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19 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014
   
   
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20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014
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X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

The power of the island of Ponza lies in its ability to preserve an intangible aura of...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

“What do you have to do?” It is the first question asked by most people when it comes...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

At the end of Second World War, the allied forces were in possession of 120 German U-...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

I don’t think a week ever went by where I didn’t hear Ron tell someone at his...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

Painting on plexiglass, the self-taught American artist Marionette Taboniar creates...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

Standing on the beach staring out at the deep blue water, it’s hard to imagine a world...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

Once upon a time there was a land... Doggerland—a huge area of dry land that once...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

— Four Pioneering Wreck Divers

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014
Checklists aren’t just about diving equipment, but also about the aim of the div

At the Rebreather Forum 3 conference held in Florida in May 2012, a number of...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

When exercising the legs to keep them strong for scuba diving, it is important to...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

It’s an adventure. You swim like a champion, trying to be as streamlined as possible...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

Anna’s story: “I was on my eighth or ninth dive, about five minutes in and at a depth...

X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

At the almost venerable age of 73, Wolfgang Leander is one of the great pioneers of...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

If I were to tell you about a special place where no one locks their doors at night,...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Originally from Slavakia, self-taught artist Erika Pochybova-Johnson creates brilliant...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Ask any photographer the one thing they would like to improve in their underwater...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

The nascence of recreational rebreathers was just waiting to happen. Spurred on by...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Rebreather diving is currently one of the fastest growing activities in the diving...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

First visited by Christopher Columbus in 1503, his reports tell of incredible numbers...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Being swept along on this technical diving thing, has been a long, somewhat twisted,...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

On our journey north of the polar circle, my fellow adventurers and I were greeted by...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Barely beaten tracks are an increasingly rare find for travellers in this ever more...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

In August 2012, I wrote an article which discussed just culture and what this meant in...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Creating photos in this digital age requires postproduction computer work to get the...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Online Seminars for Underwater Photographers

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

Miles of white sandy beaches, family vacation destinations, infamous spring break...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

A difficulty in obtaining information about wild animal behaviour is that detailed...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

A few weeks ago, a dive centre chartered a boat to take five divers and two...

X-Ray Mag #60 - May 2014

The Baltic Sea offers some very treacherous waters even under the best of...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Following six flights, two nights and a 30-hour boat trip, I found myself approaching...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

The world in one country is an oft-used quote to describe South Africa and is not...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Over ten years have past since my last dive in Hood Canal. I’m not sure why, probably...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Gary Gentile not only helped pioneer deep wreck diving, but also documented its art...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

The Swedish warship Mars, otherwise known as Makalös (peerless), sank in a sea battle...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

You could say that Richard Lundgren’s destiny was cast when his parents took the...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Last year I was invited to deliver a lecture at the Oztek show in Sydney, Australia. I...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

There are certain images of marine life that consistently conjure up a predicted...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Who could imagine for a minute that Namibia is a diving destination?

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Is it the agency or the instructor that’s important?

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

First scientifically described by Gunnerus in 1765 from a specimen in Norway, there is...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

In this article, the final one in the series, I will explain my personal experience...

X-Ray Mag #59 - Mar 2014

Inspired by the magical ambience in the works of early American artists painting...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

As the wheels touched down at Havana’s International airport, the plane erupted with...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

The Cuban government is environmentally minded. In 1996, the 837-square-mile marine...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

We’re swimming fast. Too fast for my liking. I’m taking heaving gulps, and I know my...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

Like a series of random punctuation marks, the many islands of the Solomons...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

In many cases, there is actually no plan to deal with a DCI incident. The rationale...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

You might know Doug Allan because of his spectacular cinematography. In his 30-year...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

The shark is an apex predator that has been on this earth for over 400 million years—a...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

Staying Alive: Application of Risk Management in Scuba Diving.

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

Fluorescence night dives, or fluoro, UV and glow dives, as they are also known, are...

X-Ray Mag #58 - Jan 2014

Based in Southern California, American artist Blu Rivard is passionate about the...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

Jim Abernethy, owner and operator of Scuba Adventures, was the dive operator who...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

Okinawa—simply saying the name has so many connotations. The island itself is huge,...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

Every now and then I get an assignment close to home, which means my dive buddy and I...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

For the first article in this series, I have chosen to get up on my soapbox with a...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

Years of preparation finally paid off on 3 August 2013 when the first Belgian cave...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

Stretching west and north of the Isalo Ranges, the Mahafaly Plateau runs like a dragon...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

The month of November sees the return of the international dive industry trade...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

A rebreather dive begins before you enter the water. You strap on the machine, put on...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

So… you have your new photo equipment. Cool... now what? Should we just jump in the...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

In late April 2013, a dele-gation of 16 people from IAHD Adriatic – International...

X-Ray Mag #57 - Nov 2013

Nancy Tilles is an award-winning artist based in Florida who works in traditional oils...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Artist Sharon Brill captures the sensual nature of the sea and the dynamic energy of...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

— Close-up Underwater Photography with Mirrorless Cameras

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Is the sport rebreather dream a reality this time around?

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Underwater photographer Peter Verhoog of the Dutch Shark Society is on a mission—a...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Whale shark, whale shark, whale shark! After several unsuccessful hours of searching...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

When shore diving, divers often have to overcome an obstacle course to get to their...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

The Northeast Diving Equipment Group based in the U.S. state of New Jersey is an...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Mike Fletcher is a scary guy. Not because he’s violent or aggressive. Quite the...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013
— Fantastic Muck Diving in Indonesia

The world’s full of triangles. There’s the Love Triangle, the Golden Triangle, the...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Muck diving is a term used quite frequently these days that can be applied to either a...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013
X-Ray dive team Kelly LaClaire and Kate Clark explore the waters of North Sulawe

There are very few places in the world that remain unknown to the dive community. Let’...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

The apparently contradictory choice of adding teleconverters to fish-eye lenses to...

