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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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May 2015

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MAMMAL MONDAY? ___ TAIWAN: An Estuarine Legend of Love Since time immemorial,...

by Asian Diver

MAMMAL MONDAY?
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TAIWAN: An Estuarine Legend of Love

Since time immemorial, the Chinese white dolphin has been reverently referred to as the Mazu fish, lauded for their exceptional intelligence and rare intuition imparted by the Goddess of the Seafarers. An aboriginal tale, passed down orally by the Paiwan tribe, this lore speaks of an oceanic dolphin, guided by its sentimental instincts, that once helped to reunite a pair of tragic lovers forced to reside on different islands. Hearing the desperate pleas of the couple who was separated by a large body of water, it carried the woman to her beloved, where they abided in eternal marital bliss. From then on, the much-adored animal – believed to be able to join two hearts that belong – became known as the quintessential guardian of love.

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The Legend of the Dolphin
Ancient tales of a special ocean being
By Selina Tan and Shreya Gopi, with Lulu M
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Issue 2/2015 No 137

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May 2015

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SMILING AT YOU SUNDAY? ___ The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) are cl...

by Asian Diver

SMILING AT YOU SUNDAY?
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The Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) are closely tied to riverine systems throughout Asia, so this seemed to be the most likely subject of the reports. All documented populations of Irrawaddy dolphin elsewhere were listed as “threatened” or “critically endangered” on the 2014 IUCN Red List, so it was imperative to investigate the reports and discover which dolphins inhabited the Kinabatangan river.

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Irrawaddy Infatuation
The people, dolphins and fisheries of the Kinabatangan river
By Lindsay Porter
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Issue 2/2015 No 137

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May 2015

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SAVE ME SATURDAY _____ In 2006, a team of experts conducted a survey using the...

by Asian Diver

SAVE ME SATURDAY
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In 2006, a team of experts conducted a survey using the most advanced detection techniques to cover the 1,700 kilometres of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze – from Yichang to Shanghai – but failed to find even a single baiji. It was declared functionally extinct in 2007.
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Bidding the Baiji Farewell
A freshwater adaptation
By Professor Wong Ding, Institute of Hydrobiology
Translation Selina Tan
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Issue 2/2015 No 137

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