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Cover StoryGREENLAND Diving in freezing cold water alongside gigantic icebergs might not seem the epitome of ‘fun’, but as Byron Conroy explains, this is true adventure diving.

COSTA RICA Michele Westmorland joins the Okeanos Aggressor II to make the epic trip to the legendary Cocos Island.

BONAIRE The tiny island of Bonaire is heralded as the ‘shore diving capital of the world’, and as Pierce Hoover and Walt Stearns explain, this ability and freedom to dive where and for as long as you want, without being tied to dive boat schedules, has a lot going for it.

PHILIPPINES Richard Stevens and Hailey Elizabeth are smitten by the Philippines, in particular the Magic Islands and Magic Oceans resorts and their surrounding dive sites, and here they reveal why the location is such a diving paradise.

FLORIDA Walt Stearns waxes lyrical about the weird-and wonderful creatures that can be encountered at the Blue Heron Bridge, a dive hotspot that is undoubtedly one of the best critter-hunting locations in the entire United States of America.

PALAU Rose and Udo Kefrig are left flabbergasted by the stunning topside and underwater scenery in this Micronesian wonder, and as well as the usual wartime wrecks, sharks and reef dives, they also get involved in a spot of fish sex.

INDONESIA Byron Conroy and Leva Kavender finally get to tick the Bunaken Marine Park in North Sulawesi, famed for its dramatic walls and superlative soft corals, off their bucket list.

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Photo pro Martyn Guess explains how we can all improve our macro photography by paying close attention to the background, or negative space, and then joins fellow professional snappers Paul Duxfield, Mario Vitalini and Anne and Phil Medcalf to offer sage advice about what routine maintenance/care they carry out on their gear both pre- and post-dive trip.

GEAR TEST EXTRA Mark Evans rates and reviews the innovative Scubapro HUD dive computer, and xDeep’s robust NX Zen backplate and wing system.

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