X-Ray Mag #56 - Sep 2013

Bubbles, fluro night diving and other memories from Inner Space

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

Swirling unicorn fish surround me and seem to have accepted me as one of their own. I...

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

As day turned to night, two Australian icons— Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera...

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

1300 BC—A merchant ship, laden with treasures from seven different cultures and...

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

On the Ethology of Reef Sharks

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

American artist, Lauren Kussro, has been inspired by the sea to create work that is...

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

Dr Mark Erdmann is a coral reef ecologist and senior advisor for Conservation...

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

Arus kencang are the words you need to listen out for—you will hear them in the rapid...

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

Healthy shoulders are vital to a positive scuba diving experience.

X-Ray Mag #55 - Jul 2013

Remember the first rule of scuba diving that you were taught in your basic open-water...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Tucked behind rocks at 90 feet, my fellow divers and I were getting restless hoping...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Although Facebook is a useful tool, it can never replace physical interaction with...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013
Unique Dive Site Yonaguni

Lured by stories of schooling hammerhead sharks and a lost city submerged below the...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Diving the Ojamo lime mine in Finland, 138 meters of water, 4°C.

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Inspired by nature, the sea, the waves, the water itself, British artist Amanda...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Make way for the shoreline— the ship is taking on water and fast! Perhaps these were...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

The Farne Islands are a small group of some 33 rocks and islets (depending on the...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Located between the lower part of Vancouver Island and Mainland Vancouver in the...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Fitness for diving is not one-size-fits-all. Just as important as the proper fit for a...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

In this article, the fourth in the series on mirrorless cameras, we will look at the...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

What are the differences between the self-sufficiency and team diving approaches to...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

… just as soon as you get OW certified

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Beautifully adapted to an ambush predator existence, wobbegongs rely on their...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

The reasons for shark attacks and the question of when and where they might occur has...

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Quisque molestie. Praesent massa magna, dapibus id, euismod vitae, aliquet in, orci....

X-Ray Mag #54 - May 2013

Tucked behind rocks at 90 feet, my fellow divers and I were getting restless hoping...

X-Ray Mag #53 - Mar 2013
—Learning to dive the Earth’s interior: is it that difficult?!

Two buddies are holding the line. The second is holding the arm of the one leading the...

X-Ray Mag #53 - Mar 2013
Diving Murter Island Croatia

For quite a time, I had been wanting to go back to Croatia to see first hand what this...

X-Ray Mag #53 - Mar 2013

A rusty tram clatters past us. An uninterrupted line of cars slowly moves along Leó...

X-Ray Mag #53 - Mar 2013

Born on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, self-taught artist Daniel Jean-Baptiste...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

Scientific diving appears to be one of the safer forms of diving, a recent study of...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

When people from the United States go on a European vacation, diving is usually not on...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

Becoming a good technical diver means starting with the solid basics. There is no...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

Anyone who has faced an gitated shark has felt the power of communication through...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

The idea of diving Micronesia forms dreams of warm, crystal blue waters with big...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

First off, a confession. I love diving in Roatan. Why? For a couple of reasons. Number...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

Tick tock tick tock. Have you ever heard someone say, “There goes 15 minutes of my...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

Cold water diving will never be the same after a visit to Gulen situated north of...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

While the number of camera manufacturers with horses in the mirrorless race has now...

X-Ray Mag #52 - Jan 2013

Few fine artists have been able to marry the sensuous nature of luxurious textiles...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

If anyone was to mention diving in Thailand to you, then you would most likely think...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

Freediving is easy. All you have to do, according to freediver extraordinaire, Stig...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

Many of the pieces of equipment used by technical divers look different to the...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

Unlike Max in the children’s book by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are,
...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

Seen from space, Isabela Island—the largest island of the Galápagos archipelago—...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

What is the hypoxia? It is a deficit of oxygen in the lungs, blood and tissues. Each...

X-Ray Mag #51 - Nov 2012

British Columbia (BC), Canada is known for having some of the most colourful temperate...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

It’s an unsettled kind of morning on Chedabucto Bay of Canada’s east coast. The sun is...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

There can’t be many dive sites that owe their existence to the direct intervention of...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

Move over human divers, you’re not the only ones who love to dive. Apparently, divers...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

One of the dreams of any naturalist is to be the first to find and detail the life of...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

In order to create images with point-and-shoot digital cameras that are a step above...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

The rather dark reputation of Humboldt squid has been readily reinforced by various...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

“Thank [beep] for that! How lucky were we? We better not do that again. Don’t tell...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

I first spoke with Sheck Exley in the summer of 1991. I had begun publishing aquaCORPS...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

Long after the jet lag and the first day back to work, you slip into your favorite...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

I’ve been on the road for 36 hours now, and I’m pretty much on the other side of the...

X-Ray Mag #50 - Sep 2012

Is there another country anywhere with so much diversity? The six million inhabitants...

X-Ray Mag #49 - July 2012

When it comes to cameras, traditionally, gear is divided into compact point-and-shoot...

X-Ray Mag #49 - July 2012

How can rebreather diving be made safer? That was the question at the core of the...

X-Ray Mag #49 - July 2012

South Georgia is the most well-known of the Falkland Islands, also called Islas...

