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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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Updated Job Offers Page

by DiveSSI - 2nd October 2020
SSI is strongly supporting the creation of new SSI Professionals with the currently running “We Want You” crossover campaign. However,…
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Is it fun? A 40-meter dive in the sewage sludge of a digestion tower

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2020
It's like shoveling snow at 37 degreesThe diving conditions are actually optimal: no current, no dangerous wreckage in the area,…
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Gulf of California classified as a threatened world heritage

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2019
Vaquitas: The world's smallest whale is critically endangeredThe World Heritage Committee has followed the advice of the IUCN and has…
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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperatures Practically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic organisms…
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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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Feed additions in aquaculture damage lobster

by DiveSSI - 19th October 2018
Sea lice treatment has serious side effectsTeflubenzuron is added to the feed of farmed salmon in some cases to treat…
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Mission “Stone & Pots”: First Ghost Net Salvage in Ireland

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2018
Mainly lobster traps are to be salvagedGhost nets kill millions of marine animals every year. The Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation,…
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Baltic Sea: 500 meters of ghost net salvaged

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2018
Many fish and birds have died in the net Just before off Warnemünde divers on behalf of the WWF on 7…
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World Oceans Day 2018: in the sign of the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2018
Film premiere of "Blue" should shake the world Since 2009, the 8th of June has been celebrated annually as the…
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Earth Day 2018: Fight the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2018
Protest against plastic in the sea on Sylt with gigantic beach artWith a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental…
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral…
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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chain A study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles…
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Spanish galleon San Jose to be salvaged

by DiveSSI - 17th June 2017
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced the salvage of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which sank more than three…
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Effects of methane seepage less than ocean absorption of carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th May 2017
International researchers investigate gas emissions in Arctic Large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane are trapped in the Arctic seabed.…
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Earthquake gives rise to methane seepage at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2016
 Researchers publish findings after studying aftermath of 2010 earthquake in Chile Most severe earthquakes take place beneath the seafloor. For…
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Hi-tech camouflage in the ocean depths

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2016
Playing hide-and-seek in the ocean depths A new study by Duke University and Smithsonian Institution has shown that midwater crustaceans…
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Wreck Diving in Micronesia: 8 Great Wrecks for every Diver

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2021
Micronesia is a diver’s paradise, offering everything from flourishing reefs and sheer drop-offs to world-class wreck diving. There are numerous…
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Explore the 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 epicentre of marine biodiveristy. Encompassing…
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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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Sun Siyam implements SSI Lifeguard training at their Maldives resorts

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2021
At the beginning of this year, the Maldivian Ministry of Tourism announced a new regulation to be implemented by all…
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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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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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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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SSI Introduces the Non-Binary Gender Option in the MySSI System

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2021
You asked, we listened. After repeated inquiries from SSI Centers and Professionals around the globe asking for a third gender…
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Top 10 most pristine reefs to dive in 2021

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2021
It may appear that the world is falling apart, not just from the frantic pace of modern life and the…
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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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New! Marine Guide Recognition Rating for SSI Ecology Experts

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2021
Recognizing our Professionals who are SSI Marine Ecology experts. We are launching a NEW SSI Marine Guide Recognition Rating for…
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10 great reasons to become an SSI Swim Teacher

by DiveSSI - 26th May 2021
Looking for an exciting new challenge? Become an SSI Swim Teacher! With our range of swimming instructor courses, you can…
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Get Ready for World Ocean Day 2021

by DiveSSI - 19th May 2021
World Ocean Day is 8 June! No matter if we live on the coast or far inland, we all need…
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How learning to scuba dive will change your life

by DiveSSI - 11th May 2021
Learning to scuba dive is an incredible journey that shifts your perspective in numerous ways. It starts the moment you…
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Discover the 10 Best Freediving Spots in the World

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2021
There is nothing like freediving for experiencing the ocean in a life-changing new way. This amazing sport will take you…
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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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How to overcome dive anxiety – Part II

by DiveSSI - 27th April 2021
In Part II of our dive anxiety series, we look at more great ways to overcome dive anxiety and go…
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Maldives Government is NOT Lifting the Shark Fishing Ban.

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2021
A Ministry of Fisheries media statement was released by the Maldives government on 20th April 2021, confirming their shark fishing…
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Earth Day 2021 – Help 1 Billion People Restore Our Earth

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2021
EARTHDAY.ORG is on a mission to empower and expand the environmental movement – starting with you! On 22nd April, join…
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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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SSI Launches Impressive New Website

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2021
Over the last four months, SSI has been hard at work, redesigning its website to make it more user-friendly for divers and…
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SSI Podcast Dive Around the World

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2021
SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, has launched its podcast “Dive Around the World”. The new SSI…
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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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Western Australia proposes new shark cull

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2021
The Western Australia government has proposed a new shark cull in response to fishers concerns about their loss of catches…
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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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Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Cold Water Diving

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2021
Many areas are starting to lift their stay-at-home orders; however, travel is still widely restricted worldwide, and divers everywhere have…
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Which BC/Jacket is Best For Me?

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2021
Equipment Configuration Options In this blog we examine the buoyancy compensator (BC)/jacket options for backmount single cylinder decompression diving. Your…
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Trash Waste Solutions

by DiveSSI - 11th March 2021
Trash Waste Solutions is a young, small non-profit organization founded in 2019 by a group of divers concerned about the…
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5 Ways to Increase Your Breath-Hold

by DiveSSI - 9th March 2021
Freediving is a fantastic sport that offers physical fitness, mental strength, and self-discovery. Every aquatic enthusiast knows the feeling of…
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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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Free Marine Ecology Digital Kit

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2021
Based on the fact that a lot of countries are either once again locked down or you cannot get in…