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All Blue Divers Okinawa Report in Japan/Okinawa
"Three days of sub par diving"
filed Sep 26, 2023 by Steven Belmont (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
2 stars

The owner of All Blue Divers Okinawa, Otaviao, is terrific. He is a self employed owner and does a good job of communicating before a... ... Read more

Lembeh Resort Report in Indonesia/Lembeh
"9 days in muck diving paradise"
filed Sep 26, 2023 by Craig Howe (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 26 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

This is the 4th time for me at this resort and I plan to spend at least a week here every time I travel to Indonesia. Not only do I lik... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet Report in Indonesia/Derawan Islands to Lembeh LiveAboard
"12 day cruise from Derawan Islands to Lembeh"
filed Sep 26, 2023 by Craig Howe (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 26 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

This was my 4th trip on this boat and I loved every min of it. We first dove the Derawan Islands that we had been diving for the past w... ... Read more

Derawan Dive Lodge Report in Indonesia
"Diving the Derawan Islands"
filed Sep 26, 2023 by Craig Howe (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 26 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

There are 2 resorts on the island, I chose this one because they emphasized diving. It was just reopening from Covid, so there was con... ... Read more

Explore Kauai Scuba/Kauai Shores Report in Hawaii/Kauai-Niihau
"Niihau Bucket List was fulfilled with Monk seals, Sharks and Caverns"
filed Sep 25, 2023 by Frank G Postillion (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

I have read a lot about how Kauai has mediocre diving, since it is so far north, and unlike the Big Island has less coral,fish and pela... ... 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:

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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