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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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divewithcristina Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Cozumel and Banco Chinchorro"
filed Feb 9, 2021 by Glen Madsen (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
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A marvelous experience covering 4 distinct areas. We began in Cozumel and dove with divewithcristina.com We have been using them for... ... Read more

JULIOKINSCUBA/Hotel Barracuda Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"GOOD dive and hotel at Cozumel"
filed Jan 23, 2021 by Eldon Okazaki (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 52 reports, Top Contributor )
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[None]The on site diving at Hotel Barracuda was good; dive shop had spare BCD when my inflator seat leaked air into the inflator; and t... ... Read more

Aqua Cat Cruises Report in Bahamas/Nassau
"Aqua Cat"
filed Jan 15, 2021 by John Miller (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
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Due to weather we missed several dive opportunities mid-week to end of the trip. Captain tried to find some spots but we only got one d... ... Read more

Dive Damai Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Top Dive sites during Peak Season (theoretically) all for ourselves"
filed Jan 9, 2021 by Werner Brandt (Experience: 101-250 dives, 2 reports)
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We are a group of friends living in Bali that hired the entire boat for a week for a heavily discounted price because of Corona. We cer... ... Read more

Blue XT~Sea Diving/Casa Mexicana Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Cozumel Trip Report December 2020"
filed Jan 5, 2021 by Gregory S Bruce (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 18 reports, Contributor )
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For the first time in 6 years, we flew directly into Cozumel instead of flying into Cancun, shuttling to Playa del Carmen and doing the... ... 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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