Asian Diver Issue 6/2013
Cerulean Serendipity (New Affairs)
Rediscovering something old, romancing something new, never borrowing anything dodgy and absolutely plunging heart and soul into something blue is the stuff exotic, passionate and remarkably raunchy affairs are made of.
We delight in the unfamiliar and relish the pioneering spirit.
By Richard Smith
Do you think evolution is just something that happened millions of years ago? Take a journey to the isolated waters of northern Papua’s Cenderawasih Bay and see evolution in action as new species come to life.
Pearl of the Banda Sea
By Markus Roth
Markus immerses in the beauty of a new dive area, the surrounding oceans near the Indonesian island of Saparua, with each dive unbelievably better than the last.
By Markus Roth
Markus lands in Weda Bay and dives at reefs explored by no other diver, promising that this land beyond is brimming with new and exciting dive opportunities.
By Takako Uno and Stephen Wong
Diving Sipadan? You might want to consider Semporna. Rather unthought-of, it is a secret haven to a variety of marine creatures and thrill for muck divers.
Saving the Mantas of Komodo
By Jo Marlow
There shines a ray of hope for the mantas in Komodo as communities, governments and private sectors join forces to protect them and fight for their survival by developing the Manta Ray Sanctuary.
Dive for life
By Jayne Jenkins
Putting her passion for photography and love for the ocean together, Jayne brings the underwater world to life, emphasising its beauty and need for protection.
Well into the 21st century, we imagine the age of species discovery to be over. The great expeditions, which filled museums with new specimens, are at an end. Remarkably, northern Papua’s Cenderawasih Bay has kept its secrets for millions of years. Here, numerous indigenous fishes evolved in its out-of-the-way waters, which have only recently been discovered by western science.Read More