In the second issue of 2016, ASIAN Geographic delves to the heart of the planet and its warming climate. Coming at the back of the Paris Climate Talks, we look at how impactful the new agreements are to Asian countries and how we are taking steps to ensure the survival of our planet.
An extreme environment exhibits conditions which are challenging for most life forms. These may be extremely high or low ranges of temperature, radiation, pressure, acidity, alkalinity, air, water, salt, sugar, carbon dioxide, sulphur, petroleum and many others. This issue, ASIAN Geographic takes it to the extreme and looks to the geographical poles, very dry deserts, volcanoes, deep ocean trenches, upper atmosphere, Mount Everest, outer space and other planets.
There is nothing so pure as donning a simple pair of fins, snapping on a mask, and chomping down on a snorkel bit before a beach entry into a silvery turquoise lagoon. Freediving is like a first love, the one that taught us how to move through this three-dimensional world. Together we felt the wonder at the profound beauty of life but also learned that without respect, all is lost. In this issue, Asian Diver looks at the evolution of freediving through the centuries, from its beginnings more than 7, 000 years ago in ancient cultures such as the Chinchorro to its current status as one of the most popular underwater sports in the world.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
In the first issue of 2016, ASIAN Geographic takes a closer look at the simian race as we move into the zodiac Year of the Monkey, from monkey gods worshipped in every corner of the Asian continent to the 5th-century Monkey Temple in Nepal and the 16th-century Chinese fable ‘Journey to the West’.
THE New Year brings in fresh new resolutions and this is exactly what Asian Diver has plunged into. With a new look, new approach and new found gumption, every issue of Asian Diver this year will send your fins a-flappin’ and inspire nonstop plunges to keep your gills wet. We begin the year with adventures unlike any other; voyages not for the weak and tales that have become legends, boldly going where no one has gone before. We salute these boys and acknowledge their endeavours that have always been to stretch the limits of Man’s journey into the blue. Keep it real, keep it fun, keep it compelling…
The ocean constitutes over 90 percent of habitable space on the planet. By the year 2100, without significant changes, more than half of the world’s marine species may be on the brink of extinction. Scuba Diver OCEAN PLANET Through the Lens Collector’s Edition celebrates the magnificence of Earth’s threatened marine species by taking a closer look at the fragile beauty of 25 of these resplendent creatures in their natural habitats through the eyes of the world’s most talented underwater photographers.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
Black Magic Edition In this issue, the magic of the night takes over and Asian Diver invites you to surrender body and soul to some of the best night dives you’ll ever experience.
Magical, mystical, miniature – seahorses are the stuff of legend, and critters that even the most experienced diver never tires of seeing. With ADEX 2016 dedicated to seahorses, Asian Diver’s Big Blue Book is the complete guide to these amazingly unique, yet threatened, little creatures! From ancient legends to their amazing anatomy and gender-bending behaviour, from where to find them and how to dive with them when you do, to their conservation status and how new species get their names, plus incredible photos, this is a must-keep guide for everyone who’s not immune to the charms of the seahorse. Get your copy today!
Themed spiritual pilgrimages, this issue of Passport takes you on various journeys that are at the heart of different faiths held by people around Asia. With stories that uncover spiritual practices and places across the continent and a six-page 2019 festival calendar to inspire your travels next year, this is an issue not to be missed!$10.00 SGD Read more
To celebrate World Oceans Day, Scuba Diver will explore the world’s most precious underwater destinations with a trip around the planet’s protected marine sites. Packed with the most beautiful photography and comprehensive info on what makes these locations so special, this record of our oceans at their best will be a must-keep edition.$10.00 SGD Read more
Through The Lens Special Edition 122 INSPIRING SHOOTERS YOU SHOULD KNOW Cover photo: David Doubilet LEGENDS AND PIONEERS Presenting 17 shooters that have changed the game for underwater photography 1–2. Hans & Lotte Hass 3. Bruce Mozert 4. Luis Marden 5. Jacques-Yves Cousteau 6. Charles Martin 7. Ernie Brooks 8. Stan Waterman 9. David Doubilet 10. Bates Littlehales 11–12. Ron & Valerie Taylor 13–14. Michele & Howard Hall 15. Paul Nicklen 16. Brian Skerry 17. Akira Tateishi
No journeys on Earth are more epic than those that take place in the vast blue beyond. Join SDAA on extraordinary migrations of marine mage fauna, and prepare to level-up your wanderlust with tales of sea safaris through the most exciting waters of the world. Some journeys will change you forever, SDAA’s next issue might do the same.
