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Scuba Diver North America Issue 12 out now!


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Click here for Scuba Diver North America Issue 12

There is now a small monthly charge to read the latest digital magazine. This mag will become free in a few months, as Issue 11 has now.

Or go to a dive store and pick up a print copy for free.

News round-up

The new All-Star Red Sea set to launch in Egypt in March, a new cave-diving world record in South Africa, PADI mermaids to the rescue in California, anti-social octopus caught on camera, and Challenger space shuttle debris found off Florida.

Dive the World with Waltpt3

As we all look forward to life getting back to some semblance of normality into 2023, North America Editor Walt Stearns dives into his back catalogue to give us some global destinations to add to our diving ‘bucket list’, this time focusing on the Red Sea, South Africa, the Maldives, Rowley Shoals in Australia, and the Azores.

United States of America

North America Editor Walt Stearns takes us on a voyage of discovery on Palm Beach’s diverse reef systems, and explains what draws him back time and again to this rich eco-system, which is prime territory for some larger critters, including various species of shark, Goliath grouper, turtles and stingrays

Q&A with John Garvin

We chat to tech instructor John Garvin about how he got started in diving, his cave-diving exploits in the Caribbean, and his work behind the scenes on Avatar: The Way of Water.

Q&A with Kirk Krack

Freediving guru Kirk Krack talks about his first experiences of diving, how he became the go-to person in freediving, and his work with cast and crew on Avatar: The Way of Water.


That man again, Walt Stearns recalls his memorable trip to the Nature Island of Dominica to dive with the resident sperm whales that call these deep waters home – his photographs give a tiny glimpse into what it must be like to be in the water with these leviathons.

TECH: Indonesia

Maria Bollerup, Pete Mesley and Rasmus Dysted head off into the unknown in Sulawesi in search of undiscovered cave systems and have to deal with some arduous terrain just to get to the entrances.

Test Extra

Scuba Diver Editorial Director Mark Evans rates and reviews more new releases, including the Apple Watch Ultra and Oceanic+ app, the Shearwater Research Perdix 2, and the Garmin InReach Mini.

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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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