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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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Behind the screams...

November 18, 2021

The shark on the poster isn't a Great White

It’s arguably one of the most iconic images in cinematic film history, depicting a huge great white shark swimming up to an unsuspecting swimmer, Chrissie Watkins, the first victim in the Steven Spielberg ground breaking movie JAWS. But did you know it isn't a Great White ...
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Together we can protect our oceans

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans" - JACQUES COUSTEAU. In a world where plastic is king, vehicles pump out air pollutants daily, runoff from land carries pollution to every waterway, and an island of tr...
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Lord of the sharks

Hans Hass was a Viennese pioneer of diving, marine biology and underwater film making. He was born January 23, 1919 in landlocked Austria. As the son of a lawyer, he first encountered the underwater world as an eighteen-year-old in 1937 during holidays to the south of France...
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Paranephrops - kōura - Freshwater crayfish

If you have been fortunate enough to dive some of Aotearoa's stunning freshwater lakes you may have spotted something hiding in the shadows, perhaps a beady pair of dark eyes peering out of the gloom, antennas twitching in the weed or a pair of chelipeds raised and poised fo...
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