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Undercurrent March Issue

Is Your Old Computer Still Safe?, 03/2019

Computers don't change but we do. As we age, our bodies change, so it could be the dive computer you bought at age 55 may not have the more conservative algorithm suitable for you at age 70. So, how do you know if it's time to retire that old computer? And how do you decide which is the right one to purchase next? Can the one you've been using be set for nitrox? Does it allow you to set degrees of caution? Does it tell you how long your air will last? Can you read and understand the display easily? Read it for free here. ...   Read more >>

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Atmosphere Resort & Spa Report in Philippines/Dumaguete
"Nice staff, very comfortable accommodations, lots to see underwater"
filed Mar 17, 2019 by Hollie Lindauer (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
3 stars

Viz 40-70 - nutrient rich which made for constantly feeding soft and hard corals, some surge, chop and small white caps, wind would r... ... Read more

Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape Curacao Report in Curaçao
"Good operator but marginal resort"
filed Mar 17, 2019 by Vanessa Clark (Experience: 101-250 dives)
3 stars

Ocean Encounters was good operator and typical for the Caribbean. While you can't dive your profile, the dive leaders don't check anyo... ... Read more

Maui Dreams Dive Co. Report in Hawaii/South Maui
"Mantas and Turtles with the Maui Dreams Ohana"
filed Mar 16, 2019 by michele jacquin (Experience: 26-50 dives)
4 stars

Unlike most reviewers I am a "baby diver". I went to Maui to take the PADI AOW class since where I live in San Diego is too cold. I h... ... Read more

French Polynesia Master Report in French Polynesia
"Diving the Atoll Passes"
filed Mar 16, 2019 by Robert DeFeo (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 19 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

Professional and courteous operation. Crew was the standout of the trip. Diving was in atoll passes on incoming tides only. Other di... ... Read more

Go West Diving/All West Apartments Report in Curaçao/Westpunt
"Relaxed Diving Schedule"
filed Mar 16, 2019 by craig whitaker (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

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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:

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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