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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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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
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Feb 2015

27

FISHY FRIDAY! === THE THRESHERS OF MONAD SHOAL Nowhere else in the world you’ll...

by Asian Diver

FISHY FRIDAY!
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THE THRESHERS OF MONAD SHOAL
Nowhere else in the world you’ll get regular sightings!

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There is something mystical about Monad Shoal, invisible from land, the top of this seamount lies just 14 metres below the surface. As you descend into the dark blue water of Monad Shoal in the early morning hours, you can sense that this is not your average dive. Once you reach about 30 metres, stop and hover quietly over the bottom, the real dive begins. The reason so many divers flock to Monad Shoal, located a mere 30-minute boat ride away from Malapascua in the Philippines, is to see the pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus).

Thresher sharks frequent Monad Shoal in the early morning and chances of encountering these majestic animals are high. The only things you need to do to see them is position yourself near one of the cleaning stations and stare into the blue until you see a dark shape appear. Thresher sharks get their name from their abnormally large tail, which they can use to strike and stun prey. This feature makes them very easy to recognise. They are a nocturnal species and hence have big, sensitive eyes. There are three kinds of thresher sharks: the bigeye thresher, common thresher and the pelagic thresher shark. The pelagic thresher appears to be the only one that visits Monad Shoal.

The reason these oceanic sharks visit this seamount is due to the resident cleaner fish. Cleaner fish can help the thresher sharks get rid of parasites. There are numerous cleaning stations located on Monad Shoal and the pelagic thresher visits most off them. Even mantas and other oceanic sharks have been observed getting in on the action at the cleanign stations.

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Text Steve De Neef
Photo Jeffrey L. Rotman/Corbis

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Feb 2015

26

In Loving Memory of "SHARK LADY", EUGENIE CLARK --- A pioneer in marine conserv...

by Asian Diver

In Loving Memory of
"SHARK LADY", EUGENIE CLARK
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A pioneer in marine conservation and the study of shark behaviour, Eugenie Clark helped the public understand and appreciate the much-maligned species.

A pioneer in the use of scuba gear to conduct underwater scientific research and a veteran of more than 70 deep dives in submersibles, Eugenie Clark continued diving into her 90s, even after being diagnosed with non-smoking-related lung cancer.

Although she would conduct research on other fish – she discovered several species and had some named in her honour – much of her work was focused on sharks and dispelling the public's fears about them.

Clark discovered the first effective shark repellent in secretions from a flatfish called Moses sole, a species found in the Red Sea. She went where no man had gone before and ventured into undersea caverns off Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula to find "sleeping sharks" suspended in the water. This significant discovery overturned popular scientists' belief that sharks had to keep moving to breathe.

Today, we stand on her shoulders to see further, giving us vision to understand where we too can go.

She will indeed be missed.

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