X-Ray Mag #49 - July 2012

Three of world’s best shark spots are located far off the coast of Central and South...

X-Ray Mag #49 - July 2012

My first experience diving with mating squid was in September of 2000 during a rare...

X-Ray Mag #48 - May 2012

— And the common feaures of decommissioned oil rigs, windfarms, wrecks and artificial...

X-Ray Mag #48 - May 2012

In spite of Egypt’s current turmoil, I feel this exceptional country is still a place...

X-Ray Mag #48 - May 2012

The Valdes peninsula in Patagonia, has become renowned for the Orcas and the...

X-Ray Mag #48 - May 2012

Komodo Island kept bobbing in and out of my field of vision as we continued to circle...

X-Ray Mag #48 - May 2012

The oceanic archipelago of Madeira lies approximately 1,000km southwest of Lisbon,...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

Muck diving is now a recognized broad term for (generally) close up photography,...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

Having dived in plenty of spots around the world, I am always on the lookout for an...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

Just knowing that Vikings started a settlement here a thousand years ago and that the...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

One of Australia’s most unique underwater events is facing a new challenge. The...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

The founder of Innerspace Explorers (ISE), Achim Schloffel, talks to X-RAY MAG about...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

Weird creatures from inner space

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

The juvenile salt-water crocodile was near to death when the small boy found it...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

Forty-two miles off the Egyptian coast, the Brothers Islands rise up from the floor of...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

here is a recently developed term making its way into common use amongst the wider...

X-Ray Mag #47 - Mar 2012

It was 6:30 in the morning, and my dive buddy and I were hauling our gear back from...

X-Ray Mag #46 - Jan 2012

Lying undisturbed in the deep water just off the fringing reef from the remote village...

X-Ray Mag #46 - Jan 2012

A dive trip to the U.S. State of Alaska is a true adventure, both above and below the...

X-Ray Mag #46 - Jan 2012

When I started scuba diving, I became aware of the limitations of an injured body....

X-Ray Mag #46 - Jan 2012

My guide and I saw the croc on the surface, basking in the sun, laying on the papyrus...

X-Ray Mag #46 - Jan 2012

Close-up or macro photography is a specialized form of underwater photography where...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

The northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea is full of new opportunities and...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

Squids, octopus and cuttlefish (who all belong to the phylum of molluscs) are among...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

Maybe the concept of ‘responsible shark diving’ sounds a little oxymoronic, but there...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

To find seclusion, special locations need to be found. One of these is Nuweiba, up in...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

Jill Heinerth, whose first job was a newspaper route in her home town of Toronto,...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

As the word, rebreather, gains readership in diving magazines, brings novelty to shows...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

A small, warm, sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean island with enough tourist visitors to make...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

Why rebreather divers, even more so than open circuit divers, need to be in control...

X-Ray Mag #45 - Nov 2011

Breathing hyperbaric air causes a syndrome of behavioral and subjective effects called...

X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011

Have you always wanted to dive with sharks? Hug a dolphin? Explore shipwrecks, caves...

X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011

Every time I think of deep diving, both good and bad memories surface together in my...

X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011
Charles Stirling - Dive master holds a Caribbean reef shark at UNEXSO showing it

The Bahamas are an English speaking island nation known to most of us, but for very...

X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011

Using state-of-the-art “internal tags” with a battery life of more than ten years,...

X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011

The 2012 Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort was a phenomenal success. A staggering...

X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011
Shark man Wolfgang Leander has taken on legendary status in the diving world with his...
X-Ray Mag #44 - Sep 2011

Mention Africa to most divers and the Red Sea or South Africa usually springs to mind...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

You name it and you know it—the itching and scratching in the morning, those five...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

The jet-black rubber RIB was running flat out in the February night. We were sweeping...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

Buddies are not essential for a safe dive. On the contrary, buddies often increase...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

It wasn’t until Wayne and I were actually leaving Port Hardy aboard the new liveaboard...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

Hello. My name is Kelly and I’m a dive-aholic. I freely admit it. I’m unabashedly,...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. When He reflected on His...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

Mangrove forests are significant habitats that exist throughout the tropical belt...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

A group of Swedish divers is working on creating a wreck park in Lake Vättern. Vättern...

X-Ray Mag #43 - July 2011

DiVo is based in Australia. Its aim is to bring more recreational divers to active...

X-Ray Mag #42 - May 2011

What is Composition? In its most basic definition, composition is the arrangement of...

X-Ray Mag #42 - May 2011

Once or twice in a rare Blue Moon, opportunity sometimes comes along and hits you on...

X-Ray Mag #42 - May 2011

Some of the most experienced leaders in the scuba world are dead set against releasing...

X-Ray Mag #42 - May 2011

The island of Grenada is affectionately known as the Spice Isle for its exotic spices...

X-Ray Mag #42 - May 2011
Scott Johnson

Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are intelligent, communicative, aerobatic,...

X-Ray Mag #42 - May 2011
Text and photos by Nuno Sá
It’s been almost 15 years since my first visit to the Azores. I was studying law then and...
X-Ray Mag #41 - Mar 2011

My working process is reminiscent of my experiences growing up in several different...

X-Ray Mag #41 - Mar 2011

When I began shooting underwater 15 years ago, the underwater photography world was...

X-Ray Mag #41 - Mar 2011

Like it or hate it, Grand Cayman Island is still home to one of the most legendary...

X-Ray Mag #41 - Mar 2011

When people ask me where my favorite dive spots in the entire world are, I have to...

X-Ray Mag #41 - Mar 2011

Recreational diver training agencies have always encouraged divers to adopt the buddy...

