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Turneffe Island Resort Report in Belize
"No Place Like Turneffe Island"
filed Jul 31, 2021 by Jeffrey D Hubbard MD (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 29 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

Turneffe Island Resort was closed for several months in the pandemic, and the success of their countermeasures is shown by not having h... ... Read more

Tortuga Report in Cuba/Garden of the Queen
"Exciting, adrenaline-filled diving with crocodiles and sharks."
filed Jul 31, 2021 by Geoff Fallon (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

It is both exhilarating and frightening to come within 12 inches of an eight-foot crocodile’s mouth, but the result is some amazing pho... ... Read more

CoCo View Resort Report in Honduras
"First Time at Coco View"
filed Jul 30, 2021 by Frank Hall (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 22 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

Our first time staying at Coco View. We now know why they have so many return customers. The Coco View staff picks you up at the air... ... Read more

Ecodivers Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel
"Back to Cozumel (Twice) with Ecodivers"
filed Jul 28, 2021 by Russell Person (Experience: 251-500 dives, 2 reports)
5 stars

[None]I dove with them before, based on recommendations by Undercurrent divers. This time I stayed a block from the dive shop and paid ... ... Read more

Chumpon Divers/Nana Beach Hotel Report in Thailand/Chumpon
"Koh Tao & Chumpon, Thailand"
filed Jul 28, 2021 by Henry J Silverman (Experience: 251-500 dives)
3 stars

Living in Bangkok has pretty much limited my diving to Thailand during the pandemic. Last November, I spent a week in Koh Tao. It ... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2020 Chapbook with over 570 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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