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MV Belize Aggressor III, Belize, 06/2018
For a relaxing dive trip, what could be better? Is this Caribbean diving at its best? ...   Read more >>

Unvarnished Truth Can Hurt But It's Still the Truth, 06/2018
Dive operators and resorts would rather keep quiet anything that might affect your decision to pay good money to choose them but here at Undercurrent we are unique in telling both good, the less-than-good and what's bad - so that subscribers travel fully informed. Ben Davison explains the editorial point-of-view. ...   Read more >>

Oxygen Analyzers - What's New?, 06/2018
A subscriber asks what's changed since Undercurrent reviewed O2 analysers back in 2009. ...   Read more >>

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S/Y Philippine Siren Report in Philippines/Tubbataha, Negros, Cebu
"Great trip! Tubbataha was the highlight!"
filed Jun 21, 2018 by Leslie Chow (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
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We just returned on the transition trip (from Tabbataha to Sebu) in May/June 2018 and had a terrific time! The diving in Tubataha is... ... Read more

Guanahani Divers/Riding Rock Report in Bahamas/San Salvador
"Good Wall Diving in the Bahamas"
filed Jun 21, 2018 by Ronald C Schmetzer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
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The Diving: We were a group of 17 with 15 divers so we had a boat to ourselves. We were on the G3 this week with Tony, Betsy, and D... ... Read more

Ulysses Multihull Adventurs/Athos Report in Mediterranean/Greece
"Diving in Greek Ionian and Aegean seas"
filed Jun 21, 2018 by Paul OKeefe (Experience: 501-1000 dives)
4 stars

Our 2nd time out of Athens on the beautiful Athos a specially modified & equipped Nautitech 47 catamaran built to offer unique dives. C... ... Read more

Divi Flamingo Report in Bonaire
"Old Reliable as always!"
filed Jun 20, 2018 by G. Tripp Jones MD (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 59 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

This was another Wateree Dive Center trip to our “ Old Reliable”, Divi Flamingo diving with Divi Dive Bonaire. This was our 21st or 22n... ... Read more

Walindi Plantation Resort Report in Papua New Guinea/New Britain Island
"Walindi Plantation Resort - Still unspoiled"
filed Jun 20, 2018 by David E Reubush (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 50 reports, Top Contributor )
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Walindi Plantation Resort on the shores of Kimbe Bay is another of those iconic dive destinations that had been on my bucket list for a... ... Read more

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Read these free articles from past issues:

“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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