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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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Dive Paradise/Hotel Cozumel Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
filed Apr 22, 2014 by Eldon Okazaki (experience Over 1000 dives)
3 stars

water was cold at 77-78 deg. F; but ok for Canadiansl air temp. waas 80 to 87 F. the bad: good thing I did not take inclusive ( only breakfast included in 4-3-2 plan); 1 ni... ... Read more


Crystal Blue Resort Report in Philippines/Anilao
filed Apr 21, 2014 by Jeanne Reeder (experience 501-1000 dives)
5 stars

Anilao beckoned once more, and I could not resist a return trip to the land of Nudi's and other esoteric critters. No disappointments! April and May are good times to dive... ... Read more


Crystal Blue Resort Report in Philippines/Anilao
filed Apr 21, 2014 by Gail M King (experience Over 1000 dives)
5 stars

ALL GOOD...DIVING,RESORT,& FOOD.NO SURPRISES.ALL WENT ACCORDING TO PLAN.DIVING WAS EXCELLENT WITH LOTS OF VARIETY CLOSE TO THE RESORT{REEFS & MUCK}.LOTS OF CRITTERS,NUDIS,& TR... ... Read more


Divers Down/Holiday Inn Report in Cayman Islands/West Side
filed Apr 20, 2014 by Marcia Pedersen (experience 251-500 dives)
4 stars

I was very impressed with the professional office staff and crew at Divers Down! They offered hotel pickup at no extra charge. I think all were certified instructors. Captai... ... Read more


Oasis Divers/Osprey Beach Hotel Report in Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk
filed Apr 20, 2014 by Samuel B Johnson (experience 501-1000 dives)
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The Grand Turk reefs are in mediocre to poor shape. The trip was an experiment. My conclusion is that the place is simply not a worthwhile Caribbean dive destination. ... ... Read more


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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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