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Cichlid
07-21-2007, 22:13
Which ones do you like? I just bought the Aug issue of Scuba Diving, seemed pretty good.

thesmoothdome
07-21-2007, 22:16
Rodale's Scuba Diving is the only one I currently have a subscription for. I'd love to have a few more show up at my door though.
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<DIV>Just checked ebay for magazine subscriptions and *sigh* the only one that they list is Rodales. </DIV>

dmdoss
07-21-2007, 22:31
Scuba Diving, and Sport Diver.

PlatypusMan
07-21-2007, 22:37
Dive Training Magazine.

http://www.dtmag.com/

Venio
07-21-2007, 22:38
http://www.xray-mag.com/ and it's free.

Queen
07-21-2007, 22:42
Dive Training Magazine.

http://www.dtmag.com/


I enjoyed that mag when I was getting it, I should re-up my subscription.

Rascal1933
07-21-2007, 22:50
Rodale's Scuba Diving.
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<DIV>Dive Training is another on that I read too ( That one is Free from my LDS.)</DIV>
<DIV>Good info/articles for all levels of training.</DIV>

picxie
07-21-2007, 22:52
I get Dive NZ
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ertechsg
07-21-2007, 22:56
Scuba Diving and DT

tc_rain
07-21-2007, 23:15
Scuba diving and alert diver

Vercingetorix
07-22-2007, 08:54
Scuba diving and alert diver How often does Alert Diver publish? I've received only one copy since joining DAN in April.
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TommyB
07-22-2007, 09:50
I think (if i recall) Alert Diver is once a quarter.

Lucky(AR)
07-22-2007, 10:19
i get sport diver and scuba diver

fire diver
07-22-2007, 10:21
I subscribe to Scuba Diving, but it's mainly a "look at the pretty pictures" for me know.
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<DIV>I also subscribe to Dive Training, which has some really good articles, and focuses more on the inland dives than SD.</DIV>
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<DIV>I also have a sub to the mag put out by SDI/TDI. But it's only like twice a year. Still waiting on the second issue to arrive. http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif</DIV>
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<DIV>I am thinking of subscribing to ADM (Advance Diver Mag) and Wreck diver. I read each mag I get in about 1 day, so a couple more will help the drymonths go by faster.</DIV>
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the gooch
07-22-2007, 15:40
I enjoy Scuba Diving mag. but as firediver said it is mostly for the pictures and the occasional good gear review they will have.

I also get Dive Training magazine which I enjoy a lot.

TommyB
07-22-2007, 18:02
can you post the links to their sites?

I just did a google on scuba diving magazines and got like 1mil hits :

the gooch
07-22-2007, 18:18
http://www.dtmag.com/ (http://www.dtmag.com/)
For Dive training. I actually got a subscription for free from a dive shop in Puerto Rico while I was there on vacation.

tc_rain
07-22-2007, 19:13
I pick up sport diver every once in a while at the book store and it is a pretty good magazine.

loudgonzo
08-01-2007, 09:52
I have enjoyed DT more than the others, due to that it has some excellent articles and is not as filled up with destination/advertisements.

Wolfie2012
08-01-2007, 10:02
yeah dt mag is definitely a good magazine. Also got my scuba diving mag subscription renewed with the generosity of scubatoys. Good timing there! :)

Harshal
08-01-2007, 11:48
Yea Dive Mag, Scuba Diving and Sport Diver. Lately Sport diver was getting crappy, I don't know it was more advertisement and the articles did not sound interesting either, felt like more they were doing the commercials for resorts or gear than anything else.
I did not renew my subs this time

Foo2
08-01-2007, 12:06
I really enjoy Dive Training. Plus one of our family friends is a photographer for them so it's an added plus when I see one of his pics.

deepdiver47
08-01-2007, 13:19
Dive Training Magazine.

http://www.dtmag.com/

yes dive training is very good. Between Scuba Divinbg and Dive Training you have it well covered.

Also check out www.finsonlinecom. This is an Asian magazine and they recently did a test to see how much it would take to flood a camera.

deepdiver47
08-01-2007, 13:22
Lately Sport diver was getting crappy, I don't know it was more advertisement and the articles did not sound interesting either, felt like more they were doing the commercials for resorts or gear than anything else.
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I hear you, Sport Diver doesn't do anything for me either. It
just doesn't have anythiong that really interests me. It is all about PADI which does little for me when I dive :)

ScottZeagle
08-01-2007, 13:45
Fathoms is a really nice magazine.

http://www.fathomsmagazine.com/index.html

The pictures alone are worth the price.

