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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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Harrowing Tales From the Red Sea Aggressor I Fire, 01/2020

Just two months after the Conception fire, killing 34 souls, we were shocked to hear of the November 1 fire aboard MY Suzanna -- operating as the Red Sea Aggressor I. One American diver died. The survivors tell of errors that led to the disaster and post-disaster mismanagement that could have been avoided. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Coral Dreams Report in Panama/Pearl Islands/Islas Perlas
"Pleasant diving among stunning islands"
filed Jan 15, 2020 by Keith Willmott (Experience: 101-250 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
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This was our second trip to the Pearl Islands/Islas Perlas diving with Guillermo of Coral Dreams, after which we again dived at Isla Co... ... Read more

las galeras divers/COOEE Report in Dominican Republic/Samana
"awesome scenery"
filed Jan 15, 2020 by Michael Joest (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 35 reports, Top Contributor )
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Dom. Rep. Las Galeras, North COOEE Hotel resort again one all inclusive thing with wonderful beaches. Samana some sort of peninsula in... ... Read more

go dive bayahibe/Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace Report in Dominican Republic/Bayahibe
"tub water"
filed Jan 15, 2020 by Michael Joest (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 35 reports, Top Contributor )
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Dom. Rep. Bayahibe South For more than 30 years the Dominican Republic was sleeping in one of my drawers in the file Caribbean for the... ... Read more

Rocio del Mar Report in Mexico (Western)/Socorro
"Great New Year's week Socorro trip aboard Rocio del Mar!"
filed Jan 11, 2020 by Christopher Watt (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 14 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

First trip to Socorro and first trip on Rocio Del Mar - a big thumbs up to both. Flew Boston-LAX-SJD outbound and SJD-Phoenix-BOS inbo... ... Read more

Socorro Aggressor Report in Mexico (Western)/Socorro
filed Jan 9, 2020 by Rene Cote (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
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I choose the Aggressor franchise because most of my past experiences have been favorable; I have dived on Belize Aggressors twice, Baha... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2019 Chapbook with over 700 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:

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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