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Undercurrent May Issue

Is COVID-19 Especially Bad News for Divers?, 05/2020

The medical profession is still learning about the Corona-virus but when Dr Frank Hartig of Innsbruck University Clinic suggested the infection might preclude divers from carrying on their sport, diving magazines and online sites went viral. Undercurrent asked other well-informed medics for their opinions too, and the jury is still out. At the moment, we are dependent on different expert opinions and studies will only be available in a year's time. You can Read-it-for-Free here. ...   Read more >>

Australian Wildfires - We Update You on Undercurrent's Fund-raising Appeal, 05/2020

Thanks to the generous support of Undercurrent readers, we raised $52,836 from more than 300 donors to help save Australian wildlife during the horrible December and January fires. ...   Read more >>

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Adventures in Diving STX/Victoria House Report in Virgin Islands/St Croix
"EXCELLENT SERVICE FOR A WEEK OF STRESS-FREE DIVING"
filed May 7, 2021 by Rik Pavlescak (Experience: 251-500 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

I was scheduled for a trip to Little Cayman but it still isn't open, so I decided to check out St. Croix. Stumbled upon Adventures in D... ... Read more


Extended Horizons Report in Hawaii/West Maui and Lana'i
"Excellent Pro and Eco oriented Outfit both in practice and attitude"
filed May 7, 2021 by michele jacquin (Experience: 51-100 dives, 2 reports)
4 stars

[None]This was my first dive trip to West Maui. Company was recommended by Pauline at Mike Severns who goes out of Kihei. Shore d... ... Read more


Aggressor Fleet Report in Belize/Lighthouse and Turneffe
"Belize Aggressor IV, great operation"
filed May 6, 2021 by Mary McCombie (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

This was my third time on the BA IV in 18 months (and 13 of those months were during the Covid lockdown), so you might correctly infer ... ... Read more


Nautilus Undersea Report in Mexico (Western)/tropical eastern Pacific
"Some of the best diving of my life"
filed May 6, 2021 by Mary McCombie (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

As soon as I was fully vaccinated against Covid, I booked this trip. The boat was familiar to me, as it was the former Undersea Hunter ... ... Read more


Nautilus Undersea Report in Mexico (Western)/tropical eastern Pacific
"Some of the best diving of my life"
filed May 6, 2021 by Mary McCombie (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

As soon as I was fully vaccinated against Covid, I booked this trip. The boat was familiar to me, as it was the former Undersea Hunter ... ... Read more


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Read these free articles from past issues:

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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