DirtyWaterIL
08-01-2007, 16:27
wreck diver

No Misses
08-01-2007, 16:59
As many of you have already pointed out, most of the dive mags are nothing more than advertisements for vacation destinations and gear. I find their gear reviews to be a joke. Most of them read the same as the manufactures literature. They can’t all be the best on the market. The only mag that I receive on a regular basis is Alert Diver. Lately, I have been reading back issues of “Hawaiian Skin Diver”, “Adventure Diver”, and “Spear Fishing”. These articles talk more about individual dives and experiences. I do not get the impression that they are trying to sell me something. IMHO

thesmoothdome
08-01-2007, 17:00
Dive Training Magazine.

http://www.dtmag.com/

yes dive training is very good. Between Scuba Divinbg and Dive Training you have it well covered.

Also check out www.finsonlinecom. This is an Asian magazine and they recently did a test to see how much it would take to flood a camera.


I found that out first hand with my Nikonos V. Discovered you can't rewind film with it underwater. Bad, very, very bad.

CompuDude
08-01-2007, 17:35
Scuba Diving Magazine: www.scubadiving.com
Decent magazine, very glossy, articles tend towards fluff. Some good gear reviews and good resource for hearing about new gear, but some suspect bias towards advertisers in their tests. I enjoy it, however, and the pretty pictures are great.

Sport Diver: www.sportdiver.com/
Official Magazine of PADI. Very often a paid advertising rag for PADI and PADI resorts, but the travel reviews can still be interesting, along with some of the gear reviews (although bias is even stronger than SDM), but the photos are spectacular. Great toilet reading, if you get my drift.

Dive Training Magazine: www.dtmag.com
Meatiest content by far, but aimed at the dive professional with a number of articles every issue of nominal use to a recreational diver. Very good articles on skills and dive medicine, however.

Alert Diver Magazine: http://www.dan.org/alertdiver/index.asp
Official DAN member magazine. Seems like over half of the magazine is dedicated to things that irrelevant to anyone not working directly with DAN (board of directors info, etc.) There are some fabulous articles on diving medicine and accident management, however, and hey, it's free to DAN members.

X-Ray Mag: http://www.xray-mag.com/
Free online mag. Good read. I seldom have time, however.

Underwater Photography Web Magazine: http://www.uwpmag.com/
Another free one. I really enjoy downloading a bunch of PDFs and reading them on my laptop while killing time on a plane. English company, so there is a European slant which is actually interesting... they have some gear companies across the pond that we don't see often, so their reviews can be very different to the ones in our magazines.

diversteve
08-01-2007, 21:40
Some online mags I look at. Some have a paper component also. But like Compudude I like to download PDF's and read them when I have time.

Underwater Journal: www.underwaterjournal.com (http://www.underwaterjournal.com)
Interesting read. Free

Advanced Diver Magazine: http://www.advanceddivermagazine.com/ -
Advanced diving topics are covered in detail. $5 d/l per issue.

Giant Stride: http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/GiantStride/default.aspx
The new DAN online magazine for new divers. It's not Alert Diver. It's not downloadable afaik. Free even if not a Dan member.

Dive Zero Video magazine: www.divezero.com (http://www.divezero.com)
There's virtual and video versions. The virtual is free.

Ocean Realm Journal: http://www.oceanrealmjournal.com/
They don't seem to have published anything recently. 2 issues online are free.

Also two of the LDS's in my area give away Dive Training Mag so you might want to check if interested.

fire diver
08-01-2007, 22:17
I hear you, Sport Diver doesn't do anything for me either. It
just doesn't have anythiong that really interests me. It is all about PADI which does little for me when I dive :)

I have to agree. Several years ago I was buying Sport Diver off the news stand to see if I wanted to subscribe. I quickly got tired of all thier PADI parties, and get togethers and socials. I couldn't tell if I was reading a dive mag or a singles meeting mag. Then, the last issue I ever opened had this fabulous story about this awesome diver. He had only been certified for one year and had every single padi specialty card. Nice photo of him on a dock with all his PADI cards spread out before him. The article told how great this guy was, and we should all be like him. I threw the rag in the trash and never looked at another one since.

FD

ScottZeagle
08-02-2007, 08:39
Some online mags I look at. Some have a paper component also. But like Compudude I like to download PDF's and read them when I have time.

Underwater Journal: www.underwaterjournal.com (http://www.underwaterjournal.com)
Interesting read. Free.

I forgot about U.J.!!

That is another really nice online magazine.

mobeeno
04-13-2008, 21:14
Scuba Diving, and Sport Diver.
I like those 2 and also Diver, Asian diver, California diving news, Northwest diver, Eastwest diver just about any dive magazine.

Largo
04-15-2008, 12:41
That magazine you reference, "Diver" is something else. It seems like every issue, there is a story about a "great" place to do technical, or cave diving, and within that story, there is usually a list of the people who recently died diving there. It's a Canadian magazine.

Here is the link: Divermag (http://www.divermag.com/online/)