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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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12 top tips for perfect buoyancy!

by DiveSSI - 1st July 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers EXERCISES FOR EVERYONE After learning the basics, buoyancy control and trim will be…
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Buoyancy control

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers With this report on buoyancy control, we kick off a short series on…
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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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Scuba Gear Essentials for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 24th August 2021
Learning to scuba dive is one of the most rewarding adventures of your lifetime. As a new diver, you are…
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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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10 Best Freediving Courses For New Freedivers

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2021
Learning to freedive is an adventure that takes you beyond your limits into a peaceful blue world. It is a lifestyle choice like…
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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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Surface Marker Buoy 101 – All You Need to Know

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2021
There are two types of surface marker buoy that are commonly used by divers, surface marker buoys (SMBs) and delayed…
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The Ultimate Guide To Being An Eco-Diver

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2021
Every diver cares about the environment in some way - a bold yet true statement! No matter what got you…
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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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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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Hone Your Skills – SSI Extended Range Foundations

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2020
The SSI Extended Range Foundations program offers divers a unique opportunity to hone their dive skills during focussed confined water…
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Join the Blue Oceans community

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2020
While saving our oceans seems like a daunting task, there are things every person can do to help. SSI’s Blue…
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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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No Water, no problem – Online Final Exams available for all digital Specialty Kits

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
All Recreational Diving and Freediving Specialty as well as Ecology Kits, which SSI provides Student Training Materials for, have been…
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Diving Yap – Goofnuw Channel

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2019
This dive site is also called "Valley of the Rays" by the Diveguides, as it is the hotspot for encounters…
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Bladderwrack in the climatic stress

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2019
Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) shows coupled reactions to environmental changes Short-term heat waves, long-term warming and acidification, increasing over-fertilization and oxygen depletion…
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Mermaiding – Which fins are suitable?

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2019
Mermaid swimming - the latest trendMermaid swimming or mermaiding is the latest trend in water sports. With colorful mermaid fins…
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How to become an underwater model?

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2019
To be an underwater model sounds very interesting, especially for many girls and young adults. Photos under water, with a…
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In the focus: The oceans most productive areas

by DiveSSI - 16th January 2019
Researchers are investigating upwelling areas off Africa and South AmericaOn the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous…
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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also…
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Greenland: Depth of meltwater input affects plankton bloom

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2018
Complex connection between glacier melt and nutrient inputThe unusual timing of heavy summery plankton blooms off the shores of Greenland…
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Diving safety and rescue

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2018
Stress & Rescue. Rescue Diver. Diving Safety & Rescue. Some names of different dive organisations for their “Rescue courses” that…
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St Vincent

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2017
An intimate knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for marine life are attributes that define some of the best dive guides. Such…
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Optimal trim for diving

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2017
Diving skills for beginners and advanced divers In diving, “trim” refers to the leveling of the body in a horizontal…
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Solving the mystery of floating rocks

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2017
Scientists have discovered how rocks can float Some rocks can float on water for years at a time, forming miles-long…
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Diving in the Grüblsee

by DiveSSI - 4th May 2017
A very special lake in the Alps Today, we present a very special “lake”. In winter, it serves as a…
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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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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any…