Issue # 17: The discovery issue
We celebrate the wonders of the Bismarck Sea – PNG at its best. We take a look at the regular marine visitors to Baja California, join two of the world’s leading ichthyologists and discuss why we love liveaboards plus lots more. Order your copy now or subscribe for a year from just £9.99.
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Baja California is frequented by some of the most majestic animals that are known to grace the world’s oceans. David Valencia captures the delights of the thrilling home of whales, orcas, mantas and huge schools of mobulas as they arrive in seasonal droves to feed in the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Species identification is rather a lot less glamorous on a day-to-day basis than many people might imagine, but the painstaking work involved sometimes brings rich rewards. Douglas David Seifert joins two of the world’s leading ichthyologists as they track down a new species of shrimp goby in the Lembeh Strait.
It took six months and thousands of votes but eventually, somebody had to be crowned as winners. We round-up and preview the Top Three scuba diving destinations, dive centres or resorts and liveaboards, and take a look at what we’ve learned about the dive business in 2019.
The Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, with a long and chequered history of conflict and survival. Steve Jones brings us some stunning images in celebration of one of the last of the world’s scuba diving frontiers.
Coral reefs are what most divers love most about diving – but will they continue to delight the world’s underwater enthusiasts or are they doomed to dwindle and disappear into the fossil record. Coral expert and Blue Planet II consultant Callum Roberts details the plight of the oceans’ reefs in an extract from his new book, Reef Life.
Once you’ve bought all that fantastic scuba diving gear, you need something to pack it in for safe worldwide transportation. Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell rummages through his excess baggage for a selection of the best dive kit bags on the market.