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Inspired by experience – A new team of experts is born!

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2017
'Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come' - This quote from Victor Hugo could have been the spark for founding the MARES /…
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Experience Marine Research First-Hand

by DiveSSI - 9th July 2015
GEOMAR Open House in Kiel on 12 July 2015 How dangerous is plastic waste in the ocean? How much World…
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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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14 unbeatable places to learn to scuba dive with your family – Part 2

by DiveSSI - 14th July 2021
Here are part 2 of our 14 unbeatable places to learn to scuba dive with your family:  Maldives The Maldives…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cozumel – the best time to dive here

by DiveSSI - 21st December 2020
Anytime a diver is considering a dive destination one of the more common questions they have is, “What is the…
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SSI SCR Diving

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2020
Background and Intent The SCR range of programs are one of the most recent additions to the XR family of…
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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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6 Reasons to Enroll in an SSI Mermaid Training Program

by DiveSSI - 29th October 2020
There are many reasons to become a mermaid or merman; however, if you have never tried mermaiding before, we are…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Expansion of Universal QR Code Scanner

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2020
SSI is continually working to improve the MySSI app, expanding it with new helpful features. In the past, logged dives…
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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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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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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…