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Since 1975, Undercurrent, a nonprofit organization, has published a monthly, subscription-only, ad-free newsletter, with travel reviews -- the good, the bad, and the ugly -- by undercover correspondents, the latest on safety, accidents, and divers deaths (what divers must do to dive safely), equipment issues and problems, and features on tipping protocol ... ensuring ocean rescue ... dive insurance shortcomings ... liability lawsuits ... using that safety sausage properly ... problems with online booking agents ... which resorts and liveaboards fail our standards . . . .everything a serious traveling diver needs to know.

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Splash in with Splash Inn, Roatan, Honduras, 04/2019

Our undercover reporter investigates budget diving in the Caribbean that's best for beginners. Not many resorts let red-eye flyers plop right into the water, but two hours after arriving a group were off on their first dive. Read it for free here. ...   Read more >>

Catastrophic regulator failures should be rare, 04/2019

It wasn't always so and can still happen with certain models. A regulator fault left a female diver in the Solomon Islands without any air supply whatsoever, whereas every diver should know how to breathe from a free-flowing regulator. Read about it for free here. ...   Read more >>

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Wobbegong Dive Adventures and Arborek Dive Shop/homestays Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Budget Diving at Raja Ampat"
filed Apr 23, 2019 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 34 reports, Top Contributor )
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BUDGET DIVING AT RAJA AMPAT by Andrew Falconer I first dived at Raja Ampat in November 2016 (previous article “Budget Diving at Waka... ... Read more

Taveuni Dive Resort Report in Fiji and Tuvalu
"Awesome Diving at a Great Small Resort"
filed Apr 22, 2019 by Jack Pessia (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

This is a delightful small resort with only 8 well appointed and clean bures with incredible views of the SomoSomo straights and Rainbo... ... Read more

Asia Divers/El Galleon Report in Philippines/Puerto Galera
"Great experience at El Galleon Resort and Asia Divers in Puerto Galera"
filed Apr 22, 2019 by Gregory Bruce (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
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My wife and I spent 10 consecutive days diving with Asia Divers in Puerto Galera in April 2019 and stayed for 11 nights at the adjacent... ... Read more

Deep Exposure Dive Center Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cocumel
"Best Technical Dive Shop in Cozumel"
filed Apr 22, 2019 by Christopher Morris (Experience: 501-1000 dives)
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DIVES: Service could not be better for technical divers. This shop can easily service the most extreme dives. I call/email in advance ... ... Read more

Argo Report in Costa Rica
"Extraordinary Diving in Liveaboard Luxury...supporting Shark Research"
filed Apr 21, 2019 by David Stoll (Experience: 251-500 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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At Cocos, an "okay" dive involves white-tip reef sharks, marble rays, and schools of reef fish. A great dive includes tuna, schools of ... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2018 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.

Read these free articles from past issues:

Is Your Old Computer Still Safe?, 03/19
Why Divers Die: Part II, 02/19
Traditional Fins are Making a Comeback, 02/19
What new equipment appeared at the annual Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA) show?, 01/19
Why are divers now getting bitten by sharks in the Red Sea?, 01/19
Sunset House in Grand Cayman, 11/18
Read This Before Plugging In, 11/18
Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/18
Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/18
Deadman Diving: Not A Dive Agency Product, 09/18
Problems with Sherwood Avid BCs Still Continue, 09/18
Extreme Courage -- and a Good Nose,
cave divers' amazing rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team, 08/18

Plastic Packaging And The Diving Industry, 07/18
Undercurrent Gets An Award, 07/18
Tulsa Diver Bent In Cozumel Gets An Insurance Shock, 07/18
MV Belize Aggressor III, Belize, 06/18
Unvarnished Truth Can Hurt But It's Still the Truth, 06/18
Oxygen Analyzers - What's New?, 06/18
“Me Too” in the Diving Industry, 05/18
Sending Your Sausage Safely, 04/18
Diving in Lembeh Can Be Infectious!, 04/18
Did Your Travel Insurance Cough Up When You Needed It?, 03/18
The Chinchorro Banks, Alor, Belize and Roatan, 02/18
Get Your Weights Off First, 02/18
Catastrophe at Cocos Island, 01/18
How Often Should You Have Your Regulator Serviced?, 01/18
Plastic is Suffocating the Ocean, 01/18

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