X-Ray Mag #40 - Jan 2011

It is the nightmare of every diver who dives the Dutch North Sea—getting entangled in...

X-Ray Mag #40 - Jan 2011
Giant Kep off the Channel Islands

For those of us fortunate enough to call Southern California home, the Channel Islands...

X-Ray Mag #40 - Jan 2011

Not all sunken ships are the same. There are shallow wrecks, deep wrecks, very old...

X-Ray Mag #40 - Jan 2011

“Somehow, I can’t imagine lawnmowers being a high selling item here,” was one of my...

X-Ray Mag #40 - Jan 2011

“Is there diving in Kamchatka?” my buddy asked me while inspecting a map of Russia on...

X-Ray Mag #40 - Jan 2011

Experience of life suggests that anything which is fun tends to be either illegal,...

X-Ray Mag #39 - Dec 2010

Appearing like nebulous emeralds adrift over an expanse of a deep blue ocean, Palau is...

X-Ray Mag #39 - Dec 2010
Breath-taking scenery at the lake, Gosausee

Completely landlocked doesn’t necessarily mean that diving is out of the question....

X-Ray Mag #39 - Dec 2010
Mike Powell - Skills for Technical Diving

Learning to dive involves learning a new set of skills. Mask clearing, buoyancy...

X-Ray Mag #39 - Dec 2010

Palau—prior to a few years ago—was just a name that meant a distant dive destination...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010

Underwater fashion photographer, Caelum Mero of Australia, has developed a unique...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010

When trying to determine if a particular watch is suitable for diving, first of all,...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010

For centuries, the Diamond Shoals off North Carolina have been collecting shipwrecks....

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010
Lawson Wood

Now, we have our camera and all of its ancillary added on bits. We have checked that...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010
Cephalopods use color change to interact with their own species, with other spec

Most cephalopods—the group in which scientists classify octopuses, squid, cuttlefish...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010

The equipment used by technical divers differs considerably from that used by...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010
Utila Island

“If you’ve been to South East Asia, don’t bother with the Caribbean” is a phrase I’ve...

X-Ray Mag #38 - Oct 2010

Sulawesi is one of those places on nearly every diver’s bucket list. If not, it ought...

X-Ray Mag #37 - Aug 2010
Göran Ehlmé

Göran Ehlmé of Sweden has planned and led many field trips to the polar areas and was...

X-Ray Mag #37 - Aug 2010

Before we get into the picture-taking business, let us look at some of the jargon and...

X-Ray Mag #37 - Aug 2010

It’s early afternoon. The sun is beating down and mosquitoes are humming. Another...

X-Ray Mag #37 - Aug 2010

Diving from a cruise ship? How do you enter the water? Must be a heck of a drop if you...

X-Ray Mag #37 - Aug 2010
Maximo Lauro

My work is nourished by symbols, stories, traditions, rituals, experiences, and by...

X-Ray Mag #37 - Aug 2010

At 2:00 am, it is already daylight on Pléneau Island, a place where
floating...

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010

World-class diving in a challenging environment.

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010

You won’t find Spiny dogfish on most shark diver’s ‘bucket lists’. In fact, the only...

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010

Today’s modern wetsuit embodies technology that benefits divers with an abundant...

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010

You wonder, sometimes, how things link up. For example, how is a scuba diving suit...

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010
Lessons from Technical Diving

Diving is an activity that appeals to a huge selection of people, and within diving,...

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010

So, where do we start? And what type of camera do we buy? Should we go for the DSLR (...

X-Ray Mag #36 - May 2010

Trekking Canada’s Sub-Arctic Region in Manitoba

X-Ray Mag #35 - Apr 2010

The memory of my first sperm whale encounter is so visceral that I can almost feel...

X-Ray Mag #35 - Apr 2010

Underwater photography has been around well over 150 years and has accompanied humans...

X-Ray Mag #35 - Apr 2010

As I have grown to be an experienced diver, my standard for choosing an instructor to...

X-Ray Mag #35 - Apr 2010

Los Gigantes is a small fishing community on the west side of Tenerife in the Canary...

X-Ray Mag #35 - Apr 2010

Yes, I know, Cozumel must have already been reviewed several times since you took up...

X-Ray Mag #35 - Apr 2010

Rich Walker is a full-time instructor with Global Underwater Explorers in the United...

X-Ray Mag #34 - Feb 2010

There is a point in the journey to the west coast of Scotland just a little way north...

X-Ray Mag #34 - Feb 2010

We were headed for the island of Kefalonia off the western coast of mainland Greece....

X-Ray Mag #34 - Feb 2010

Impressive backlit images do not necessarily require the use of a flash. Just aim...

X-Ray Mag #34 - Feb 2010

The island of Jeju, Korea, is an island of myths, gods and goddesses. It is also the...

X-Ray Mag #34 - Feb 2010

Coral farms can ideally be managed by local communities and tied into restoration of...

X-Ray Mag #34 - Feb 2010

Papua New Guinea. A name evocative of the exotic, this island nation is one of...

X-Ray Mag #33 - Dec 2009

“Moscow—Port of Five Seas” is written on the banner of the north river terminal in...

X-Ray Mag #33 - Dec 2009

How to get out of the protective cage and swim with the Great White shark—that’s what...

X-Ray Mag #33 - Dec 2009

The notion that wide-angle lenses can only be used for large subject matter is common...

X-Ray Mag #33 - Dec 2009

I often raise a few eyebrows when I exclaim, “I’ll take diving in the Pacific...

X-Ray Mag #33 - Dec 2009

I’m nervous. That’s not an unusual feeling for me when embarking on a challenging dive...

