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Sea Hunter, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, 04/2014

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Sea Hunter, Cocos Island: "I caught up with the rest of my dive group, and minutes later, a ten-foot-long, heavy-bodied Galapagos shark circled us a couple of times. While this might be the beginning of a neophyte’s nightmare, it was exactly why I returned to dive remote Cocos Island." ...  Read more >

Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World, 04/2014

Our Cocos Island writer visited there before on trips to help environmental not-for-profits monitor the health of sharks and turtles. You can do the same thing -- and possible get a tax writeoff as well. Read our list of dive trips done for good causes, and what you can do to get a tax deduction ...  Read more >

The Decline of Dive Training: Part II, 04/2014

The Decline of Good Dive Training: Part II -- Here’s the second piece of dive veteran Bret Gilliam’s two-part story on dive training and where it’s headed, both for better and for worse ...  Read more >


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Legal charges scuttle Buddy DIve's liveaboards in the Galapagos
Why do divers avoid gas-integrated computer transmitters?
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How freediving is to diving what snowboarding was to skiing
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Bottomline: great service, fairly safe operation (they allow spearfishing on the same boats as diving/snorkeling). Bad environmental practices--the divemasters pick-up various... ... Read more

Islamorada Dive Center/Postcard Inn Report in The Continental USA/Islamorada, FL
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Bottomline: great service, fairly safe operation (they allow spearfishing on the same boats as diving/snorkeling). Bad environmental practices--the divemasters pick-up various... ... Read more

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Although we were very well aware of the fact that Malapascua had suffered from significant damage after typhoon Yolanda, we were led to believe that there was little to no dam... ... Read more

Kasawari Lembeh Report in Indonesia/Lembeh Strait
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We were grateful divers when we arrived at Kasawari Lembeh Resort and delighted divers when we left. Our gratitude is explained by events of last fall. We had been sche... ... Read more

Tres Pelicanos/my house Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
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Choose Your Dive Boat Wisely, 03/14
Buddy Dive Shut Down in the Galapagos, 02/14
Divers Who Get Lost at Sea, 02/14
Lionfish: The Caribbean Endgame, 02/14
Travel Tips & Helpful Dive Hints: Part I, 01/14
This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand, 01/14
Husband Sues PADI for Wife's Death from Carbon Monoxide, 01/14
The Fight to Stop Seahorse Photography, 11/2013
Can a Diver with Heart Issues Have an Accidental Death?, 10/2013
I’m Offended by This!, 10/2013
The Disappearing Recompression Chamber, 09/2013
SeaQuest Dive Center, Philippines, 08/2013
Shark Baiting and Feeding, 07/2013
Problems with Weight Pockets, 06/2013
Lionfish Update: The Good and Bad News, 05/2013
What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip, 05/2013
Camera Housing Leak Tests, 04/2013
Humans Have Changed Stingrays' Ways, 04/2013
Kasai Village, Cebu, Philippines, 03/2013
Cedar Beach Ocean Lodge, B.C., Canada, 02/2013
Diving in “Shark-Infested” Waters, 02/2013
Death in Belize from Exploding Tanks, 01/2013
A 24-Hour Sea Hunt Marathon, 01/2013
Need a New Wetsuit?, 11/2012
Who Is That Masked Man?, 11/2012
Atomic Aquatics Recalls 4,200 Dive Computers in North America, 10/2012
Is This Dive Operator Right or Wrong? 10/2012
Jardines de la Reina, Cuba, 09/2012
Is a Caribbean Cruise for Serious Divers?, 09/2012
An Insider’s Tips on Bonaire, 08/2012
CO Poisoning Risk Higher Than You Think, 07/2012
Why You Might Remove Your Regulator When You Shouldn't, 06/2012
DEMA Versus the National Ocean Policy, 06/2012
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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