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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

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FORTITUDE FRIDAY ___ A NOBLE JOURNEY... "Our activities in 2014 have paved the...

by Asian Diver

FORTITUDE FRIDAY
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A NOBLE JOURNEY...

"Our activities in 2014 have paved the way for the undertaking of extensive coral reef restoration work in the future. These projects are planned for various regions of Malaysia with unique and specific needs. The list of projects we have committed to in 2015 includes:
1. Environmental impact assessment and sustainable strategies for development in Langkawi: A comprehensive study on sustainability and feasibility will be carried out here.
2. Repositioning Pulau Perhentian as a premier ecotourism destination: The 10-year commitment to this project includes training local youths in coral propagation and creating employment opportunities for them in marine conservation.
3. The OSPREY curriculum: Ocean Quest’s trainers will teach ocean sciences to Beaconhouse International School students twice a week throughout the school semester.
4. Running a coral propagation programme for a bank’s foundation: Ocean Quest will train members to become coral propagation trainers, who can convey their knowledge and skills to coastal communities in the country. This yearlong project will also see Ocean Quest creating a coral garden for the foundation.
5. Our continued partnership with Sea Shepherd Dive will make coral propagation accessible to the dive certification industry in this region."
– Anuar Abdullah, ADEX Coral Reef Ambassador 2014–2015

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Anuar will end his reign soon, but his work goes on...

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A TIRELESS JOURNEY
Completing the tenure, but work continues
By Anuar Abdullah, ADEX Coral Reef Ambassador 2014–2015
Photo Justin Ong
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Catch Anuar's journey in Asian Diver over 2014 to AD1/2015.
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Mar 2015

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THROWBACK THURSDAY ____ TALKING TEK An activity that – two decades or so ago –...

by Asian Diver

THROWBACK THURSDAY
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TALKING TEK

An activity that – two decades or so ago – was widely considered to be beyond the scope and purpose of recreational diving, technical diving has now come of age to play a leading role in the development of programmes and practices that have opened up a whole new world of exciting underwater discoveries and possibilities.

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Regarded by some modern day divers as a revolutionary concept and by others as a natural consequence of diving’s evolutionary progression, technical diving is a hybrid activity. Rebreathers and mixed gas were in quite common use by all types of divers from early to mid last century. Tek divers of today benefit from the work done by many before them, borrowing liberally from that rich heritage and knowledge. These techniques and practices were employed by the commercial, military diving and even recreational divers during about 130 years before to create a new diving genre.
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PHOTO Navy Tritonia, Lusitania in 1935

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By David Strike, aka, Strikey

More amazing tales of diving's rich history can be found in
DIVE THE BIG BLUE Vol 2.
THE HISTORY OF TEK DIVING
Brought to you by Asian Diver
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Mar 2015

25

WET WEDNESDAY ___ WANT TO FIND A SHIPWRECK? You’d think a major city like Syd...

by Asian Diver

WET WEDNESDAY
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WANT TO FIND A SHIPWRECK?

You’d think a major city like Sydney would be largely explored, but in 2014 alone, Scott Willan of www.NSWwrecks.info has been responsible for the discovery of six new wrecks (and a total 19 since 2011). Okay, many of these may not be mighty ships rising up from the deep, but they all played a part in history. More importantly to exploration efforts, each dive whether fruitful or not, represents a piece of the puzzle and excludes another target of a list.

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By Damien Siviero, TDI Trimix OC and CCR
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Get the full story in AD1/15 No 136

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