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Other Dive Travel Groups, 07/2014

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The standard dive club’s travel outing is not for everyone. Say you prefer early nights but every other diver wants to party. Or you’re a single diver but everyone else is coupled up. Or you’d like to do other things besides diving on your trip -- posh spa treatments or volunteer work -- and you don’t know of any other diver who wants to join you....  Read more >

Drop the Dive Weight: Part I, 07/2014

Luggage fees: the bane of the traveling diver. You may be the best bargain hunter when it comes to scoring airfare deals to Indonesia, but if you don’t know how to cut down on dive gear, photo equipment and personal items, your savings will be eaten up in excess baggage costs. These days, finding an affordable flight to a dive destination is only half the battle. We asked our Undercurrent contributors -- heavy-duty travelers -- as well as our readers for their tips on saving money and shedding weight to hedge the cost of flying....  Read more >

Subscribers can download the current issueFrom the July issue, Subscribers and Members can download the entire issue or individual articles
and read about:

NAD-Lembeh Resort, Indonesia: great critters, people and prices
Three under-the-radar Caribbean gems, bad air in Honduras, jerk of the month in Florida
When your safety sausage fails
Specialized dive groups for divers who don't want the norm
Help a wounded warrior learn how to dive
Why Divers Die: Part II -- overweighted and overwhelmed
Florida court rules that divers must sign the right waiver
Drop the dive weight: Part I -- shedding the pounds and costs for traveling with gear
Why air fills are cheaper than they should be
• and much more

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Caicos Adventures/Royal West Indies Report in Turks and Caicos/Provo
filed Jul 23, 2014 by craig grube (experience 101-250 dives)
3 stars

Caicos Adventures continues to have one of the best dive boats we have ever been on. Lots of space, smooth ride, great upper deck for viewing, nice bathroom. We generally ha... ... Read more

Red Sail Sports/Casa Linds Report in Aruba
filed Jul 23, 2014 by Gabriel I. Penagaricano (experience 501-1000 dives)
1 stars

Red Sails should be avoided. Other than a decent dive boat, the rest of their operation is below minimum standards. No real dive briefing, unfriendly dive guide and an overall... ... Read more

Pindito Report in Indonesia/Banda Sea
filed Jul 23, 2014 by David E Reubush (experience Over 1000 dives)
4 stars

Edi Frommenwiler is one of the pioneers of live-aboard diving in Indonesia, having supervised the construction of the Pindito and started operation in 1992. As such, he and h... ... Read more

ScubaTech Report in The Continental USA/Destin, Fl
filed Jul 22, 2014 by Jim Martin (experience 101-250 dives)
5 stars

It had been at least 5 years since we last dived Destin. We used ScubaTech the last time because I was impressed with the way they treated me and my daughter (17 at the time)... ... Read more

Scuba Tech Report in The Continental USA/Destin, FL
filed Jul 20, 2014 by Wayne Johnson (experience 251-500 dives)
2 stars

I had never been in the FL panhandle and wanted to get an idea of what I would see if I did the wreck trail. I wasn't expecting too much but the reef was barren and the fish ... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2014 Chapbook with over 600 reports on liveaboards/dive resorts worldwide, or have it emailed to you, here. Additionally subscribers can generate their own Mini Chapbooks here -- non-subscribers can also do this here.

Editor's Pick of the month

Treasure Hunter Treasure Hunter

Robert MacKinnon made a career out of salvaging coins, silverware, weapons and other valuable artifacts from sailing ships that met their end in the dangerous shallows off Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. The "Death Coast" is known for its strong currents, rocky shoals and submerged rocks. In his book Treasure Hunter: Diving for Gold on North America's Death Coast," MacKinnon and co-author Dallas Murphy tell the story of 40 years of exploration.

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Are Some Male Divers Too "Helpful?", 05/14
Sea Hunter, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, 04/14
Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World, 04/14
The Decline of Dive Training: Part II, 04/14
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
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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