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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving companies and the Plastic Soup Foundation in...
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Director of acclaimed Sharkwater dies in dive accident

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
He had been in Florida to film sequel

Rob Stewart caught the world's attention in 2006 with his award-winning documentary Sharkwater, in whi...
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Pourquoi la passe de Tiputa doit être sur votre liste des plongées à faire en priorité.

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
La passe de Tiputa à Rangiroa est l'une des plus belles plongées de Polynésie française. La « Mecque » de la plongée, la Polynésie français...
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12 top tips for perfect buoyancy!

by DiveSSI - 1st July 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers

EXERCISES FOR EVERYONE

After learning the basics, buoyancy control and trim will ...
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Buoyancy control

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers

With this report on buoyancy control, we kick off a short series on skills and hope that you ...
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Optimal trim for diving

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2017
Diving skills for beginners and advanced divers

In diving, “trim” refers to the leveling of the body in a horizontal swimming positio...
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its reader...
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Creating unique photographic moments in the pool

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2017
Underwater shooting over a parachute.

With a big step, Katharina slides onto the water under the silver reflective surface. After a few secon...
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The oldest intact shipwreck in the world discovered in the Black Sea

by DiveSSI - 25th October 2018
Greek merchant ship is 2,400 years old

On the bottom of the Black Sea Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the oldest intact shipw...
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Hawaii: How does an eel get into the nose of a seal?

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2018
Eals in Seals: Researchers are puzzled

Monk seals with eels in their noses have been observed several times in recent years on the Hawaiian Isl...
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What does the ‘Free’ in Freediving mean?

by Nik - 18th October 2016
Freediving is meant to be the sport which changes your lifestyle, so some people are quite afraid of taking part in a Freediving course. I just want t...
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DAN Europe offers research internships

by DiveSSI - 14th January 2019
In 2019, a total of 12 internships will be available

DAN Europe supports young people interested in diving medicine, physiology, biomedical eng...
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How to be safe when making sea dives

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
The United Kingdom - various opportunities for sea diving Summertime has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere which now provides the opportu...
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Extended Range Instructor Training

by Chad - 23rd February 2017
"Welcome to Los Angeles International, this is your captain speaking. We’re going to be sitting on the tarmac for a bit due to the fog,...
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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 market

The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on 19 F...
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Congratulations to the 2016 SSI Master Diver Challenge Winners!

by DiveSSI - 16th June 2017
We are pleased to announce Tom Lynch and Jody Hart as the winners of our 2016 Master Diver Challenge! The next SSI Master Diver Challenge drawing...
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SSI Professional Cashback and Pro Rewards

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
Accelerated Pro Rewards Have you been thinking about becoming an SSI Professional? If so, you can now take advantage of the new SSI...
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The end of a diving instructor’s career

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2017
A severe diving accident - but why?

In September 2015, the German diving instructor Matthias U. was on a diving vacation in Safaga in the R...
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Magic nights of coral spawning

by Carin - 24th October 2016
On certain nights, around full moon, corals have their tryst of love. Diving on such a night is a lifetime experience and this is not overstated at...
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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 everything a diver could possibly want, spre...
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Is Freediving the new Scubadiving ?

by Nik - 8th November 2016
Many years ago Scubadiving had been one of the great adventures in Life. Of course there has also been sports like parachute jumping or kite flying, b...
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by Carin - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any better, it may be a tight squeeze f...
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How whales can save the polar bears

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
Protecting whales means protecting global climate

They are the symbol of the threat that climate changes poses to our planet: starving pol...
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Diving safety and rescue

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2018
Stress & Rescue. Rescue Diver. Diving Safety & Rescue. Some names of different dive organisations for their “Rescue courses” that should h...
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Antique shipwreck discovered off Croatia

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2018
Divers discovered a more than 2,000-year-old wreck off the island of Pag

Vedran Dorušić, President of the Diving Tourism Organization of the ...
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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 updated the Red...
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Shark selfies show unexpected behaviour

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2019
White sharks hunt in kelp forests

White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that the predators pr...
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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. Almost unbelievable is the fact that...
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Join us on a coral journey

by Carin - 15th October 2016
On the tropical island of Curacao, SECORE International's annual board meeting has just taken place. Scientists, aquarium professionals and the memb...
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Deep inside the Gem

by DiveSSI - 14th September 2017
Diving the Slovak Opal Mines

The precious opal was discovered in the middle Ages and its name comes from the ancient Indian word "Upala" wh...
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Ear problems with water – it hits more people than you think

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2018
Whether in the summer by the sea or in the swimming pool - many people suffer from problems caused by water coming into the ears. This is uncomfortabl...
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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater to thrive. However...
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A coral reef in the Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Researchers are discovering extensive coral reef off the coast of southern Italy

Off the coast of Italy, researchers led by Giuseppe Corriero o...
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
On the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, you have the opportunity to experience a shark phenomenon currently happening and being researched b...
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Dive destination Grenada

by DiveSSI - 26th June 2018
Under water highlights are a number of wrecks and a sculpture park

The Caribbean Sea around Grenada offers just about everything that makes scu...
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Greenpeace finds farmed fish like salmon and trout to be contaminated with pesticides

by DiveSSI - 16th December 2016
Farmed fish is heavily contaminated with the chemical ethoxyquin, according to a laboratory study carried out by Greenpeace on fish products like ...
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Egyptian diver to break world record for deepest scuba dive

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2016
Egyptian diver Wael Omar is thinking big. Not only does he want to break the current world record for the deepest scuba dive of about 332.35 metres,...
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Japan fails, whales benefit

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2018
Whaling ban remains

At the meeting of the International Whaling Commission on September, 14th 2018, Japan's application for "sustainable whalin...
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Divers thwart scourge of ghost nets in North Sea reserve

by DiveSSI - 20th May 2016
More than one ton of fishing nets have been recovered near Sylt in the North Sea by divers from Ghost Fishing Foundation during a ten-day clean-up ope...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogens

An international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of...
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DAN Europe Research Internship in Malta

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2017
Internship starts in July 2017

Young people interested in diving medicine and physiology, biomedical engineering and research are invited to...
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Deep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered

by DiveSSI - 8th January 2019
The deep sea is still full of secrets

A group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They come in a variety of br...
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Plastic particles from textiles and tyres – major source of ocean pollution

by DiveSSI - 27th February 2017
IUCN study highlights major causes of plastic pollution

Small plastic particles washed out of synthetic clothing and tyres may constitute as...
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Collapsed Azure Window: A new dive site is born

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2017
One of the hottest dive sites in the Mediterranean

On 8 March 2017, just before 10am, the Gozo’s world-famous landmark, the Azure Window,...
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The Gili Islands –Rising from the Ashes

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2019
Most visitors are divers 2018 was a devastating year of natural disasters in Indonesia. One of those disasters was the Gili Islands being hit by an e...
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St Lucia

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2017
European divers have been spoilt on the Red Sea and the Maldives. Although the Caribbean is a younger tropical location, there are things here that yo...
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Monkfish

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2016
The silent predator with the big mouth

The flattened grotesque head opens up suddenly, revealing rows and rows of teeth. Before the victim c...
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Rising water temperatures change the habitats of lobsters

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2018
American lobsters migrate to deeper waters and move northward

Rising temperatures at the bottom of the Atlantic force American lobsters (H. ame...