Scuba Diver ANZ Issue 26
News – Rare images of the mating rituals of Port Jackson Sharks. Renewable energy corridors, good news for the reef. SSI Launches Free crossover kit promotion. Ocean Ventures Fiji Launches cutting edge, coral reef ecology course. Shark Expert Dr Erich Ritter has passed away. Close encounter with a great white shark at Lady Elliot Island. Volivoli becomes Fiji’s only Blue Oceans Dive Centre. Dive Munda Announces Dive Scholarship programme for Solomons youth.
Medical Q&A – The experts at Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific discuss mask squeeze.
Australia – Chelsea Haebich extols the virtues of diving in South Australia, in particular the numerous jetties that conceal a wealth of strange-looking critters including the ornately decorated leafy sea dragon. For brave enough to dive these cold waters in the winter months, there is also the stunning spectacle of the giant cuttlefish migration in Whyalla.
Timor Leste – Don Silcock urges divers to sample the topside and underwater attractions of Timor Leste sooner rather than later and provides some stunning images to tempt you with. This undiscovered gem is well worth visit.
DAN World – Bubbles on the Brian, this article takes a closer look at neurological DCS and how to recognise it.
New Zealand – In this issue we focus diving the Hauraki Gulf, Brent Tassell explores the numerous beautiful dive spots that pepper this region of New Zealand’s North Island, just a stone’s throw from Auckland.
Underwater Photography – Underwater photo pro Martyn Guess offers some insight on photographing sharks and other larger subjects.
Scuba.Digital – We ask Jason Haiseldon, co-founder of this new online dive show for the lowdown on what to expect.
TECH Q&A: In this the first of a two-part feature, we talk to Pete Mesley, who is a well-known figure in the world of technical diving and expedition.
Diveplanit column – Deborah Dickson-Smith takes a look at the Central Great Barrier Reef, home to the newly opened Museum of Underwater Art.
What’s New – New products, including the Fourth Element Surface, the Retra Supercharged, the mares 28XR – HR Full SM Tek Set, The Aqua Lung DS mask Range and the Scubapro Aladin A2.
Test Extra – Mark Evans puts the Santi Diving E.Lite dry suit through its paces and also gives the XDeep NX700/LS200 a go work out. While Walt Sterns finds out what the Dive Rite Hydro Lite Buoyancy system is made of.
Business Directory – Is a new state by state listing of dive centres in each area.
Conservation Corner – Is a new series focusing on conservation projects in and around Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. This month focuses on Project manta, which was founded in 2007 to investigate the population biology and ecology of manta rays in Eastern Australia.
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