A selection of some of the best articles from DIVE’s 2022 print magazine issues
We are exceedingly proud of DIVE’s print magazine. Throughout everything that the last few years has thrown at us, we’ve kept the magazine in print with some of the best writing and best photography in the scuba diving world, all printed on art-quality paper in a coffee-table publication that is something to keep, not discard once read.
Copies of our current, Autumn ’22 magazine are still available for sale and we will be hard at work at the start of January putting our Winter ’23 magazine into production. In the meantime, here’s some of our best and most popular articles from the earlier of 2022’s print issues.
In God’s Pocket – Douglas David Seifert
Canada’s Vancouver Island has a reputation as one of the best cold-water and temperate diving spots on the planet. The water is clear, the climate most agreeable, the coastline extends for miles, and its inhabitants are large – but, like most things Canadian, very friendly. Douglas David Seifert took a break from his tropical adventures to dive the cool waters of God’s Pocket, together with its colourful array of giant creatures.
Sylvia Earle, Ocean Champion – Graeme Gourlay
There are few that know the Ocean in as much depth as Dr Sylvia Earle, NOAA’s first female director; one of the world’s leading oceanographers; campaigner, and author. DIVE talked to Her Deepness about her new book from the National Geographic stable – Ocean: A Global Odyssey – to learn more about what we really need to do to save the planet.
A Pirate’s Life – Alfred Minnaar
An English music producer gentleman and an Australian adventure sports rebel might seem unlikely partners, but between them, Jamie Mayer and Adam Fornasiero built one of Raja Ampat’s most successful liveaboards. Alfred Minnaar spent some time working on his inner pirate when he met the duo to learn of Calico Jack’s construction by traditional Bugis craftsmen and its next decade sailing through Indonesian waters with its red sails hoisted high.
Under Pressure – Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell
Immersion pulmonary oedema is a potentially life-threatening condition about which little is known among the global scuba diving community, but which may be the number one killer of scuba divers and swimmers. It is predominately associated with high blood pressure, a common condition which many people are not even aware they have. Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell takes a look at a phenomenon that became all too close to his own heart, and how divers need to learn to avoid it.
A Most Unusual Day – Christian Horras
What does a normal day diving involve? Generally not watching a pack of striped marlin, sea lions and dolphins chasing huge schools of fish – unless you happen to be diving in Baja Magdalena for the sardine run during October and November. Christian Horras spent a most unusual day underwater dodging marlin spikes, and reports on the experience with some phenomenal imagery.
Fuvamulah – Dave Double
Very few people outside of the Maldives will have ever heard of Fuvahmulah, even if it is one of the most populous islands in the Maldives – but this is about to change. Home to a tuna fishery whose age is measured in centuries, it is also attracted a huge population of tiger sharks, particularly pregnant matriarchs who gather to feed on discarded fish before pupping. David Double reports from behind the lens on how it feels to be surrounded by tigers, with added photography by Alastair Scarlett and Matthew Ruane
Small Wonders – Tom St George
If you want whale sharks, leaf scorpion fish, manta rays, peacock mantis shrimp, clear blue water, deep black sand and host of relaxing, or very exciting dive experiences, then the Philippines is the place for you. Underwater photographer Tom St George took his macro lens to Dumaguete and Puerto Galera to see which weird and wonderful critters he could find and photograph.