Asian Diver is celebrating Asia's psychedelic seas in the "Colours of Asia" edition; exploring some of the most colourful dive sites in the world, investigating the reasons behind the Technicolor patters of the creatures that inhabit them, and visiting the Similan Islands where the underwater world looks like it's on steroids. But the oceans look very different if you're a fish, and Asian Diver has the science behind the real fish eye view. Get ready to dive into 2016 with a massive splash... of COLOUR!
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.
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 new year brings with it new resolutions, and ushers in new beginnings – and that’s exactly what we’re getting up to in the next issue of Asian Geographic Junior: looking at the beginnings or our Earth, its inhabitants, and the traditions, cultures and moments of genius that have made up our phenomenal history! We trace the early origins of our amazing animal species from Asia to other parts of the planet, and our own evolution from monkey to man. We take a look at the incredible inventions that have been produced in Asia across the centuries that have revolutionised our lives. We also examine the origins and traditions of different fashion trends in Asia, as well as the beginnings of some of the strangest superstitions in the region. Take history off the shelf, dust it off, and page through its uncanny coincidences! Mapping the history of humanity allows us to piece the bits of our puzzling existence together – and the picture looks pretty extraordinary. If you don't believe us, make sure you grab our next issue of AGJ from your nearest newsstand!
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.
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
In this issue, we unpack several health controversies and crises, from MSG to processed foods to the insect food revolution and diabetes. But it’s not all doom and gloom: The region’s varied cuisine is an intangible part of its heritage. We pay homage to the enduring art of the longevity noodle – handmade and visually evocative. Asia’s food culture is perhaps best summed up through the humble hawker, peddling the sheer diversity of this region’s culinary innovation through their roadside food carts. But even the ubiquitous street food vendor faces an uncertain future, as regulators of hygiene standards and urban planning brandish eviction – or “relocation” – notices. It’s time to eat smarter: to be more conscious of what we buy, how we waste, and what we ignore on that little label on the side of a can. Perhaps never before has this phrase been more weighty: "You are what you eat". Bon appétit!$7.50 SGD Add to cart
From world record dives, to record breaking creatures we find the smallest, biggest, deepest, oldest, newest and much more! We journey around the region recording the record-breaking geography, zoology, and human activity to be found in Asia-Pacific.
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!
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 Add to cart
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
We take a look at the diverse languages of Asia and the world – from the extensive variety of regional dialects, to the unique languages of animals, the ‘made up’ languages of film and literature, and the incredible advances in technology that are allowing us to communicate faster than ever before! We also dabble in a bit of word play with some fun, engaging language games and poetry writing.
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.
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 Add to cart
Some of the most fascinating aspects of existence happen in small ways. This issue, ASIAN Geographic turns a macro eye on the teeny tiny world around us that we so often forget, simply because we don’t stop to properly look for the infinitesimal.
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
In this issue of Asian Geographic Junior, we have prepared two special feature stories for you. The first is “25 Astonishing Asians”, where we look at the achievements of 25 amazing people from around Asia. You may recognise, and feel inspired by, several of them! The second story is “Drawing Attention”. This feature has been carefully planned to show you how ar tists create their art. Many, of course, do their painting in their studio, using a paintbrush and colours. Some ar tists enjoy going outdoors to sketch. Yet others draw using their mobile tablet or a digital pen. Perhaps you will feel encouraged to take up a pencil or a watercolour brush too!$6.50 SGD Add to cart
This issue of ASIAN Geographic Junior is dedicated to the Superwomen among us! From politics to arts, science and young female inventors, these Superwomen have entered history’s hall of fame for their courage and creativity.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In this issue, we dive into the world of sports and adventure! We find out the interesting stories behind ancient asian sports like jujitsu, kabaddi and pencak silat, then look at how the modern pastime of gaming became an Olympic event! We also have lots of fun facts about foods that would help you become an athletic superstar! After all the sporting excitement, we take an adventure to learn about the mysteries of mountains, caves and the ocean. Our final stop is the Komodo island, which is home to pink beaches, amazing marine life and the fearsome Komodo dragon. For some hands-on fun, we show you how to make a shark toy and some yummy basketball-themed cookies!$6.50 SGD Add to cart
Asian Geographic Passport Special Travel Edition 2015/2016: Asia Hidden Scenes & Cities In this annual special travel edition, we invite you to travel through history: Journey in the footsteps of Genghis Khan through the lands from the Mongol Empire with some breathtaking scenery captured in our photo essay. Explore Japan, Thailand and India through their ancient sporting traditions, get inked by a tribal tattoo master, leave your shoes at the door and take a pilgrimage, or join the throng of one of Asia’s many vibrant festivals. We know Asia better than anyone.
