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Scuba Diver 1/2019

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.

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Singapore
Idioma:
English
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Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd
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2 min.
love at first sight

MARY FRANCES EMMONS joined Sport Diver in 2009 and Scuba Diving in 2012, serving as features, senior and deputy editor. A diver since 2006, she was named editor-in-chief in 2018. It’s a cliché that’s also a truism: You never forget your first. In 2010, I was a new diver and an even newer staff member of Sport Diver, Scuba Diving’s sister magazine. For our July issue that year, the staff planned to shoot BCs on a purpose-sunk wreck called Ancient Mariner off Deerfield Beach, Florida. I was nervous, and not just about being photographed for the magazine. This was my first wreck dive, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Deep, dark and full of snags, my anxious mind suggested. Nothing could be further from the truth. By luck, I descended last along a…

1 min.
out of the blue: discover the world below

“Every ship has a story, and most divers want to hear it. By exploring the past, we reflect on our history, and understand it a little better.” FROM SKY TO SEA The first thrill that greets every wreck diver is the outline of a sunken ship or plane materializing into view. Because of the nature of plane crashes, few end up on the seafloor intact. But some — such as the Jake seaplane in Palau (above) or Corsair wreck in Hawaii — meet the water more gently, allowing divers to appreciate the wreck for years to come.…

3 min.
rest in peace

Wreck diving carries us back in time. We look for clues on wrecks to foster our imagination, and read history books to help us understand what it was like for those who lived and died on these ill-fated ships. Tales of tragedy are often what we discover. Every ship has a story, and most wreck divers want to hear it. By exploring the past, we reflect on our history, and maybe understand it a little better. This is what I experience exploring the World War II wrecks of Chuuk, a wreck-diving mecca I call home, and my place of business for the better part of 10 years as a captain of the Truk-based Odyssey liveaboard. Many who served on Japanese ships here during WWII died in combat aboard vessels that are now…

5 min.
paradise in pieces

One key to planning a successful dive trip is knowing exactly what you want — for those metalheads who love to fill their dive logs with wrecks top to bottom, it pays to do some research ahead of time. Luckily, there are plenty of destinations around the globe brimming with top-tier wreck dives. Here are a few destinations that pack in plenty of options, from the Pacific, United States, Europe and more. BERMUDA Bermuda and shipwrecks go hand in hand. In fact, settlement of the island can be attributed to a wreck. A Virginia Company ship packed with Englishmen headed for Jamestown wrecked here in 1609, marking the beginning of an established settlement. Today, hundreds of ships are scattered on the ocean floor; divers love to explore the highlights, such as the…

5 min.
sunken stories

1 / HMBS Yellow Elder Location New Providence Island, Bahamas Type of Ship Royal Bahamas Defense Force cutter Depth About 60 feet Access Divable Native Bahamian Stuart Cove is known far and wide for the bevy of wrecks sunk in the “backyard” of his New Providence Island dive operation. His latest, sunk on June 6, is the HMBS Yellow Elder, a 108-foot ship named for the Bahamian national flower. Originally commissioned November 20, 1986, as one of only three Protector Class ships built by Fairey Marine in England, Yellow Elder was used by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force to battle illegal immigration, poaching and drug smuggling. It was decommissioned in 2016, when the 30-year-old ship became too costly to maintain. Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas was selected to take possession and repurpose it as a dive site.…

5 min.
get the backstory

Every shipwreck has a story to tell. Whether sunk by disaster or design, through an event unexpectedly tragic or meticulously engineered, no matter how a wreck lost its battle with buoyancy, there’s typically a tale to be told. Wrecks are why many of us began diving, enticed by the lure of lost treasure, the mystery of a ship taken by the deep, or just a curiosity to see what’s inside. Motivations aside, divers are drawn to sunken ships like kids to candy. It’s why wreck historian Ellsworth Boyd first donned a scuba cylinder in the 1960s. “There’s a fascination about the story behind a shipwreck,” he says. “Once divers start to delve in, they want to know more. The fascinating part for me is that once you get into the…