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Earning the rating of SSI Master Diver is the pinnacle of recreational scuba diving. Becoming an SSI Master Diver in 2021 not only allows you to join the growing ranks of this prestigious dive rating but will make you a better, safer diver. There are many reasons why every diver should strive to achieve the Master Diver rating; however, we have listed our top four here. Reason 1: Become the Best of the Best – Master Diver Earning the SSI Master Diver rating is not exactly easy. You must first log at least 50 dives and get certified in a…

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Your guide to getting back in the water Have you been out of the water for a while? Whether it was the pandemic, your health, or life in general that put diving on hold for you, it’s important to set yourself up for a safe and successful return. This webinar will cover the essentials of preparation: health and fitness considerations, ensuring your equipment and dive skills are up to date and getting ready for travel. Presented by Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D. Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D., is the Research Director at DAN. She has a degree in human biology and a Ph.D. in…

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Learning to scuba dive is an incredible journey that shifts your perspective in numerous ways. It starts the moment you take that unforgettable first breath underwater and descend into the ocean. Here is how learning to scuba dive will change your life. Forever changes the way you view the world. When you become a scuba diver, you get to explore an exciting new world below the surface. A world filled with fascinating ecosystems, colorful marine life and landscapes you did not even know existed. Witnessing all of that life truly changes the way you view the world and your place…

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Photo Credit: Jill Heinerth Underwater Photography with Jill Heinerth. This event has three sessions. Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images. Description In this workshop, work with Jill Heinerth, celebrated underwater photographer and veteran explorer, to enhance your underwater photography skills in a small-group setting. In each of three sessions, Jill will offer a dynamic multimedia presentation followed by an intimate…

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Photo via Facebook The newest revision of The Fundamentals of Better Diving charts a fresh course for those seeking to get the most out of their diving, demonstrating what is distinctive in both the theory as well as the practice of GUE. This book is a treasure trove of useful information regarding skill enhancement, team orientation, and risk mitigation—invaluable for experienced technical divers and beginners alike. While the first edition of this book defined and popularized the value of standard protocols, this new edition provides a clearer prescription for divers seeking to adopt sound practices while augmenting their capacity and underwater readiness.…

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Reef-World’s campaign is helping dive guides in need receive Green Fins environmental certification The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is calling for dive guides to submit their application for the Green Fins Dive Guide Scholarship.  As a result of the Scholarship campaign, dive guides working around the world – including Brazil, the Philippines, Egypt, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia and Turkey – have received their certificate proving their status as a Green Fins certified dive guide. Yet, thanks to funding from Reef-World’s partner Paralenz, 149 more scuba diving guides will be able to receive their Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course environmental certification. Dive…

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SSI has long had a recreational sidemount diving specialty program available but it was only in the last years that the Extended Range Sidemount program was introduced and the digital content for both programs developed. The Recreational Sidemount program provides the divers with the introduction to sidemount diving. It is aimed purely at those divers who conduct dives within the no-decompression limits. It trains divers in the configuration and techniques for managing two bottom gas cylinders. The Extended Range Sidemount program builds upon that knowledge and introduces the use of additional stage cylinders which are typically required to carry decompression…

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Welcome to the most comprehensive diving accident, illness, and emergency medicine course to date! We are proud to bring you a course that instills confidence and understanding of a subject your Instructor may not have had the knowledge and skills to teach you unless they were DEMR trained themselves. The Diver Medic is excited to announce the new Programme called Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Course. This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an emergency to help reduce pain, sustain life, and minimize the consequences of an injury or sudden illness. The course teaches students to…

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PADI is excited to announce the launch of the new PADI Mermaid program designed to provide water-enthusiasts an additional outlet for exploring their underwater passion. With consumers showing a desire to imitate the underwater abilities of mythical mermaids, this is an excellent opportunity for PADI dive centres and resorts to attract and gain an entirely new customer base. Did you know that the word “mermaid” is of Chinese origin and roughly translates to “human fish”? In many Asian cultures like China, Japan, South Korea & Vietnam, the word “mermaid’ is not gender-specific and therefore, the words “man” or “woman” need…

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The SCR range of programs are one of the most recent additions to the XR family of programs. The decades of expertise behind Mares and rEvo rebreathers were combined to create a unique semi-closed rebreather called the “Horizon”. For divers seeking a revolutionary SCR approach in a system that is easy to use, natural to dive, designed with all levels of diver in mind and developed to provide the utmost security, the SSI SCR training is perfect. The SSI SCR Diving program is a great option for those divers looking to either get up close to marine life, extend their…

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