SSI Explorers – The brand-new program for young aquatic enthusiasts
This program allows children starting at age six to go underwater and sample the different ways they can explore the aquatic world around them.Get started today!
Looking for new diving adventures? MyDiveGuide is a smart online dive travel guide - made by divers for divers.
Top Spots to Encounter Seals and Sea Lions
It is for good reason that sea lions are known as puppies of the sea. They are friendly, playful, curious, and not afraid to interact with divers they come across in their ocean home. The internet is full of exciting videos of divers getting buzzed by fast swimming sea lions or sea lions nibbling on their fins or snorkels. Diving with sea lions is always a thrilling adventure. The sea lion’s cousin, the seal, although a bit timider, is just as fun to encounter while exploring underwater. Seals can be just as friendly and are one of the cutest marine mammals you will ever see. Explore the MyDiveGuide map to see the best places to dive with sea lions and seals around the world.
Discover the world’s most fascinating aquatic life
Aquatic life under our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams is amazing! From microscopic zooplankton to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale, underwater life comes in all possible shapes and sizes. With 71% of the earth being covered with water, it is no wonder we are so fascinated with what lies beneath the surface. In fact, scientists estimate that there are nearly 1 million different species of aquatic animals. Freshwater ecosystems are home mainly to fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, whereas the ocean contains a wide array of marine life including fish, mollusks, crustaceans, reptiles, sharks, and marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees.
Check out incredible moments water enthusiasts like you experience every day with SSI
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