Once again, this is the last issue of the year yet it’s also a trailer to opening the next page of a new year. And, of course, we hope the magazine will enlighten you with some new travelling ideas.
In this ‘sharky’ issue, we encountered tiger sharks with Vanessa in the Bahamas; we swam with whale sharks with Brooke on Ningaloo Reef, and we saw the amazing purple octopus, and whale sharks again, with Henley and Jade at Thaa Atoll.
If you are into marine life, then you probably already followed these talented photographers’ steps because they know the best destinations. And if you would like to enhance your photography skills, read Alex’s piece about shooting the thresher shark.
On the other hand, while everyone keeps talking about the importance of sustainable tourism and diving, I noticed a few shocking images on Facebook – a lifeless shark and a turtle, being killed by fishing nets at a reef that had been declared a Marine Protected Area in Philippines.
As Dr. AA Yaptinchay from Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines said to me, ‘there will always be conflicts between habitats for marine wildlife and fishing grounds.’ I sincerely wish all habitats could be preserved and remain as pristine as they are now.
May all lives live in peace, not rest in peace.
Extraordinary achievements can only be created in adversity. Mermaids are no longer just legends; only by letting go of all burdens can one gracefully transform into a free-spirited mermaid swimming in the vast sea. ‘I don’t know what limits are, but I want to be the limits.’ said by Afa Zhang, the model who won the first place in the 2023 China Mermaid Open Championship.
By Stark Yu
To Promote or Protect?
By East Pardillo
Unveiling the Enigmatic World of Stingrays
By Monique Schouten
Life Changing Encounters in the Bahamas
By Vanessa Mignon
Swimming with Whale Sharks on the Ningaloo Reef
By Brooke Pyke
Thaa’s What I’m Talking About
By Henley Spiers & Jade Hoksbergen
Kicking Like a Champion
Freediving – the distance disciplines
By Timo Dersch
By Alex Tyrrell
By Simon Pridmore
Be a Great Dive Buddy
By DAN China
Neko Wang, Taiwan
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