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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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Plongee Aqua Mundo/Hotels Report in Galapagos Islands/Isabella Island
"The trip was awsome!"
filed Aug 12, 2022 by Richard Gingras (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
5 stars

The trip was great. Aqua-Mundo took great care of us. Plongee Aqua-Mundo's Carlos is from the Galapagos, so he knows all the ins and ou... ... Read more

Buddy Dive Resort Report in Bonaire
"Bonaire comes through as usual"
filed Aug 12, 2022 by Ken Kurtis (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 12 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

SHORT VERSION: We love diving Bonaire which is why we keep going back with regularity. And we had some really nice squid encounters. ... ... Read more Photos available

Nautilus Explorer Report in Mexico (Western)/Socorro LiveAboard
"Another fabulous Socorro trip"
filed Aug 12, 2022 by Ken Kurtis (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 12 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

Short version: Overall fabulous trip with Nautilus (we were on the Under Sea), good attitude and precautions about COVID, we found a gr... ... Read more Photos available

Three different operators/Private villa Report in Africa
"First dives after covid"
filed Aug 12, 2022 by Abraham Potappel (Experience: 501-1000 dives)
3 stars

Diving with three different operators during a full month of stay, all PADI 5 star. In our case we did dive with local dive masters, g... ... Read more

Nai'a Fiji Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Nai'a LiveAboard
"Healthy corals & reefs abound...what a relief!"
filed Aug 11, 2022 by D Q Story (Experience: 501-1000 dives)
5 stars

My last trip to Fiji was three weeks in 1995, so I was quite worried after recent trips to Maldives & Red Sea & Mexico that we would se... ... Read more Photos available

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2022 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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