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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, above or find it on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. Dive Log is also available at selected dive stores and on your tablet or mobile phone by clicking at the above link . 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.

MANTA RAYS OF MILNE BAY

By DON SILCOCK

NUDIBRANCHS VICTORIA 

By NAOMI STRONG

WAR WRECKS OF THE 
SOLOMON ISLANDS
By NIGEL MARSH

From a distance there is little to distinguish the small island of Gonu Bara Bara from the myriad of others in this part of southern Milne Bay Province and few would guess that just off its northern beach is the best place in the whole of Papua New Guinea to see the magnificent reef manta ray - Manta alfredi. Reef mantas had been known to patrol that beach for many years, but all attempts to try and interact with them were random at best – maybe you would see one or more, maybe you wouldn’t…


I fell in love with sea slugs the moment I saw my first nudibranch. My instructor pointed it out to me during my open water course - It was tiny and white, it couldn't have been more than 5mm in length. I was intrigued. After completing my open water certification I found myself researching nudibranchs to find out more. It opened up a whole new world that, prior to scuba diving, I knew nothing about. I was fascinated by their vast array of colours, shapes and sizes. There are over 3,000 species of nudibranchs (nudis) with more being discovered each year. I began to search for them on my local dives in Port Philip Bay.


The Solomon Islands has some of the richest coral reefs in the world. Making up the eastern corner of the ‘Coral Triangle’ divers exploring the reefs of this island paradise will find coral gardens, walls and caves decorated with beautiful corals and a wonderful array of marine life. But for all its beauty, the coral reefs are not the major dive attraction in the Solomon Islands as this destination is a wreck divers paradise, a legacy of World War II.…

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