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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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Fish 'n Fins Report in Micronesia/Palau
"Palau Shark study"
filed Nov 17, 2019 by Donald Greenberg (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

This was the second year that I volunteered with the Oceanic Society to engage in shark and reef monitoring in Palau. Our shark data w... ... Read more

Dive Fiji/Oneta Resort Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Ono Island
"Dive, Eat, and Sleep on Ono Island"
filed Nov 17, 2019 by Charlie Notthoff (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
4 stars

We planned our Fiji trip for July, since Undercurrent reports that water is typically clearer in winter despite possibility for stronge... ... Read more

Scubatony Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Best in Cozumel"
filed Nov 17, 2019 by James Mayfield (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
5 stars

Tony has been around for a long time now and has attracted a great staff. The captains and crew are born and raised in the business and... ... Read more

Dressel Divers/Iberostart Cozumel and Playa del Ca Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel and the Yucatan
"Mexican Trifecta...3 days Cozumel, 2 days Cenotes, whale shark snorkle"
filed Nov 17, 2019 by Bill Schlegel (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 9 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
3 stars

This is a review of a three part trip scheduled as one coordinated trip and involving the same hotel chain and diver operator in a... ... Read more

Bohio Dive Resort Report in Turks and Caicos/Grand Turk
filed Nov 17, 2019 by Steve Clayman (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

In a sentence, I would return. The owners, Ginny and Tom are present, accessible, friendly, helpful, as are their two sons. The family ... ... 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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