What’s Inside Scuba Diver #39 (Full Magazine Below)
FIRST UK DIVE AFTER COVID-19 – We have all been going a little stir-crazy during the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdown, but now that restrictions are slowly being relaxed and we can get out and about more, Jason Brown wasted no time in heading to his favourite South Coast dive spot – Chesil Beach – for his first dive in months. To say he was a little bit excited is an understatement.
HONDURAS – Michele Westmorland heads to the southern Caribbean to explore the Bay Islands of Honduras, particularly Roatan, aboard the Roatan Aggressor luxury yacht and finds a rich blend of healthy coral reefs, diverse wildlife and intriguing shipwrecks.
SOUTH COAST SHORE DIVE OVERVIEW – As we go to press, UK dive charter boats are still not allowed to operate, so to get you all out diving, Stuart Philpott provides an overview of some of the most-popular – and some lesser-known – shore dives along the South Coast, from Dorset, through Devon and into Cornwall.
Q&A DAVID ALLEN – We speak to talented artist David Allen, who is inspired by creatures that he encountered during several years of working as a diving guide and instructor. He specialises in producing exquisitely beautiful black-and-white drawings of marine life which are so strikingly life-like they are often mistaken for actual photographs.
ICELAND – Iceland seemingly dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic in a timely manner, and as Byron Conroy explains, this island wilderness promises the perfect adventurous escape for a long weekend, combining unique dive sites with amazing topside activities.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Australasian Our-World Underwater Scholar Joanna Smart heads to the wild, untamed island nation of Papua New Guinea, and finds it visually arresting both topside and underwater.
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY – Mario Vitalini continues his series looking at particular photographic subjects, in this instance, the humble moral eel.
TEST EXTRA – Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans takes the Scubapro MK25 EVO / D420 regulator for a spin, and is impressed by the smooth breath, comfort and build quality of this top-end reg.