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

I’ve always been both somewhat envious and intrigued by what Sabah, Malaysian’s...

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

Many divers already know that you shouldn’t remove artifacts from a shipwreck. In...

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

Some of the Latest & Hottest in drysuits and undergarments

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

Clement Lee is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial dive industry pioneer. In this...

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

Conservation Success Stories in Borneo’s Sabah region

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

Reaching out to a new generation of divers

X-Ray Mag #32 - Nov 2009

Discovery of prehistoric remains in the Yucatan

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti... boasting a wealth of natural beauty...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

The spacious, purpose-built dhow slid through the calm Indian Ocean. We were briefed...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

Carrying all we would need for the next five days, our expedition team travelled some...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

Situated 25 km (15 miles) north of the Scottish mainland, the Orkney Islands are...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

How to master the complexities of extensive explorations of underwater caves and other...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

At the moment there are approximately 5000 marine protected areas (MPAs), located...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

Do water and paper mix? Yes, they do in the Marcelost World created by the Japanese...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

Four hundred and fifty kilometres north of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, and half an...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

Viewing a torrent of flowing liquid turmoil while safe and dry on shore is enough to...

X-Ray Mag #31 - Sep 2009

At the moment there are approximately 5000 marine protected areas (MPAs), located...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

As I stand on the upper deck of the Midnight Express, one of two dive boats operated...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009
Manatees - Crystal River - Peter Symes

I once had a cat that approached me exactly like that. Coming right at me, top of the...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

Not all technical dives end up successfully; unforeseen circumstances often make an...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

The small island of Bonaire is part of the island group called the Dutch Caribbean and...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

The Star Trek Legacy goes underwater

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

This summer, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA,...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

Marine archaeology is a specialized science that combines techniques developed by land...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

These are special photographic techniques that have long been used for many years by...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

Oh yes, the sharks are circling. Can you say ‘Amen’? With an accent hinting of both...

X-Ray Mag #30 - Jul 2009

I could hear a low rumble as detonated explosives echoed down long empty corridors and...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

Millis Keegan interviews Odyssey Marine Exploration’s Principal Marine Archaeologist...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

Nice subject matter and good visibility is a prerequisite for a great image. But just...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

Originally from Argentina, artist and scuba diver Ana Bikic believes that art should...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

Save Our Leatherbacks Operation completed its fourth year of expeditions to the...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

During the period between 1945 and 1958, a total of 67 nuclear tests were conducted on...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

In contrast to the Bikini report by the expert Dutch expedition, X-RAY MAG’s Barb Roy...

X-Ray Mag #29 - May 2009

A place without distraction,
a place without time.
The place one can find...

X-Ray Mag #28 - Mar 2009

One thousand and 192 islands, islets and sand cays string the 26 atolls of the...

X-Ray Mag #28 - Mar 2009

Ice diving is always something out of the ordinary. The atmosphere, colors, flora and...

X-Ray Mag #28 - Mar 2009

NAUI turns 50. Are the founding principles still valid half a century later, have they...

X-Ray Mag #28 - Mar 2009

All along the shores of the Kola Peninsula in North Russia, Finno-Ugric tribes (...

X-Ray Mag #28 - Mar 2009

These days anything we can do to help the environment and recycle is a good idea....

X-Ray Mag #28 - Mar 2009

The use of rebreathers in caves is nothing new. Decades ago, Hans and Lotte Hass used...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

Two of the resident orca families from Puget sound —L and K pods—have been seen in...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

Taking photos underwater without a flash is not common, but it actually is easier than...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

Pierre Sentjens is an artist and painter living in Brussels, Belgium. X-RAY MAG caught...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

New Sea Farm Raises White Whales in the White Sea

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

Bali. It’s a name synonymous with a tropical island paradise, conjuring up images of...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

When India’s Prime Minister Pandit Nehru visited Bali in 1950 to attend celebrations...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

Except if you spent a few years in a catholic church or a few hours enjoying the movie...

X-Ray Mag #27 - Dec 2008

Valerie Taylor, along with her husband Ron, are two of the true pioneers of...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

Tallen, my youngest daughter and part-time dive buddy entered the cool emerald...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

Dreaming of diving off an uninhabited tropical island? Doing this by liveaboard boat...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

It’s not by chance that the producers of the Pirates of the Caribbean series of...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

Night diving is the ultimate for many divers. Underwater photography without light is...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

The ocean has been regarded as a global commons whose resources are inexhaustible and...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

This is the moment I have waited for for years. I sit comfortably on the side of Denis...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

Hollywood blockbuster Mission Impossible III shows Ving Rhames diving beneath the...

X-Ray Mag #26 - Oct 2008

What does a fish exporter from Norway, a Chief Information Officer and diving...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

Dependable and well functioning camera equipment is the foundation of good pictures....

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

The Swedish Coast Guard is responsible for surveillance
of and response to oil...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

I made up my mind quite a long time ago about whether or not I should entrust you with...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

Since times long forgotten, the promise of treasures such as diamonds, gold and...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

One morning, sooner or later, you will wake up with a strange sensation—as if some...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

Time travel becomes reality, as I descend beneath the waterline in a 1944 Mark V Hard...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008

The race to save animal species from extinction is as important as ever before. There...

X-Ray Mag #25 - Sep 2008
Pulau Weh article

On a beautiful day just like any other, divers in the water were enjoying the...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

I can’t help likening this island to a chromosome. It’s contorted shape not only looks...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

Even in the digital age, black and white photographs are still viewed as art. In this...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

The exploitation of corals has depleted stocks all over the world. This is not only...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

Is it mimicry, mimesis or camouflage?

