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DIVE MAGAZINES - BACK ISSUES

All prices are in Australian dollars. 

We don't normally deal in magazines, but have a small range of old magazines available - from Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA, as well as a few European magazines.

We have the following Australian and international dive magazines for sale. All prices are in Australian dollars. Full sets will not be broken. ĎAll' means that a full set for the year is available. ĎAll x 2' means two sets are available. + means individual copies are also available, indicated by (issue) # x number of copies available. There are also some bound issues available.


BRITISH AND EUROPEAN MAGAZINES

Most of these have been sold. I will list out the names of the magazines I had, just as a guide to what was available.

TRITON Eaton Publications, London

TRITON incorporating DIVER INTERNATIONAL Eaton/Williams, London.

TRITON - JOURNAL OF THE B.S.A.C. Eaton/Williams Publications, London.

DIVER Eaton Publications. (Continue on from Triton, but without the BSAC banner.) 12 issues per year.

DIVER incorporating UNDERWATER WORLD Eaton Publications, London. 12 issues per year. (Continues on from DIVER).


AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINES

AUSTRALIAN SKINDIVING AND SPEARFISHING DIGEST Published each month by the Underater Skindivers and Fishermen's Association of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. President. W.Lewis. Date commenced: ?? Issues completed : ???

AUSTRALIAN SKINDIVERS MAGAZINE Official journal of the N.S.W. Underwater Skindivers and Fishermen's Association. Editor Jack Evans. Published ?? issues a year. Commenced ?? volume numbering is erratic. Appears to be published bi-monthly but actually monthly. e.g. Oct/Nov issue, thn Noc/December. Took over from Australian Skindiving and Spearfishing Digest. Price: Complete set $30. Individual copies $2.
CONTACT US WITH YOUR WANT LIST AND WE WILL DETERMINE WHAT IS LEFT.

MANY OF THE FOLLOWING HAVE ALSO BEEN SOLD.
SKINDIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Editor: Barry Andrewartha. Erratic number of issues per year - betwen four and ten. Skindiving Australia and the South Pacific (Annual). No date. Only one issued. Price: Complete sets $25.Individual copies $1.50. Special: Professionally cloth bound volume of the first two years, Volumes 1 and 2, 1971, 1972. $85 Special:
1971. vol 1. No copies.   1972. Vol 2, No copies. 1973. Vol 3, #1, #2 , #3 1974. Vol 4, #3 x 2 1975. Vol 5, #2 1976. Vol 6, No copies. 1977. Vol 7. #2 x #3 x 4, #4 x 5 1978. Vol 8. # 1, # 4 1979. Vol 9, Complete (1-8) x 2; + # 3 x 5, # 4 x 2, # 8 x 5, # 6 x 7, # 7 x 5 1980. Vol 10, Complete (1-6) x 5; plus # 2 x 5, #5 x 10, # 6 1981, Vol 11, Complete (1-7) x 5 ; + #1 x 8, #3, #4, #5, #6 x 2, #7 x 2 1982, Vol 12, All (5) x 16, + #1, #2, #3, #4 x 11 1983, vol 13, All x 4; + #1 x 8, # 2 x 2, # 3 x 7, # 5 x 4 1984, Vol 14, All x 2 (1-5), + # 2 x 15, #3 x 5, #4 x 32, #5 x 8 1985, Vol 15, #2 x 4, # 5 1986, Vol 16, #1 x 5, #2 x 2, #3, x 4, # 4 x 13

SPORTDIVING IN AUSTRALIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Editor Barry Andrewatha. Mountain, Ocean and Travel Publications, P.O.Box 167, Narre Warren, Vic 3805, Australia Continues on from Skindiving in Australia. First issue #1 March/April 1987. Price: $2 individual issue. 1987, Numbers 1 - 5. All x 6. + # 1 x 2, # 2 x 4, # 3 x 21, #4 x 2 1988. #6 x56, #7 x 7, #8 x5, #11. 1989, #17 x 3

FATHOM
Gareth Powell and Associates. Sydney, Australia. Editor: John Harding. Year ? There was only one 'volume'. Sometime in the seventies.

