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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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Surviving deep underwater with nothing to breathe, 06/2019

Most diving deaths are finally due to drowning but imagine being 330-feet deep and losing your supply of breathing gas. That's what happened to oil-rig diver Chris Lemons, yet he survived for 38 minutes and lived to tell the tale. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Top tips on getting good photos underwater, 06/2019

Underwater photography has never been easier, thanks to the digital revolution. But still those new to it can get disappointing results. We list the problems and give you pointers to overcome them. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Dive House/Secrets Aura Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Quick Dive Trip"
filed Jun 23, 2019 by Melissa Schlenker (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 2 reports)
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This was our second time diving with Dive House and staying at Secrets Aura. The reasons for visiting and diving with same dive shop w... ... Read more

Buceo Resort Report in Philippines/Anilao
"Great Critter Diving Without All the Garbage"
filed Jun 21, 2019 by Richard J. Troberman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

I did this trip with "Our Beloved Seas" who booked the entire resort for seven days before we moved on to the Philippine Siren and Tubb... ... Read more

Oasis Divers/Bohio Report in Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk
"Great diving, great dive operation"
filed Jun 21, 2019 by G. Tripp Jones MD (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 61 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

Our dive shop from Columbia, SC ( Wateree Dive Center) took 18 Divers for a return trip to Grand Turk & Bohio Resort. American Airline ... ... Read more

Caicos Adventures Report in Turks and Caicos/West Caicos
"Fantastic Captain, Crew, and Boat!"
filed Jun 19, 2019 by Renee Alaksa (Experience: 101-250 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

This was my first trip to TCI and I was extremely happy with everything about Caicos Adventures. From the original exchange of emails ... ... Read more

Juliet Sailing and Diving Report in Virgin Islands/St. Croix
"Awesome Trip to St. Croix - Loved the Pier!"
filed Jun 17, 2019 by Nancy Boore (Experience: 101-250 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

My second trip with the Juliet (first time was Bimini), and I love this boat and crew! I'm planning on diving with them on an annual b... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2018 Chapbook with over 600 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:

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
Sunset House in Grand Cayman, 11/18
Read This Before Plugging In, 11/18
Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/18
Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/18
Deadman Diving: Not A Dive Agency Product, 09/18
Problems with Sherwood Avid BCs Still Continue, 09/18
Extreme Courage -- and a Good Nose,
cave divers' amazing rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team, 08/18

Plastic Packaging And The Diving Industry, 07/18
Undercurrent Gets An Award, 07/18
Tulsa Diver Bent In Cozumel Gets An Insurance Shock, 07/18
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

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