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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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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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20 Fun Facts about Sharks

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2021
Whether you love sharks or not, there is no denying these incredible animals are awesome! To celebrate Shark Awareness Day…
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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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New! Marine Guide Recognition Rating for SSI Ecology Experts

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2021
Recognizing our Professionals who are SSI Marine Ecology experts. We are launching a NEW SSI Marine Guide Recognition Rating for…
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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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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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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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Maldives considering legalizing shark fishing

by DiveSSI - 31st March 2021
The Maldives government is in discussions to legalize shark fishing in a bid to boost their struggling economy. The Maldives…
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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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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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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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Top 8 Family-Friendly Dive Destinations

by DiveSSI - 17th December 2020
Little compares to the feeling you get when you introduce your child to the wonders of the underwater world for…
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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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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…