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Asian Diver Magazine

By Divers, For Divers

With articles drawn from the world’s best underwater journalists, photographers and academics specialising in the vast region of Asia, Asian Diver magazine was created for the serious diver who understands the challenging lure of the deep blue. Twenty years on, Asian Diver has become a brand recognised internationally for its penetrating and unique insights into the world’s richest dive regions. Featuring content that helps boost the industry, the magazine promotes continuing education and increases knowledge and awareness of the sport. Aimed at industry leaders that include dive agencies, equipment manufacturers, dive operators and especially those working on the ground – our intrepid instructors and dive leaders – the magazine strives to create a community committed to preserving and developing this well-loved sport the world over.

 

Announcement

Dear Readers,

In 2015, the new and improved Asian Diver will offer 4 issues (quarterly).

ISSUE 1/2015 - January 
ISSUE 2/2015 - April
ISSUE 3/2015 - July 
ISSUE 4/2015 - October 

For all active subscription, subscribers will receive the same number of
issues according to payment made.

Asian Diver Magazine
By Divers, For Divers
With articles drawn from the world's best underwater journalists, photographers and academics specialising in the vast region of Asia, Asian Diver magazine was created for the serious diver who understands the challenging lure of the deep blue. 

Twenty-two years on, Asian Diver has become a brand recognised internationally for its penetrating and unique insights into the world's richest dive regions. Featuring content that helps boost the industry, the magazine promotes continuing education and increases knowledge and awareness of the sport. 

Aimed at industry leaders that include dive agencies, equipment manufacturers, dive operators and especially those working on the ground - our intrepid instructors and dive leaders - the magazine strives to create a community committed to preserving and developing this well-loved sport the world over.

Thank you for your support.

For all subscription enquiries, please write in to subasiangeocom 
To subscribe, please download the form for the 2015 NEW pricing.

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Mar 2015

05

THROWBACK THURSDAY... === IISSYK-KUL SEARCH FOR A SUNKEN PALACE === The histo...

by Asian Diver

THROWBACK THURSDAY...

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IISSYK-KUL
SEARCH FOR A SUNKEN PALACE

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The history of Lake Issyk-Kul is full of secrets. Nearly 1,500 years ago, the Chinese Buddhist monk went on a pilgrimage to India. Overcoming difficulties and dangers, the traveler came to the big lake about four miles through the mountains. This was the Issyk-Kul Lake, sitted amidst mountains and taking income from numerous rivers...
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Archaeologist D.F. Vinnik brought light diving equipment: oxygen rebreather pre-war sample and OC scuba gear. If heavy diving equipment required a big support team on shore, diving station, special skills and remarkable physical strength, then any archaeologist could easily learn how to dive with an OC scuba gear, and use it straightaway after a diving course. This equipment was far from perfect, and techniques of underwater archeology had just started to develop, but the expedition obtained great results.

The study by Vinnik indirectly confirmed the assumption made by previous researchers: the studied bank is none other than the island on which Timur kept his hostages. However, there were some adjustments to this theory: life on the island had existed even before Timur and then after as well, verified by the underwater archaeological artifactsb that date to the X–XII centuries and the XV-XVI centuries.

As a result of several years of underwater archaeological work in Issyk-Kul (north coast), the existence of archaeological sites underwater was confirmed, which proofed a lowering of the lake shoreline, most probably caused by an earthquake. A survey of the lake bottom also showed that there were more underwater archaeological sites than previously expected.

However, further studies of the underwater sites of Issyk-Kul stopped for almost a quarter of a century.

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Photo from the archive P. Borovikov and V. Ploskikh

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Mar 2015

01

SEXY SUNDAYS -- COMING TO YOU AT THE ASIA DIVE EXPO (ADEX) 2015... THE FREEDOM...

by Asian Diver

SEXY SUNDAYS
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COMING TO YOU AT THE ASIA DIVE EXPO (ADEX) 2015...

THE FREEDOM OF THE BLUE WITH...

PEPE ARCOS
From owning a graphic design company to become a devoted freediver instructor and underwater filmmaker. Pepe fell totally in love with the sea on his first trip to Thailand in 2003. Soon after, he decided to learn scuba diving once back in Spain. After a couple of years scuba diving, he saw a man diving to 20 metres without tanks and realised that this was exactly what he was looking for. After the first years practicing freediving, Pepe went on to win the Spanish Champion title for two consecutive years, setting national records on depth and pool.

Pepe also competed in international events including the European and World Championships, coming in six in a pool competition. In 2012, he easily reached 80-metre mark during training and thought about going deeper. Today, he is totally dedicated to the teaching of freediving and underwater freediving filmmaking. He is also an AIDA international freediving judge.

Pepe has worked as Art Director and DP (Director of Photography) in a film about freediving for television and is presently producing a series about freediving through Sea Dragons Films.

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Photo Ezequiel Kopel
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For some of the most exciting adventures in the world's most beautiful locations, Asian Diver takes you on a ride like nothing you have ever experienced.
Get inspired... Go all the way...
Asian Diver No 136 Issue 1/2015
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Feb 2015

28

SALTY SATURDAYS! === When Divers Do Dumb Things (Right??!!) Nothing could be mo...

by Asian Diver

SALTY SATURDAYS!
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When Divers Do Dumb Things
(Right??!!)

Nothing could be more humiliating than being dominated by a real stud! A spear fisherman on a dive must have felt like the biggest man on the ocean floor when he shot straight on target – an amberjack. The sensation turned submissive, however, when a goliath grouper showed up, ripped off the diver’s fin – narrowly missing his foot – and snatched the amberjack away, spear still trailing! While the diver recovered the spear and gun about 400 metres away, the prize was gone forever.

MORAL OF THE STORY?
Let’s see whose cojones are bigger when it comes to grabbing flesh!

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Illustration Eric Wong
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For some of the most exciting adventures in the world's most beautiful locations, Asian Diver takes you on a ride like nothing you have ever experienced.
Get inspired... Go all the way...
Asian Diver No 136 Issue 1/2015
www.uw3some.com/ad
#technical #diving #paradise #freediving #Philippines #NewZealand #Australia #Palau #SriLanka #China #wrecks #caves #holes #wall #rECOn #ScottCassell #ChristinRedl #BenThouard #YoramZekri #SriLanka #SouthIndia #History