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Sunset House in Grand Cayman, 11/2018

It has been a perennial favorite with American divers for 60 years, but Sunset House is beginning to show its age and getting a bit frayed at the edges. This resort may have sentimental value, but Cayman's value is less than its other Caribbean counterparts. After experiencing some other basic resorts, they appeared downright swanky by comparison to our undercover reporter, who went there this year and tells it like it is, warts and all. Read-it-for free here. ...   Read more >>

Read This Before Plugging In, 11/2018

Plugging in electrical appliances when abroad is not just a matter of finding the right adapter. The different voltages of power in other parts of the world can have a significant effect on the success of your dive trip. Get it wrong and it's fireworks. Read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Nautical North Adventures Report in The Continental USA/Great Lakes
"Nice wrecks"
filed Nov 20, 2018 by Elaine Field (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

Dove Lake Huron off of Mackinaw City. Cedarville and the Stalker were very nice wrecks. A passing storm cut out our third dive but am... ... Read more

Argo Report in Costa Rica/Cocos Island
filed Nov 20, 2018 by Elaine Field (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

Loved the frogfish, morays, tropicals, marble, eagle and manta rays, etc. but this was all about sharks! Tons of hammerheads, Galapago... ... Read more

Divi Flamingo Report in Bonaire
"Outstanding Dive Operation!"
filed Nov 20, 2018 by David Lang (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

Serge runs an outstanding dive operation. Equipment is extremely well maintained. Serge accommodates requests and the needs of divers t... ... Read more

Little Cayman Beach Resort Report in Cayman Islands/Little Cayman
"Well run resort and dive operation"
filed Nov 20, 2018 by Hugh E Aaron (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 11 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

We first visited Little Cayman 29 years ago aboard the Little Cayman Diver. This was our first trip back. We normally avoid all inclus... ... Read more

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
"Why havenít you tried St. Vincent yet?"
filed Nov 20, 2018 by Amy Thorkilsen (Experience: 251-500 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We keep returning to St. Vincent...this is our 8th trip since 2008! The big news is that it is now easier to get to. If you live in the... ... 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:

Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/2018
Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/2018
Deadman Diving: Not A Dive Agency Product, 09/2018
Problems with Sherwood Avid BCs Still Continue, 09/2018
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
Hey divers, don't eat the reef fish, 11/17
Will your liveaboard's insurance cover your loss?, 11/17
Okeanos Aggressor II, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, 10/17
Diving in Freezing Water? U.S. Navy Tests Flunk Some Regulators, 10/17

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