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Too Fat to Dive?, 03/2020

The excess body weight we carry can sometimes mean that particular diving conditions are unsuitable for us and wary dive operators become reluctant to take the responsibility. Some larger divers call this discriminatory while operators say they are defending their safety record. DAN says that those with a BMI in the 30-40 range are at greater risk of suffering a dive accident. What do you think? You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Galapagos Dancer Report in Galapagos Islands
"Galapagos - diminished but still good"
filed Mar 27, 2020 by Phil Johnston (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 16 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

I looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 on the same boat (previously named ... ... Read more


Galapagos Dancer Report in Galapagos Islands
"Galapagos - diminished but still good"
filed Mar 27, 2020 by Phil Johnston (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 16 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

I looked forward to this cruise with both anticipation & trepidation. I dived Galapagos in May 2006 on the same boat (previously named ... ... Read more


Lissenung Island Resort Report in Papua New Guinea/Lissenung Island
"Small Rustic Resort with Limited Dive Sites"
filed Mar 25, 2020 by Gail M King (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
2 stars

Lissenung Island Resort is very small & rustic with only 8 rooms...4 have a private bathroom,no ac on the tiny island,ceiling fans are ... ... Read more


Lumba Lumba Diving Report in Indonesia/Bunaken-Lumba Lumba Diving
"Fantastic Lumba Lumba accommodations and Bunaken diving"
filed Mar 24, 2020 by Michael Francis (Experience: 251-500 dives, 2 reports)
5 stars

The Lumba Lumba accommodations and associated Bunaken diving were fantastic and I recommend them for divers of all levels and experienc... ... Read more


Reef Divers/Little Cayman Beach Resort Report in Cayman Islands/Little Cayman
"Dive Trip Too Short"
filed Mar 24, 2020 by Jerome M Hobart (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 18 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

Arrived on March 14, 2020. Got to dive on Sunday and Monday( 5 dives)morning and then dive operation was shut down because of Covid... ... Read more


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Read these free articles from past issues:

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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