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X-Ray Mag #32

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X-Ray Mag #32

October 13, 2011 - 21:47
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Sabah special - Reefs & Rainforests :: Pulau Lankayan - Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area - Sepilok Orangutans - Kinabatangan River - Danum Valley Conservation Area - Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai - Interview with Clement Lee :: Kids Love to Dive :: Archaeology; Underwater settlements explored in the Yucatán jungle :: Axis Mundi, the making of a film :: Drysuits; What to purchase and taking a look at the recent models and latest trends :: Photography; Tony White explains how he took that macroshot :: Review of the Poseidon/CIS-Lunar Disvcovery Closed Circuit Rebreather :: Dreamy underwater world of American artist, Jude Cowell

Main features in this issue include:

Clement Lee

October 13, 2011 - 23:25
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page 84

Clement Lee is the embodiment of the entrepreneurial dive industry pioneer. In this interview, we take a reminiscent look back at the challenges overcome and the awards won.

PS: When was the first time you saw and dived on Sipadan? Can you recall your first impressions and sentiments? Did you think that this could become one of the finest dive destinations on the planet?

Finding the early humans

April 25, 2012 - 16:37
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page 69

Discovery of prehistoric remains in the Yucatan.

For centuries these openings have provided inhabitants with access to fresh water, and the inaccessibility of the deep caves beneath the openings has long beckoned the adventurous, though physical challenges limited how far they could go.

Reefs & Rainforests

October 13, 2011 - 23:25
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page 22

Conservation Success Stories in Borneo’s Sabah region

Turtle eggs are regularly collected from nests dug in the sand and safely hatched under controlled conditions for reintroduction in the wild, and many other conservation programmes are now being—and will be in the future—vigorously implemented by Sugud Islands Marine Conservation Area’s (SIMCA) m

Shipwreck Appreciation & Conservation

October 13, 2011 - 23:25
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page 15

Many divers already know that you shouldn’t remove artifacts from a shipwreck. In addition to being illegal in most parts, doing so can also be dangerous.

Every diver must have their ability assessed by a provincially-accredited instructor before they can dive. This can mean a foreign diver, even a highly qualified and experienced, and/or vacationing one, having to perform a skills test in a swimming pool.

Sipadan revisited

October 13, 2011 - 23:25
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page 38

I’ve always been both somewhat envious and intrigued by what Sabah, Malaysian’s easternmost state have to offer the travelling visitor.

Upon arrival, the provincial tranquillity and smaller scale of things in Sabah instills a sense of coming to a safe and calm place, which seems to go about matters in its own time and direction, unperturbed by unrest elsewhere on the globe.

Time to dive dry?

October 13, 2009 - 23:25
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page 56

Some of the Latest & Hottest in drysuits and undergarments

I’ve always been comfortable in the water, and happy as a puppy even under horrible weather conditions, simply because I dressed properly and warmly enough. On a frigid day, that could mean putting on a couple of extra socks, or wearing long underwear.

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