Team The chosen articles from our current issue

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.

Photo Competition

photo-comp-2_180wEntry into the Shades Of Colour Photographic Competition is free! And there are prizes to be won in two categories.


If you’re into diving and interested in diving related media, books, DVDs etc, check out our shop… Check it out



We Support