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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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10 things you did not know about ice

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2019
Ice plays a crucial role in the global climateIce is water in its solid form, but it is also important…
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Ice diving at its best in the East of Greenland

by DiveSSI - 7th October 2019
The wind blows streaks of powdery snow over the ice, forming wave patterns, elevations and valleys as one would expect…
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Huge carpet of pumice stones floating in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
The volcanic rock carpet is heading for AustraliaThe rock carpet was discovered in August by sailors and covers an area…
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Granted mining licenses for one million square kilometers of seabed

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2019
Greenpeace Report: Deep-sea mining threatens marine ecosystemsThe planned large-scale mining of manganese nodules in the deep sea threatens to destroy…
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute…
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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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Lake Baikal: Ice Diving

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2018
Cold as ice and yet so hot!Lake Baikal is one of the largest waterbodies in the world. Super clean water.…
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Polar ice could be softer than expected

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Models for sea-level rise need to be adaptedIce has similar flow characteristics as a very viscous liquid. The ice sheets…
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Icelandic whalers kill blue whale

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2018
Whale protectors speak of environmental crimeThe Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization (WDC) is alarmed by photographs documenting the cut up…
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Arctic Expedition: Research vessel “Polarstern” is supposed to freeze in the ice

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2018
International MOSAiC expedition starts in autumn 2019It will be the largest Arctic research expedition of all times: In September 2019,…
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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversityAfter a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin…
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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vesselsResearchers at the Alfred Wegener…
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern OceanThe fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south polar food…
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Arctic sea ice: negative record

by DiveSSI - 12th March 2018
The arctic ice cover was never smaller in a February than 2018The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in…
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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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Effects of climate change in Arctic driven by seasonality of sea ice

by DiveSSI - 25th July 2017
Dramatic changes to take place prematurely within next decade At the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice cover shrinks, with the…
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Blooms of phytoplankton caused by thinning sea ice in Arctic

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2017
Melt ponds that lower ice's reflectivity another cause Conditions under the Arctic sea ice are too dark for photosynthesis to…
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Melting of sea ice may cause juvenile polar cod to starve

by DiveSSI - 17th March 2017
Biologists verify polar cod's strong dependence on ice algae The humble polar cod plays an integral role in the Arctic…
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Day 8 – The last walk under the ice

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2017
This morning we woke up with a smile in our faces since we knew it would be a fantastic day,…
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the ice

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast –…
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Day 5 – Cracked ice and some troubles at Khoboy

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2017
Today we headed north to the sharp tip of the Island of Olkhon. While the thermometer was showing a milder temperature…
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Day 2 – First steps on the ice

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
After being in a safe harbor with a comfy bed and a great intercontinental breakfast still in Irkutsk, we headed…
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Russian Ice Diving Adventure

by DiveSSI - 20th January 2017
From February 14th to February 22nd 2017, a team of seven intrepid divers will be heading to Siberia to experience the…
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Trade in whale products by Iceland and Norway escalates

by DiveSSI - 30th September 2016
Norway and Japan are doing all they can to escalate commercial whalingConservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Iceland…
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New measurements indicate greater mass loss from Greenland ice sheet than previous thought

by DiveSSI - 27th September 2016
Amount of annual ice loss actually 272 Giga tonsThe loss of ice mass from the Greenland ice sheet is greater…
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Scientists study the ice algae-produced carbon in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2016
“Ice Algae” play a large role in the Arctic food cycle Algae living in and under the sea ice play…
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Major companies say “no” to cod fishing in previously ice-covered Arctic waters

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2016
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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Service ratings in the tourism industry since 2009

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2015
Central Europe, particularly the German-language countries, have long been world champions in travelling, until China won over this unofficial title recently. In…
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The COTSbot: A robot with a licence to inject

by DiveSSI - 15th September 2015
Using technology to combat starfish scourge The crown-of-thorns starfish is a real bane for coral reefs, both worldwide and specifically…
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11 Top Ways to Help Save Sharks

by DiveSSI - 25th October 2021
As an ocean lover, you know that sharks often get a bad rap. They are largely misrepresented to the public…
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Best Scuba Diving in Mexico Part 4 – Yucatán

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2021
The Yucatán Peninsula offers some of the most diverse scuba diving in Mexico. It is home to Cozumel, which Jacques…
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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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10 Dive Locations with a Difference

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2021
For a dive trip with a difference, you cannot beat exploring the world’s lesser-known dive locations. Between them, they offer…
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7 Liveaboard Dive Trips For Experienced Divers

by DiveSSI - 28th September 2021
When it comes to liveaboard diving, experienced scuba divers can have it all. As well as diving at the most…
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Mexico’s Best Pt 3 – Guadalupe Diving With Sharks

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2021
Guadalupe diving – What to expect.  Gin-clear waters and abundant sharks have put Guadalupe firmly on the map as the…
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Explore More – 9 Remote Dive Spots

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2021
From exploring icy Arctic waters to cruising paradise islands few tourists know about, there are some incredible remote dive spots to visit.…
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Top Liveaboards for Advanced Divers – Part 1

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2021
Liveaboard diving is the best way to reach the most sought-after and remote dive destinations in the world. As an…
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Start the Adventure – 6 Ways to Learn to Dive

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2021
Ready for the journey of a lifetime? Learn to dive and you will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater…
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Dive More – 6 Ways to Join Your Local Dive Scene

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2021
If you are like all other divers, you most certainly wish you could dive more. The demands of life, such…
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8 Great Destinations for Experienced Divers

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2021
The world is truly your oyster as an experienced diver! You have perfected your skills, are confident in the water,…
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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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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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The 7 Best SSI Courses To Do With Your Kids

by DiveSSI - 19th August 2021
Summer is well underway, making it the perfect time to gather your family and have some fun! Not sure where…
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How to Become a Professional Mermaid

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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8 Idyllic Diving Destinations For Advanced Divers

by DiveSSI - 12th August 2021
As an advanced diver, it is time to explore more challenging dive sites, put your skills into action and visit those…
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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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8 Micronesia Wreck Dives For Every Diver

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2021
Micronesia is a diver’s paradise, offering everything from flourishing reefs and sheer drop-offs to world-class wreck dives. There are numerous…