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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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Undercurrent November Issue

The Potential for a Liveaboard Fire, 10/2019

The fire that destroyed Red Sea Aggressor I, so swiftly following on the awful Conception fire disaster, has focussed minds on what can happen on any liveaboard. We've reported on numerous fires that have destroyed other vessels, over the years, albeit without the fatalities. What can you do to mitigate the risks? Together with suggestions from readers, Undercurrent looks at the things you can do to protect yourself, should the unthinkable happen. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Kaito Divers/Heritance Aarah Report in Maldives/Raa Atoll
"Good holiday diving in the Maldives but poor value for money"
filed Dec 11, 2019 by Graham McGregor (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 35 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

This was a family holiday, not a dive trip as such. However, being the Maldives, I took the opportunity to do some diving with my son. ... ... Read more

Wakatobi -- Pelagian Report in Indonesia/Pelagian-Wakatobi
"Pelagian is true luxury with vast variety of diving"
filed Dec 10, 2019 by Jack Pessia (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

The Pelagian is by far the best liveaboard we've ever been on. The boat is immaculate and refurbished annually. The rooms are spotless,... ... Read more

Wakatobi Dive Resort Report in Indonesia
"Wakatobi Still The Best!"
filed Dec 10, 2019 by Jack Pessia (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

This was our third trip to Wakatobi. It is our favorite dive destination, true barefoot luxury at its finest. This time we were there 1... ... Read more

TOPdive/Intercontinental Le Moana Report in French Polynesia/Bora Bora
"Two Easy Dives in Paradise"
filed Dec 9, 2019 by Zygmunt Dembek (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
3 stars

Dove Anau and Tapu dive sites in the Bora Bora lagoon with TopDive while on vacation in Bora Bora. Divemaster Berton was solid and saf... ... Read more

Dive into Ambon/Maluku Resort & Spa/Maluku Resort & Spa Report in Indonesia/Ambon
"Critters & Corals. Good despite earthquake."
filed Dec 9, 2019 by Phil Johnston (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

7 full diving days, 3 dives per day, didnít do any night dives. Spent 1 day diving coral reefs on the eastern side of Ambon, apparent... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2019 Chapbook with over 700 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:

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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