Regular columns

10 News round-up
The truth about the Great Barrier Reef, a boating accident caused by a whale in New Zealand, EYOS joins forces with OCEEF, and Rebreather Forum 4 heads to Malta.
18 DAN Medical Q&A
The Divers Alert Network team answer questions on the Valsalva manoeuvre and brain surgery.
54 Divers Alert Network
An experienced diver relates a salutory tale of how mistakes and bad decisions can have serious consequences.
82 Conservation Corner
Meridian Adventure Dive offer some tips on ways to become an ‘eco-traveller’.

Monthly features...

22 Australia
Wrecks exist for many reasons, including storms and navigational errors, but ships are also sunk as artificial reefs, like the ex-HMAS Hobart, explains Chelsea Haebich.
30 Tahiti, part two
In the second of two parts, we look at the rich and varied diving regions around the islands of Tahiti.
36 Malaysia
As Ocean Day approaches, we present a travellers’ guide to protecting Sabah’s seas and reefs.
42 Diving with Nays Baghai
We chat to underwater cameraman, independent film-maker and musician Nays Baghai.




46 Unique Australian Marine Life
Nigel Marsh focuses on the blue-ringed octopus.
56 TECH: Australia, part two
Kerrie Burow continues her exploration of the world-class cave diving around Mount Gambier.
62 Australia
A city perfectly in tune with the ocean; there’s more to Sydney than surface appearances suggest, as Jayne Jenkins explains.
68 Indonesia
After a few years focusing his diving around Australia’s temperate waters, Nicolas Remy heads to Bangka Island to quench his coral-thirst….

Gear & testing

74 What’s New
We take a look at some new products heading to market, including a batch of the apres-dive clothing. We have the Submariner jumper from Fourth Element, new T-shirts from KUBI, a 200gm undersuit from Otter Watersports, a hoodie from Santi Diving, and a warm hood from Tecline.
76 Test Extra
Editorial Director Mark Evans rates and reviews new equipment - in this issue, the Shearwater Research Perdix 2 is given the once-over on dives both in the UK and in the decidedly chilly waters of Iceland.