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Fish & Fins, Palau Aggressor, Micronesia, 05/2016

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Waiting to collect my bags at Tokyo's Narita airport in January, before transferring to my Palau flight, I was shocked when my dive bag containing $3000 worth of gear didn't arrive. It never did, apparently having been purloined by a baggage handler in Seattle or Portland, who couldn't resist a bag marked "ScubaPro." Though I had the claim check, someone had purged it from the Alaska Air/Delta data bank. While I hated to make my liveaboard/land diving trip with rental gear, I contacted my travel agent for help and pressed on. ....  Read more >

 

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Quirky, sleepless, sleeper - Providencia, Colombia
Plastic Kills Sperm Whales
Palau, better by Land than by Sea
America's most Dangerous Inland Dive Sites?
Was This a Million Dollar Scam?
Discovering the Fish Bombers
Science versus Commerce on Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Free or Fee? Internet Pictures are not Fair Game
Killed by a Crocodile
Travel Agent v Internet part III
A Solution for Dangerous Jellyfish Stings
Raffle Prize - a Tropical Dive Resort
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S/Y Philippine Siren Report in Philippines
"Tubbataha Reef: far away for just 18 dives!"
filed May 25, 2016 by Raymond Haddad (Experience: 251-500 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
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After reading so much about the Philippines Tubbataha Reef, I finally decided to go even though it will be a very long trip from Montre... ... Read more


Atlantis Dive Resorts Report in Philippines/Dumaguete
"Great Macro Photography at a Nice Resort"
filed May 24, 2016 by Michael J. Millet (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 62 reports, Top Contributor )
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ATLANTIS DUMAGUETE REVIEW Spent 6 nights at the Atlantis after a week on the Atlantis live-aboard, Azores, at the Tubbataha Atoll. ... ... Read more


Azores Liveaboard Report in Philippines/Tubbataha
"Pelagics! Pelagics! Pelagics!"
filed May 24, 2016 by Michael J. Millet (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 62 reports, Top Contributor )
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AZORES TUBBATAHA REVIEW Boarded the Azores live-aboard for a 7 night dive trip to the Tubbataha reef system in Puerto Princessa. I h... ... Read more


Dos Palmas Report in Philippines/Puerto Princesa
"Dos Palmas -- nice place to layover."
filed May 24, 2016 by Michael J. Millet (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 62 reports, Top Contributor )
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I made my way to Dos Palmas, Palawan, Philippines from Koror, Palau via Yap, Guam and Manila. The travel was smooth until the Manil... ... Read more


Aggressor Fleet Report in Micronesia/Palau
"Very Nice Live-aboard; Lots of Current; Concerns re: Marine Life"
filed May 24, 2016 by Michael J. Millet (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 62 reports, Top Contributor )
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10 day live-aboard commencing April 21. This was my 4th live-aboard trip to Palau. 3rd trip on a Aggressor/Dancer vessel. Spe... ... Read more


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Editor's Pick of the month

Underwater Photography Masterclass Underwater Photography Masterclass
by Alex Mustard

Some of these gurus are self-styled and not necessarily very good, but marine biologist, underwater photographer Alex Mustard is the modern master of what he does, and willingly reveals to others, by way of escorted photo-safaris, how he does it. Instead of producing just a coffee table book of pictures, he is more didactic in his approach, disguising his superb photos in this book as demonstrations of how to do it, or as inspiration to others to have a go themselves. It's a master class and it's stuffed with information.

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
another John Chatterton Adventure by Robert Kurson

The last time we read about diver John Chatterton, he was the dedicated, perhaps obsessed, wreck diver searching for the secrets of the German submarine U-869, sunk off the coast of New Jersey. Robert Kurson recounted that adventure in his 2005 New York Times bestseller, Shadow Divers. Chatterton became an instant diving celebrity, soon co-hosting, with fellow diver Richie Kohler, History Channel's Deep Sea Detectives. But, Chatterton set off for more adventure, chronicled in Kurson's new book.

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Read these free articles from past issues:

Want to Dive Cuba? How Americans Do It, 04/16
That Deep Stop Option on Your Computer, 04/16
A Death Attributed to Rental Gear, 03/16
Travel Agent or the Internet? Part I, 02/16
The Shortcomings of Winged BCs, 01/16
Class Action on Faulty Suunto Computers Continues, 01/16
XTC Dive Center, Xcalak, Mexico, 11/15
Barracuda Slaughter at McCauley Memorial, 10/15
Rest in Peace, Gladys Howard, 10/15
Palau Siren Grounds and Floods, 09/15
Get the Most from Your GoPro, 08/15
The Biggest Dive Lawsuit Payout to Date, 07/15
Aqua Safari and Living Underwater, Cozumel, 06/15
Molesting Dive Instructor Sees It as "Just Playing" with Female Divers, 05/15
How Any Diver Can Negotiate Group Dive Discounts, 05/15
A Tragedy of Dive Errors, 04/15
Petit Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 04/15
What's a Heated Vest, and Should You Buy One?, 03/15
Dead Diver's Wife Sues a Shadow Diver Star, 03/15
Turning Oil Rigs into Diveable Reefs, 02/15
Should Diver Certification Last Forever?, 01/15
Are You Too Old to Dive?, 11/14
Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia, 10/14
What to Do with Camera Batteries on Flights, 10/14
MV Fling, Flower Gardens, Texas, 09/14
Watch Out for Lionfish Stings, 09/14
The Dangers Above the Surface, 09/14
Drop the Dive Travel Weight: Part II, 08/14
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
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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