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UN negotiates on protection of the high seas

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2019
The future of the oceans is at riskThe United Nations is negotiating an international agreement for the protection of the…
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Huge carpet of pumice stones floating in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
The volcanic rock carpet is heading for AustraliaThe rock carpet was discovered in August by sailors and covers an area…
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How to become an underwater model?

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2019
To be an underwater model sounds very interesting, especially for many girls and young adults. Photos under water, with a…
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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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Malta: New rules for wreck diving

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2019
Better protection for historic wrecksFor some years, systematic archaeological investigations have been carried out in the waters around Malta. As…
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Tom Oberhuber’s fabulous 24-hour apnea world record

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2019
Smile, drink, perform: 26,350 meters to go24 kilometres without fins and of course without a breathing device: a challenge only…
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversityThe oceans have a…
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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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Plastic in the sea costs billions

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2019
Researchers estimate economic damage of plastic pollution The plastic waste in our seas not only severely damages our environment but…
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute…
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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…
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Entire life cycle of plastics is a threat to human health

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2019
Greenpeace: departure from disposable plastic now! A new report from the Center for International Environ mental Law (CIEL) - Center…
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Parasites liquefy dead fish

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The Kudoa-thyrsit converts fish meat to slimy mushWhen the host dies, microscopic Kudoa spores begin to digest the fish's flesh.…
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availabilityCoral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the seawater…
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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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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2018
Japan returns to commercial whalingJapan is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This is reported by Japanese media. Previously, international…
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Myanmar: Researchers discover new catfish species

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2018
A total of 157 new species discovered on the MekongIn the Mekong region, a total of 157 new species were…
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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also…
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Dive boat “Alvin” completed 5,000. dive

by DiveSSI - 27th November 2018
Manned deep-sea research dive boat in use for over 50 yearsOn November 25, 2018 "Alvin", USA's only manned deep sea…
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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plasticThe EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear…
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Feed additions in aquaculture damage lobster

by DiveSSI - 19th October 2018
Sea lice treatment has serious side effectsTeflubenzuron is added to the feed of farmed salmon in some cases to treat…
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San Francisco: World’s first marine cleansing system launched

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2018
San Francisco: World's first marine cleansing system launchedThe ocean cleaning begins with the removal of plastic waste from the large…
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Antarctic: Amphipods as a kidnapper …

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
A puzzling relationship between amphipods and pteropodsPteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels produce deterrent chemicals to protect themselves…
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Body painting for the protection of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2018
"Reefcalendar - The Show" shows a living picture in record sizeTogether with professional singers and dancers, the largest 3D body…
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REEFCALENDAR: Vienna as center for “THE SHOW” for the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Mega Event in the “Messe Wien” - Body Painting Event for the oceans!It is 5 to 12 and more than…
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New IUCN report on deep-sea mining

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2018
Previous regulations for the protection of the deep sea are inadequateThe new deep-sea mining regulations which are under development at…
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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productiveRat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical…
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Krill fishing industry retreats from parts of the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 11th July 2018
Industry Association supports marine sanctuary in the Weddell SeaThe krill industry will stop fishing in large parts of the ecologically…
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Heatwaves can change coastal ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2018
Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme eventsModel calculations predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves as…
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for scienceIn The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster…
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Hope for the second largest reef on earth

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2018
IUCN removes Belize Barrier Reef from List of Endangered World Heritage SitesThe Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral…
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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…
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Lack of oxygen in marine snow

by DiveSSI - 12th April 2018
Global nutrient losses outside the oxygen minimum zones of the oceanThe productivity of the ocean is largely determined by the…
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Reproduction: Size matters!

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2018
Fishing pressure can change the mating behaviour of lobstersIf you have a large selection of sexual partners, lobster women choose…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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Diving with risk

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2017
Kuredu Island in the north of Lhaviyani Atoll (Maldives), well known for its beautiful diving spots. The island is 150…
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The Solomon Islands

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2017
Mirror-calm waters, no current and only two metres of depth, yet I am anxious and every natural instinct wants me…
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The SSI Freediving Instructor course: So many great reasons to take part!

by DiveSSI - 31st August 2017
SSI Freediving Instructor courses are a real step towards the professional world of teaching freediving. A moment of growth and…
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Fever in the tropics

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2017
An unpleasant and dangerous companion In October 2016, Susanne and her boyfriend Heiko travelled to Indonesia and the Philippines for…
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Dominica

by DiveSSI - 11th August 2017
Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from the New World, he was asked to describe the…
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St Vincent

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2017
An intimate knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for marine life are attributes that define some of the best dive guides. Such…
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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…
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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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SSI Master Diver Challenge Winners Announced!

by DiveSSI - 16th June 2017
We are pleased to announce Tom Lynch and Jody Hart are the winners of our 2016 Master Diver Challenge! The next…
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN…