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Scuba Diver Ocean Planet Issue 2 Out Now
By Ian Seldrup, January 9, 2015 @ 05:30 AM (EST)


Issue 2 of Asian Geographic’s new dive publication Scuba Diver OCEAN PLANET (SDOP) has just been released and will soon be available to subscribers and on magazine shelves in selected countries. SDOP is an evolution of Scuba Diver THROUGH THE LENS (SDTTL), and covers not just underwater photography but dive travel and lifestyle as well.

The new issue is all about light—making best use of the quality of light, going to places with awesome visibility, and discovering fluorescent marine creatures. The issue includes some fascinating insight from monochrome master Ernie Brooks II as well as a revealing interview with Shawn Heinrichs, whose light-filled images shine a light on the threats facing the marine environment. Check out Shawn’s beautiful whale shark shot on the cover, as well as the contents of the issue below.

Subscriptions to SDOP are available from the DPG Shop.

 


 

CONTENTS SD Issue 8/2014–2015, OP No. 2
 
DIVE TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

12 MASTER CLASS
By Alex Griffin
Weighty Issues

14 OCEAN WATCH
By Laura Robson
Making Waves in Madagascar

24 AFRICA
THE ORIGINAL CORAL KINGDOM
By Simon Rogerson
The cruising sharks and vibrant reefs of Egypt’s Southern Red Sea

32 ASIA
FLASHY CREATURES
By Lindsey Dougherty
The science behind the creatures lighting up Asia’s seas

38 AMERICAS: LOGBOOK
CAYMAN’S CLARITY
By Nina Baxa and Len De Vries
Visibility so good it might go to your head

44 EUROPE
A THOUSAND AND ONE BLUES
By Rico Besserdich
Turkey’s Aegean Sea puts the “Turk” in turquoise

48 OCEANIA: LOGBOOK
LIGHT UP THE KNIGHTS
By Justin Gilligan
The world-class reputation of New Zealand’s Poor Knights is well deserved

50 SUBJECT SPOTLIGHT
FLASHLIGHT FISH

52 THE WORLD OF
Underwater Light

54 THE PIONEER OF PIONEERS, PART 2
By Leslie Leaney
The second installment in the story of the life
and career of Hans Hass

64 INTERVIEW WITH A PRO
SHAWN HEINRICHS
Making powerful images in the name of conservation

 
THROUGH THE LENS in collaboration with Dive Photo Guide

72 NOVICE
STROBE STARTER
By Mark Fuller
One of the hardest things about using strobes for the first time is getting the positioning right; make it easy with these basic tips

78 INTERMEDIATE
INTO THE FLUORO DIMENSION
By Mike Bartick
There is a hidden fluorescent universe down there and, if you haven’t already, it’s high time you found it

82 PRO
“LIGHT... THE CORNERSTONE OF IMAGE CAPTURE”
By Ernie H. Brooks II
A vital message for every shooter from one of the world’s most highly esteemed underwater photographers

86 IMAGE LAB
BAN THE CYAN
By Erin Quigley

88 PHOTO CLINIC
STANLEY BYSSHE

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