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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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Aggressor Fleet Report in Turks and Caicos/Provo
"Awesome Boat, Superb Crew, Great Diving"
filed Jun 24, 2021 by Sean Brady (Experience: 251-500 dives)
5 stars

Getting there, From NYC was a direct flight from Newark to PLS. United terminal C at EWR was all changed up and you need to pay attenti... ... Read more

Tres Pelicanos/Villa Las Anclas Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Six weeks diving Cozumel Reefs"
filed Jun 23, 2021 by Jay Jones (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

As usual Tres Pelicanos is and continues to be our operator of choice for 6 years on Cozumel Island. Easy to schedule diving via e m... ... Read more

Neal Watson/Air BnB Ocean Breeze Bimini Report in Bahamas/Biimini
"Bimini, Great Hammerhead and other dives"
filed Jun 23, 2021 by bill mashek (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

Our Accommodations were great, a whole apt. However, this was not a resort, it is Bimini. We had an apt in town across from the ocean T... ... Read more

Kona Ocean Adventures/Marriott Vacation Club Report in Hawaii/Kona
"Dive with the Mantas - best crew ever"
filed Jun 19, 2021 by Don Jennings (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

Like most everyone else we were taking our first vacation in a year. Several divers went to the Big Island of Hawaii with the express ... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet Report in Belize
"Fabulous week post COVID"
filed Jun 16, 2021 by Ellen Marie Smith (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

We boarded the Belize Aggressor IV for a much anticipated (and put off for a year because of COVID) trip on May 27, 2021. In May 2021 w... ... 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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