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The Extended Range Foundations program first made its first appearance in the plethora of XR programs around 6 years ago but it only really found its feet and was given a backbone with solid instructional content when it went digital about two years ago. The Extended Range Foundations program is designed to provide divers with a confined water workshop environment to improve their skills to a high level using any total diving system that they are certified to dive with. The program focuses on the true mastery of buoyancy, trim, finning techniques, stability and communication which make up the foundations…

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Everyone knows that swimming is good and one of the best forms of physical exercise, working nearly every muscle in your body, including your heart and lungs. What most don’t realize, however, is that swimming is good for your soul. Time in the water has a unique ability to drown out the stress and noise of the world, allowing you to focus on the here-and-now, giving your mind a break from the constant bombardment of information it receives throughout the day. Even if you have never spent much time in the water before, everyone can learn to swim. The SSI Swimming…

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A ONE DAY virtual course where, upon completion, you will be certified to visually inspect cylinders for the next three years. This program includes a visual inspection of all types of cylinders; aluminum, steel, and composite, as well as training in valves, oxygen cleaning and compressors. The class focuses on hands-on training as well as lecture. For the first time, Cylinder Training Services will be providing its Cylinder Visual Inspection program using an on-line format. Reserve Your Place for 14th November 2020 Today We want to THANK YOU for signing up for our program. We know you will gain knowledge…

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There are many reasons to become a mermaid or merman; however, if you have never tried mermaiding before, we are listing our six top reasons to expand your love for the water by enrolling in an SSI Mermaid Training Program today! Mermaids are the things of legends, mysticism, and beauty. Every little girl grows up dreaming of becoming a mermaid, and now with the popularity of movies like Aquaman, so do little boys. Those dreams stay with us as we grow older – the desire to be one with the water, moving gracefully and swiftly with the stroke of a…

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SSI, Scuba Schools International, turns 50 years old in 2020. To celebrate this special anniversary, SSI has great things planned that all dive enthusiasts can benefit from and enjoy. MyDiveGuide powered by SSI – free dive travel guide SSI has launched the world’s largest dive site database, MyDiveGuide. This database is a smart online dive travel guide created by divers for divers, where we connect dive sites, and their potential wildlife encounters, with SSI Training Centers worldwide. With this, SSI aims to make it easy for any diver to explore the most exciting dive adventures online. 50th Anniversary Program – free…

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There are many reasons why people learn to dive and so it is impossible to list them all here. Some activities seem to be perfect precursors for scuba diving. Active swimmers take to diving pretty easily. People who enjoy snorkeling also have an advantage as they have already seen some of the fish life beneath the sea and so are “hooked” already. Snorkelers usually have an easy time transitioning to scuba diving. People who enjoy active outdoor activities or extreme sports are the type of persons who are drawn to the more challenging disciplines of diving, such as decompression diving,…

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Don’t let lockdown or COVID-19 stand in the way of your next scuba diving adventure. PADI has been able to transition several of its in-the-water dive courses to eLearning courses as a means of keeping people safe, busy and adventurous during these times. The following courses are now available via the PADI eLearning platform: Diver propulsion vehicle (DPV)Search & RecoveryBoatDriftWreckNightU/W NavigatorDeepPeak Performance BuoyancyEquipmentDry suit Learn more and start planning your next eLearning course at: https://www.padi.com/courses

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With the latest version of the MySSI app, it is now possible for every user and professional to edit, change, and delete their training center affiliation via the app. Divers can do this without a Training Center’s approval, while SSI Professionals can only change their main Training Center affiliation with confirmation by the center. They can, however, add alternative center affiliations without approval. User (Non-Pro) Editing of Training Center Affiliation Click on the menu (three lines in the upper right corner) and choose the “profile button” (the head silhouette) at the bottom of the page.Click on “Show all Training Center…

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SSI, the world’s largest professional dive business-based training agency, has launched the “We want you” promotion – a sponsored Professional Crossover Kit for all Scuba and Freediving Professionals. SSI continues to add new Training Centers and Professionals by supporting them through virtual trainings, promotional ideas and product improvements. One example of this support was the Free Science of Diving Campaign. The promotion was overwhelmingly successful with more than 50,000 registrations worldwide totaling more than 3.5 million in retail support. Now, SSI want to do the same thing by launching the WE WANT YOU Promotion globally with the following goals: Acquire…

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The world’s oceans face a myriad of threats: Worldwide, coral reefs are being irreparably damaged. Species of marine life are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Conservation of the marine ecosystem is at a delicate point, and there is no group better placed for the advocacy of marine protection than scuba divers. Why is it our responsibility? Regardless of our role in the dive industry, whether that be as the operator, the dive professional or the guest – we are lucky to experience the joy and beauty of the underwater world. With this joy comes a responsibility to protect and conserve.…

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