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Sending Your Sausage Safely, 04/2018
A safety sausage (DSMB) can save your life as one unfortunate diver in the sea off Apo Island in the Philippines discovered to his ultimate cost. We discuss different types of DSMB and how you can deploy one without hassle. It's something every diver should be equipped and able to do. Get the knowledge: Read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Diving in Lembeh Can Be Infectious!, 04/2018
Lembeh Strait is famous for its muck diving. It's so infectious, divers equipped to make macro photos return again and again. That said, there's a more insidious reason that makes it infectious, suffering divers tell us. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Editor's Pick of the month

Tropical Ice, Kindle versionTropical Ice

Written by Undercurrent's publisher Ben Davison (writing as KL Smith) and set in Belize, Tropical Ice is a story of shark-finning and reef-raping, murder and politics, on an industrial scale, with plenty of diving. You'll sense a creature's eyes on a night dive, feel the sandpaper skin of a shark on your bare back, and taste the sweat dripping off your eyebrows as you push through the underbrush on Snapper Caye.

It all takes place at Cap'n Jack's Rum Caye Dive Resort, where Jack's trying to save his failing resort with shark-feeding dives, until a body turns up in the damnedest place. You'll flip pages through surprising twists and turns that keep you glued to the text, all the way to the surprising events at the end. I sure didn't see them coming.

Tropical Ice is available online from Amazon in paperback ($14.97) or Kindle ($7.99), and in bookstores.

You can order a signed copy for $18 (proceeds go to reef conservation).

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Hermanus and Aliwal shoal Report in Africa/South Africa
"Shark diving in South Africa"
filed Apr 21, 2018 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
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Shark Diving in South Africa South Africa is well known for its game parks, but it also has much to offer underwater along its coastli... ... Read more

Lumba Lumba diving Report in Indonesia/Sumatra
"Budget diving at Pulau Weh, Sumatra, indonesia"
filed Apr 21, 2018 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
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Pulau Weh, is a small island off the top of Sumatra, and is the first landmass of the Indonesian archipelago, celebrated by a "Kilometr... ... Read more

Wicked diving Report in Indonesia/Komodo
"Budget live-aboard diving around Komodo island"
filed Apr 21, 2018 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
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Komodo, the islands and the waters around it are part of a national park, located in the strait between Sumbawa and Flores, east of Bal... ... Read more

Dive shop in Irkutsk Report in General Travel/Other Locations/Russia
"A dive into Lake Baikal, Siberia"
filed Apr 21, 2018 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
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If you ever happen to take a trip on the Trans Siberian Railway across Russia, as I did recently, one of the stops on the way is the ci... ... Read more

Explorer Ventures/M/V Carpe Vita Report in Maldives/Male, Maldives
"Manta Ray Diving"
filed Apr 20, 2018 by Gerald Canning (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
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This was the southern itinerary and the primary focus was large animals. It did not disappoint. We spent at least 2 hours underwater ... ... 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:

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
Hey divers, don't eat the reef fish, 11/17
Will your liveaboard's insurance cover your loss?, 11/17
Okeanos Aggressor II, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, 10/17
Diving in Freezing Water? U.S. Navy Tests Flunk Some Regulators, 10/17
Enraptured or Anxious? - You're Narked, 09/17
Keep Goliath Groupers for Divers, 09/17
A Hidden Killer in Our Midst, 08/17
Tropical Ice, in paperback, 08/17
Those Internet-Based Dive Travel Websites, 07/17
Why Don't Some Divers Drop Weights in an Emergency?, 06/17
Fire Aboard a Red Sea Liveaboard, 06/17
Aldora Divers, Cozumel, Mexico, 05/17
The Pros and Cons of Shark-Feeding Dives, 04/17
Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, 03/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 02/17
Eight-Hour Ordeal for Shark Attack Victim, Craig DeWit, 02/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 01/17
Diver Safety - It's Not Sexy!, 11/16
Assigned a Bad Buddy?, 11/16
Two Groups of Divers Lost Within a Week, 10/16
Find Yourself in Deep Trouble?, 09/16
Scuba, the Sport of Grandparents!, 08/16
The Failure to Understand Your Computer, 08/16
Your Dive Travel Agent and Frequent Flyer Miles, 08/16
Flotsam & Jetsam, 07/16
A Tragically Glamorous Underwater Shoot, 07/16
Snorkels: Love 'em or Hate 'em?, 06/16
Fish & Fins, Palau Aggressor, Micronesia, 05/16
Want to Dive Cuba? How Americans Do It, 04/16
That Deep Stop Option on Your Computer, 04/16
A Death Attributed to Rental Gear, 03/16
Travel Agent or the Internet? Part I, 02/16
The Shortcomings of Winged BCs, 01/16
Class Action on Faulty Suunto Computers Continues, 01/16
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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