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News round-up

Massive maerl bed found off Cornwall, BSAC launches Underwater Surveyor course, new wreck in the Red Sea, and Steve Backshall back live on stage.

DAN Europe Medical Q&A

The Divers Alert Network team discuss painful sea urchin punctures.

Bay Islands of Honduras

Marie Davies sets sail on a liveaboard adventure exploring the colourful depths surrounding the island of Roatan in Honduras’ Bay Islands.

Q&A: Olivier Leger

We chat to the incredibly talented marine artist about his inspiration, the messages contained in his mega-detailed works, and how he manages to include so many elements in each of his pieces.


Ross McLaren shines a spotlight on the pioneering work of the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), which has set up first a No Take Zone, and then a Marine Protected Area, off the west coast of Scotland.

Mustard's Masterclass

Alex Mustard focuses on that classic – the subject’s eye.

GO Diving Show UK

Steve Weinman has attended more than a few dive shows over the years, but with the 2024 instalment of the GO Diving Show, he reckons the ‘Great British Dive Show’ is back.


Richard Aspinall looks to answer a simple question, and tries to get to grips with the complex biology of reef-building.

Divers Alert Network

Tim Blömeke explains the multiple uses of a double-ended bolt snap.


There are myriad species of kelp, and here Lawson Wood takes us inside the world of this humble, but vitally important, sea-dweller.

TECH: England

A team of pioneering tech divers head deep into the English Channel’s shipping-lane separation zone to explore a massive unknown wreck; the tanker USS Illinois was their discovery, which would become a tech divers’ magnet.

What's New

New products to market, including the women’s version of the Avatar 102 Airon drysuit, a range of apres-dive Avatar clothing, the Seac Screen dive computer, the Goldfinder scooters from Suex, and Oceanarium’s novelty reg bags.

Test Extra

Editorial Director Mark Evans rates and reviews the OrcaTorch Mazu TD01 head / hand torch, and the Seac Propulsion S fins.

Chamber Diaries

The Midlands Diving Chamber reflects on a hugely successful appearance at the GO Diving Show UK.

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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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