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

Gorgeous neoprene clad GirlDivers have long graced the covers of the scuba periodicals...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

As I slide out of the shallow basin and drag myself past the top edge of the drop-off...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

Many, many divers, underwater photographers and filmmakers, when asked about the...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

There are a few places on this planet where things seem to fall into place without any...

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

Pearls of the Mediterranean: From high speed to slow down

X-Ray Mag #24 - Jul 2008

Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects 3-8% of the general population, thus...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

A conversation with technical diver and depth record breaker, Pascal Bernabé. Pascal...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

If there is any hidden secret in the Mediterranean, it is the island of Vis. For many...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

There is no such thing as safe technical rebreather diving without proper preparation...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

Why the peculiar head shape of the hammerhead shark developed as it did has been the...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008
Underwatrer photography, Kurt Amsler, The Perfect Workflow

Without a proper workflow when doing digital photographing, the quality of your images...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

Imagine a beautiful shallow green water reef with kelp, anemones and sponges among...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

Global diving travel has become increasingly easy over the last decade or so,...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

Just like GirlDivers don’t go under the waves without our “life support system”, we...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

The way an animal gets around in the sea and or in the air depends, fundamentally, on...

X-Ray Mag #23 - May 2008

What is DIRrebreather?
Since its implementation a few years ago, the Doing It...

X-Ray Mag #22 - Mar 2008

Below some ragged pieces of wreckage lying on the bottom beside the hull, I see...

X-Ray Mag #22 - Mar 2008

A photographer’s heart always seems to beat a little faster when it comes to taking...

X-Ray Mag #22 - Mar 2008

Do you plan to explore a deep virgin wreck? Is it your dream to discover a unique cave...

X-Ray Mag #22 - Mar 2008

There has been much discussion in recent years about the effect of increasing global...

X-Ray Mag #22 - Mar 2008
Naked Beauties - nudibranchs

Most divers have seen them. Weird-looking crawling creatures with odd shapes, antennae...

X-Ray Mag #22 - Mar 2008

On August 2, 2007, the weather was good at the North Pole. The sea was calm, the water...

X-Ray Mag #21 - Feb 2008

Biologist, rebreather diver, inventor of Pyle Stops or... database manager X-RAY MAG...

X-Ray Mag #21 - Feb 2008

We have previously looked at the various properties of water which have an effect on...

X-Ray Mag #21 - Feb 2008

The popular anemone fishes are mostly known for their symbiosis with giant sea...

X-Ray Mag #21 - Feb 2008

It is sad, but true—underwater photographers do not have a good track record or...

X-Ray Mag #21 - Feb 2008

That’s it! We managed to take a stretcher to a depth of 54 meters and a total distance...

X-Ray Mag #21 - Feb 2008

It has been a year now since I started to exclusively side-mount the off-board tanks...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

We have reported on the plight of the sea turtles before. We have reported how they...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

Do divers really need underwater lamps?

It is a simple question to which...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

Nitrogen narcosis, or “rapture of the deep,” is one of those things that some divers...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

We have written much here in this magazine about the different properties of water....

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

Your support made the difference.
Your support is still needed.
This is...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

How to deal with an unconscious rebreather diver?

The title of this article...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

Norway. The Norang valley is clothed in pale green birch leaves and sprouting grass,...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

Incredible as it may sound, one of the most difficult creatures to shoot under water...

X-Ray Mag #20 - Dec 2007

Russia. I am here. I am gripped by a sense of disbelief. As the tundra flies past the...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

The current grabs you as soon as you enter the water. Your first thought, this is...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Fish stocks are depleted world-wide. Over fishing, pollution and coastal development...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Scott Bennett writes: I’d like to introduce you to some of our friends, enthused our...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Reknown for her extraordinary magical imagery, Zena Holloway is an artist who has...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Different conservation groups have the last couple of decades brought our attention to...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

How the snapping shrimp makes itself heard.

You might expect the oceans below...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Paris. City of lights, but of shadows, too. The capital has become a sought-out place...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Shooting fish with a camera isn’t easy! Unlike people they are perfectly adapted to...

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

Bailing out to Open Circuit is like falling in the snow when you are learning to ski....

X-Ray Mag #19 - Oct 2007

As the Red Sea narrows at its northern extreme, a long thin arm of water stretches...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

Not all artificial reefs are shipwrecks or scuttled vessels, tanks or planes. Now...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

Aquatic animals, like their land-based relatives,
can communicate in a number of...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

The surface of the 12-foot pool bubbles like a hot tub while instructors below signal...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

This amazing tale begins with the selection of a group of divers who were asked to...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

Discussions about diving are very often boring—always the same stories about...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

If you ask a group of people what is a manta, nine out of ten will think of stingrays...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

The surface of the 12-foot pool bubbles like a hot tub while instructors below signal...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007
Kurt Amsler Flash Photography

Getting an underwater camera is really only half the solution. Without a proper light...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

Located 386km (250 miles) southwest of the tip of Baja California and over 720km (446...

X-Ray Mag #18 - Aug 2007

Just their name, their size, and their menacing looks can evoke feelings of terror,...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

Our talks with Bob Evans were just full of good ole plain fun, with lots of laughs and...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

There used to be a time when there was no safety margin in any activity that the human...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

Differences of opinion have have raged throughout history as to where close-up...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

There is something special about it, the Red Sea, that I have not found anywhere else...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

It was inevitable that the ocean became the main focus of my painting. I started...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

Across the globe, coral reefs are in peril—this is already old news. Man-made stresses...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007
A Unique Solvent

Water is obviously important as a basic necessity for maintaining life. Quite simply,...

