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Scubalife Cozumel Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel
"Solid Value from a Good Operation"
filed May 16, 2024 by Douglas Garrou (Experience: 251-500 dives, 11 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
4 stars

Did five two-tank dives with ScubaLife Cozumel. This is a well-run outfit from a business and safety standpoint, and the boats and gear... ... Read more Photos available

Royal Evolution/Pickalbatros-Port Ghalib Report in Red Sea/Egypt - Deep South
"Terrific Bucket List Trip"
filed May 11, 2024 by Dean C (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

Underwater Delights On LOB trips to other destinations with European guests, I heard captivating stories and saw pics and videos from ... ... Read more Photos available

Dunbar Rock/Villas at Dunbar Rock Report in Honduras/Dunbar Rock
"The Island Liveaboard"
filed May 9, 2024 by Martin Metzger JR (Experience: 101-250 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

Getting there: The ferry was very comfortable and smooth coming back, but rough on the way there and several people got sick. Next ti... ... Read more Photos available

Robertas Scuba Shack/Village Tan Kah Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"Charming, Comfortable, and Practically Full-Service Diving"
filed May 9, 2024 by Lynette Jennifer Green (Experience: 251-500 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

Village Tan Kah is a peaceful, laid-back property just south of San Miguel. Despite being relatively close to the cruise ship port, ití... ... Read more Photos available

Papua Paradise Eco Resort Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"Another Great Trip"
filed May 9, 2024 by Gary & Robin Schiendelman (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 28 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

This was a return trip to Papua Paradise. Many things are unchanged so please read our Undercurrent review from April 2023. This tri... ... Read more Photos available

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2024 Travelin' Diver's Chapbook with 540+ reader 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:

How should we tip the dive crew?, 04/24
Should I Insure Old Scuba Gear?, 03/24
What's happening with liveaboards?, 02/24
Scorkl - Why divers see its potential danger, 01/24
A stroke while diving is serious, 01/24
Emergency evacuation from the Revillagigedo islands, 01/24
Liveaboards: Fertile Ground for COVID, 11/23
Divers of a Certain Age, 11/23
With MY. Bilikiki in the South Pacific's Solomon Islands, 10/23
Cayman, Maui, Raja Ampat, Texas - reader's report, 09/23
Guadalupe island closure cost big money, 08/23
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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