INTRO


And in the hard copy of this issue…




Summer Blues

– The first of several memorable dives at the Poor Knights Islands in northland


Diving the Deep South

– My biggest scare turned out to be getting bailed up by a bad-tempered female Hookers sealion.


Great Barrier Island Marine Reserve

– One step closer.


Inflatables

– convenience and affordability.



Ten Minutes To Midnight


– 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.


World Wrecks Tour

– Palau was the scene of some of the most intense fighting in the second world war.



Maritime Archaeology


– Rules to live and dive by.


Wally Gibbins

– His extraordinary life (part two)



The Svengali of the Sea


– Cuttlefish.



Early Diving School


– The School of Underwater Swimming and Diving reunion.


Unplanned Mini Adventures

– With kayak diving we realised that a lot of good diving was not necessarily miles off shore.


War and Peace at Truk Lagoon

– Floating before you is a 375 ft cargo ship with a huge torpedo hole in the side.


A Little About Sea Slugs

– Little creatures happily adapted to in saltwater.


In the Slipstream of Cyclones

– The Cook Islands provide some of the best lagoon diving.


Lord Howe Island Marine Park

– Straight out of the fairy tales a magnificent make-believe with everything anyone could wish for.



Fakarava, Tahiti


– Where heaven and earth meet.


Pope’s Eye

– Last chance to see this underwater wonderland.


Bounty Islands, New Zealand

– Virgin dive spots are hard to find in this age of fast boats and GPS.


Bathalaa Maaga Kan Thila, Maldives

– You’ll never forget this dive site!


Shark Shield

– At last it’s safe to go back in the water.




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