Issue Description:On a personal note, putting together this issue has definitely been the most taxing so far. Compiling the listings of dive operators in the world’s best destinations (p.58) and getting the low-down on the tantalising places that there are still to visit, gave rise to an almost uncontrollable desire to grab my gear and just head off into the blue. But I resisted the impulse to become a scuba gypsy, and so here it is: our second annual Buyer’s Guide for “diveaholics”! If the destinations directory isn’t enough to get you hankering for sub-aquatic adventure, you can further stimulate your urge to dive by reading about the underwater wonders of Papua New Guinea (p.38), and the littleknown and fauna-full island of Lady Elliot on the Great Barrier Reef (p.52). The gear section should also whet your appetite for all the great deals on shopping that will be available at ADEX in April 2014. It looks like masks have gone micro, and fins have gone turbo, neoprene is slowly going petroleum-free, and sidemount configurations are firmly in the rec-dive mainstream. It’s amazing to see how technology keeps moving on to help make our dives that much safer and that little bit more comfortable - just when you thought silicone couldn’t get any better, they go and add all kinds of newfangled ribbing to our mask skirts...
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About SDAA: Vibrant and informative, Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA offers everything the modern diver wants and needs to know about exploring our fascinating oceans and encountering the creatures within it. It covers all the major destinations from the Pacific Ocean to Australia and beyond, including natural spectacles, new discoveries, environmental news, diving news and diver-focused topics. Our articles are drawn from the world's best underwater journalists and photographers and feature imagery that sets the standard by which other magazines are judged.
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