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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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Rocio del Mar Report in Mexico (Western)
"Disappointing Diving from a Well-Run Livaboard"
filed Sep 13, 2020 by Michael Traylor (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
1 stars

My 2nd cruise on the Rocio Del Mar-to the Midriff Islands this time. The crew, the food, & the divestaff were outstanding. The weathe... ... Read more

Cocos Diving and Wet and Dry Adventuress (Xmas)/Cocos beach motel and Sea Eye guest Report in Australia/Cocos and Christmas Islands
"Diving Cocos and Xmas Islands"
filed Sep 10, 2020 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 42 reports, Top Contributor )
3 stars

DIVING THE COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND by Andrew Falconer With no possibility of a dive trip to Indonesia due to CO... ... Read more

Sea Dwellers/Holiday Inn Report in The Continental USA/Key Largo
"Key Largo better than nothing with others having restrictions/closures"
filed Sep 9, 2020 by Ronald Bailey (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
2 stars

With all of the Covid restrictions in most countries, I decided to try the Keys as to offset any travel problems. So my grandson and I ... ... Read more

Jupiter Dive Center Report in The Continental USA/Jupiter, FL
"Outstanding with Jupiter Dive Center and Goliath Groupers"
filed Sep 7, 2020 by Pamela Wright (Experience: 101-250 dives)
5 stars

Our first time to dive with JDC and I don't think it will be our last! JDC helped us with a spontaneous trip to see the Goliath Groupe... ... Read more

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Report in The Continental USA/Florida Keys, Key Largo
"Charter boat diving in Covid era"
filed Aug 21, 2020 by Don Wikle (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

Booked several days diving in the Keys in early August 2020 a few week after the Keys started to re-open as a result of pandemic closur... ... 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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