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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 MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 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 MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 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 MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 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 MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 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 MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 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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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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WE WANT YOU – Sponsored Crossover Kit Promotion

by DiveSSI - 20th August 2020
SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, has launched the “We want you” promotion - a sponsored Professional…
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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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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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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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Translation of MyDiveGuide

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2020
MyDiveGuide is the internet’s most powerful dive travel tool, assisting divers around the world in planning their next diving adventure.…
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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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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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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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Others provide just words, SSI provides solutions!

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
The diving industry is one of the strongest hit by the current crisis. Tourism is suffering from lockdowns and travel…
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SSI Students Worldwide Can Earn $300 USD Just for Learning!

by DiveSSI - 23rd April 2020
Aggressor Adventures created a $300 USD incentive Here’s how it works You buy any one of the SSI Specialty Programs, get…
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DEEP Indonesia 2020

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2020
UW Photo-Contest with hundreds of photographers from all of the worldDivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of…
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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,…