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Boat Review: Tristram Marine’s 881 Offshore

Boat Review: Tristram Marine’s 881 Offshore

By Ron Czerniak, Marine Consultant. Arriving at Orams Marine Village Boat Park in Auckland’s Westhaven Marina, I met up with Kingsley Fink, one of the sons of Lance and Bronwyn Fink, the owners of …

The Vanishing Dutchman

The Vanishing Dutchman

By Leigh Bishop. A mysterious shipwreck off the coast of Africa intrigued an international team to investigate further. Mounting an expedition based on a remote jungle island was an adventure of a …

Nine Divers in Three Months!

Nine Divers in Three Months!

By Dave Moran, Editor.   “It’s simple mistakes” – Bruce Adams, Officer in Charge, Police National Dive Squad If you live in New Zealand you will be aware that this summer has been …


Editorial by Dave Moran


Divers Dying – Why? – Win at the Hutchwilco Boat Show

The dive industry is dismayed at the number of diving fatalities that have occurred in New Zealand during the last three months; a total of nine! At one point the numbers were higher than the road toll for a single month. Diving is a safe sport. There are simple rules to follow. These rules become second nature to a diver if they regularly dive and become comfortable in the water’s environment. It’s a bit like learning to drive a car. After a while the complexities of driving a motor car in traffic become automatic. Most of us

Also in this issue

Malaysia – Pulau Perhentian: A Malay Paradise

Sierra Leone – the Vanishing Dutchman

Vanuatu – Alfred Numba Wan: Legend

Indonesia – Wakatobi: At Home on the House Reef

Thailand – Diversity of Diving

Solomon Islands – A Hidden Paradise

Niue – “Behold the Coconut!”

Bula – Welcome to Fiji

Estuaries – Conduits between Land and Sea

Channel Island – Hauraki Gulf

Nine divers in Three Months

Photography – Understanding Camera Settings

Shades of Colour Overall 2015

Cover details: Kiersten Mottl and a cannon on the Sierra Leone shipwreck. By Leigh Bishop. Canon EOS 5D, f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO-200, 15mm, 3, no flash, compulsory.

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