threat for the Asia Pacific?

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2019
Illegal fishing on a large scale by Vietnamese wooden boatsA flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews working in harsh…
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Baleen whales: More rapid habitat alteration in the Atlantic than in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2019
Gulf Stream provides a rich food supply in the Northeast AtlanticA new study has compared the incidence of baleen whales…
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Huge carpet of pumice stones floating in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
The volcanic rock carpet is heading for AustraliaThe rock carpet was discovered in August by sailors and covers an area…
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The long term memory of the Pacific Ocean

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2019
Cold periods still take place in the deep PacificThe sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep…
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Pacific coral reef keeps recovering from coral bleaching

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Researchers prove historical bleaching eventsAs climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs experience coral bleaching worldwide and die-offs.…
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up workIn the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its…
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Scientists discover spawning ground of Pacific eels

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2015
To learn more about the migration and spawning grounds of eels in the Pacific (specifically those in Vanuatu in the…
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale Hunt Japan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annual hunt for minke whales off the…
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10 Dive Locations with a Difference

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2021
For a dive trip with a difference, you cannot beat exploring the world’s lesser-known dive locations. Between them, they offer…
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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…
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7 Liveaboard Dive Trips For Experienced Divers

by DiveSSI - 28th September 2021
When it comes to liveaboard diving, experienced scuba divers can have it all. As well as diving at the most…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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Top Liveaboards for Advanced Divers – Part 1

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2021
Liveaboard diving is the best way to reach the most sought-after and remote dive destinations in the world. As an…
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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,…
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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.…
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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…
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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 epicenter of marine biodiversity. Encompassing…
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Scuba Diving for Kids Part 2 – 14 Great Places to Visit

by DiveSSI - 14th July 2021
Scuba diving is a safe fun sport filled with adventures you will never forget! Read on to discover more incredible places that…
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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…
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10 of the Best Coral Reefs in the World.

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2021
When it comes to diving, there is nothing like drifting over light-filled coral reefs or along coral-encrusted walls that are…
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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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Join the Blue Oceans community

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2020
Blue Oceans Offers FREE Programs to Both Divers and Training Centers to Further Ocean Conservation In a world where plastic…
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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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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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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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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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Volcano “F” is the origin of the floating stones

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2019
Researchers publish study on pumice raft in the Southwest PacificSince August 2019, a huge cluster of pumice stones in the…
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Hawaii: Scuba divers document state of corals

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2019
Scientists rely on the help of scuba divers and snorkelers Between 2014 and 2015, roundabout 50 to 90 percent of…
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Antibiotics from the sea

by DiveSSI - 21st November 2019
Research team opens up a source for new antibioticsThe team around Prof. dr. Christian Jogler from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena has…
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Fight against plastic waste: rivers to be cleaned

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
The Ocean Cleanup Project wants to clean rivers of plastic wasteThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which is currently making…
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5 Incredible Ways Whales are Saving the Oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
Love whales? These incredible animals have fascinated humans for a very long time and rightly so. Swimming or diving with whales…
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Viruses affect functions in the marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Scientists are showing a new picture of the role of viruses in the seaViruses are known primarily as pathogens of…
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The Ocean Cleanup retains debris from the sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2019
It’s working! First technical problems are solvedThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to clean the oceans…
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Hunting corals

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2019
Corals feed differently than expectedWhen it comes to nutrition, corals have a few tricks. Most of their nutrients come from…
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Western Atlantic heavily polluted with microplastics

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2019
The Sargasso Sea is a plastic seaThe concentration of microplastics in the West Atlantic Sargasso Sea is apparently similar to…
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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates endangered coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has…
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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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Rays threatened with extinction

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2019
Update to the Red ListThe largest extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs continues. It is the fault of…
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4 Liveaboard Destinations to Avoid Seasickness

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Nothing can ruin a day’s diving faster than a bout of motion sickness, but it needn’t stop you from joining…
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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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On the trail of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2019
For the first time, researchers are measuring hydroxylamine in the open oceanWhen and where in nature, what form of nitrogen…
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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowlyAt the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of…
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The ocean as a reservoir for human carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th March 2019
Research project determines the CO₂ uptake of the oceans between 1994 and 2007Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the…
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Remote coral reefs are doing better

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2019
NOAA studied US coral reefs in the Pacific Coral reefs in remote, uninhabited areas of the Pacific are generally in good…