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.
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.
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 Add to cart
SDOP begins the year with a complete refresh: an eye-catching new design, awesome new sections, and a new travel-friendly format! In this issue, we bring you face to face with the big animals and the little critters in our compilation of 20 of the planet’s most sensational dives, we give you a rundown of the Coral Triangle’s most-prized macro subjects, and our new Through The Lens section includes a comprehensive underwater photographer’s guide to Indonesia’s stunning Raja Ampat. Plus: This issue introduces the main features of this year’s bigger-than-ever Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), including the awesome photo and video talks, and the fantastic Film and Book Festivals! Grab your copy today!
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!
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.
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 Add to cart
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 Add to cart
In ASIAN Geographic JUNIOR’s first issue of 2016 we are going bananas over our primate friends, because it’s the Chinese zodiac Year of the Monkey! Look out for how monkeys have been portrayed in popular culture, from Sun Wukong’s Journey to the West to Disney cartoons and Hollywood films. We also get serious and study their habitats in the tropical rainforest, learning why it’s important to preserve the jungles - no monkey business here.
In this issue, Asian Geographic considers the concept of "culture" and its multiple manifestations, adaptations and interpretations. From the expansion of the Chinese film empire, to the burgeoning art black market in the wake of ISIS, the rise of the punk scene in Asia, and the practice of polygamy in Malaysia, merging business and religion, we examine the belief systems and cultural practices that are shaping the continent today.
This issue of ASIAN Geographic Junior is all about great journeys. We feature Admiral Zheng He on the cover, whose voyages across the Seven Seas made him one of Asia’s greatest icons. From colourful pilgrimages to historic modes of transport, let’s travel in this issue to learn about the significance of journeys.$6.50 SGD Read more
In this issue, we showcase the immense power of our world! We take a look at nature’s very own works of art, including lightening-born glass; natural disasters and the geography behind them; and peek into the world of extremeophiles (creatures that live in the most extreme places on the planet!). Also find out about the evolution of the Earth as a jigsaw puzzle, why mud is so good for you, and sports that harness the power of the planet!
This issue, we take a peek on the softer side of Asia with some of the region’s traditional cultural practices. Carried on through generations of ancestors – parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents – these ways to dance, heal, and hunt that are even today done using the same methods as when they were invented hundreds of years ago! Others involve experimental, dangerous or plain crazy ideas that didn’t make it to modern times – for obvious reasons. How do nomads live? How was cheese made? How do you catch an eagle? We explore all these questions… and more!$6.50 SGD Add to cart
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 Add to cart
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 Add to cart
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 Add to cart
Travel with ASIAN Geographic to discover the first peoples who migrated to the Asian continent in our picturesque series by Jimmy Nelson. Find out about migrating comets in the Oort Cloud, the nomadic way of life in Mongolia and the Chinese labourers to British Guiana and back. Even the earth does not remain still, as you will find in our feature of Pangaea. Come with us - we are all travellers here on Earth.
Let your diving be a force for good! Dive in some of Asia's glorious marine protected areas where life is thriving, find out what real eco-tourism is, find out why Wakatobi needs to be at the top of your bucket list, and how to get your buoyancy under control. If you're a diver who eats fish, you might also be interested in getting stuck into the spearfishing controversy.