THE SCUBA DIVER
Chronicle Press, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia. Editor: Anthony Newly et al. Six issues per year. Commenced with Volume 1, number 1, December 1981. Price: Volume 1. $20.00 for full set. $1.00 individual copies.
1981-1982. Vol 1. Six issues. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5. 1983.
New publisher and editor as of 1983, Volume 2, # 3 or 4. Hewitt's Pty Ltd, Melbourn, Australia. Managing Editor: Peter Besley. 1983.
Vol 2. No copies. 1984.
Vol 3. No copies. New publisher and editor as of 1985, Issue Vol 3, #4. (February/March) Yaffa Publishing Group, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia. Editor: Martin Coleman. Price: $15 full set. $1.00 individual copies. 1985.
Vol 3. No copies. Volume numbers discontinued hereafter.
1985, Issue Dec/Jan(86)
1986 Feb/March to Dec/Jan(87). Plus Feb/March, June/July, Dec/Jan(87) x 2.
1987. Feb/March to Dec/Jan(88). April/May, June/July x 4, Aug/Sep, Oct/Nov x 2, Dec/Jan(1988) x 2
1988. Feb/March x 2, April/May x 3.

UNDERWATER (The Challenge of Tomorrow). Sea Australia Productions, Caringbah, Australia. Editor Neville Coleman (publisher, editor, producer, photographer, designer, advertising, subscriptions). Commenced (? - no date), no set number of issues. From # 7 became NEVILLE COLEMAN'S UNDERWATER - The Challenge oF Tomorrow. Price: $2.00 each. # 1 x 3, #2, #3 x 2, #4 x2, #5 x 3, #6, #7 x 2, #9 x 6, #10 x 4, #11 x 5, #12 x 5, #13 x 6, #14 x 9, #15 x 5, #16 x 6, # 17 x 9, #118 x 9, # 19 x 5, #21, #22 x 2.
Special: Full set #1 to #12 inclusive, in Underwater binder. $40
Special: Professionally cloth bound volume of the first six issues. $60

NEVILLE COLEMAN'S UNDERWATER GEOGRAPHIC
Continues from Neville Coleman's Underwater Issues .#25. Price: $2.00


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MAGAZINES

SKINDIVER
Petersen Publishing Compaany. Los Angeles, USA Editor: Paul Tzimoulis. monthly issue. First ppublished 1952 (calculated0. (* incidates issue has two neatly puched holes in margin for storage in binder). Full sets at $25 per set. $1.00 for individual copies.
MANY OF THE EARLY ISSUES HAVE BEEN SOLD. CONTACT US WITH YOUR WANT LIST AND WE WILL SE WHAT IS LEFT. MOST OF 1970 - 1974 HAVE GONE.
1970 All. 1971. Vol 20, Several isues may have plastic covers, ex library. #2, #3 x 3 (Truk Lagoon) , #4, #5, #6, #8, #10, #12 x 2. 1972. Vol 21. Complete except #9. Plus #1, #8, #11. 1973. Complete except November. Plus March, April, September. 1974. Vol 23. complete.. Plus #2, #3, #5, #7 x 2, #8, #9, #10. 1975. Vol 24. Complete except #4. Plus #1, #2, #3 x 3, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 x 2, #10 x 2, #11 x 2, #12 1976. Vol 25. Complete; plus one set complete except May; plus #1, #2 x 2 (Lloyd Bridges), #4, #7, #10, #11*, #12, #12*. 1977. Vol 26. Complete ; plus issues #1 , #3, #4*, #7*, #8*, #9*, #11*, #12 1978. Vol 27. Complete; plus another complete except #4. Plus #2*, #8*, #9, #9*, #10, #10*, #11, #11*. 1979. Vol 28. Complete x 2, plus issues #1 x 2, #1*, #2 x 2 (Red Sea), #2*, #3*, #5, #5*, #7*, #8, #8*, #9 (Coral Sea), #9*, #11 x 2. 1980. Vol 29. Complete, plus issues #1*, #2, #3, #3*, #4, #5x 2, #5*, #6, #6*, #7, #8, #8*, #9*, #11, #11*, 1981. Vol 30. Complete plus issues #1, #1*, #2*, #3, #4*, #5 x 2, #5*, #6 x 2, #6*, #7, #7*, #8 x 2, #8*, #10, #11 (slightly damaged - no back page), #12 x 2. 1982. Vol 31. All except January,#1; plus issues #4, #5, #5*, #6*, #7, #8*, #9x 2, #9*, #10 x 2, #10*, #11*. 1983. Vol 32. All (12).Issues 1 x 3, #2*, #3*, #4*, #5 x 2 Giant Australia Dive Guide issue), #5*, #6, #6*, #7*, #8, #8, #9* #10, #10*, #12* 1984. Vol 33. Complete except for May, September. Plus issues #1, #2 x 5, #3, #4 x 2, #5, #10, #11, #12 x 2 1985. #1 x 2, #2, #3, #12. 1986. Vol 35. #4, #6, #7, #8 x 3, #9 x 2 , #10 x 2, #11 x 3 (Solomon islands), #12 x 2.. 1987. Complete x 2. Plus #1, #3, #4, #7 x 2, #8, # 10, #11 1988. # 1 x 3, #2 x 2, 1990. #1, #2.

