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Plastic Packaging And The Diving Industry, 07/2018
Disposed of single-use plastic has become a blight on this planet, with an island of plastic bigger than France now floating in the Pacific. Undercurrent asks the diving industry what it's doing about plastic packaging, to get its own house in order, and the responses are less than satisfactory. ...   Read more >>

Undercurrent Gets An Award, 07/2018
We fight the diver's corner for a better environment. Singing Field Foundation (NH) has awarded Undercurrent a grant to help towards this end. You can read about it for free here. ...   Read more >>

Tulsa Diver Bent In Cozumel Gets An Insurance Shock, 07/2018
The test of any insurance policy comes when you claim and a Tulsa couple got a nasty surprise when they tried to claim for the cost of hyperbaric treatment in a Mexican hospital. ...   Read more >>

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Grand Komodo -- TemuKira Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"GREAT "WOW" coral reef diving; excellent guides, service, value!!"
filed Jul 16, 2018 by Sharon Bailey-Bok (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
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“Best Crew” motto proved true for us! Wonderful ALL-INDONESIAN crew (and company—Grand Komodo Dives & tours is based in Bali—we first d... ... Read more


Two Fish Divers Report in Indonesia/Bunaken
"Good value for seasoned divers; "fishy" walls, turtles!"
filed Jul 16, 2018 by Sharon Bailey-Bok (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

Bunaken still great wall diving after many years (last visited 1996)—though some trash now. Resort well-located: Good to be out on the ... ... Read more


Olympus Dive Center Report in The Continental USA/North Carolina, Morehead
"Atlantic graveyard"
filed Jul 15, 2018 by Michael Joest (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 29 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

A picture of a whole bunch of sandtiger sharks hovering above some wreck caught my eye in some dive magazine. I still needed to see and... ... Read more


Juliet Sailing and Diving Report in The Continental USA/Florida Keys
"wreck trek"
filed Jul 15, 2018 by Michael Joest (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 29 reports, Sr. Contributor )
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In May 2011 I started my first wreck trek with rental car from Miami all the way down to Key West. From a dive show in Düsseldorf I got... ... Read more


Seasport Divers/Kaha Lani (condo) Report in Hawaii/Kauai
"Monk seals off Ni'ihau with Seasport Divers"
filed Jul 14, 2018 by Marcia Pedersen (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

MONK SEALS at Lehua Rock just off Ni’ihau were the highlight of the trip! Great shark encounters too. The topography of Lehua Rock was ... ... Read more


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Read these free articles from past issues:

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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