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Sending Your Sausage Safely, 04/2018
A safety sausage (DSMB) can save your life as one unfortunate diver in the sea off Apo Island in the Philippines discovered to his ultimate cost. We discuss different types of DSMB and how you can deploy one without hassle. It's something every diver should be equipped and able to do. Get the knowledge: Read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Diving in Lembeh Can Be Infectious!, 04/2018
Lembeh Strait is famous for its muck diving. It's so infectious, divers equipped to make macro photos return again and again. That said, there's a more insidious reason that makes it infectious, suffering divers tell us. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Editor's Pick of the month

Tropical Ice, Kindle versionTropical Ice

Written by Undercurrent's publisher Ben Davison (writing as KL Smith) and set in Belize, Tropical Ice is a story of shark-finning and reef-raping, murder and politics, on an industrial scale, with plenty of diving. You'll sense a creature's eyes on a night dive, feel the sandpaper skin of a shark on your bare back, and taste the sweat dripping off your eyebrows as you push through the underbrush on Snapper Caye.

It all takes place at Cap'n Jack's Rum Caye Dive Resort, where Jack's trying to save his failing resort with shark-feeding dives, until a body turns up in the damnedest place. You'll flip pages through surprising twists and turns that keep you glued to the text, all the way to the surprising events at the end. I sure didn't see them coming.

Tropical Ice is available online from Amazon in paperback ($14.97) or Kindle ($7.99), and in bookstores.

You can order a signed copy for $18 (proceeds go to reef conservation).

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Epic Diving/Blue Marlin Cove Resort Report in Bahamas/Tiger Beach
"Weather-interrupted Tiger Beach trip"
filed Apr 19, 2018 by Jim Harris (Experience: 251-500 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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Quick summary: Even though we lost 3 of 5 days of diving to weather (high winds/seas), we still got in half the planned 10 dives at Tig... ... Read more

Pindito Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Raja Ampat wonders on the Pindito"
filed Apr 18, 2018 by Frederick R. Turoff (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 26 reports, Sr. Contributor )
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This was my second trip on the Pindito, which I learned means PINisi DIving TOurism=PINDITO. Built by pioneer Edi Frommenwiler, the shi... ... Read more

Iqdivers and DiveZone Report in Indonesia/Lombok
"Diving in north and south west Lombok, Indonesia"
filed Apr 18, 2018 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 10 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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Recently direct flights (Jetstar) started from Perth to the new international airport on Lombok, so I decided to take advantage of the ... ... Read more

Carpa Vita Report in Maldives
"A Lot Of Coral Bleaching"
filed Apr 17, 2018 by Lawrence Babcock (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
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I wish I knew how bad the coral was. There is a lot of coral belching, a lot of the dive sites look like a bomb went off, it was just r... ... Read more

Sanho Dive Centre Report in Philippines/Coron, Cebu and Apo islands
"Philippines diving: wrecks, walls, whale sharks and more"
filed Apr 16, 2018 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 10 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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Did Your Travel Insurance Cough Up When You Needed It?, 03/18
The Chinchorro Banks, Alor, Belize and Roatan, 02/18
Get Your Weights Off First, 02/18
Catastrophe at Cocos Island, 01/18
How Often Should You Have Your Regulator Serviced?, 01/18
Plastic is Suffocating the Ocean, 01/18
Hey divers, don't eat the reef fish, 11/17
Will your liveaboard's insurance cover your loss?, 11/17
Okeanos Aggressor II, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, 10/17
Diving in Freezing Water? U.S. Navy Tests Flunk Some Regulators, 10/17
Enraptured or Anxious? - You're Narked, 09/17
Keep Goliath Groupers for Divers, 09/17
A Hidden Killer in Our Midst, 08/17
Tropical Ice, in paperback, 08/17
Those Internet-Based Dive Travel Websites, 07/17
Why Don't Some Divers Drop Weights in an Emergency?, 06/17
Fire Aboard a Red Sea Liveaboard, 06/17
Aldora Divers, Cozumel, Mexico, 05/17
The Pros and Cons of Shark-Feeding Dives, 04/17
Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, 03/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 02/17
Eight-Hour Ordeal for Shark Attack Victim, Craig DeWit, 02/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 01/17
Diver Safety - It's Not Sexy!, 11/16
Assigned a Bad Buddy?, 11/16
Two Groups of Divers Lost Within a Week, 10/16
Find Yourself in Deep Trouble?, 09/16
Scuba, the Sport of Grandparents!, 08/16
The Failure to Understand Your Computer, 08/16
Your Dive Travel Agent and Frequent Flyer Miles, 08/16
Flotsam & Jetsam, 07/16
A Tragically Glamorous Underwater Shoot, 07/16
Snorkels: Love 'em or Hate 'em?, 06/16
Fish & Fins, Palau Aggressor, Micronesia, 05/16
Want to Dive Cuba? How Americans Do It, 04/16
That Deep Stop Option on Your Computer, 04/16
A Death Attributed to Rental Gear, 03/16
Travel Agent or the Internet? Part I, 02/16
The Shortcomings of Winged BCs, 01/16
Class Action on Faulty Suunto Computers Continues, 01/16
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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