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Why Don't Some Divers Drop Weights in an Emergency?, 06/2017
Why do divers not drop their weights in an emergency? A letter from an Undercurrent subscriber goes to the root of the problem...   Read more >>

Fire Aboard a Red Sea Liveaboard, 06/2017
Can you imagine what it would be like to be on a liveaboard that caught fire in the middle of the ocean? Undercurrent has a first-hand account from a passenger together with what happened afterwards. Read-it-for-free in   Read more >>

Editor's Pick of the month

Tropical Ice Tropical Ice
by Ben Davison (KL Smith)

Written by Undercurrent's publisher Ben Davison (writing as KL Smith) and set in Belize, Tropical Ice is a story of shark-finning and reef-raping, murder and politics, on an industrial scale, with plenty of diving. You'll sense a creature's eyes on a night dive, feel the sandpaper skin of a shark on your bare back, and taste the sweat dripping off your eyebrows as you push through the underbrush on Snapper Caye.

It all takes place at Cap'n Jack's Rum Caye Dive Resort, where Jack's trying to save his failing resort with shark-feeding dives, until a body turns up in the damnedest place. You'll flip pages through surprising twists and turns that keep you glued to the text, all the way to the surprising events at the end. I sure didn't see them coming.

Tropical Ice is available online from Amazon in paperback ($13) or Kindle, and in bookstores. You can order a signed copy for $19 (proceeds go to reef conservation).

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Diverland Gan/Equator Village Report in Maldives
"Addu Atoll, Maldives Deep South"
filed Jun 25, 2017 by Mr Brent Woods (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
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Addu Atoll was an add-on to our trip on the Manthiri (see separate report). 11 of our group of 12 went here. Addu is the southernmost... ... Read more

Culebra Divers/Emma's By the Sea Report in Puerto Rico/Culebra
"First class dive operation"
filed Jun 24, 2017 by Hugh E Aaron (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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We found Culebra Divers to be a first class operation. The dive boat is very seaworthy, fast and quite comfortable. It is powered by ... ... Read more

Oasis Divers/Bohio Resort Report in Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk
"Really great week of diving with Oasis Divers, while staying at Bohio"
filed Jun 24, 2017 by G. Tripp Jones MD (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 53 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

Our dive shop, Wateree Dive Center in Columbia, SC, enjoyed a great week at Bohio Resort, diving with Oasis Divers. Bohio's skiffs coul... ... Read more

Manthiri Report in Maldives
"Excellent service, inconsitent diving"
filed Jun 24, 2017 by Mr Brent Woods (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
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Three months after this trip I'm still unsure about how to rate it. I'm glad that I went but I'm not sure if I want to return to the M... ... Read more

Easy Divers/Santiburi Beach Resort Report in Thailand/Koh Samui
"Pleasant holiday diving in the Gulf of Thailand"
filed Jun 22, 2017 by Graham McGregor (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 26 reports, Sr. Contributor )
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I dived 2 tanks at Sail Rock, billed as "the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand". In fairness it was a really nice site. Pinnacle a... ... Read more

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Read these free articles from past issues:

Aldora Divers, Cozumel, Mexico, 05/17
The Pros and Cons of Shark-Feeding Dives, 04/17
Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, 03/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 02/17
Eight-Hour Ordeal for Shark Attack Victim, Craig DeWit, 02/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 01/17
Diver Safety - It's Not Sexy!, 11/16
Assigned a Bad Buddy?, 11/16
Two Groups of Divers Lost Within a Week, 10/16
Find Yourself in Deep Trouble?, 09/16
Scuba, the Sport of Grandparents!, 08/16
The Failure to Understand Your Computer, 08/16
Your Dive Travel Agent and Frequent Flyer Miles, 08/16
Flotsam & Jetsam, 07/16
A Tragically Glamorous Underwater Shoot, 07/16
Snorkels: Love 'em or Hate 'em?, 06/16
Fish & Fins, Palau Aggressor, Micronesia, 05/16
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
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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