Continuing the magazine’s legacy of adventure and discovery, I am keen to bring you even more information from the front line of ocean conservation, where everyday heroes are fighting for the future of our liquid planet.
This new millennium poses challenges to our natural world unprecedented in the history of our species and our fragile coral reefs are one of the first ecosystems to bear the brunt of the effects of our changing climate.
As divers we have an emotional connection to the ocean, demonstrated by the breathtaking pictures and compelling narratives we receive from our contributors; we are a huge, ever-growing community of people invested in saving the seas.
We can all be champions of our oceans every day by reducing our carbon footprints and our use of plastic, by supporting sustainable seafood, and by helping to spread the word. Imagine the impact we could have collectively if each of us made small, simple changes in our daily lives? Together, we can ensure the survival of life in the water.
Beyond – Off the Map in Yap
Mantas, sharks, nudibranchs, and mandarinfish vie for attention in Micronesia
Encounters – Japan’s Underwater Jewels
Japan’s varied dive sites are little known outside the Land of the Rising Sun. We reveal why this diverse region should be on every diver’s radar
Australia – Eyes in the Seaweed
Hunting for one of South Australia’s most famous and flamboyant underwater residents – the leafy seadragon
What It Feels Like
Hockey, yoga, clubbing, a walk in the park are things you wouldn’t normally associate with being underwater. Find out, first-hand, what it’s like to experience all this, and more, below the surface
In Focus – Continuous Lighting for Underwater Photography
Get the low-down on the lighting technology making it possible to surface with both stills and video footage
Scuba Rescue – What It Feels Like to Suffer an Arterial Gas Embolism
Suffering an A.G.E. on his fourth open water dive, Aaron shares the experience that will stay with him for life
Discovery – A New Walking Shark
Introducing the remarkable species recently discovered in Indonesia’s Halmahera province