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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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4 Issues


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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.…

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The 2018 DEMA Show in Las Vegas was much more than a chance to check out new gear and connect with friends from around the world. We also honored our Sea Hero of the Year, Ken Stewart, and photographed 125 pieces of new gear for our annual ScubaLab Gear Guide. Follow us at scubadiving.com , and on Facebook and Instagram at@scubadivingmag. ■…

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out of the blue: discover the world below

(FRANCIS PEREZ) “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. ■…

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rest in peace

A gas mask lies inside the steamship Unkai Maru 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. attacked on the first day of Operation Hailstone in Truk Lagoon (ARTURO TELLE; NATIONAL ARCHIVES) 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…

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in memoriam

All U.S. and British battle wrecks are considered war graves; disturbing them within U.S. and British territorial waters is illegal. German military wrecks in U.S. waters — such as U-boats — also are designated war graves; Japanese ships have no official U.S. designation. If you’re unsure of regulations where you are diving, treat all war graves and any remains you encounter anywhere as if they were servicemen from your own country. ■…

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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. A green sea turtle chills out on Oahu’s YO-257 . 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…