X-Ray Mag #17 - Jun 2007

Fins provide a great way to get from point A to point B in an H2O environment. In fact...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

Barb Roy writes: The Maori warrior cautiously moved towards us. His face was painted...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

The Black Sea is interesting not only for tourism and diving but also from the...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

Most of the articles one can find about rebreathers deal with potential problems and...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

Does diving produce free radicals? Can vitamins really protect divers from some the...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

Depending on who you ask, humans are responsible for removing between 20 million and...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

In the past we’ve focused on teaching you about underwater still photography,...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

“Have a great time, but keep your head down!” This was the response I received from a...

X-Ray Mag #16 - Apr 2007

The “Visayas” is a group of islands that comprises the central portion of the...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

After my very first pool session, I was hooked. Every thought I had circled around...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

Henry Nelson. Does the name ring a bell? You’ll not find him in any history book or...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

The Yucatan Peninsula is located in the south of the contiguous Mexican states. The...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

The Mexican cenotes and springs in Florida may all be places of pilgrimage for...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

Caves, rebreathers, risk assessment, the meaning of life, acceptable risks, the future...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

UR-PRO filters have been popular on compact cameras because they can be mounted to the...

X-Ray Mag #15 - Feb 2007

Did you know that kelp is an ingredient in many household foods! Foods like frozen...

X-Ray Mag #14 - Dec 2006

A dark cloud developed ahead of me. Curious, I swam nearer to investigate. The cloud...

X-Ray Mag #14 - Dec 2006

Quisque molestie. Praesent massa magna, dapibus id, euismod vitae, aliquet in, orci....

X-Ray Mag #14 - Dec 2006

Australia — the land ‘Down Under’ — renown for Uluru (the rock formerly know as Ayers...

X-Ray Mag #14 - Dec 2006

Diabetes ranks as one of the most controversial
medical conditions affecting...

X-Ray Mag #14 - Dec 2006

"Stingray kills television host"
The headlines soon spread all over the world...

X-Ray Mag #14 - Dec 2006

Something I find surprising in the 21st century is the amount of divers that have had...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

For millennia, mankind has been obtaining nourishment from the oceans, not only from...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

All the questions about drysuits you always wanted to know the answer to but never...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

“When I am diving or just snorkelling, all I have in mind is the marine environment,...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

No! I am not talking about American beer but about ordinary clean water, water that...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

My dive buddy and I enter the cool clear water and descend down a mooring line to the...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

Ralph Hagen can remember the actual moment he started cartooning as if it were...

X-Ray Mag #13 - Oct 2006

Nowadays, the name Yamashiro could have different meanings depending on where you come...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

The entrance of the Sra Keow cave, north of Krabi, Thailand, is dark and quiet. All...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

The third dimension, a Bosnian experience

Cave divers are like rock-face...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

Kurt Amsler, winner of over 100 awards at international photo competitions and a world...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is just soaked in this special ambience that dreams...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

Effortlessly I glide through a sapphire sea, admiring sparkles on the underside of...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

How the corals get their algae. In the previous issue of X-ray Mag the problem of...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006

From the Basic Nitrox levels through to advanced Trimix, we base our calculations of...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006
Rigging your u/w camera gear

Underwater photography requires more than your basic dive gear and cameras. Sometimes...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006
Cninaria

What? Animals in the sea armed with missiles? And thousands of them? Yes, you’ve read...

X-Ray Mag #12 - Aug 2006
The austere high Arctic landscape

The sea ice is about two metres thick above frigid Arctic waters over 300 metres deep—...

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

Can global warming trigger a shutdown or slowdown the circulation in the world’s...

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

Quisque molestie. Praesent massa magna, dapibus id, euismod vitae, aliquet in, orci....

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

Patrick Chevailler was born in Bordeaux, France, in July 1946. All during his teen age...

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

In issue #9 we took you through some tips of the trade for selecting a dive operator...

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

In Columbus’ time, El Hierro was considered the limit of the known world in Europe....

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

Can tropical stony corals adapt to bleaching?

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

Hidden beneath the serene waters of Palau’s lagoon lie dozens of coral encrusted...

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

A long time ago, I sat in hoosha (Bedouin tent) after a deep air dive in the Blue Hole...

X-Ray Mag #11 - Jun 2006

Consider a windy place — I mean, very windy — so windy you must ask the wind about...

X-Ray Mag #10 - Apr 2006

Land of Fjords & Seas of Plenty. This feature takes your around the country, from...

X-Ray Mag #10 - Apr 2006

Like most divers who live in the northern parts of the world, I enjoy the occasional...

X-Ray Mag #10 - Apr 2006

The Cold War has been over for more than two decades,
but a relentless red army...

X-Ray Mag #10 - Apr 2006

For the last 30 years or so, dive training agencies have been certifying recreational...

X-Ray Mag #10 - Apr 2006

HMI technology is not new. Evolved in the late 1960s, a lamp developer Osram began...

X-Ray Mag #10 - Apr 2006

Cave diving is very fascinating, but it is also a most dangerous passion to have. The...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

“If you think about it, the space between the highest mountain peak which is seven...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

In the years prior to World War II, the Italian fleet had developed a new underwater...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

Have Camera...Will Trave. Travelling with cameras, selecting a photo-friendly...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

I checked in at Gatwick Airport on Saturday, the third of December, with three very...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

My first shark appeared head-on in the distance slowly swaying from side to side. With...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

“In the fall of 1997, I travelled a thousand miles down the Amazon River on assignment...

