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Dive Training you can do at home – SSI



The Scubaverse Team have looked at what dive training you can do whilst you are stuck indoors! Helping out your local dive centres at the same time as keeping you busy and still immersed in all things diving. First up is SSI.

SSI has a wide range of training materials available digitally, these are available for use on and offline through or the MySSI App.

Anyone from any agency, or even non divers, can register for an SSI account at or by downloading the MySSI App. Once you have registered you will receive, free of charge, the academic programs for Try Scuba, Try Freediving, the complete snorkelling academic program, all academics for the Scuba Diver Course, and the Blue Oceans program that can all be completed on or offline.

You will also have access, free of charge, to other features like the digital logbook that links to the My DiveGuide tool where you can research new dive sites and destinations worldwide with information contributed by divers using the logbook feature of MySSI.

Most SSI training programs now have digital material available. If you want to continue your training they have over 60 programs available in over 40 languages that can be accessed by contacting your SSI Dive Centre. The digital learning can be completed at home and then practical sessions can be completed with any SSI Dive Centre when you are ready. For some programs, Centres may be able to offer webinar and Skype based instructor led sessions. For those of you that like to hold paper, when registering for the Digital product you also receive free of charge access to the PDF student materials that you can print if you wish.

For those divers stuck at home at the moment, you might want to look at the following courses for yourselves. your families and buddies:

  • Marine Ecology
  • Fish Identification
  • Coral Identification
  • Sea Turtle Ecology
  • Shark Ecology
  • Manta & Ray Ecology
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Equipment Techniques
  • Science of Diving

More information about the SSI digital programs can be found here

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)



In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about the complete experience for all aspects of diving with Mares, their liveaboard adventures with the purchase of, and the Mares/SSI combination.

Last in a series of four videos.

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue



DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER here!

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