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Enrol in SSI Specialty Courses & get a $300 Travel Voucher!

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2021
Ready for your next diving adventure? You can earn a US$300 Travel Voucher from Aggressor Adventures simply by enrolling in…
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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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Methane as basic food: Special ecosystem discovered in Mexico’s water caves

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2017
Methane forms foundation of the food chain in caves of Yucatan In subterranean rivers and caves on the Mexican Yucatan…
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight…
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places I

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight…
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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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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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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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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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Mexico’s Best Diving Part 1 – The Socorro Islands

by DiveSSI - 23rd August 2021
Sitting in the open ocean and washed by ever-changing currents, the Socorro Islands are a paradise for marine megafauna fans.…
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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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Diving in Thailand – 15 Unmissable Dives

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2021
Offering everything from striking wrecks, remote reefs, and challenging pinnacles, to coral-encrusted walls and easy shore dives, Thailand is a…
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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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Scuba Diving for Kids Part 2 – 14 Great Places to Visit

by DiveSSI - 14th July 2021
Scuba diving is a safe fun sport filled with adventures you will never forget! Read on to discover more incredible places that…
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10 Dive Travel Essentials for XR Divers

by DiveSSI - 9th July 2021
Holiday time has finally arrived, and you have a week of XR diving or a place on a technical liveaboard…
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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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Get Ready for World Ocean Day 2021

by DiveSSI - 19th May 2021
World Ocean Day is 8 June! No matter if we live on the coast or far inland, we all need…
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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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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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SSI Decompression Diving – All You Need To Know

by DiveSSI - 14th April 2021
SSI launches a new Decompression Diving Specialty for recreational divers to get a taste of what decompression diving is like, without…
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Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Cold Water Diving

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2021
Many areas are starting to lift their stay-at-home orders but travel is still widely restricted. If any good has come of this…
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Deco Diving: Which Buoyancy Compensator is Best?

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2021
The equipment you choose has a significant impact on your performance and comfort when you go decompression diving. The right…
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Get Inspired by Trash Waste Solutions

by DiveSSI - 11th March 2021
Trash Waste Solutions is a young, small non-profit organization founded in 2019 by a group of divers concerned about the…
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5 Ways to Increase Your Freediving Breath-Hold

by DiveSSI - 9th March 2021
Freediving is an addictive sport that improves physical fitness and mental strength and takes you on an incredible journey of…
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Dive Panic: Why it Happens and How to Prevent it.

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2021
I am not a detective and I do not want to suggest what has been the cause of historical and…
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Free SSI Marine Ecology Digital Kit

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2021
SSI offers free SSI Marine Ecology digital kits. Based on the fact that a lot of countries are either once…
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6 Reasons You Should Become a Master Diver

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2021
Earning the rating of SSI Master Diver is the pinnacle of recreational scuba diving. It makes you a better, safer…
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SSI & Mares Extend their “Safer Than Home” Campaign

by DiveSSI - 28th January 2021
Last fall two giants in the dive industry, leading gear manufacturer Mares and the world’s largest business-based training agency SSI,…
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Go Beyond – Extended Range Sidemount Diving

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2021
Discover SSI Sidemount Diving. SSI has long had a Recreational Sidemount Diving specialty program available, but it is only in recent years…
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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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SSI SCR Diving

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2020
Background and Intent The SCR range of programs are one of the most recent additions to the XR family of…
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10 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Dive Safety

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2020
Diving as a family is one of the most rewarding activities for any avid diver. Not only does scuba diving…
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Updated Job Offers Page

by DiveSSI - 2nd October 2020
SSI is strongly supporting the creation of new SSI Professionals with the currently running “We Want You” crossover campaign. However,…
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Scuba Schools International (SSI) celebrate 50 years

by DiveSSI - 1st October 2020
SSI, Scuba Schools International, turns 50 years old in 2020. To celebrate this special anniversary, SSI has great things planned…
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Decompression Gas Switch

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2020
How to Perform a Safe Gas Switch The gas switch is one of the most hazardous parts of any extended…
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MyDiveGuide Launches Local Dive Sites Series

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted across the globe, but SSI is not going to let that get its divers…
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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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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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Local Diving – The Best Way to Dive More

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2020
Travel may still be widely restricted, but don't let that get you down. Sure, your idea of diving may be…
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The M26 Saga

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2020
Over 10 years ago, from my diving center in Egypt, I wrote a short article on the problems that the…
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SSI China have celebrated World Oceans Day 2020

by DiveSSI - 2nd July 2020
As restrictions eased within China throughout June, SSI made big plans to celebrate World Oceans Day this year. In conjunction…