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SSI and Mares Become Shark Trust Patrons

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2021
The Shark Trust has announced Mares and SSI as new Corporate Patrons. Together, we will be creating positive change for…
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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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Mexico’s Best Pt 3 – Guadalupe Diving With Sharks

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2021
Gin-clear waters and abundant sharks have put Guadalupe firmly on the map as the world’s best place to go cage…
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19 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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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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Western Australia proposes new shark cull

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2021
The Western Australia government has proposed a new shark cull in response to fishers concerns about their loss of catches…
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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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Demonstrating for better protection of endangered shark species

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2019
Fishing in the Atlantic kills 25,000 endangered mako sharks each yearAgainst the capture of tens of thousands of endangered sharks…
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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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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 yearsAccording to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in…
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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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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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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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Sharks sanctuary or slaughter – contradiction in paradise

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2017
South Africa: What are you doing? South Africa is blessed! There is hardly another country on Earth that has so…
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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers 2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according…
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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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Toxins in shark products linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s

by DiveSSI - 8th September 2016
Toxins in shark products linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s Here’s another reason to reject that bowl of shark’s fin…
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Tuna fishermen can save sharks by sharing information about sustainable fishing methods

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2016
Thousands of sharks become bycatch and perish on longlines meant for tuna Tuna fishermen who share information with other fishermen…
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Stop Finning – Stop the Trade

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2020
European Citizens' Initiative against shark finning SHARKPROJECT and many other NGOs support the demands of the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Finning…
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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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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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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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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 epicenter of marine biodiversity. Encompassing…
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10 of the Best Coral Reefs in the World.

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2021
When it comes to diving, there is nothing like drifting over light-filled coral reefs or along coral-encrusted walls that are…
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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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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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Earth Day – Help 1 Billion People Restore Our Earth

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2021
The founders of Earth Day are on a mission to empower and expand the global environmental movement – starting with you!…
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The Ultimate Guide To Being An Eco-Diver

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2021
Every diver cares about the environment in some way - a bold yet true statement! No matter what got you…
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Join the Blue Oceans community

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2020
While saving our oceans seems like a daunting task, there are things every person can do to help. SSI’s Blue…
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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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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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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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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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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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Sustainability Seal MSC does not adequately protect whales and seabirds

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2019
Study again reveals serious deficiencies in the seal for fish productsA recent study by the NABU umbrella organization Birdlife International…
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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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New Zealand’s coastal seas are declared as marine “Hope Spot”

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2018
New Zealand government must finally protect the last Maui dolphinsA good day for the rare Maui dolphins and their floating…
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NABU exits certification process for New Zealand Hoki

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2018
MSC seal of approval continues to lose credibilityNABU and NABU International Conservation Foundation announced their withdrawal from the Marine Stewardship…
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Ireland: Successful Ghost Net Removal

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2018
Divers remove lobster pots and ghost nets from the bottom of the seaFrom 3 to 6 September 2018 divers from…
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Mission “Stone & Pots”: First Ghost Net Salvage in Ireland

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2018
Mainly lobster traps are to be salvagedGhost nets kill millions of marine animals every year. The Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation,…
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WWF appeals against MSC certification of tuna fisheries

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2018
Efficient fishing method leads to massive bycatch of juvenile fish and sharksTuna is a difficult case for green consumers -…
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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceans After four years of negotiation, the EU has imposed a ban on bottom…
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Latest Living Blue Planet Report sounds alarm bells for the world’s oceans

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2015
Dramatic drop in biodiversity The biodiversity of the oceans is decreasing. On average, the populations of marine animals, seabirds, reptiles…