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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.

Undercurrent 2022 Chapbook

The 2022 Travelin' Diver's Chapbook -- it's Our December Issue

Undercurrent is pleased to announce the release of our latest Chapbook!

Members Only Exclusive: 679 pages with over 450 reports on over 50 destinations worldwide, 12/2021
This book compiles all 450+ reader reports filed by Undercurrent subscribers in the last two years. It's available free to all active subscribers in 4 formats: PDF, Kindle (2 formats) and EPUB. You'll find reports from Africa to the Virgin Islands, Mexico to the Maldives, Indonesia to Vanuatu, Cayman to Cozumel, ... Detailed, honest reports that describe in detail what our subscribers experienced. All free to active subscribers. If you're not one yet, join here now -- the book itself is worth more than the $19 price of the subscription, and you get other free books as well.

Undercurrent January Issue

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Subscribers can download the current issue From the January issue, Subscribers can download the entire issue or read individual articles and read about:

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Latest Reader Reports

from the serious divers who read Undercurrent
All 10,000+
Blackbird Resort Report in Belize
"Excellent diving, fine resort"
filed Jan 26, 2022 by Terry H Anderson (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 27 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

We went to Blackbird Caye Resort because of the Undercurrent Reviews--and we were not disappointed. We have been on two Aggressor live... ... Read more

Dive Antilles Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines/St Vincent
"Beautiful varied diving with friendly, efficient new dive operation"
filed Jan 23, 2022 by Keith Willmott (Experience: 101-250 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

This is an excellent new dive operation based at Paradise Beach Hotel, run by Kerry and James, who are young, energetic, generous, know... ... Read more Photos available

Bill Tewes' Dive St. Vincent Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines/St Vincent
"Fantastic creatures and expert local knowledge"
filed Jan 23, 2022 by Keith Willmott (Experience: 101-250 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

Just a single day diving with Dive St Vincent, 2 morning dives and a night dive, all we could manage on our short trip. We were some of... ... Read more Photos available

Dive Bequia Report in St. Vincent and the Grenadines/Bequia Island
"Diverse, colorful and relaxed diving around beautiful Bequia"
filed Jan 23, 2022 by Keith Willmott (Experience: 101-250 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

Our first dive trip abroad since covid. Dive Bequia's owner Cathy was very responsive and helpful while we were booking our trip, findi... ... Read more Photos available

Isla Marisol Resort Report in Belize
"A private week of diving with my daughter"
filed Jan 23, 2022 by Ken Krugler (Experience: 101-250 dives)
4 stars

Traveling to Belize the midst of the omicron surge, I was doubtful it would actually happen...but we wound up having a magical experien... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2022 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:

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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