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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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East Cape Explorers Report in Mexico (Western)
"Lots of blue water - donde esta seamount?"
filed Jan 12, 2017 by mark magers (Experience: 251-500 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
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We spent a long week before Christmas in BCS, and while there we decided to spend a day hoping to dive Gordo Banks, off the coast of Lo... ... Read more

Sunset House Report in Cayman Islands/Grand cayman
"Sunset house"
filed Jan 7, 2017 by Daniel Rudensky (Experience: 251-500 dives)
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Great location for easy shore diving. Good dive operator. Good prep and detail for upcoming dives. Good safety protocols in place. The... ... Read more

scuba fun/dreams punta cana Report in Dominican Republic
"catalina island x2 and 2 wreck dives"
filed Jan 5, 2017 by floyd meeker (Experience: 101-250 dives)
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Under the Jungle/Casa Paraiso Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Diving Cenotes in Yucatan peni
"Run Dark, Run Silent, Run Deep Diving Under the Jungle Cenotes Diving"
filed Jan 4, 2017 by Pejman Khosropour (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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Take a man with over 1000 dives..He has dived Caribbean waters so much that he knows every fish personally. When a dive master or bo... ... Read more

Unawatuna Divers Report in Other Locations/Sri Lanka
"expected more"
filed Jan 4, 2017 by Michael Joest (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
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There never ever started a vacation with that many calamities than this one. First Air Sri Lanka stopped it´s service out of Frankfurt... ... 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.

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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