Depends on what you want: hype or reality...
Carlos M - Divemaster/Veterinarian
August 20, 2005 at 14:01:08
Whether you like or dislike Sport Diver and similar publications depends on what kind of information you want. Scuba diving magazines are in the business of promoting advertisers, not documenting the reality of the world we live in, hence the biased (and laughable) Scuba Diving Magazine equipment reviews and reader ratings fluff, and Ty Sawyer's superficial trip report swill. Call him an industry whore if you wish, but lifestyle magazine editors are not paid to tell us that split fins are a gimmick, Maui is overdeveloped and the Cayman Islands are plagued by crime and pollution.