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News round-up

3D technology sheds new light on last moments of German sub, £186,000 for Studland Bay Marine Partnership, sail’n’dive in Bonaire, success for Vobster Santas, and Scubapro joins forces with Mote Marine Laboratory.

DAN Europe Medical Q&A

The Divers Alert Network team discuss having a jacuzzi post-diving, and cataract surgery.


Jake Davies takes a closer look at some of the underrated stars found on shallow shore dives off the coast of Wales, including various species of goby.

Q&A: Lisa Shafe

We chat to the highly experienced technical diver and open water instructor about her career in diving and, as the new Chair of the British Divers Safety Group (BDSG), find out what the future holds for the organisation.

Palau, part one

Adrian Stacey had always had Palau on his bucket list of diving destinations, and he jumped at the chance to experience it aboard one of the finest liveaboards alfoat – the Black Pearl.

Mustard's Masterclass

Alex turns his attention to blackwater diving.


Penney Evans had been on many dive trips around the world, but always with husband Mark, or as a family with Luke in tow – this time she headed off for the first time as a solo diving traveller, and found El Gouna and Hurghada warm and welcoming.

Divers Alert Network

Michael Menduno presents a statistical study of DAN Europe’s emergency assistance 2018-2021.


Off the tip of southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia, in the Banda Sea, Wakatobi Dive Resort offers an unforgettable blend of pristine, protected reefs with sustainable luxury, as Walt Stearns explains.

TECH: England

Leigh Bishop dives deeper into what he says is his all-time favourite wreck dive – the Duke of Buccleugh.

What's New

The Scuba Diver team takes a look at new products coming to market, including the Shearwater Research Tern and Tern TX dive computers, the Fourth Element Halo AR gloves, and the Fourth Element Arctic undersuit, newly redesigned for 2024.

Test Extra

Editorial Director Mark Evans rates and reviews the Avatar 102 Airon drysuit, which he reckons is a fantastic suit that belies its price tag and looks like a far-more-expensive drysuit.

Chamber Diaries

The latest from the Midlands Diving Chamber.

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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