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10 Ways to be an Environmentally Conscious Diver

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2021
There is not a diver out there that doesn’t care about the environment somehow - a bold yet true statement.…
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Orcas threatened by environmental toxin PCB

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2018
Accumulation of long-lasting environmental toxin in killer whale tissuesMore than forty years after the first steps in the ban of…
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Ice-free Arctic: Increased shipping carries incalculable environmental risks

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2017
Heavy oil ban in arctic waters is the only effective measure for the protection of the environment In view of…
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around…
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Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by…
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
NGOs call for more rigorous implementation of legislation Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification…
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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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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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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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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…
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4 Reasons You Should Become a Master Diver in 2021

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2021
Earning the rating of SSI Master Diver is the pinnacle of recreational scuba diving. Becoming an SSI Master Diver in…
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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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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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MyDiveGuide Launches Local Dive Sites Series

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted across the globe, but SSI is not going to let that get its divers…
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Updated Classified Diving Program

by DiveSSI - 26th August 2020
SSI is excited to announce that it has updated the entire Classified Diving Program. These updates include new standards, a…
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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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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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Looking for SSI Professionals

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2020
One of the issues that we repeatedly run into is the lack of SSI Professionals available and willing to work…
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Introducing the JJ CCR Rebreather

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2020
SSI is very happy to announce that they have now added the JJ CCR closed-circuit rebreather to the list of…
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SSI China have celebrated World Oceans Day 2020

by DiveSSI - 2nd July 2020
As restrictions eased within China throughout June, SSI made big plans to celebrate World Oceans Day this year. In conjunction…
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A Wreck Divers Heaven – Chuuk Lagoon

by DiveSSI - 24th June 2020
Where is Chuuk Lagoon? Situated in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,800 kilometers north east of New Guinea,…
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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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No Water, no problem – Free Science of Diving digital Kit

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
We miss diving as much as you do, so let us continue training and focus on the things we love…
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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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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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Microplastics discovered in new deep sea species

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2020
Researchers officially name flea cancer "Plasticus"Only five centimetres tall, its home in about 6,500 meters depth in the Pacific Ocean…
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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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The secret life of the sponges

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2020
Time-lapse photos expose movementsYou might think that deep-sea sponges are about as active as cleaning sponges. But this is not…
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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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Stop Finning – Stop the Trade

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2020
European Citizens' Initiative against shark finning SHARKPROJECT and many other NGOs support the demands of the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Finning…
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How are Dragonets, Weever and Hooknoses?

by DiveSSI - 7th January 2020
New evaluation method shows the impact of fishing on “by-catch species”A new method for assessing fish stocks for which little…
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Partnership between SSI China and Hunan International Economics University Diving Association

by DiveSSI - 2nd January 2020
SSI China and Hunan International Economics University Diving Association start partnership. The Hunan International Economics University in Changsha is the…
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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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Blue boats are reef robbers – the new maritime threat for the Asia Pacific?

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2019
Illegal fishing on a large scale by Vietnamese wooden boatsA flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews working in harsh…
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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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Impact of climate change threatens ocean life

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2019
New Greenpeace report calls for global action to save the oceansLarge parts of the oceans could soon fail in their…
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Dead Whale found in Scotland full of Plastic Trash

by DiveSSI - 4th December 2019
Plastic pollution of the seas is increasingly threatening marine mammalsA sperm whale did and stranded on the Scottish Isle of…
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Climate change: Nemo in trouble

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2019
Clown fish can not adapt to rapid environmental changesThe well-liked anemonefish, which became popular through the films "Finding Nemo" and…
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Marine mammals threatened worldwide

by DiveSSI - 1st December 2019
World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4, 2019On the occasion of the World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4, 2019,…
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Hawaii: Scuba divers document state of corals

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2019
Scientists rely on the help of scuba divers and snorkelers Between 2014 and 2015, roundabout 50 to 90 percent of…
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Baltic Sea: Mine blasting in the marine reserve kills porpoises

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2019
Dramatic environmental damage in the FehmarnbeltIn August 2019, the German navy blew up 42 ground mines in the German Baltic…
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MOSES hunts Ocean Eddies

by DiveSSI - 24th November 2019
Researchers want to study mobile oxygen minimum zonesThe nets are in place: As part of the Helmholtz environmental monitoring program,…