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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.




I am in ten metres of water. Brilliant sunbeams rain down on me through the trees above me. A bright orange Fan coral, three metres wide is spread across the ocean floor with a window containing some small soft coral trees.  My photographic brain lights up in a bright spark of inspiration. This is a wonderful and rare photo opportunity.

I ask my dive guide, Albert to create a silhouette up in the water column. With a few hand signals and general underwater gesticulations, he moves into the right position.

This is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen underwater. Before me, I had a dazzling light show, bright colours, clear blue water and a great dive model.

There’s an old submariner saying from the cold war. ‘Crazy Ivan’ REFERRED to the Russian submariner habit of unpredictably turning around to see what WAS  behind them. that kept popping into my head as I was hanging in the deep blue: “Its been a minute or two... time to do another Crazy Ivan.

Below the ocean surface and within metres of Christmas island’s sheer cliffs is a narrow ledge of coral reef running out to a dropoff that plummets hundreds of metres into the ocean depths. There’s no other landmass or island nearby, so the island creates an underwater oasis for marine life. It’s like a beacon and you never know what you’ll see here. . .

DURING World War 2 some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific was in the Solomon Islands. This archipelago is located east of Papua New Guinea and is just over 2,000 kilometres north-east of Brisbane. The Japanese had taken over all of the Solomons in April 1942 and started constructing an airfield on Guadalcanal. When completed, this would give the ability to bomb Australia using land based aircraft and support their push further south into the New Hebrides.

IN August of the same year, US Marines, supported by US, Australian and New Zealand warships, landed on Guadalcanal and nearby islands in a ferocious fight that would last for most of the next year.

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