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Alam Batu Report in Indonesia/Bali
"A spacious, comfortable resort"
filed Feb 27, 2024 by David E Reubush (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 66 reports, Top Contributor )
3 stars

My buddy and I visited Alam Batu in January of 2024 with a group organized by Kerri and Hergen of Subculture Travel. While I have been... ... Read more Photos available

Big Animal Encounters Report in Canada/Hornby Island
"Great viz around Hornby Island"
filed Feb 27, 2024 by Marcia Pedersen (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 12 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

Captain Shannon was awesome! She was helpful, patient, and knowledgeable about the area. The Pacific Ata-tude is a beautiful 30' alumin... ... Read more Photos available

Taveuni Dive Resort Report in Fiji and Tuvalu
"Very nice land-based operation minutes from the Rainbow Reef"
filed Feb 27, 2024 by Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 23 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

We finally did the White Wall which was the highlight of the trip (visibility was great here). They offered that dive on back to back ... ... Read more Photos available

Living Underwater/Airbnb Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel
"Pampered service"
filed Feb 26, 2024 by Peter Belden (Experience: 251-500 dives)
5 stars

You don't need to lift a finger. Jeremy, the very accommodating manager, comes to pick up your dive gear from your hotel on the very fi... ... Read more

Sun Divers Roatan/Lands End Resort Report in Honduras/Roatan
"Great dives in Roatan"
filed Feb 25, 2024 by Rick Feinleib (Experience: 101-250 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

Accommodations: Lands End is in a good, quiet part of West End, about a 10-15 minute walk from the dive shops, bars, restaurants, conve... ... Read more Photos available

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2023 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:

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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