This year, the quadrennial Asian Games – a massive sports event that often gets mixed up with some of its regional variants – will be hosted here in Southeast Asia. We appraise several local sports that set the Asiad’s lineup apart from its Olympic counterpart, and drop in on three unique sportspeople gearing up for August. But the 18th Games’ most interesting aspect could just be its return to Indonesia, a place where, over a half-century ago, Jakarta’s controversial hosting decisions shocked the 1960s’ worlds of sports and politics. Indonesian politics also kicks off another fascinating tale: how five Southeast Asian men managed to create the first Asian miracle of the 20th century: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Helped by a few rounds of golf and drinks, these powerful diplomats succeeded in getting their respective countries – many with histories of bitter grudges and border invasions – to team up into a bloc that today still merits international admiration. Their surviving family and friends share memories of these master negotiators.$10.00 SGD Read more
This annual SCUBA DIVER OCEAN PLANET showcases some of the best in underwater photography, from some of the most exciting underwater shooters in the industry. This year’s edition “Around the World in 80 Shots” presents iconic dive destinations from around the world, and includes the secrets behind the shots as well as insights into the gear that the professionals use. Showing off the world’s hottest dive destinations, with some of the most inspirational underwater photographs ever, SCUBA DIVER OCEAN PLANET is a must-have for dive travellers and aspiring photographers alike..
Asian Geographic Passport Special Travel Edition 2015/2016: Asia Hidden Scenes & Cities As one of the most anticipated travel guide on Asia, the ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC PASSPORT SPECIAL EDITION: HIDDEN SCENES & CITIES, will be all you need to go on an adventure unlike anything you’ve experienced. Covering scenes and cities that are off the beaten track, the ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC PASSPORT SPECIAL EDITION will touch on every country in this vast and gaudily diverse region. From West to East, South to North and Central, the ASIAN GEOGRAPHIC PASSPORT SPECIAL EDITION is set above and beyond all other travel magazines and guide books. We know Asia better than anyone.
The magazine that brings you everything you need to get yourself underwater this year is finally here! Featuring "61 Reasons Why You Need to Dive in 2016" (so that you can answer those disbelievers once and for all) the annual Diveaholics Buyers Guide is again full of all the gear and gadgets that you need to fix your kit cravings, as well as the low down on the places you need to get to. With a directory of operators in the hottest destinations, from the buzziest to the most remote and least explored, whatever floats your dive boat, SDAA has it covered. Get your copy now!
With the modern world developing at the dizzying pace it is, do you know what’s going on around you and how it all works? In this issue, we look at the latest in science and technology across the region, from the obvious – China’s transformation from IT copycat to technology leader – to the unexpected, like why Cambodia’s farmers are now selling bat faeces instead of rice. Go on a sparkling journey across the night sky in our exclusive story on astrotourism, an upcoming trend that’s winning the hearts of Asians young and old across the region. Read about a mysterious bridge between India and Sri Lanka that has geologists befuddled, and a hyper fast underwater levitating train – straight out of a sci-fi movie – that you might soon be able to buy tickets for. Are you ready to get up to speed?$10.00 SGD Read more
Think of the tales you may have heard about tribes that travel, carrying with them their families, livelihoods, and homes, only to move again in a couple of weeks, leaving nothing but footsteps. It is fascinating, and as if these tribes have a life so large it could be established anywhere – across towns, countries, and even borders. This Wood issue encapsulates these lives led by the nomads of Asia, stories of powerful women, and a look at the unprecedented challenges facing China and the wider region due to the coronavirus pandemic. We have taken the element through its numerous definitions: growth and being, its physical properties, its shapes and forms, and its symbolism. Because just like bamboo, so symbolic of the wood element, we bend, we twist, but we never break.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
In line with Earth Day, this will be ASIAN Geographic’s annual green addition. This issue, we focus on Corporate Social Responsibilities where we celebrate those who give back to Earth, when so much has been taken from the world for the profits of Man.
Our brand new issue, "Asian Bastions" issue features majestic Asian remnants that have stood strong over the centuries and define a nation's strength. You'll read about the rose-red city of Petra, the 7,000-year-old Yakusugi trees of Japan, the lives of inhabitants inside the demolished Kowloon Walled City and the memories of a former resident of Gunkanjima, the Japanese island that inspired a James Bond film.
From the geological (volcanic activity and earthquakes) to the meteorological (hurricanes, thunderstorms and tornadoes) and the oceanographic (tsunamis, ocean currents and breaking waves), phenomena continue to awe humankind, while reminding us who’s the boss in such acts of God.
