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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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Hawaii: How does an eel get into the nose of a seal?

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2018
Eals in Seals: Researchers are puzzledMonk seals with eels in their noses have been observed several times in recent years…
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last…
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European eels use internal compass to reach destination

by DiveSSI - 21st June 2017
Eels’ magnetic orientation follows Earth’s magnetic field In a new study, scientists have discovered how the European eel larvae in…
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Electric Eels – complex hunters

by DiveSSI - 17th November 2015
Vanderbilt University. Having been in South America for the last three years, Catania has studied how the electric eel uses…
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Scientists discover spawning ground of Pacific eels

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2015
To learn more about the migration and spawning grounds of eels in the Pacific (specifically those in Vanuatu in the…
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Mermaid Makeup Tips and Tricks

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2021
You may have the training and the tail, but no mermaid transformation is complete without the proper makeup. A fun,…
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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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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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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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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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7 great reasons mermaiding is not just for girls

by DiveSSI - 13th May 2021
Becoming a mermaid is a great way to improve your dive fitness, travel the world, start an exciting new career…
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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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Scuba Gear Essentials for New Divers

by DiveSSI - 8th May 2021
Learning to scuba dive is one of the most rewarding adventures in the world. As a new diver, you are…
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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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Back to Water Campaign

by DiveSSI - 1st May 2021
Diving is a lot of fun, but like anything, it takes practice and experience.  Due to the current circumstances, many…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 8 Family-Friendly Dive Destinations

by DiveSSI - 17th December 2020
Little compares to the feeling you get when you introduce your child to the wonders of the underwater world for…
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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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“SAFER THAN HOME” CAMPAIGN

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted across the globe, but two giants in the dive industry will not let that…
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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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Join the Blue Oceans community

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2020
Blue Oceans Offers FREE Programs to Both Divers and Training Centers to Further Ocean Conservation In a world where plastic…
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5 Tips to Make Boat Diving Easier

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2020
As the world slowly starts to open back up from our seemingly endless Covid-19 lockdown, what better way to celebrate…
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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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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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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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Coronavirus: Full face masks to ease respirator overload

by DiveSSI - 30th March 2020
Full face snorkeling masks before possible use in the health care sectorThe lack of respirators respectively the overload of respirators…
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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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SaferShorelines wants to train speedboat captains and water sports enthusiasts to show them possible dangers

by DiveSSI - 13th March 2020
Accidents happen in fractions of a second and the outcome often lasts for weeks, months and sometimes for a lifetime.…
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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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Lanzarote: Angel Shark Project

by DiveSSI - 10th February 2020
The Canary Islands are the home of the Angelshark, and if you want to meet this beautiful shark species, you…
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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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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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The north of Bali

by DiveSSI - 19th December 2019
Comfortable wooden furniture on the veranda, the swing sways gently in the constant wind. A view as from another world:…
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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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Volcano “F” is the origin of the floating stones

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2019
Researchers publish study on pumice raft in the Southwest PacificSince August 2019, a huge cluster of pumice stones in the…
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Diving Yap – Yap Caverns

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2019
The southernmost dive site of the Yap Divers is one of the top spots and is the favorite dive site…