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Sogod Bay Scuba Resort Report in Philippines/Padre Burgos
"Padre Burgos - Excellent food & Service"
filed Mar 29, 2023 by Robert S Kuhn (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

Sogod Bay Scuba resort is one of the best run Dive Resort we have been too with excellent customer service in all areas. The resort pro... ... Read more

Peter's Dive Resort Report in Philippines/Padre Burgos
"Good Experience - Food needs help"
filed Mar 29, 2023 by Robert S Kuhn (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

We stayed in the new building for 2 weeks and enjoyed the patio, screen door, TV, Refrigerator, Wi-Fi and A/C. The rooms were cleaned ... ... Read more

Baja Expeditiions Report in Mexico (Western)/San Ignacio Lagoon
"San Ignacio Whale Watching Non-diving adventure for divers!"
filed Mar 26, 2023 by NEAL LANGERMAN (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
3 stars

San Ignacio Whale Watching Non-diving adventure for divers! Divers have a strong attachment to the oceans and their inhabitants. I... ... Read more Photos available

Mermaid I Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Raja Ampat with a full moon"
filed Mar 22, 2023 by Joel Hirsh (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

This was a 10 day (8 diving days) trip through Raja Ampat from the northern islands to Misool. This was my second trip on the Mermaid ... ... Read more

Ocean Encounters Diving/Lionsdive Report in Curaçao
"Another Great Dive Experience with Ocean Encounters"
filed Mar 22, 2023 by PAUL MILA (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 9 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

Boats were comfortable & large enough for number of divers, usually 15-20, with 2 dive masters. Rental gear was in good shape and stora... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2023 Chapbook with over 450 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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