In this issue, we examine the origins of everything in the way of the human condition - from evolution, to artistic expression, to the birth of monotheistic faith, and the violent beginnings of modern warfare. We also take a look at how scientific developments are challenging everything we thought we knew about the origins of life and civilisation. We place current debates within historical context, such as the development of the war of drugs, and the mythical roots of Pokemon and popular gaming culture.
It’s a freaky world in the water! Asia’s seas are home to mysterious stone structures, critters straight out of a Tim Burton movie, weird and wonderful (and mostly undescribed!) life forms that drift up from the depths at night, and fish that switch their genders. Get fully immersed in the strangeness of the oceans in these parts, with magical muck diving, blackwater adventures, rebreather encounters and ghostly tales from Truk Lagoon. This issue is as far from normal as you’re likely to get.
In order to witness the beauty of Nature’s tiniest marine creatures in their hidden habitats, we’ve combed through the different layers that are found in the muck in this issue of Asian Diver. Whether it’s the plastic trash that has made its way into the oceans from polluted rivers that now provides shelter for critters like octopuses, the artificial tyre reefs humans have created to attract marine wildlife that may be doing more harm than good, or the diminutive marine organisms like the algae shrimp and the “Shaun the Sheep” nudibranch that live on the algae found on the seabed – we’ve pored over the minutiae of the muck and its inhabitants to understand what makes this type of diving so thrilling.$10.00 SGD Read more
In SDAA’s “Diving Green” issue, we bring you all things eco scuba. From how to travel, to where and how to dive, case studies of destinations that are making a difference, we also address the challenging question of what’s stopping us from making the changes we need to make to protect our oceans. If you want to use your diving to save the seas, this one’s for you.
Asian Diver's ADEX Collector's Edition is back with an inspiring and fact-packed bumper issue to celebrate the International Year of the Reef, alongside an in-depth look at the ocean's apex predator. Get the low-down on what's happening in the shark fin trade, brush up on your knowledge of sharks and corals, and find out how individuals and organisations around the world are working to save our sharks and reefs.$10.00 SGD Read more
Titled 'Celebrity Seas' this issue presents The World of Underwater Film &TV; Featuring a world exclusive interview with Sir David Attenborough, the Godfather of Nature documentaries, this is a must-read edition featuring the seas that have been featured on screens - big and small around the world, and recognition of the esteemed people behind the cameras. We descend into the depths of the Mozambique Channel with Hans Has Fifty Fathoms Award winner Laurent Ballesta in search of the coelacanth, the dino-fish that was thought to have been extinct for over 65 million years, and we journey back in time with the celebrated filmmaker and shark expert Valerie Taylor with a nail-biting extract from the dairy she kept while on location filming Blue Water White Death – the first ever documentary to contain 35mm footage of the great white.
The next issue of Scuba Diver OCEAN PLANET is jam-packed with islands, liveaboards and remote locations, not to mention fantastic photography with veteran shooters Kurt Amsler and Amos Nachoum. Visit remote Greenland, St. Kilda and Truk Lagoon, head west to Bonaire, play with orcas in the Galapagos or take a long weekend getaway from Madrid or Bangkok. Erin Quigley gives an in depth photographic guide to the Maldives plus much more in Scuba Diver OCEAN PLANET, your complete travel guide. Scuba Diver Australasia and Ocean Planet are alternating titles with 4 issues each per year. While SD Australasia stays true to its roots with editorial coverage exclusively from the Asia Pacific region, Ocean Planet shines a light on top diving destinations from around the world. less
From the awe-inspiring great white to the adorable dogfish sharks, Scuba Diver Ocean Planet presents a collection of images from some of the most talented underwater photographers across the globe. These individuals have united with the same vision – to see our sharks saved. Featuring the smallest, fiercest, friendliest, and rarest sharks, let these images attest to the true nature of sharks in this Collector's Edition.$10.00 SGD Read more
This issue compares the mobile phone scene in Asia and the West and delves into everything related to the gadget that has become very much a part of our everyday lives. We zoom in on apps, wireless networks, mobile service providers and phone manufacturers – the people and technologies that fuel the burgeoning global mobile phone market. We illustrate the evolution of the mobile phone and what actually goes into its production with informative timelines and carefully crafted infographics. In addition, we explore the problems and possibilities that come with the ever-evolving mobile phone scene. Be inspired by winning photographs from international mobile photography competitions in the mobile photography special and reminisce about pagers, phonebooks and other essentials that kept people connected in the past.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
Think you know Asian diving? Think again. Asian Diver blows the lid on the dive destinations you (think you) know and love. Get ready to discover the blue water and drop offs in muck Mecca, the world-class reefs that neighbour the most famous wrecks, and the critters that inhabit pelagic paradise. Prepare to have your underwater world turned upside down.$7.50 SGD Read more
Get "Castaway" from it all with an island adventure with this SDAA's Tiny Islands issue! Discover the most magical island getaways in Asia Pacific, and learn about the lure of Japan's tropical paradise - Ishigaki - where mantas and critters compete for your attention. Find out how salty the ocean really is, get the low down on drift diving, and find out what to pack in your fist aid kit before you venture off the grid. For all this as well as some of the world's best underwater photography and much more, grab your copy now!
