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Cha Cha Cha/N/A Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel
"Hidden Gem of a Dive Operator"
filed May 22, 2022 by Jon R Martens (Experience: 101-250 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We have been diving with Cha Cha Cha for years. Edmundo is a hidden gem and a bit of a local legend. Open since 1992 (I think), Cha C... ... Read more Photos available

Paradise Taveuni Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni
"A Gorgeous Resort"
filed May 17, 2022 by Gary & Robin Schiendelman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

After spending a week at Volivoli Beach Resort (see previous report) we returned to Nadi and took a Fiji Airways flight to Taveuni for ... ... Read more Photos available

Ra Divers/Volivoli Beach Resort Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Rainbow Reef
"A Really Enjoyable Week"
filed May 17, 2022 by Gary & Robin Schiendelman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

Entry into Fiji and through immigration and customs was quick and easy. Good thing since wed been traveling for over 24 hours when we ... ... Read more Photos available

Aqua Cat Cruises Report in Bahamas LiveAboard
"Georegtown to Nassau"
filed May 16, 2022 by John Miller (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 16 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

This was a special trip they run twice a year. Once out of Nassau down to Georgetown and then back again. They do it twice a year and y... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet Report in Costa Rica/Cocos Island LiveAboard
"Diving was great, live aboard was a big disappointment"
filed May 16, 2022 by Steven Damsky (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
1 stars

I have used Aggressor many times, but noticed a real decline in value and quality. And should have gone with Undersea Hunter, except th... ... 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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