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XTC Dive Center, Xcalak, Mexico, 11/2015

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"My latest trip of a lifetime, in theory, was to be a "close-in quickie." I would fly to Cancun with a group of friends, take a van to the small town of Xcalak, near the Mexico-Belize border, then take a dive boat to Chinchorro Banks to overnight in a fisherman's shack, where we were to snorkel with American crocodiles. I wasn't so sure it would happen, but wow, do I now have the open-jaws pictures to prove it." Read our travelin' diver's trip review of snorkeling face-to-face with American crocodiles in the Yucatan. ....  Read more >


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XTC Dive Center, Xcalak, Mexico: face-to-face with crocodiles in the Yucatan
New rules for lithium-ion batteries on airplanes
Security concerns for diving in Malaysia
Cuan Law, British Virgin Islands: a first-class trimaran, but the diving . . .
Hammerhead on the California coast: "It just kept coming at me"
No diver left behind: Part II - what works, what doesn't to get divers back aboard
Anything new at the DEMA show?
How to get batteries for your old but reliable dive computers
Do sport divers need a Spare Air?
How Steve Jobs and a specific shark photo initiated a lawsuit
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