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Those Internet-Based Dive Travel Websites, 07/2017
The online revolution with slick booking portals comes to diving vacations, leaving many liveaboard operators tight-lipped, while traditional travel agents are less than happy about it. Have you experienced booking a trip this way and was that experience good or bad? We'd like to hear from you. You can read a summary of the current state of play in a free-to-read article. ...   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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Asia Divers/El Galleon Report in Philippines/Puerto Galera
"Asia Divers at El Galleon"
filed Jul 25, 2017 by Frederick R. Turoff (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 24 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

There are perhaps 50 dive operations in Puerto Galera. The waterfront is wall-to-wall resorts and dive shops. Asia Divers at El Galleon... ... Read more


Vigilant Divers Report in Anguilla
"testing only -- ignore"
filed Jul 24, 2017 by David eagleray (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
3 stars

testing only, ignore... ... Read more


Tyler's Oahu Scuba/Disney Aulani Report in Hawaii/Oahu
"Fun Diving in Oahu"
filed Jul 24, 2017 by Harold L Fenner Jr (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 10 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
3 stars

Just finished four days of diving in a row with Tyler. We're Disney Vacation Club members and wanted to sample scuba diving on Oahu whi... ... Read more


Rafael de la Parra/Casa de Los Suenos Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Ilsa Mujeres
"Whale Sharks with The Pros"
filed Jul 24, 2017 by Howard Kaiser (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
3 stars

This was our second trip to snorkel with the whale sharks 30 miles off the coast of isla Mujeres and Holbox, Quintana Roo , Mexico. We ... ... Read more


Caribbean Explorer II Report in Caribbean (General)/Saba-Statia-St.Kitts
"Happy 30th to Caribbean Explorer!"
filed Jul 20, 2017 by Jeanne Reeder (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
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What a great trip! In June I joined the cruise celebrating thirty years of the first Caribbean Explorer plying the waters in the North... ... Read more


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Read these free articles from past issues:

Why Don't Some Divers Drop Weights in an Emergency?, 06/17
Fire Aboard a Red Sea Liveaboard, 06/17
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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