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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.

THE RICHES OF LISSENUNG

WHITE AND BLUE;
DUMAGUETTE - MUCK DIVING MECCA

BY MIKE SCOTLAND

Lissenung is a tiny tropical Island paradise that has been lovingly created by Dietmar and Ange Amon.This beautiful garden island is near Kavieng, New Ireland. It is about two degrees from the equator. A stroll around the manicured grounds is most relaxing and pleasant. You can walk around the island in twenty minutes. I took longer. I had to stop to take photos every few minutes of the serene tropical beaches lined with lush green foliage and mirror pond seas. The horizon dotted with tropical islands and embossed with sunlit cumulus clouds of an early sunset glow. As George Gershwin says in the song, ‘It’s wonderful, it’s marvellous…


BY JAMIE WATTS & MALCOLM NOBBS

It came out of nowhere – out of the deep, infinite blue.  One second there was nothing, then, gliding slowly and effortlessly just a few metres away just behind my shoulder, that shark.  Meatier than a reef shark, yet with those big, swept-back fins, dipped in white paint, somehow sleeker and more elegant.  It looked fast when it was almost standing still, and it cruised in for a closer look, clearly less afraid of me than any shark I’d seen before. Individually they are not the biggest or most dramatic of the predatory sharks. On a global ecological scale, though, the oceanic whitetip and the blue are far, far more successful than the great white, the tiger shark or the bull shark.


BY NIGEL MARSH & HELEN ROSE

We have seen some weird fish while exploring muck sites, but we had never encountered anything as strange as a family of convict blennies. At first we thought we had stumbled a across a school of common striped catfish, but getting closer we could see these black and white striped fish were shaped differently and were also swimming in and out of a hole in the sand. Moving closer still, we were even more surprised when a large eel-like fish emerged from the same hole, and proceeded to spit out a mouthful of sand.  We could see the fish were related, the small fish obviously juveniles, but at the time we didn’t know what they were.

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