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TOPdive/Kia Ora Report in French Polynesia/Rangiroa
"Paradise Found"
filed Oct 22, 2021 by Martin Klein (Experience: 251-500 dives)
5 stars

TopDive with Yannick was great. First time on a dive trip that we, two adults + two teenagers, rented regs and BCs instead of bringing ... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet/Ports of Call Report in Turks and Caicos
"Turks and Caicos Liveaboard Diving"
filed Oct 21, 2021 by Don Wikle (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

Covid restrictions in May 2021 were high, but very do-able for arrivals into the country. T&C Arrival requirements were well documente... ... Read more

Dressel Divers/Iberostar Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Dive Cozumel"
filed Oct 20, 2021 by Anne Warburton (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
3 stars

We had a windy time in June when the whole 15 person family descended on Iberostar resort for my 80th birthday for a weeks' stay. Two... ... Read more

Aqua Cat Cruises Report in Bahamas/Exumas
"Still the standard for comfortable and well-run liveaboards"
filed Oct 19, 2021 by Harvey Cohen (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10158412921607823&type=3 An excellent choice for my first ocean diving since late 2019. Serv... ... Read more

Nautilus Undersea Report in Mexico (Western)/Guadalupe Island
"Amazing Great White Shark Cage Diving"
filed Oct 19, 2021 by Linda Briggs (Experience: 501-1000 dives)
5 stars

First, let me just say, this is the cleanest liveaboard I have ever been on! Iím a little bit of a germaphobe but I never once saw anyt... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2020 Chapbook with over 570 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 COVID-19 Especially Bad News for Divers?, 05/20
Covid-19 and the Dive Travel Industry, 04/20
Too Fat to Dive?, 03/20
A Template for Liveaboard Fire Safety Precautions, 02/20
Harrowing Tales From the Red Sea Aggressor I Fire, 01/20
The Potential for a Liveaboard Fire, 11/19
Fire aboard MV Conception, 10/19
Improving Shooter Skills in the Muck, 09/19
Tipping During a Dive Trip. How Much and to Whom?, 09/19
Some Disappointment on the MV Spirit of Freedom, 08/19
Flying After Diving?, 08/19
Isla Marisol, Glover's Reef, 07/19
Killed by Sharks while Snorkeling with Pigs, 07/19
Prevent an Incident From Becoming a Crisis, 07/19
Surviving deep underwater with nothing to breathe, 06/19
Top tips on getting good photos underwater, 06/19
How to fly for free to your dive destination, 05/19
A snorkeler gets swallowed by a whale, 05/19
Splash in with Splash Inn, Roatan, Honduras, 04/19
Catastrophic regulator failures should be rare, 04/19
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

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