Dive into the unique, wild and whacky experiences of underwater photographers and divers from around the world. From epic pelagic stories to first-time jitters, readers will be in for a treat in this special edition of Scuba Diver Australasia + Ocean Planet.$7.50 SGD Read more
EDGY & EXTREME Riding diving's bleeding edge with extreme environments and high adrenaline encounters. From cave diving to orcas, remote adventures in the Solomons and oceans on the brink in Africa, SDOP also gets super cutting edge in TTL with 360 degree, interactive virtual reality underwater video!
Are you on a budget or indulging in some luxury? This SDOP issue suits all; from camping in Scotland to sheer indulgence in St. Lucia. Check out how a photography pro travels, go faraway to San Benedicto with the magnificent giant oceanic mantas, take a weekend break in Sydney or Florida or try something different in Lembeh. Diverse photographic opportunities in California, sea lions in Mexico, submerged ancient Roman ruins in Italy, book and video reviews - all this and much, much more. Dive in, chill out and plan your next diving adventure with Scuba Diver OCEAN PLANET, your complete dive travel guide.
Draw inspiration from influential leadership icons, philanthropic champions, business magnates, science icons, cultural figures and sports heroes in our list of 100 astonishing Asians. Read about how plein-air drawing is gaining a strong following in urban societies worldwide in an age when instant photo feeds prevail. In 'Microscopic Plastic Litter and Rivers of Filth', we spotlight the issue of plastic pollution and how this environmental nemesis can find its way to your dinner. Find out how a Dutch man had a hand in writing history when he copied the Portugese’s closely-guarded sailing routes to the East Indies in 'The Map That Opened Up Southeast Asia'. What's your impression of Kama Sutra? Find out how it compares to the true identity of what could be the most celebrated yet misunderstood treatise on sex. See Singapore from new perspectives in Sony ambassador Michael Yamashita’s shots of the garden city, and view a snapshot of the highest and longest natural and man-made structures in the East and West.$10.00 SGD Read more
ASIAN Geographic celebrates Mother’s Day by honouring women who have paved the way in human rights, social justice and fearless photojournalism in Asia. We pay tribute to Alexandra Boulat’s photos of the 2003 Iraq invasion, remember Singapore’s renaissance woman Sylvia Kho and cover the plight of abused women in India’s Pink War amongst other stories.
Take the plunge with Asian Diver as we bring you the ultimate dive course guidebook for any scuba divers, aspiring divers, and professionals. Jump in and know about the must-have dive certificates offered by different dive agencies.$10.00 SGD Add to cart
Scuba Diver AUSTRALASIA gets its Darwin on. We meet some of the most striking examples of evolution in action under the waves in Asia Pacific, we chart the development of our oceans’ ancient, most well-adapted predator, the shark, and find out how other creatures are perfectly designed for their dinners. Come on a journey to Tubbataha, one of the best protected MPAs in the world, that has evolved to become one of the most pristine dive destinations on the planet, and follow the development of diving in the region - a story that starts over 2,000 years ago.
The Big Blue Book Edition Plunge into the NEW AND IMPROVED Asian Diver Magazine! This bumper issue has a whale-sized whopping 32-pages extra, bringing you extra content from the deep blue. With a series of in-depth features dedicated to dolphins, read all about our planet's most intelligent animals, and the issues facing the most at-risk species in the wild.
We think that Asia Pacific’s diving really is the best in the world, and we have given you just 20 of the hundreds (thousands?) of examples that back up this bold claim. We’ve also put together a comprehensive list of dive operators that can get you out there to see all of this undersea wonder for your self. And of course, we’ve scoured the world of gear and gadgets to bring you the newest and best (read: most covet-worthy) equipment for 2015.