Who is SSI? - Pt 2.

August 18, 2022

Join our movement.

In our previous blog - Who is SSI Pt.1 - we looked at the early years of Scuba Schools International and how it was founded. In this blog, part 2, we will look further into the development of SSI into the millennia and up to where we are now - The best training age...
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Understanding Dalton's Law in diving.

Dalton's law (also called Dalton's law of partial pressures) states that "The total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the pressures of each of the different gases making up the mixture – each gas acting as if it alone were present and occupied t...
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Kei Whea Te Tuna?

Do you remember the first time you saw a freshwater eel? Some shudder at the thought while others enthuse about their beauty and grace and it can certainly feel like a blessing to be lucky enough to be able to dive with one.  In this blog we will talk a little more abou...
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Who is SSI? - Pt 1.

May 5, 2022

Your choice for certification

When it comes to scuba diving everyone has heard of PADI, "I like to get my PADI" is still a term heard in many dive centres around the globe when customers enquire about learning to dive. However there are many, many training agencies as well as PADI - CMAS, SDI, BSAC,...
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The Cressi Medusa G2 Snorkel-Mask

It's amazing how a late night purchase online can possibly spawn such a fascinating story. We recently purchased a rather old and strange looking snorkel mask for our vintage SCUBA equipment museum we are curating. It was a cheap purchase from an elderly man and we knew noth...
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Can you see the light?

February 17, 2022

Dive physics Pt. 1 - Absorption of light

It's a very different  world below the surface of the water when diving - things change and it can be mind bending if you don't fully understand what is happening.  All of a sudden you feel weightless and no longer having to endure the gravitational pull of mother ...
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The first female scuba instructor

Not a name that everyone may be familiar with but Dottie Frazier really was a pioneer in diving and her life truly was extraordinary!  The first female Instructor, the first female dive centre owner, wetsuit designer, renowned underwater pioneer including HardHat, Scuba...
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Scuba diving injuries

February 1, 2022

10 tips To prevent back pain.

Back pain is common among divers, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. Wherever you dive, our top tips will help you prevent back pain with the right gear choices, be prepared for when it strikes, and get back in the water faster after injury. Read on to find out mor...
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Looking for a new spool kit?

January 26, 2022

APEKS - Technically inspired

For many years we have been users and advocates of APEKS equipment.  Whether its regulators, BC's, side mount systems, torches, masks, clothing, bags - you name it, if it's got APEKS on it, its gonna be quality and it's going to get the job done.  The APEKS story b...
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Lets get heavy...

January 20, 2022

The use of lead in diving

Lead weights, where would we be without them? Probably still floating at the surface. For divers they are an essential part of our Buoyancy system.  The buoyancy system is made up of two main parts: the Buoyancy Compensator (BC) and the weight system. These two parts ar...
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