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Dive Log is the premier scuba diving monthly magazine that provides all the latest scuba news and information from across Australia and the Asia/Pacific region. You can read our monthly magazine free by clicking on the Latest Edition tab, download the iPad application at a low cost of $2.99 or find it at your nearest Newsagent for $4.95. Dive Log is also available at selected dive stores. Each month we look at the key issues that effect us all as divers as well as look at great diving locations in the region as well as the perfect scuba diving holiday destinations. We also review the latest diving equipment and gear and scuba courses and certifications, to ensure you are always up to date with the latest and best things happening in the scuba diving industry.

Leafy Seadragons of South Australia

Josies Reef and other delights from Walindi, East New Britain
Bat Caves, Eagle Rays and Baby Cakes

Whenever any diver ventures down south to Rapid Bay (one and half hour’s drive from Adelaide’s CBD, not counting the obligatory stop at the Yankalilla Bakery) the objective is generally the same. That is to hunt for dragons.
Found only along the southern coastline of Australia from the bottom tip of WA and all the way to Victoria, it’s here at Rapid Bay that is a world renown habitat for the Leafy Sea Dragon with another site, The Bluff, at one of South Australia’s most frequented tourist destinations along the Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor, another.

Josie’s reef is located in Kimbe Bay, East New Britain in New Guinea. It is a few kilometres North West of the Japanese Zero wreck. It can be dived from Walindi resort as a day dive or from the live aboard, Febrina. This is what we did.
This reef is close to shore and does experience river run off of rich volcanic soil. As a result, it is often murky. However, the reef benefits from the river run off as well. It brings an enormous bounty of nutrients from the volcanoes nearby. As a result, the marine growth is stunning. The day I dived it, we had fifteen metres visibility.

There are some really great dives in the Solomon Islands.   Bat Cave, Karamulon Point and Baby Cakes are some of my favourites.
Bat Cave at Marovo Lagoon
We entered Bat Cave via a shallow swim through in one metre of water. It opened out into a large rock pool five metres deep, totally covered by an umbrella of rain forest. It was a beautiful sight with crystal clear water with mirror reflections of your dive buddy on the surface. Occasional bursts of sunshine drizzled down through the trees when the clouds parted. This was a magical spot. 

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