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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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Harrowing Tales From the Red Sea Aggressor I Fire, 01/2020

Just two months after the Conception fire, killing 34 souls, we were shocked to hear of the November 1 fire aboard MY Suzanna -- operating as the Red Sea Aggressor I. One American diver died. The survivors tell of errors that led to the disaster and post-disaster mismanagement that could have been avoided. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Roberta's Scuba Shack/Tan Kah Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Best diving in Mexican Caribe with Roberta's Scuba Shack"
filed Jan 20, 2020 by Giuseppe Corcione (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

First time I dove Cozumel was back in the '80ies and I'm still coming back to this place almost every year since. Cozumel offers rela... ... Read more

Atlantis Azores Live Aboard Report in Philippines/Cebu
"12 days around Cebu island"
filed Jan 20, 2020 by Craig Howe (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 19 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

This was my 3rd trip on this boat, so I really like it. The whole trip was great, but the highlights for most on the boat were the Thr... ... Read more

Atlantis Dive Resorts Report in Philippines/Dumaguete
"2nd trip to Dumaguete this year"
filed Jan 20, 2020 by Craig Howe (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 19 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

I was there in May and the manager kept telling me I had to come back, so I told him I'd been trying to get on their live aboard Azores... ... Read more

Bilikiki Cruises Report in Solomon Islands
"10 great days in the Solomon Islands"
filed Jan 20, 2020 by Craig Howe (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 19 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

Absolutely loved this trip. Boat was in great condition, crew was outstanding. We had a diver who thought she had DCS, was immediatel... ... Read more

Kona Aggressor Report in Hawaii/Kona
"Wonderful Trip"
filed Jan 20, 2020 by Marcy Altman (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

The boat has recently been updated. The rooms are small, not a lot of room for clothes, but otherwise, fine. There is a bathroom on th... ... 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:

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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