Scuba Diver ANZ Issue 27
News – Good news for Turtles as 640,000 more baby turtles now on the Great Barrier Reef thanks to the Raine Island Recovery Project the Globally endangered green turtle is now Fighting back. More Good news as Fresh Water quality innovations help the great barrier reef. Mass stranding tragedy leaves more than 370 pilot whales dead in Tasmania. New materteral revolutionises recycled plastic. The Gold Coast records its first shark attack fatality in over 60 year. The New Zealand travel Bubble, as positive sign for the tourism industry. Humpback whale ventures into the Kakadu National Park. A blue whale is spotted off the coast of Sydney. Scientists discover that seaweed can help to wash laundry at lower temperatures.
Medical Q&A – The experts at DAN answers your dive medical questions.
Australia – Nigel Marsh goes shore diving in Port Philip Bay, in particular to the many piers that the Mornington peninsular has to offer. Only a 30-minute drive from Melbourne and full of marine life this region of Victoria attracts many of the city’s avid divers on a regular basis, and as Nigel discovers with good reason.
Papua New Guinea – Don Silcock takes and in-depth look at the culture, history and of course the incredible diving that one of our closets neighbours boasts, int his introduction to Papua New Guinea. More great articles to come though out 2021 on this amazing country.
Q&A with Andrew Fox – We chat to Andrew Fox who is continuing the pioneering work of his farther with Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions.
New Zealand – We continue our Journey around this stunning country. The Poor Knights are revered as one of the best diving locations in New Zealand and as Jamie Lee Thorpe Explains they truly deserve all of the accolades.
Underwater Photography – Good things come to those who wait. Underwater photography guru Mario Vitalini considers what the worldwide COVID – 19 Lockdown has done in terms of giving marine life and coral reefs a much-needed break.
Sabah, Borneo – Where rainforest meets reef. Down Below Adventure ‘Joanne Swann explores the waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman park in Sabah, Borneo, handily located close to the capital Kota Kinabalu.
Tech Q&A – The second instalment of this two-part future with the charismatic Pete Mesley, a well know figure in the world of tech diving and exploration.
What’s New – New products including the Ocean Pro (Australian Underwater Products) Corsair BCD. Dive logs dive guides. Forth Element Ocean positive hydroskin rash guards. Ocean Pro (Australian underwater Products) Osprey F400 Regulator. Mares ultraskin range.
Test Extra – Nicolas Remy gives his verdict on the Retra Flash Pro. Mark Evans puts the Santi diving flex 2.0 heated under suit through its paces and Walt sterns offers his opinion of the Dive Rite XT fins.
Business Directory – Our state by state listing of dive centres in each area.
Conservation Corner – Where we focus on conservation projects around Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. This month Focuses on the Great Reef Census on the Great Barrier Reef.
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