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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 $1.99 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.

Identifying fish behaviour part two

Lissenung Island
SS President Coolidge revisited

I am diving with eight massive Bull Sharks. The location is the Beqa Shark feed on the south side of the main island of Fiji. I have asked Tukai, the leading shark feeder, if he can help me to get good photos.
The Fijian shark guides called me over underwater and positioned me less than a metre away from Tukai, immediately on his left. As the huge Bull Whalers circled toward the tasty fish heads, they came right past my camera.

Positioned north of eastern Australia in the Coral Sea, Papua New Guinea is an entire world away. Occupying the Coral Triangle’s eastern extremity, its vibrant tropical reefs possess some of the best diving on the planet. Situated in the Bismarck Sea, New Ireland is famed for its pelagic action, with strong currents attracting the big fish. However, in recent years, it has quickly gained renown for its macro life.

I dived the wreck of the SS President Coolidge back in 2003, and was impressed by it then, so when I happened to be in Brisbane (I live in WA) recently, I took the opportunity to extend my trip and catch a weekly direct Air Vanuatu flight to Luganville, on Espirito Santo, Vanuatu, where the Coolidge sank nearly 74 years ago. The ship ran into an American laid minefield on entry into the port, was beached and almost all the 5,000 marines on board got off.

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