Read the digital version of issue 50 here, or pick up a print copy from your local dive centre!
News – GO Diving (Road)Show announced for 17-19 September at NDAC, UK government cracks down on shark-fin import and export, an eco-friendly Ocean Beer, tragic times for UK marine mammals, protection for an historic submarine, and Canary Divers join forces with DiveLife.
Divers Alert Network – The DAN Europe physicians’ field experience regarding diving after COVID-19.
The Bahamas – In the final section of a three-part series, Scuba Diver’s Senior Travel Editor Don Silcock ventures to the Bahamas to dive with three of the world’s most-spectacular sharks, and in this final chapter, he is in Grand Bahama to dive with tiger sharks.
Q&A: Ben Sarinda – From humble beginnings, Ben Sarinda has emerged as one of the hottest underwater photography talents in SE Asia. He talks to Scuba Diver about the challenges of finding macro critters, and how he made the leap from in-demand dive guide to world-class underwater photographer.
Why you should buy your own dive equipment – Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans discusses the advantages of owning your own equipment rather than renting when you are on your diving holiday, explaining all the reasons why you should invest, while trying to help you avoid some of the pitfalls we have all encountered when buying kit for the first time.
Underwater Photography – Following his last article on capturing subject behaviour in macro images, Martyn Guess provides some insight into, and also tips on, working the subject in order to get the best out of the photographic opportunities we find underwater.
The Maldives – Byron Conroy heads to the Maldives in search of the mythical ‘wall of sharks’ – would his week on the luxury Blue Force One liveaboard be a resounding success?
TECHNICAL: Truk Lagoon – In the second of our three-part special, Marcus Blatchford continues his epic adventure on a mission to capture several of the iconic Truk Lagoon fleet via photogrammetry.
What’s New – First look at new products hitting the market in 2021, including the Aqualung Seaflare torch range, O’Three’s 90Ninety trilaminate drysuit, Fourth Element’s baseball caps, Suunto’s EON Steel Black, Aqualung’s Sphera X mask, the Garmin Descent MK2S dive computer, and Fourth Element’s Octopus polo shirt.
Test Extra – Scuba Diver Editor-at-Large (Australia and New Zealand) Adrian Stacey rates and reviews the Suunto D5 Copper dive computer.
Wreck Hunter – Mike Haigh talks about using photomosaics in diving archaeology.