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Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver 3/2019

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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1 min.
from the editor

It goes without saying that gear is essential to a safe scuba experience, but there’s more to it than that. Remember that feeling when you were a kid and you finally received that toy you’d been dreaming of for months, perhaps on a birthday or Christmas morning? At first, you were overcome with joy, and you paused to admire its shiny luster for just a moment, before playing with it till your heart’s content. Now, you’re all grown up, and guess what? You can spoil yourself with a shiny new toy, whenever your paycheque allows! These pages are dedicated to our obsession with scuba gear. An addiction to equipment that can make us safer, like a new dive computer, to one that feeds our creativity, like a new camera. Check out…

5 min.
philippine international dive expo

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) will host the first Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) to be held at the seaside complex of Conrad Hotel from September 20–22, 2019. PHIDEX will have the participation of dive travel and trade stakeholders, equipment manufacturers, and National Tourism Organisations, and aims to gather distinguished VIPs, leaders, and influencers from across the globe such as renowned scientists, marine conservationists, and underwater photographers and videographers to meet, network, share stories, and exchange ideas. PHIDEX is the go-to hub for brands and people who are passionate about opportunities in Philippines dive tourism. The public and trade visitors will also enjoy an exciting array of stage programmes by over 20 international speakers. Witness featured international speakers for the first time at a dive expo in the Philippines: Ahmed Gabr…

4 min.
manta social network

Sharks and rays are generally solitary creatures, but reef manta rays form social relationships and interact with each other like few could’ve imagined. In a first-of-its-kind study, marine biologists used photography to study a population of mantas in Indonesia’s pristine Raja Ampat Marine Park. The results show that rays form social bonds in multiple relationships and actively choose their social partners. Research by scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Macquarie University, the University of Papua, and the University of York is the first to describe the structure of social relationships in manta rays. The study by Rob Perryman et al, titled “Social preferences and network structure in a population of reef manta rays” is published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. The researchers studied the structure of more than 500…

3 min.
save the beyond

Citizen’s PROMASTER line celebrates 30 years of adventure through tough terrain, ascending through crisp mountain air, and diving in the deep blue. To celebrate, Citizen has launched “Save The BEYOND” as a global campaign in collaboration with History Channel to raise awareness about the vanishing natural environment and the professionals fighting to save it. The Limited Edition PROMASTER is here for your escapades, too – through Asia’s expansive geography and beyond. With only 6,000 pieces available worldwide, the Marine model (BN2037-11E) diving watch features a sleek, classic design that is water-resistant up to 200 metres. The Marine has a long battery life and is intricately designed with a stainless steel case and crystal glass for maximal performance. Furthermore, the 30th-anniversary logo and serial number are stamped on the back – so…

16 min.
underwater cameras

Although records date the first underwater photograph to have been taken in 1856 by William Thompson, who used a pole mounted camera, the world’s first official underwater photographer, Frenchman Louis Boutan, began his work in 1893. Boutan was first interested in biology, graduating in 1879 with a Doctorate of Science from the University of Paris. In 1893, he became a professor at the university’s marine biology lab at Banyuls-Sur-Mer. After encountering untouched underwater landscapes up-close, Boutan was inspired to find a way of capturing them and bringing what he saw to the surface. To create his concept of capturing underwater photographs, he contacted his brother Auguste. Auguste was an engineer and drafted a plan for an underwater camera that allowed for underwater adjustments to the diaphragm, plates, and shutter. The first…

7 min.
housings

French underwater photographer Henry Broussard is widely credited with designing the world’s first underwater housing in 1947. Tailored to the French Foca camera, the housing was commercially produced in limited quantities by French company Beuchat under the name Tarzan. Georges Beuchat had already made a name for himself as a pioneer, having invented the underwater speargun – also named Tarzan – so his company was the natural choice to market the first underwater housing. In the years to come, amphibious cameras like Cousteau’s Calypso, Nikon’s Nikonos and Sea&Sea’s Motor Marine line would become popular, but Beuchat’s Tarzan housing had set the stage for the rise of the dedicated underwater housing. These days, amateur and professional underwater shooters alike rely on a dozen or more established housing makers in Europe, the US,…