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Updated June 15, 2016
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Save $100 on an Island Dreams’ Group Tour
The Snorkel
Undercurrent on Facebook
Special Offer for Tax Deductible (at least some of it) August Cocos Island Trip
Raffled Resort
Is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Dying?
A Wet Dream?
Another Deadly Shark Attack
Some of the Other Things You Missed in the June Issue of Undercurrent
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Save $100 on an Island Dreams’ Group Tour  June 15, 2016

Save $100 on an Island Dreams Group Tour

Island Dreams Travel has been serving serious dive travelers since 1987, and to highlight their 30-years of service, owner Ken Knezick is offering Undercurrent readers a $100 discount off new bookings on any group tour through 2018. Upcoming Island Dreams scuba tours include Cuba, the Sea of Cortez, the Maldives, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Costa Rica. Emphasizing safety, satisfaction, and fun – and of course great diving -- they often book the entire resort or liveaboard and always ensure a great trip. You’ll find schedules, trips and pricing at www.divetrip.com or call 1-800-346-6116. To receive your Undercurrent $100 discount, mention Undercurrent when you sign up.

The Snorkel  June 15, 2016

Such an innocuous item of equipment, but why do snorkels cause so much discussion about their use among scuba divers? Some say snorkels are for snorkeling period, while others would not go scuba diving without one attached to their mask. Our subscribers have disparate opinions on the matter. You can read about it in a free story at www.undercurrent.org. And, while you’re there, take advantage of our latest subscription offer to get Undercurrent delivered monthly.

Undercurrent on Facebook  June 15, 2016

Have you checked our Facebook page? You’ll find lots of interesting items, such as Evan Sherman’s amazingly beautiful short video The Not So Silent World. This Seasick Production uses macro photography in a way you’ve never seen before. It’s stunning! www.facebook.com/Undercurrent.org

Special Offer for Tax Deductible (at least some of it) August Cocos Island Trip  June 15, 2016

Join the nonprofit Turtle Island Restoration Network aboard the Sea Hunter for Cocos Island diving expedition to aid a scientific study to protect sea turtles and sharks. You'll help catch and tag turtles, count sharks, and deploy an underwater listening device, while enjoying more than 20 dives. The date is August 19-31. The price: $7,375 and much of it may be tax-deductible. Mention Undercurrent when you sign up and receive a free rash guard and a raffle ticket worth $100 for a 1 in 100 chance to win a spot aboard a future trip. Visit www.SeaTurtles.org/expeditions or contact info@seaturtles.org

Raffled Resort  June 15, 2016

The owners of the Nautilus Resort in Kosrae, Micronesia, say they are well on the way to reaching their goal of selling a minimum of 50,000 raffle tickets at $49 each by 26th July. So far they’ve sold tickets in around 100 countries. The lucky winner gets to own the resort! www.wintheislandestates.com

Is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Dying?  June 15, 2016

Does nobody care? Some Australians are in denial about it. You’ll find one account in our Diving Insider’s Blogs at www.undercurrent.org/blog. Elsewhere, authorities in Thailand have shut down ten popular diving sites, stretching from Rayong province in the east down to Satun in the far south, in a bid to let the corals recover after a survey found bleaching of up to 80 per cent of some reefs.

A Wet Dream?  June 15, 2016

The idea of getting oxygen from sea water to facilitate breathing underwater might have had a setback with recent months after the attempts to crowd fund the ill-fated Triton device failed, but that dream is still alive and well in Israel where the idea of ‘reaeration’ was first mooted. Even that plan ran up against the energy demands required, but the technology has been resurrected in the intended development concept of a small submarine accommodating a pilot and three passengers. It is claimed to be able to stay submerged for four or five hours at one time. The Italian creator of the submarine-with-gills project is seeking financial support. Only big financial risk-takers need apply!

Another Deadly Shark Attack  June 15, 2016

A diver was killed by a shark off the coast of Western Australia, in a second incident in less than a week. A 60-year-old woman died from severe injuries while scuba diving near Perth. Fishermen who rescued the diver’s buddy say the shark was longer than their 17-foot boat. A surfer had died from his injuries after being bitten by a shark 60 miles to the south, five days earlier.

Some of the Other Things You Missed in the June Issue of Undercurrent  June 15, 2016

The last of the untouched ocean – a liveaboard in the Andaman Islands. . . What’s happened to Palau’s jellyfish?. . . Yes, there is sexism in the diving industry . . . A $25 million lawsuit . . . A call for ethics in macro photography. . . Animals snatching cameras . . . and much more.

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www.undercurrent.org  June 15, 2016

Visit us to read or download free thousands of great stories from older issues. And check out Undercurrent on Facebook for all sorts of unusual and useful information for divers.

Ben Davison, editor/publisher
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