X-Ray Mag #09 - Feb 2006

I can not stop feeling, that I am at the White Sea in the northern part of Russia....

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

It was a day of unbelievable violence. Sometimes Nature decides to wake up and with an...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

Covering an area of over 1,200,000 sq km, with nearly 3000km of rugged coastline,...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

When you are on the way back to the harbor after the afternoon dive, wild dolphins...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

German ocean liner General von Steuben was torpedoed by a Russian submarine in 1945...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

As any diver knows, at depth light is ab­­sorbed, and one by one the colours of the...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

Mask clearing and deployment of the Surface Marker Buoy. What's the connection between...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

Nowadays, sharks are big business and many divers and scientists have made a name for...

X-Ray Mag #08 - Dec 2005

It was one of those highly unlikely chains of unforeseable events that led us to Elba...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

Wreck detective Miranda Krestovnikoff recently completed another series of dive...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

Clownfish sea anemones usually live solitary lives. On many coral reefs there will...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

Dark grey!. Usually a colour associated with dull. Not here. The dark lava sand...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

Ecofieldtrips Pte Ltd is a Singapore based company which employs specialist biologists...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

During the first years of World War II Italian frogmen demonstrated to the world how...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

Is it cheating? Once the conversation touches on restoring or manipulating images it...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

When divers run out of gas in open water it can only be down to two possible...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005
Tasmania’s Southwest National Park and World Heritage Area

Tasmania’s Southwest National Park and World Heritage Area is the land that time...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

Like every grand tale of shipwreck and lost treasure, the story about the Polluce has...

X-Ray Mag #07 - Oct 2005

It would seem to be self-evident to use the adjective ‘salty’ in connection with the...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

When we think of the animals of the oceans our first thoughts are generally of whales...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Probably about 90 percent of deep-sea animals are bioluminescent. Some jellies use...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Coral reef fishes have a life cycle that is divided in two. They begin their life...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

I was on a deco stop in the cold waters of the national dive centre in the UK when my...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Rebreathers look cool, glitzy, technical and heralded as the future of diving, right?...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Raja Ampat in Indonesia is dotted with tiny islands scattered like beads across an...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

In the last issue we looked at the advantages and disadvantages of digital underwater...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

During our initial open water training, we were all shown how to use a dive table. But...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Many millions of years ago, a piece of a land broke away from the ancient continent,...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Sliding into brackish water riddled by a seasonal downpour might not be everybody’s...

X-Ray Mag #06 - Aug 2005

Named Time magazine’s first “hero for the planet” in 1998, marine biologist Sylvia...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

After a two-hour car ride and an hour boat travel, I finally reached my destination—...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

Utila is the smallest of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras, where divers go in...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

It is only four hours by plane from Moscow to Abakan, capital of Khakassia. The above-...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005
John Collins

Situated in the sparkling Caribbean Sea, the three Cayman Islands, known as Grand...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

Hydrothermal vents are places in the Earth’s crust where very hot water arises from...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

A move to the remote northern Scottish province of Orkney sparked a love of the sea,...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

The port of Narvik in north Norway was established around the export of iron-ore from...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

Now laying 25 miles off Malin Head, time stands still for this very impressive war...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

Since the introduction of Scuba diving in the mid 1950s, one of the most hotly debated...

X-Ray Mag #05 - Jun 2005

Down the stairs to the friendly photo shop at Sunset House Hotel, a dive resort on...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

Amos Nachoum, world acclaimed wildlife photographer is the recipient of numerous...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

The attorney strokes the white belly of an eight-foot-long reef shark. This is not a...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

Coral reef fish ecology is a new research area, probably just about 40 years old,...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

There is more and more talk of rebreathers, stated as being the future of diving....

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

In the world of technical diving, a direct ascent to the surface is not an option if...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

Puget Sound • San Juan Islands • Strait of Juan de Fuca • Vancouver Island • Alaska...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

The environments in which the many fish species have evolved are very diverse, ranging...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

What wonderfully brilliant red colors one can find in the underwater realm, especially...

X-Ray Mag #04 - Apr 2005

There is more and more talk of rebreathers, stated as being the future of diving....

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

Fraser Bathgate, Vice President and Director of Training for the International...

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

Quisque molestie. Praesent massa magna, dapibus id, euismod vitae, aliquet in, orci....

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

ADMAT is back in action, this time in the Philippines where we have organised a...

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

Is there any diver who has not been fascinated by the wonderful colours of reef fishes...

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

Depending on your yardstick, or which encyclopedia you consult, Malaysia boasts a...

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

Regardless of the type of dive, shallow non-deco recreational dive or the 120 metre...

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

Even before the clownfish achieved Hollywood stardom as cartoon character Nemo, most...

X-Ray Mag #03 - Feb 2005

The White Sea has sublime water clarity. It forms indescribably beautiful ice and...

X-Ray Mag #02 - Dec 2004

No One Else Will Ever Dive Higher or Report on this Unknown Expedition.

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

“Tasmania is a secret garden at the edge of the southern ocean. Every dive in Tasmania...

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

Deep in the heart of Siberia lies one of the world’s largest lakes and one of its...

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

Australian artist and painter, Dailan Pugh, knows the underwater realm. He captures...

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

New technology now allows for the exploration of deep-water wrecks previously not...

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

Technical diving gives you the opportunity to develop your diving without becoming an...

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

Being the sole natural harbor between the Norwegian coastal towns of Hitra and...

X-Ray Mag #01 - Oct 2004

We jump into the water as a pair of bull sharks swim past. As we descend into the...

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