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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 May Issue

Is COVID-19 Especially Bad News for Divers?, 05/2020

The medical profession is still learning about the Corona-virus but when Dr Frank Hartig of Innsbruck University Clinic suggested the infection might preclude divers from carrying on their sport, diving magazines and online sites went viral. Undercurrent asked other well-informed medics for their opinions too, and the jury is still out. At the moment, we are dependent on different expert opinions and studies will only be available in a year's time. You can Read-it-for-Free here. ...   Read more >>

Australian Wildfires - We Update You on Undercurrent's Fund-raising Appeal, 05/2020

Thanks to the generous support of Undercurrent readers, we raised $52,836 from more than 300 donors to help save Australian wildlife during the horrible December and January fires. ...   Read more >>

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Dive with Cristina/Costa del Sol Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Diving and empty ocean!"
filed Jul 21, 2020 by Glen Madsen (Experience: 101-250 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We were some of the first tourist allowed back on the island. Costa del Sol is an area of a dozen VRBO units and we were the only ones... ... Read more

Cane Bay Dive Shop/Buccaneer Report in Virgin Islands/St. Croix
"COVID-19 escape to St Croix"
filed Jul 10, 2020 by Bobby Munno (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 11 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
3 stars

Building a 1,000 bed COVID field hospital in 3 weeks was stressful/tiring and I decided upon an "escape COVID" dive trip as a cure. I ... ... Read more

Juliet Sailing and Diving Report in The Continental USA/Florida Keys Wreck Trek
"Wreck Diving Extraodinaire"
filed Jul 9, 2020 by Jeff Moore (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

[None]Diving the wrecks in the Florida Keys via land based operators is very frustrating because you might get one good dive that will ... ... Read more

Kaimana Divers Report in Hawaii/Oahu
"Good diving on Oahu"
filed Jun 21, 2020 by Mark Magers (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 20 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

We spent 3 months in Honolulu and went diving with Gabe several times during our stay. We had done our Nitrox training with him 10 year... ... Read more

Loggerhead Dive Charters/Private residence Report in The Continental USA/SE Florida, Boynton Beach
"Back in the high life again"
filed Jun 19, 2020 by Craig A Wood (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 31 reports, Top Contributor )
5 stars

After a 90 day surface interval, I was very glad to be able to return to SE Florida to do some diving in Boynton Beach and Jupiter. I d... ... 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:

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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