SSI News

CCR program development for the rVO units, this in accordance with The Rebreather Training Council (RTC). RTC is the body representing training agencies providing courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC has just published its first training standard which indicates the minimum requirements for a level of training. This first standard is named the RTC Rebreather […]

Bill Hamilton

Bill Hamilton

An underwater physiologist with deep roots in the commercial and scientific diving industries, in the late 1980’s he suddenly found himself without a challenge. “They had pretty much learned how to do what they needed to and so weren’t doing much in the way of physiological studies,” says Hamilton.

My son enjoying the beach

Snorkeling

Diving has all the required elements to be a family activity. If you want to introduce your kids to diving, they can start doing snorkeling at an early age. My son’s first contact with the water was when he was 9 months old, doing a series of exercises that helped him later on to familiarize […]

Scuba_Diving

Ascent Rate, 60ft./min.?

Have you ever asked to your instructor how was calculated/ came-up-with the ascent rate of the tables or computer that you used? Do you think it reflects basic fact of human physiology? Well, the short answer is no. The selection was made by the USA NAVY based on a compromised between work and safety. At […]

Then and Now: How learning to dive has changed

Do you want to learn Scuba Diving, read this first: Today’s instructors are teaching in a different academic environment than past years. More than 25 years ago the diving community was led by oils companies, a handful of few small civil communities and Navy. The oil companies invested a lot in researched, in developing technical […]

UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Understanding the importance of underwater archaeology

Understanding the importance of underwater archaeology: An abstract The sea level has influenced humans since the beginning. The action associated with the rise of body water (glacial- interglacial climatic cycle) changed the paleography of the continental shelf which means that one-time marine environments now can be populate it by human (even for prehistoric human occupation). […]