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2015 Chapbook

The 2015 Travelin' Diver's Chapbook is now online with almost 600 reviews in 797 pages. Available to all active subscribers for free.

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The Undercurrent
December Issue

What caught my eye. In a first-of-its-kind December issue, here's a few highlights from this year's Chapbbook 12/2014

November Issue

Are You Too Old to Dive?, 11/2014

Many Undercurrent readers are veteran divers who have been around the block, but "veteran" could also be code for a "senior" diver. While most of you are still plenty fit for diving and rarin' to go to remote parts of the globe for your underwater fix, are there some dive operators who think divers over "a certain age" are just too old to dive?...  Read more >


Subscribers can download the current issueFrom the November issue, Subscribers and Members can download the entire issue or individual articles
and read about:

Compass Point, Grand Cayman: an East End resort for serious divers
Red Sea Aggressor: big critters provide bang for the buck
Visit Egypt now? Yes, and here's why
Why tropical fish are headed for the ends of the earth
How you can dive with a "Shadow Diver," or in a Las Vegas show
Smartphone apps to add before your next dive trip
A shady operator sent to prison for a diver's death
How to evaluate the safety of your tank on a dive trip overseas
Are you too old to dive in some dive shops' opinion?
• and much more

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The Juliet Sailing and Fiving Report in Bahamas/Bimini Islands
"Amen - The Juliet is Back!"
filed Dec 12, 2014 by George Constantino (Experience: 251-500 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

The Juliet had offered divers a great diving for a great price for many years but the owner need a sabbatical for a couple of years. T... ... Read more

Rocio Del Mar Livaboard Report in Mexico (Western)
"Simply a Superb Trip - Large Pelagic Heaven"
filed Dec 12, 2014 by George Constantino (Experience: 251-500 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

Rocio Del Mar does everything just right. We consistently saw large numbers of large sharks (White tips, Rock White Tips, Galapagos, S... ... Read more

Fish 'n Fins Ocean Hunter III Report in Micronesia/Palau
"A great week on the Ocean Hunter lll"
filed Dec 10, 2014 by Dave Helms (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
5 stars

Palau is not an easy place to get to. Normally there are 5 flights to get there from Chicago. We cut that down to 3, but it actually ... ... Read more

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Dumaguete Report in Philippines
filed Dec 9, 2014 by Dan Benson (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

This resort is outstanding for seeing and photographing 0small critters. Water temperature is very comfortable, and there are tons of ... ... Read more

Atlantis Dive Resorts/Atlantis Pto Gallera Report in Philippines
"Best run dive resort I've seen!"
filed Dec 9, 2014 by Dan Benson (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

This resort is simply the best run I've ever seen. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Restaurant has sit-down, made to order meals that... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2014 Chapbook with over 600 reports on liveaboards/dive resorts worldwide, or have it emailed to you, here. Additionally subscribers can generate their own Mini Chapbooks here -- non-subscribers can also do this here.

Editor's Pick of the month

Deep Deep
by James Nestor

My fellow divers, I can't imagine that anyone who has had a chance to slip below the surface and marvel at the life there won't find this a fascinating read. James Nestor, a fine journalist (he has written for Outside, Men's Journal and the New York Times) with a keen eye, has produced the best underwaterfocused book since Shadow Divers a decade ago. It's a fine adventure and a thrilling ride all the way from the surface down to 28,000 feet, and back.

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Trapped Under the Sea Trapped Under the Sea;
One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles into the Darkness

by Neil Swidey

In 1999, hundreds of feet under the ocean, five divers traveled to the end of the new Boston sewer tunnel - devoid of light and air - to complete the construction; one didn't return and another was sentenced to a life of trauma-induced drug addiction and prison. It was a "dry penetration," but commercial divers were selected for the job because they were trained in mixed gas technology and could handle construction in dark and dangerous circumstances. Neil Swidey, a staff writer for the Boston Globe, tells the compelling tale of the harrowing and deadly task, against the backdrop of bravery, corporate greed, political infighting and construction incompetence. A great book for mixed gas divers.

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Other Book Picks

Read these free articles from past issues:

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
Buddy Dive Shut Down in the Galapagos, 02/14
Divers Who Get Lost at Sea, 02/14
Lionfish: The Caribbean Endgame, 02/14
Travel Tips & Helpful Dive Hints: Part I, 01/14
This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand, 01/14
Husband Sues PADI for Wife's Death from Carbon Monoxide, 01/14
The Fight to Stop Seahorse Photography, 11/2013
Can a Diver with Heart Issues Have an Accidental Death?, 10/2013
I'm Offended by This!, 10/2013
The Disappearing Recompression Chamber, 09/2013
SeaQuest Dive Center, Philippines, 08/2013
Shark Baiting and Feeding, 07/2013
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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