Scuba Diver ANZ Issue 25
News – The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation releases their latest findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history, this month the focus is on the Solomon Islands. Shark attacks explained after a recent spate of incidents on Australia’s east coast. Project Manta research program. Innovative new DiveViz app seeks to bring consistent and accurate ocean viability reports and forecasts. Emperor divers back in Egypt and the Maldives and are resuming COVID safe operations. Young Divers International launch a brand-new Facebook group. Bundle Dive launch an innovative e-commerce platform.
Medical Q&A – The experts at Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific discuss getting back to diving after COVID-19.
Australia – Lee Johnson takes us on a journey to Rottnest Island, just a stone’s throw from Perth in Western Australia the island boasts over 200 dive sites, including a labyrinth of caves and swim thoughts, immense schools of buffalo bream, wobbegong sharks, Port Jackson sharks and a healthy population of grey nurse sharks.
Oman – This often-overlooked destination offers a variety of fantastic diving including wrecks and reefs teeming with life, some excellent land-based excursions with stunning desert scenery and a real taste of Arabia in the capital city of Muscat.
New Zealand – In this issue we take a look at just some of the diving hotspots from around New Zealand, from north to south, including the Bay of Islands, Poor Knights, Goat Island, the Coromandel peninsular, Wellington, Marlborough Sound, Milford Sound, Kaikoura and Dunedin. With wrecks galore, stunning reefs and endless opportunities for encounters with a vast array of marine animals, including sea lions and dolphins there is something for everyone.
Underwater Photography – Underwater photo pro Mario Vitalini explains how best to capture dolphins on camera.
Q&A. We chat to seasoned Orkney skippers Hazel Weaver and Helen Hadley about German Battleships, diving outside Scapa Flow, trips to Shetland and great food.
TECH: Indonesia, part two – Crack cave diving team Maria Bollerup, Rasmus Dysted and Pete Mesley go in search of undiscovered and unexplored cave systems in remote parts of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and are astounded by what they find beneath the jungle interior.
Diveplanit column – Deborah Dickson-Smith focuses on the diving at Australia’s own Galapagos, Christmas Island.
What’s New – New products, including the new Aqua Lung OMNI BCD, the Mares Pure Wire mask, a new range of Santi Diving T-shirts and the Forth Element Ocean positive face mask.
Group Test: Regulators – This issue we return with our latest group test, and we are looking at High-End regulators from all of the major manufacturers.
Test Extra – Mark Evans puts the Shearwater Research Peregrine dive computer through its paces.
Conservation Corner – New series focusing on conservation projects in and around Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. This month we talk to Heather Creech of the Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia about the Cuttle Fish Alliance, a group concerned about the lifting of fishing restrictions on the giant cuttlefish.
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