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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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Rays threatened with extinction

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2019
Update to the Red ListThe largest extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs continues. It is the fault of…
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WWF publishes code of conduct for shark and ray tourism

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2017
Many people think that running into a shark underwater is a horrible experience. However, more and more divers would regard…
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Better protection for some species of sharks and rays

by DiveSSI - 6th October 2016
Good news for marine species: Silky sharks, thresher sharks and mobula rays now receive greater protection as they have been…
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No Water, no problem – Online Final Exams available for all digital Specialty Kits

by DiveSSI - 30th April 2020
All Recreational Diving and Freediving Specialty as well as Ecology Kits, which SSI provides Student Training Materials for, have been…
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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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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…
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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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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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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…
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Diving Yap – Goofnuw Channel

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2019
This dive site is also called "Valley of the Rays" by the Diveguides, as it is the hotspot for encounters…
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Diving in Watamu Marine National Park!

by DiveSSI - 12th November 2019
Kenya's coast is long, the area around the place Watamu of which is the most scenic. Also, off the coast…
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New dive sites discovered at Christmas Island

by DiveSSI - 11th November 2019
The small island in the Indian Ocean thrills with a variety of dive sites without crowdsFor lovers of intact nature…
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Oman: The Mimosa wreck

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2019
A very special kind of wreckThe maximum depth for a dive to the Mimosa wreck is only 15 meters. Ideal…
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Mermaids: Can you work as a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2019
Many people, especially the coming generations, dream of finding their dream job. Whereas boys often dream of astronauts or secret…
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Diving Fiji: The World’s Most Colourful Coral Reefs

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2019
Visit and go diving Fiji and you’ll soon discover this special destination lives up to its title as the soft…
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Love Indonesia ? Here are 11 Must-dive Indonesian Dive Destinations

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2019
Indonesia, one of the best-loved liveaboard diving destinations in the world, has so much to offer it can be overwhelming…
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How to become a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2019
Mermaiding is the new water sport, which is gaining in popularity, especially among many young girls and women. Surely it…
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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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Searching for Sunfish ? 3 Top Places to Dive with Mola mola

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2019
Mola mola or sunfish might be easy to identify, thanks to their unusual looks and habit of lounging at the…
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Mission “German Baltic 2019” recovers ghost nets near Rügen

by DiveSSI - 19th June 2019
A total of over half a ton of ghost nets salvagedDivers of the German Baltic 2019 mission, which started on…
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Diving the Le Polynesien

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
Wreck DivingThe well-preserved wreck of the former passenger ship and later troop carrier Le Polynesien from the year 1890 with…
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4 Liveaboard Destinations to Avoid Seasickness

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Nothing can ruin a day’s diving faster than a bout of motion sickness, but it needn’t stop you from joining…
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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark netThe most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For…
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The history of the quarries of Loebejuen

by DiveSSI - 7th April 2019
Dive into the former quarriesLoebejuen, a small town with a population of nearly 2,300, is located 15km north of Halle…
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17 Shark Species Now Face Extinction

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2019
Updated IUCN Red List lists threatened sharks The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has published…
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
East Point of Curaçao If you are in search of a beautiful sunrise or the best dive site in Curaçao, you…
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Marine sanctuaries are not safe

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2019
Trawl nets endanger many species In Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the marine environment should be particularly protected. As a recent study,…
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Deep-sea shark as bycatch

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2018
Fisheries rules for deep-sea fish are inadequateThe EU fisheries ministers have regulated deep-sea fishing for the years 2019 and 2020.…
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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatenedNature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the…
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Mermaid Kat: Posing next to wild crocodiles

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2018
A very special UW shooting in MexicoPhotographing crocodiles has become popular among many underwater photographers in recent years - but…
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Sicily: Southeast flank of Mount Etna is sliding

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2018
Volcanic flank moves underwater – an upcoming tsunami threat?The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slips towards the sea. A…
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Malaysia’s various diving spots

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2018
Various diving spots for beginners, advanced, tech divers and photographersMalaysia impresses with diversity: scenic, cultural and culinary. This diversity attracts…
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Why Diving Tiputa Pass should be on your dive bucket list

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
Tiputa Pass is one of the top dive sites of French Polynesia. As a Mecca for divers, French Polynesia has…
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Shark nets on the beaches of South Africa have been removed

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2018
Death traps for sharks, dolphins, rays and turtlesSince July 26, 2018, there are no more shark nets on beaches in…
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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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Dive destination Grenada

by DiveSSI - 26th June 2018
Under water highlights are a number of wrecks and a sculpture parkThe Caribbean Sea around Grenada offers just about everything…
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer…
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TODI indoor dive centre: Photo shooting with Mermaid Kat & Konstantin Killer

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2018
With an eye for details What makes a good underwater photo? A difficult question, because it is often a spontaneous…
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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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A surprising finding: stromatolites in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2018
Research team discovers fossils at 730 meters depthWith an age of 3.5 million years, stromatolites are among the oldest fossils.…
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First time live deep-sea frogfish filmed

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2018
Video shows swimming behaviour of a self-luminous fanfin monkfishFor the first time ever a deep-sea frogfish of the family Caulophrynidae…
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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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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare…
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Freediving: apnea and meditation

by DiveSSI - 22nd November 2017
What's so cool about holding your breath? My name is Nik Linder. I was a co-owner of a big dive…