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6 XR Diving Hand Signals You Should Know.

by DiveSSI - 2nd August 2021
Diving hand signals are vital for diver safety and enjoyment during every dive. They are the best way to get…
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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…
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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…
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Mares XR Backplate

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2020
Assembly Guide Mares Backplate Divers’ who have purchased their twinset total diving system which includes a backplate and a harness…
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What is SSI XR Diving? The Real Story.

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2020
  SSI XR training programs offer an exciting pathway for all divers to extend their range of skills and knowledge…
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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…
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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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Deco Diving 101 – What is ‘Time-To-Surface’?

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2021
Scuba diving is a dynamic activity that requires divers to constantly react to changes in their environment. Whilst dive computers…
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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…
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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…
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SSI Decompression Diving – All You Need To Know

by DiveSSI - 14th April 2021
SSI launches a new Decompression Diving Specialty for recreational divers to get a taste of what decompression diving is like, without…
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Deco Diving 101 – Stage Bottle Rigging

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2021
In this blog, we look at the components of stage bottle rigging and how to set up a stage bottle…
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NEW SSI Dive Podcast – Dive Around the World

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2021
SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, has launched an exciting new dive podcast “Dive Around the World”. SSI dive…
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Deco Diving: Which Buoyancy Compensator is Best?

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2021
The equipment you choose has a significant impact on your performance and comfort when you go decompression diving. The right…
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Dive Panic: Why it Happens and How to Prevent it.

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2021
I am not a detective and I do not want to suggest what has been the cause of historical and…
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Go Beyond – Extended Range Sidemount Diving

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2021
Discover SSI Sidemount Diving. SSI has long had a Recreational Sidemount Diving specialty program available, but it is only in recent years…
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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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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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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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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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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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The M26 Saga

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2020
Over 10 years ago, from my diving center in Egypt, I wrote a short article on the problems that the…
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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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Add JJ CCR Rebreather too SSI CCR Programs

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2020
SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, added the JJ Closed-Circuit Rebreather (JJ CCR) to the list of…
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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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Free Extended Range Sidemount Certification

by DiveSSI - 2nd January 2020
It has been requested that it would be great if the Extended Range Sidemount certification card could be issued automatically…
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Dive Expedition Team – VIDEO!

by DiveSSI - 5th May 2017
To end this winter’s dive season, we would like to share our teaser video with you, wrapping up our expedition…
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Extended Range Instructor Training

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2017
Welcome to Los Angeles International, this is your captain speaking. We’re going to be sitting on the tarmac for a…
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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 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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Day 2 – First steps on the ice

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
After being in a safe harbor with a comfy bed and a great intercontinental breakfast still in Irkutsk, we headed…
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Day 1 – Arrival at Irkutsk

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2017
The first day on site was challenging for all team members. A 7,000km flight in Economy Class through 7 time…
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The MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team is ready to set off…

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2017
Time flies... We all met just 3 weeks ago during BOOT Show to coordinate the final details for our Lake…
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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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Inspired by experience – A new team of experts is born!

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2017
'Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come' - This quote from Victor Hugo could have been the spark for founding the MARES /…
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Is Freediving the new Scubadiving ?

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2016
Many years ago Scubadiving had been one of the great adventures in Life. Of course there has also been sports…