Issue # 28: More to Discover
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Alfred Minnaar learned his expert photography craft in the clear blue and generally welcoming waters of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia. After heading out of his comfort zone and under the ice, exploring untouched dive sites in Taiwan and adventuring around Komodo as a liveaboard pirate, Alfie took himself to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to learn cave diving, and found himself stretching himself to the limits of his experience – and beyond. Read about Alfie’s extraordinary adventure, accompanied by his brilliant photography, exclusively in this season’s issue of DIVE Magazine.
Where can little fish hang out safe in the knowledge that they will never be eaten by their big fish relatives? A place where, in fact, it’s the little fish (and shrimp) that do the feasting? Cleaning stations are a one-stop shop for clearing out the copepods, socialising with peers and meeting possible mates, while providing a rich source of food for the industrious workers who dart between the razor-sharp teeth of their customers. Douglas David Seifert explores the fascinating world of cleaning stations, accompanied by more of his outstanding photography.
Marine biologist and poet Fiona Gell grew up on the Isle of Man, returning later in life to help set up the island’s first marine reserve. In an extract from her new book Spring Tides, she recounts the story of a thrilling dive experience during which she came face-to-shell with one of the planet’s longest-living animals, the quahog.
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.
No matter how much you think you know, as a diver, there is always more to learn. Former full-time dive instructor Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell discusses why ‘Advanced’ courses are not meant to be Advanced, and why you should always seek to further your knowledge, even if that means paying to do so.