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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 May Issue

Is COVID-19 Especially Bad News for Divers?, 05/2020

The medical profession is still learning about the Corona-virus but when Dr Frank Hartig of Innsbruck University Clinic suggested the infection might preclude divers from carrying on their sport, diving magazines and online sites went viral. Undercurrent asked other well-informed medics for their opinions too, and the jury is still out. At the moment, we are dependent on different expert opinions and studies will only be available in a year's time. You can Read-it-for-Free here. ...   Read more >>

Australian Wildfires - We Update You on Undercurrent's Fund-raising Appeal, 05/2020

Thanks to the generous support of Undercurrent readers, we raised $52,836 from more than 300 donors to help save Australian wildlife during the horrible December and January fires. ...   Read more >>

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Walker's Dive Charters Report in The Continental USA
"Good crew, good diving"
filed Apr 11, 2021 by Bill Radunovich (Experience: 101-250 dives, 2 reports)
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I dove with Walker's Dive charters on 2 separate days in April 2021. On both days we had the same crew, Michelle and Autumn. Both gave ... ... Read more

CoCo View Resort Report in Honduras/Roatan/Bay Islands
"A Good Resort If You Are Concerned about COVID 19"
filed Mar 31, 2021 by David J Inman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 11 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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Coco View is a great resort for those concerned about COVID 19. There are a number of reasons for this. Honduras requires a recent ne... ... Read more

Belize Aggressor IV Report in Belize
"First after COVID trip"
filed Mar 27, 2021 by Debi Moir (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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Note: We were on the Aggressor IV. I started planning this trip in October, 2019, when a small group of friends were on the Red Sea ... ... Read more

Multiple operators/Private home Report in The Continental USA/Jupiter, West Palm, Boynton
"So good to be back"
filed Mar 26, 2021 by Craig A Wood (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 33 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

After a 178 day surface interval, I finally got back in the water in SE Florida. The Philadelphia airport was considerably busier th... ... Read more

Aldora Divers/Hotel Cozumel & Resort Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel
filed Mar 18, 2021 by Bradley William Bowen (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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Cozumel is FAR safer than the USA! All bags were sprayed with disinfectant at the airport before they could be loaded for transport to ... ... Read more

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Read these free articles from past issues:

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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