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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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Undercurrent May Issue

Is COVID-19 Especially Bad News for Divers?, 05/2020

The medical profession is still learning about the Corona-virus but when Dr Frank Hartig of Innsbruck University Clinic suggested the infection might preclude divers from carrying on their sport, diving magazines and online sites went viral. Undercurrent asked other well-informed medics for their opinions too, and the jury is still out. At the moment, we are dependent on different expert opinions and studies will only be available in a year's time. You can Read-it-for-Free here. ...   Read more >>

Australian Wildfires - We Update You on Undercurrent's Fund-raising Appeal, 05/2020

Thanks to the generous support of Undercurrent readers, we raised $52,836 from more than 300 donors to help save Australian wildlife during the horrible December and January fires. ...   Read more >>

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Nautilus Explorer Report in Mexico (Western)/Cabo Pulmo
"Serious issues, poor organization"
filed Nov 15, 2020 by Sherry M. Wren (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
2 stars

The first issue was the significant delay to getting on board the boat, there was no communication as to the reasons and once we got on... ... Read more

Sea Hunter Report in Costa Rica/CoCos Island
"Expectations exceeded"
filed Nov 3, 2020 by Rika (Experience: 101-250 dives, 2 reports)
5 stars

My hope was to see large marine life up close. Hammerheads, white tip, black tip, Galapagos, Tigers, Silkies, Marble rays, Eagle rays, ... ... Read more

Scuba St. Lucia/Anse Chastenet Report in St. Lucia
"St Lucia Oct 2020"
filed Oct 19, 2020 by Jon Hoffmann (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
2 stars

St. Lucia Oct 1-8 2020: Anse Chastenet Resort and Scuba St Lucia The Travel: Due to COVID, direct flight dive destinations from Atl... ... Read more

Multiple operators/Private home Report in The Continental USA/Southeast Florida
"Great diving in southeast Florida"
filed Oct 8, 2020 by Craig A Wood (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 32 reports, Top Contributor )
5 stars

The airport in Philadelphia was still pretty deserted on the morning of the 10th and most shops and restaurants are still closed, at le... ... Read more

Mayakoba Dive & Watersports Center/Rosewood Mayakoba Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Mayakoba
"Fabulous Riviera Maya Getaway"
filed Oct 1, 2020 by David S Locker (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
5 stars

After 6 months of lockdown we needed to get back in the water and Mexico was one of the few countries that allowed Americans in without... ... Read more

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Read these free articles from past issues:

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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