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Updated April 7, 2010
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Can You Name Your Price on Dive Gear?
Dive shop owners are forced to abide by some pricing rules set by dive equipment manufacturers if they want to sell the gear. However, a few told us that there's a way to get around that, allowing divers to get a lower price. How can you take advantage? Read about it in our April article "Can You Name Your Price for Dive Gear?" now free to read at Undercurrent.
Read our latest blogs: You'll get a laugh out of Bret Gilliam's take on the Komodo dragon, Bob Halstead's description of the diving phenomenon "scrambled brains, and other commentary from our dive celebrity bloggers. If you've got your own comments, feel free to post them at our Diver's Blogs. Also, go to our online forum, post your questions, advise others, run your own commentary.
We're putting the finishing touches on our brand-new, 256-page book that's filled with the best of the unusual, entertaining and jaw-dropping stories Undercurrent has published. They're true, often unbelievable and always fascinating, like the stingray that gave the diver a hickey, and an exploding tank that yielded $150,000 of cannabis. We're offering it to you now for the pre-production price of just $17.95. (Shipping/handling is $5 for U.S. resident, $9.95 for Canada; California residents add $1.80 for sales tax.) Go to Undercurrent and click on "Editor's Book Pick of the Month" for details and to order online.
Now for only $3.60/month you can access all of Undercurrent's issues, articles and reader reports, as well as file a reader report yourself. Plus we'll send you our brand new 480 page 2010 Travelin' Diver's Chapbook (US/CA residents only) filled with hundreds of reviews of dive resorts and liveaboards worldwide. All with our money-back guarantee. Know where and when to go on your next dive trip, and where/when NOT to. OR if you previously were an Online Member and want to use your old username/password, you can get the same deal here.
We're now offering special deals on our website. The latest: Worldwide Dive and Sail is taking 20 to 30 percent off of Indonesia and Philippine liveaboard trips in July, August and September. Go to Undercurrent and click on "Special Offers for our Readers." Check regularly as more special offers will be coming down the pipeline.
Silver Bank, Dominican Republic: Are the whales here worth watching? . . . Diver sues after losing his legs by reckless boater . . . Is it kosher to kill flamingo tongues? . . . The problem with online dive logs . . . Can you name your price on dive gear? . . . A dive business sues ScubaBoard and 101 John Does . . . Learn how to be an underwater CSI in the Caymans . . . Dive photos: Use a compact or a full-frame? . . . and much more.
Ben Davison, editor/publisher
Note: Undercurrent is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization donating funds to help preserve coral reefs. Our travel writers never announce their purpose, are unknown to the destination, and receive no complimentary services or compensation from the dive operators or resort.
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