June/July, 2013 Issue #136
When the aspiring diver is given his formal training, it is usually in a controlled and pleasant environment. He is trained to dive in that environment - not in other environments. He often has no concept of the demands and dangers of the other environments. He may subsequently encounter these dangers without an appreciation of the consequences of his actions, until it is too late. More
It was winter in Hungary's land locked capital city, Budapest. The temperature was well below freezing and I was surrounded by historical stone buildings overlooking the Danube River. Wrapped up in their thick coats, the locals threw me some funny looks, as I loaded my dive bag and camera gear in the van that had just arrived. They were used to tourists exploring the city and divers were definitely a new thing!
Interview by Dave Moran with Shark Scientist Riley Elliott. Many of you in New Zealand will have seen on television or read in local media about a young scientist that has a passion for sharks, in particular the blue shark which he is studying to complete his PhD. I was keen to find out what sparked this passion in Riley Elliott.
Also in this issue:
this month's editorial - by dave moranby Dave Moran. As we go to press we are 'recovering' from four extremely busy days at The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. We shared a huge stand with Tourism Malaysia who were promoting a trip for two to Seaventures Dive Resort, commonly known as The Rig which stands proudly off the island of Mabul in the territory of Sabah/Borneo/Malaysia. READ MORE & HAVE YOUR SAY
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