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Russia forbids catches of orcas and belugas

by DiveSSI - 26th November 2018
Captured whales were sold to dolphinariumsRussia is the only country that catches orcas and belugas for the “dolphinarium industry”. Now…
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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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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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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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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…
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No marine reserve in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

by DiveSSI - 4th November 2019
International commission for protecting marine life in Antarctica has failed for the eighth consecutive time to create a marine parkThe…
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Too Young To Scuba Dive?

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Diving changes lives. It is one of those activities where its transformative power can be seen applied to both young…
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A sea full of colours … .Diving teacher paints under water

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2019
Shams Diving, diving instructor and artist Olga NikitinaThe colours are environmentally friendly, the canvases waterproof. This is an important requirement,…
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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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Lake Baikal: Ice Diving

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2018
Cold as ice and yet so hot!Lake Baikal is one of the largest waterbodies in the world. Super clean water.…
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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatenedNature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the…
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Antarctic: No Marine Sanctuary in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Russia, China and Norway prevent protection of the Wedell SeaAccording to media reports, the Antarctic Commission CCAMLR has decided against…
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Deep-sea mining: Research on risks and ecological consequences

by DiveSSI - 3rd October 2018
“Mining Impact: Phase 2 of the project started in BrusselsThere are still no mining licenses for the deep-sea outside national…
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„Measuring Fever“ in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2018
Two-month expedition into the Laptev Sea startedRecently, the Russian research icebreaker "AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV" came to Kiel on a special mission.…
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Arctic Expedition: Research vessel “Polarstern” is supposed to freeze in the ice

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2018
International MOSAiC expedition starts in autumn 2019It will be the largest Arctic research expedition of all times: In September 2019,…
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Wild living whales at audiometry

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2018
Beluga whales are more sensitive than previously thoughtScientists have carried out the first audiometry (listening tests) on a wild living…
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Evidence for subglacial lakes

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2017
Glacial retreat accelerated due to Meltwater lakes under the Antarctic Ice Sheet The ice in the Antarctic was far thicker…
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Melting of sea ice may cause juvenile polar cod to starve

by DiveSSI - 17th March 2017
Biologists verify polar cod's strong dependence on ice algae The humble polar cod plays an integral role in the Arctic…
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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 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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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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Plastic trash makes its way to the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2015
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has shown that for the first…
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First 3-D look at an underwater canyon

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2015
For the first time, researchers managed to capture three-dimensional images of an underwater canyon. The star of this project was…
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Increased Ocean Temperatures Lead to Higher Rainfall Extremes

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2015
The rise of ocean temperatures in our oceans, caused by climate change, has in turn led to more rain, according to…