OCEANS
Oceanic Society, Uxbridge, MA, USA Price: $1.00 each. 1977. Vol 10, #4 1978. Vol 11, #4 Special: Professionally cloth bound volume: Volume 7, 1974. $30

OCEAN REALM
Ocean Realm Publishing Coproration Editor: Richard Stewart. Price: 50 cents each. 1982. issues Spring (many copies), Summer (many copies).

SEA FRONTIERS
Magazine of the International Oceanographic Foundation. Florida, USA. Professionally cloth bound books, each containing full volume for two years. $20 each. 1968 and 1969 - Volumes 14 & 15 1970 and 1971 - Volumes 16 and 17 1972 and 1973 - Volume 18 and 19 1974 - Volume 20. Only one year. $15

SEA CLASSICS
Ed Schnepf publisher-editor. California, USA Professionally cloth bound volume: Volume 18, 1985. $25


COLLECTORS PLEASE NOTE

UNDERWATER MAGAZINES WANTED.

TOM SZYMANSKI in New Hampshire, USA is an expert on dive magazines from anywhere in the world. Tom is interested in obtaining back issues of any and all diving magazines/publications, both foreign and domestic, with the emphasis on the foreign issues such as Tauchen (Germany), Il Subacquero (Italy), Dive New Zealand, Skindiving in Australia, La Plonge (France), Dykking (Norway), etc. Tom is willing to either trade magazine for magazine or pay a reasonablee amount for them. He is also interested in obtaining old diving equipment manufacturers catalogs/brochures.
Contact Tom Szymanksi direct at his home, 5 Stoney Brook Lane, Stratham, New Hampshire 03885-2355, USA, or phone (603) 772 6372.

ROBERT FINCH in Arizona has virtually every type of dive magazine imaginable, including the very first issue of the extremely rare FACE PLATE, issued in 1948, the oldest diving periodical published in America, and one of the seven oldest dive magazine ever published. Face Plate was the official magazine of the Sparling School of Deep Sea Diving, in California, a school founded by the legendary Ellis Cross. The first issue of the American magazine Skin Diver, by the way, came out in December 1951. As a collector of Sport, Commercial and Military diving magazines, newspapers and newsletters, Robert would like to trade with other collectors.  He seek issues of all titles, old and new, from all countries, and has thousands of extra issues from various countries to trade.  Perhaps there are dive clubs that would like the fun of trading issues as a club project.  We can all help the environment by recycling our issues via trading!  If trading is not possible, he will purchase issues.  As a historian of diving periodicals, Robert would like to correspond with other historians, past and present publishers, and anyone who could provide information.  All help will be gratefully appreciated.
Robert Finch, 3306 W. Raintree Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85741-2967, USA. idp@worldnet.att.net

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