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How to fly for free to your dive destination, 05/2019

An Undercurrent contributor explains how he makes multiple dive trips and has never had to pay for air-fares. It's all about the way he uses his credit cards. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

A snorkeler gets swallowed by a whale, 05/2019

The Bible tells how Jonah got swallowed by a whale. A modern-day snorkeler has a similar experience although his capture lasts a lot less long. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Nelson Scuba Report in Philippines
"Diving at Panagsama Beach, Philippines"
filed May 26, 2019 by Eldon Okazaki (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 50 reports, Top Contributor )
3 stars

This is just an addition to the Panagsama Beach diving. Most resorts in the Philippines ( except New Eve's Kiosk) ask me to send diver... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet Report in Micronesia/Palau
"First Time In Palau - Awesome Reefs - Good Diving"
filed May 25, 2019 by Mark Tarczynski (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

Been on a bunch of Aggressor boats in my lifetime. Palau Rock Island Aggressor is the largest, most spacious, Aggressor I've ever had ... ... Read more

VIP diving/Carib Inn Report in Bonaire
"Another wonderful trip to Bonaire!!"
filed May 25, 2019 by ReefEyes (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We have been to Bonaire over thirty times now and obviously we love it. We rent a truck and only shore dive and have managed to find a... ... Read more

Alami Alor Report in Indonesia
"Best diving yet."
filed May 23, 2019 by David Ritchie (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We had excellent help from Lauren with the resort in planning our trip. Her advice on flights, given the instability of local schedulin... ... Read more

Turtle Bay EcoResort Report in Honduras
"Unfortunate Downhill Slide of a Once Wonderful Dive Operation"
filed May 22, 2019 by Paul Barrett (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
3 stars

This was not my first time visiting Turtle Bay on Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. Sadly it will probably be my last. I want to be very c... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2018 Chapbook with over 600 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:

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
Sunset House in Grand Cayman, 11/18
Read This Before Plugging In, 11/18
Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/18
Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/18
Deadman Diving: Not A Dive Agency Product, 09/18
Problems with Sherwood Avid BCs Still Continue, 09/18
Extreme Courage -- and a Good Nose,
cave divers' amazing rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team, 08/18

Plastic Packaging And The Diving Industry, 07/18
Undercurrent Gets An Award, 07/18
Tulsa Diver Bent In Cozumel Gets An Insurance Shock, 07/18
MV Belize Aggressor III, Belize, 06/18
Unvarnished Truth Can Hurt But It's Still the Truth, 06/18
Oxygen Analyzers - What's New?, 06/18
“Me Too” in the Diving Industry, 05/18
Sending Your Sausage Safely, 04/18
Diving in Lembeh Can Be Infectious!, 04/18
Did Your Travel Insurance Cough Up When You Needed It?, 03/18
The Chinchorro Banks, Alor, Belize and Roatan, 02/18
Get Your Weights Off First, 02/18
Catastrophe at Cocos Island, 01/18
How Often Should You Have Your Regulator Serviced?, 01/18
Plastic is Suffocating the Ocean, 01/18

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