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Celebrating 50 Years of Diving Excellence with Aquatic Sports

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2020
Aquatic Sports Has Been with SSI Since the Beginning As SSI celebrates its 50th Anniversary, we also celebrate the relationships…
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Scuba Schools International (SSI) celebrate 50 years

by DiveSSI - 1st October 2020
SSI, Scuba Schools International, turns 50 years old in 2020. To celebrate this special anniversary, SSI has great things planned…
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Iceland wants to kill more than 2,000 whales in the next few years

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2019
Icelandic whale meat probably intended for the Japanese marketThe Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on…
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How whales can save the polar bears

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
Protecting whales means protecting global climate They are the symbol of the threat that climate changes poses to our planet:…
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25 years on: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrates

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2015
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016…
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The Best Mexico Diving Part 2 – Sea of Cortez

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2021
Offering crystal-clear warm waters teeming with marine life large and small, the Sea of Cortez is an unmissable highlight of…
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Be A Professional Mermaid – The Ultimate Guide

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2021
Are you ready for an exciting new career? Become a professional mermaid! This lifestyle choice is gaining popularity fast and…
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Dive Safety – 15 Essential Tips For New Divers.

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2021
Exploring the oceans as a newly certified diver is so exciting! Get the most out of your dives, be ready…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The 8 best SSI lifeguard programs for 2021

by DiveSSI - 30th March 2021
If you want to save lives and learn exciting new skills including problem solving and teamwork, become a professional lifeguard.…
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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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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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SSI Partners with Lifeguard Academy Maldives

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2021
Scuba Schools International Partners with Lifeguard Academy Maldives to Provide Lifeguard Training Programmes for Tourist and Local Facilities Since 2018…
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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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Top 10 XR Dive Sites of the Red Sea

by DiveSSI - 1st February 2021
There are many dive sites within the Red Sea that are suitable for XR diving. Each of the sites has…
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Extended Range Sidemount

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2021
Background and Intent SSI has long had a recreational sidemount diving specialty program available but it was only in the…
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10 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Dive Safety

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2020
Diving as a family is one of the most rewarding activities for any avid diver. Not only does scuba diving…
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10 Reasons Swimming is Good for Your Health and Your Soul

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2020
Everyone knows that swimming is good and one of the best forms of physical exercise, working nearly every muscle in…
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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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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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Explore Greece’s First Underwater Museum

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2020
What could be more thrilling than diving through crystal clear waters to explore an ancient shipwreck covered in historic amphorae?…
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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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SSI will enforce the “Exclusivity Standard” of Instructor Trainers

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2020
For more than 50 years, SSI has worked very hard to improve our service, products and market position. All to…
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SSI contributes $3.5 Million Dollars in Free Digital Kits to support their Training Centers

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2020
SSI contributes $3.5 million dollars in free Digital Kits to support Training Centers survive COVID-19 through their No Water, No Problem…
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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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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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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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8 Reasons Why Freediving Is So Amazing

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2020
Few things can make you feel as free and at one with the world around you as freediving. The act…
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Diving the Alien Ocean: Game “In Other Waters”

by DiveSSI - 7th April 2020
Dive on Gliese 667Cc - unusual computer game"In Other Waters" is set on an exoplanet completely covered by an ocean.…
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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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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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Launch of Manta & Ray Ecology

by DiveSSI - 3rd March 2020
SSI has launched a new ecology program – Manta & Ray Ecology. Like all SSI Ecology programs, Manta & Ray…
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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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Your Guide to Ice Diving: Why it’s Worth Getting Cold for

by DiveSSI - 30th January 2020
Ice diving in Antarctica or the Arctic is ideal for adventurous divers looking for a challenge and exceptional marine life at…
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Orcas and aurora

by DiveSSI - 6th January 2020
A winter trip to the Norwegian ArcticWhen the days get shorter and the temperatures drop below zero, an incredible amount…
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Djibouti, Pearl of the Southern Red Sea

by DiveSSI - 22nd December 2019
A diving safari at its finest - in the still almost untouched waters of Djibouti and the Gulf of Tadjoura. …
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Canary Islands declared Hope Spot

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2019
Better protection for important marine area During the world climate conference in Madrid, the waters between Tenerife and La Gomera…
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9 Idyllic Dive Destinations for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 17th December 2019
As a novice diver, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering new dive destinations that offer easy diving and incredible marine…
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Wreck of “SMS Scharnhorst” discovered in the Falkland Islands

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2019
Armored cruiser from the First World War located in the South Atlantic at 1,610 metersThe German Admiral Graf von Spee…