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Newly-described “parasol” sponges graceful but deadly

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2017
Deep-sea sponges feed on small crustaceans When most people think of sponges, they think of those in the kitchen sink…
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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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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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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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Introducing the JJ CCR Rebreather

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2020
SSI is very happy to announce that they have now added the JJ CCR closed-circuit rebreather to the list of…
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Introducing the Scuba Force SF2 CCR Rebreather

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2020
SSI is very happy to announce that they have now added the Scuba Force SF2 backmount closed-circuit rebreather to the…
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How To Make A Face Mask At Home

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2020
In just a short few months, the normalcies of daily life have changed significantly. As the world slowly starts coming…
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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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Ocean Film Tour 2020

by DiveSSI - 9th March 2020
International OCEAN FILM TOUR Vol. 7 - Cast off! An exploration on and under the surface of the Seven Seas.…
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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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The secret life of the sponges

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2020
Time-lapse photos expose movementsYou might think that deep-sea sponges are about as active as cleaning sponges. But this is not…
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Wildlife Logbook – The new MySSI App Feature

by DiveSSI - 28th January 2020
When jumping into the water, every diver hopes to experience a fantastic, unforgettable dive filled with beautiful underwater creatures. We…
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Launch of MyDiveGuide

by DiveSSI - 28th January 2020
SSI is starting 2020 off with a big bang! The highly anticipated, new online platform, MyDiveGuide, is launched this month at…
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Cyprus: Aphrodite’s home

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2020
According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite was born off the coast of Cyprus from the foam produced by Uranus's genitals,…
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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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Liveaboard Diving Holiday – 10 best tips to make it a success

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
Whether you’re new to liveaboard diving or a seasoned cruiser, the last thing you want is a packing disaster when…
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Diving Belize

by DiveSSI - 30th October 2019
If you want to dive in Belize, you have basically three options: Either you choose one of the many providers…
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The sea is not your dump – Growing Resistance to UK platform disposal

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2019
OSPAR meets – Growing Resistance to UK platform disposal"Shell - The sea is not your dump"Almost unnoticed by the "big"…
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Climate-Neutral Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Since the end of September ‘Celebes Divers’ is the first climate-neutral dive resort in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The well-known climate…
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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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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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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cephalopod Sex

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2019
How Squid, Octopus & Co. do it…The sex life of cephalopods is diverse and idiosyncratic. In a recent paper in…
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Mermaids: Can you work as a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2019
Many people, especially the coming generations, dream of finding their dream job. Whereas boys often dream of astronauts or secret…
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Attersee – The black bridge

by DiveSSI - 20th August 2019
The 46 km² and 169m deep Attersee is a major diving area in the Salzkammergut region in Upper Austria. Most…
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Tom Oberhuber’s fabulous 24-hour apnea world record

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2019
Smile, drink, perform: 26,350 meters to go24 kilometres without fins and of course without a breathing device: a challenge only…
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Algae bloom kills farmed salmon in Norway

by DiveSSI - 2nd June 2019
So-called "killer gene" in northern Norway threatens aquacultureMalignant bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri, which is widespread on the Norwegian…
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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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Corals in the Red Sea provide natural record of monsoon activity

by DiveSSI - 22nd April 2019
Barium in the coral skeleton records the intensity of the South Asian summer monsoonWhen it comes to understanding the future…
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Shark selfies show unexpected behaviour

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2019
White sharks hunt in kelp forests White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that…
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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copiesThe North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a…
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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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A coral reef in the Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Researchers are discovering extensive coral reef off the coast of southern Italy Off the coast of Italy, researchers led by…
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Recognition of the SSI Lifeguard Program

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
The SSI Lifeguard Program was proudly certified by the German Association for Pool and Swimming Operations. From March 01, 2019 the…
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
On the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, you have the opportunity to experience a shark phenomenon currently happening and being…
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Biologists discover deep-sea fish in extremely low-oxygen regions

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2019
Researchers do not know how the animals survive thereAnimals need oxygen to live. Now marine biologists have discovered a large…
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Florida Keys: new “Connect & Protect” campaign

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2019
Florida Keys & Key West focus on tourism The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Office is showing visitors the…
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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 yearsAccording to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in…
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Deep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered

by DiveSSI - 8th January 2019
The deep sea is still full of secretsA group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They…
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Myanmar: Researchers discover new catfish species

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2018
A total of 157 new species discovered on the MekongIn the Mekong region, a total of 157 new species were…
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A new Jurassic pyncnodontiform fish

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2018
150 million year old fossil with teeth like a piranhaIn the approximately 150 million year old limescale in the quarry…
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Brazil: Researchers discover unknown reef fish

by DiveSSI - 2nd October 2018
Divers where so captivated - they didn’t notice sixgill shark hovering above themNamed for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love…
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Antarctic: Amphipods as a kidnapper …

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
A puzzling relationship between amphipods and pteropodsPteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels produce deterrent chemicals to protect themselves…
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The path of plastic in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2018
Microplastic connects to naturally occurring particles and forms aggregatesAlthough vast amounts of plastic are drifting in the oceans and new…
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New jellyfish species observed in the Kiel Canal

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2018
Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likelyA new type of jellyfish has become established in the…
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Polar ice could be softer than expected

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Models for sea-level rise need to be adaptedIce has similar flow characteristics as a very viscous liquid. The ice sheets…
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Spearfishing makes fish shy

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2018
Fishing has a relevant impact on the behaviour of fishFisheries researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland…
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New IUCN report on deep-sea mining

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2018
Previous regulations for the protection of the deep sea are inadequateThe new deep-sea mining regulations which are under development at…