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Atlantis Dive Resorts Report in Philippines/Dumaguete
"Five star resort with amazing critters"
filed Feb 2, 2023 by Peter Pinkerton (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 9 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

We arrived after a Raja Ampat cruise in Indonesia.  Dive staff met us at the airport and transferred us and our luggage to a van and... ... Read more

Wallacea Cruises-Ambai Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Nice trip with a surprise at the end"
filed Feb 2, 2023 by Peter Pinkerton (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 9 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

There were 17 guests, 4 Americans,  1 Italian,  and the rest were French.  The boat had a new relief cruise director who flawlessly swi... ... Read more

Explorer Ventures -- T&C Explorer II Report in Turks and Caicos LiveAboard
"Great crew, okay diving"
filed Feb 2, 2023 by Peter Pinkerton (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 9 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

​Great crew, really good food, nice fluffy towels, crew always cleaning up. Crew worked really well together ​and we apprec... ... Read more

Reef Divers/Cayman Brac beach Resort Report in Cayman Islands/Cayman Brac
"Great week of diving at Cayman Brac Beach resort"
filed Feb 2, 2023 by Grace Gibson (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

I lead our dive shops’ trip of 19 divers here from Jan 22-29, 2023. Resort Great food & fantastic staff from front desk through to ba... ... Read more Photos available

Magic Island & Magic Oceans/https://magicresorts.online Report in Philippines/Magic Island & Magic Oceans
"Magic Island/Magic Oceans Combo: Very Good Diving!"
filed Jan 31, 2023 by Michael Wood (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 19 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

After 3 years of Covid delays, our group of 14 finally made it to the Philippines. Magic Island on Cebu Island (Moalboal area) was our ... ... Read more Photos available

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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:

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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