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Drop the Dive Travel Weight: Part II, 08/2014

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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 >

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Indigo Dive and Dive St. Vincent: Bill Tewes is gone, but it's still macro nirvana
Jean-Michel Cousteau opens up a new dive operation in Petit St. Vincent
Geko Dive in eastern Bali: five-star muck and reef diving for all budgets
Drop the dive travel weight: Part II -- how to pare down clothes and photo gear to just one bag
How John Bantin escaped a burning liveaboard in the Red Sea
Regulator-removing diver charged with "terroristic threatening"
Why did this shark diver disappear?
Fish ID apps for your smartphone and tablet
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This is my 7th consecutive year diving with F5. Owner Jeannette is now very hands on, and it shows, with improvements/maintenance on boat. Due to tradewinds, southern dive sit... ... Read more


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Editor's Pick of the month

Trapped Under the Sea Trapped Under the Sea;
One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness

by Neil Swidey

In 1999, hundreds of feet under the ocean, five divers traveled to the end of the new Boston sewer tunnel - devoid of light and air - to complete the construction; one didn't return and another was sentenced to a life of trauma-induced drug addiction and prison. It was a "dry penetration," but commercial divers were selected for the job because they were trained in mixed gas technology and could handle construction in dark and dangerous circumstances. Neil Swidey, a staff writer for the Boston Globe, tells the compelling tale of the harrowing and deadly task, against the backdrop of bravery, corporate greed, political infighting and construction incompetence. A great book for mixed gas divers.

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Read these free articles from past issues:

Other Dive Travel Groups, 07/14
Drop the Dive Travel Weight: Part I, 07/14
An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines, 06/14
Anatomy of a Free Flow, 06/14
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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