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Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 01/2017
If you suffered decompression illness? We dive in adventurous and ever remoter places but, if you needed it, would you opt for in-water recompression rather than be evacuated hours or even days later to a distant hyperbaric facility? We examine the options and link it to a protocol that Bret Gilliam thinks could even save a life if no other speedy solution was available. It's a controversial subject and it's free-to-read in January's Undercurrent. .....   Read more >

 

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Atmosphere Resort & Spa Report in Philippines/Dauin, Negros Oriental
"Spectacular muck diving at an A+ resort!"
filed Jan 23, 2017 by Natasha Starkovsky (Experience: 251-500 dives)
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Atmosphere Resort offers some of the best diving I've ever experienced, anywhere, and the resort is the best I've ever experienced. Th... ... Read more


Aqua Ventura Divers/White Chocolate Hills Beach Resort Report in Philippines/Negro Oriental
"Great Resort and Dive Operation"
filed Jan 23, 2017 by Henry O Ziller (Experience: 251-500 dives, 24 reports, Sr. Contributor )
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This was our second trip to the Philippines, both times to the southern region of Negro Oriental Island. We arranged the trip ourselves... ... Read more


Manta Ray Bay Resort Report in Micronesia/YAP
"Yap has Manta Rays, but ..."
filed Jan 21, 2017 by Raymond Haddad (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
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We stayed at the Manta Ray Bay Resort for 14 nights during the 2016/2017 Xmas holidays. I will separate the resort in three parts: the ... ... Read more


Legend Diving Lembongan /Bauna Frangipani Report in Indonesia/Nusa Penida, Bali
"Nusa Penida"
filed Jan 20, 2017 by eric williamson (Experience: 101-250 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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We stayed at 4 locations during our Bali/ Lombok vacation. All had wonderful diving, but Nusa Penida is the best. The coral and other g... ... Read more


IQ Divers/private villa Report in Indonesia
"Gilli Trawangen, Lombok"
filed Jan 20, 2017 by eric williamson (Experience: 101-250 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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We were quite happy with our dive masters, Gusta and Jontu. Jontu especially spotted lots of small animals, and was very concerned if a... ... Read more


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Editor's Pick of the month

Shark Doc, Shark Lab Shark Doc, Shark Lab
by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

Shark Doc, Shark Lab, a very interesting tale, is an authorized biography of Dr Samuel 'Sonny' Gruber, inasmuch as the Doc insisted Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch told it (with apologies to Oliver Cromwell) "Warts and all." Stafford-Deitsch, himself with a reputation as a noted shark author, wrote so boldly, it became unauthorized by the time it was completed!

Anyone interested in how scientists go about unraveling the secrets of shark's life, combined with how one particularly fearless biologist spent his career debunking the myths surrounding these sophisticated and equally vulnerable ocean predators, will learn a lot from these uplifting pages.

Shark Doc, Shark Lab by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch is published by the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) and costs $29.95 plus shipping, with profits going towards support of a new energy-efficient Bimini Shark Lab. www.biminisharklab.com/book/thebook


Secrets of the Seas Secrets of the Seas
by Alex Mustard and Callum Roberts

For his latest book, accomplished underwater photographer Alex Mustard has teamed up with Callum Roberts, a professor of the underwater environment at the University of York and an author of two award-winning books on the oceanic environment. Between the two of them, they've produced a worthy publication that is more than merely a tome of spectacular images. The commentary is both informative and enlightening, and Roberts' explanations about the undersea world draw on geological history, human history and the recent rise in human planetary influence. It's an unusual take.

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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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