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Scuba Diver 4/2017

Working with the world's best underwater photographers and journalists, premier dive magazine Scuba Diver sets the standard by which all other dive magazines are judged. For the modern diver who wants to discover everything they need to know about exploring our fascinating oceans, both in Asia and around the world. Travel destinations, where to find spectacular marine-life, what equipment you need, dive techniques plus news on discoveries and environmental issues - Scuba Diver has it all. Scuba Diver Australasia and Ocean Planet are alternating titles with 4 issues each per year. While SD Australasia stays true to its roots with editorial coverage exclusively from the Asia Pacific region, Ocean Planet shines a light on top diving destinations from around the world.

Pays:
Singapore
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd
Fréquence:
Quarterly
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adex china 2017 beijing

With a history spanning 22 years, the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) is the biggest and longest-running dive expo in Asia, becoming one of the most popular events in the industry. Since its handover to Underwater360 (UW360), ADEX has seen significant expansion in size and variety over the past eight years. ADEX brings together distinguished VIPs and speakers from across the globe, some of which include scientists, marine conservationists, underwater photographers and videographers. ADEX is also a platform for various businesses such as dive operators, equipment manufacturers, and national tourism boards to gather support. Previously, each show has been dedicated to an iconic marine species, with activities designed to heighten conservation awareness. This year, ADEX 2017 mixed things up a bit. The pressing threat of rising sea levels and the drastic effect of…

4 min.
adex china 2017 shenzhen

With its success in Singapore, ADEX expanded to China in 2014 and launched the inaugural ADEX Shenzhen International Dive and Watersports Expo in 2017. The event was successfully co-organised by UW360, DADA Mermaid (Shenzhen) Ocean Culture Ltd Company and 73% Investment Hong Kong Limited. Taking place from September 8–10, the Shenzhen expo consisted of programmes relating to recreational diving, freediving, mermaids, watersports, underwater photography and marine conservation efforts, including passionate presentations by internationally – and locally – renowned speakers who had the opportunity to share about their work in the industry. ADEX kicked off its first ever Music and Mermaid Festivals, along with the regular ADEX Film, Image, Book and Arts Festivals. With attractive offers on dive gear, photo and video equipment, and diving trips all under one roof, the event attracted…

4 min.
diving with disability

I vividly remember the first time I was told that my son, Richard, has autism. He had just turned four, and after his doctor said that he probably had a speech delay, further testing was done. When the diagnosis finally came back as autism, I was heartbroken, thinking that there would be so many things that this sweet, kind little boy may never be able to do; I wondered what the quality of his life would be like. As it turned out, Richard would show us that he was capable of much more than we ever imagined. At the age of 16, he became a scuba diver. Richard had always loved the water and was a very competent swimmer, but I assumed that scuba diving was out of the question for…

4 min.
lost in a storm

“All of a sudden, it felt like someone had turned the lights off” Back in 2001 , we heard stories of an island in the Philippines where it was said you could encounter thresher sharks on a daily basis. Of course this was the now-famous Malapascua, to the north of Cebu Island, but back then there were just two resorts in the entire place and hardly any video footage or images of threshers to be found online. During the first week, we were completely blown away by the regular sightings of the sharks underwater, but little did we know we were about to be very literally blown away topside! At that time, my main role was as an underwater cameraman, but I was also taking my marine stills photography very seriously. So…

4 min.
having a night fright in tubbataha

“Another one,” I thought to myself as a three-legged sea turtle swam lopsidedly past. Its bird-like eyes warily scanned the expansive coral garden on Tubbataha’s South Island atoll. This turtle could consider itself lucky. For many others, the first glimpse of the striped torpedo of a tiger shark barrelling out of the deep would have been the last thing they ever saw. I saw my first Tubbataha tiger yesterday. In the misty light of early morning, we spotted a dorsal fin knifing across the mirror-flat sea in a scene straight out of Jaws. Under the cover of a moonless night, the shark could easily ambush unsuspecting victims, but in the gathering daylight of dawn, it sensed its own vulnerability. As we drew closer, the tiger vanished into the safety of deep…

2 min.
at the hatchery

“Visitors had the unique chance to view this wonderful stage of life that is usually hidden from public view” As crowds gathered at World Science Festival Brisbane, baby loggerhead turtles took their first look at the world, slowly but steadily hatching out of the safety of their shells and welcomed enthusiastically by participants. The festival saw the hatching of 58 loggerhead turtles that were later released into the East Australian Current (EAC). The precious hatchlings started their journey in January, where they were collected from nests at Mon Repos, near Bundaberg, as part of the world-renowned Queensland Turtle Conservation (QTC) project. They were meticulously incubated at exactly 29.9°C for their hatchings to be timed over the five days of the festival. After wriggling out of their shells, the hatchlings spent several days in…