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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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Ningaloo Reef Dive Report in Australia/Coral Bay, Western Australia
"Surprisingly good coral life, mantas almost guaranteed"
filed Sep 29, 2023 by Phil Johnston (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 22 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

This operator offers a number of half & full day dive / snorkel tours, I did the full day "Ningaloo Adventure & Manta Ray Tour" on 2 se... ... Read more Photos available

Sea Through Sea/none Report in Hawaii/Kailua Kona
"Pelagic wildlife adventures with respect"
filed Sep 28, 2023 by David W McGuire (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
5 stars

We dove with Sea Through Sea several times seeking oceanic whitetrip sharks for our film Kahu Mano, and other large pelagics. Jim Ward ... ... Read more Photos available

Cane Bay Dive Shop Report in Virgin Islands
"St.Croix: great below the water,barren above"
filed Sep 28, 2023 by Mary K Wicksten (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

We rented a car and went to the Arawak Bay Inn. The hotel is OK but located on a steep hill away from any beach access. They serve brea... ... Read more Photos available

Reef Divers Report in Cayman Islands
"Such a lovely operation."
filed Sep 28, 2023 by timothy g warner (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 10 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

You really canít go wrong here. The staff are fantastic. The quality and presentation of food is exceptional given the location. Concie... ... Read more

Oneta Resort Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Oneta Resort, Ono Island
"Wonderful staff, beautiful resort, and mantas!"
filed Sep 27, 2023 by Elizabeth (Experience: 251-500 dives, 2 reports)
5 stars

My husband and I spent nearly 2 weeks in paradise recently at Oneta Resort. It was our first Pacific trip and quite a trek from Virgini... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2023 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:

Cayman, Maui, Raja Ampat, Texas - reader's report, 09/23
Guadalupe island closure cost big money, 08/23
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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