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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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Little Cayman Divers, formerly Conch Club Divers/Paradise Villas Report in Cayman Islands/Little Cayman
"Always better but still the same"
filed Dec 14, 2019 by John C Daly (Experience: 501-1000 dives)
5 stars

Little Cayman is home to Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson's Reef, and one of Philippe Cousteau's top three worldwide. The wall drops to 600... ... Read more

Manta Ray Dives/Bay Club Waikoloa Report in Hawaii/Kona
"Manta Ray Dives of Hawaii - So much more than the Manta Ray Dive"
filed Dec 14, 2019 by Catherine Choomack (Experience: 101-250 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

After having this shop accommodate us when the Kona Honu dive boat broke down for our Pelagic Dive we wanted to do back in 2017, we dec... ... Read more

Aquatic Life DIvers/Bay Club Waikoloa Report in Hawaii/Kona
"Trying Out a New Kona Dive Shop"
filed Dec 14, 2019 by Catherine Choomack (Experience: 101-250 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

We did the Manta Ray night dive and Pelagic blackwater dive with this group. They are fairly new on the scene and have a couple of nice... ... Read more

Ambai Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Raja Ampat the Ultimate"
filed Dec 13, 2019 by Boris Volodin (Experience: 101-250 dives)
5 stars

General information The cruise we went on (“Raja Ampat the Ultimate”) covered the entire Raja Ampat (RA) area -- from Misool in the so... ... Read more

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

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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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