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Updated November 20, 2015
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Special Offer for a Tax-Deductible (At Least Some of It) Cocos Island Trip
Undercurrent Could Sure Use Your Help
Ikelite Camera Housings on Sale
We’re Not Afraid to Be Critical
What You’re Missing in the November issue of Undercurrent
Snorkeling with Crocs in the Mexican Yucatan

Special Offer for a Tax-Deductible (At Least Some of It) Cocos Island Trip  November 20, 2015

Join the nonprofit Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) for one of its three 2016 dive expeditions to Cocos Island to help scientists study and protect sea turtles and sharks, while enjoying three dives a day. There’s a special 10-day “Earth Day Celebration” trip in April aboard the Sea Hunter, a 12-day trip in August, also aboard the Sea Hunter, and a 10-day trip in November aboard the Argo. TIRN is offering Undercurrent subscribers a free rash guard and a raffle ticket worth $100 for a 1-in-200 chance to win a spot aboard a future trip. Prices start at $6,135, and my accountant would find that much of that is tax-deductible. Visit or contact, and mention Undercurrent.

Undercurrent Could Sure Use Your Help  November 20, 2015

We get most of our new subscribers from divers who receive our monthly email list and then decide to subscribe to our issues. You can help us add to our email list by sending us a roster of your dive club members, your dive buddies or even your dive shop customers, as some of our subscriber/shop owners have. We never share any of our names, nor do we indicate how a name gets added to our email list. We find that 99 percent of the people who receive our email love getting updates, and many eventually become subscribers, which helps our ad-free nonprofit newsletter maintain itself. Can you help us out? Send your list to me at

Ikelite Camera Housings on Sale  November 20, 2015

Ran Mor from Mozaik Underwater Cameras just sent us this email: “Ikelite started an awesome promotion, valid until December 26, dropping their prices up to $400 on various products, including housings, ports, and strobes. It's an excellent opportunity to save on your next purchase, especially if you were looking for a more affordable option for your DSLR (there are price drops of $200 to $400 on DSLR housings.” One example we saw on Mozaik’s website: DSLR housing for a Canon EOS 1200D is marked down from $1,600 to $1,200. View the sale at

We’re Not Afraid to Be Critical  November 20, 2015

That’s why divers worldwide subscribe to us. One of them is Dave Moran, editor of the magazine Dive New Zealand, who wrote us, “Congrats on producing an excellent publication that is informative and not afraid to be critical of various diving-related businesses.” Help us keep up the good work – the detailed travel reviews, the hard-hitting investigations of the dive industry, the in-depth equipment reviews, the different angles of diving that no other publication covers (we don’t accept advertising). Your satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. Subscribe now here.

What You’re Missing in the November issue of Undercurrent  November 20, 2015

New rules for lithium-ion batteries on airplanes . . .security concerns for diving in Malaysia . . . hammerhead on the California coast: "It just kept coming at me" . . . no diver left behind: Part II - what works, what doesn't to get divers back aboard . . . anything new at the DEMA show? . . how to get batteries for your old but reliable dive computers . . . do sport divers need a Spare Air? . . . how Steve Jobs and a specific shark photo initiated a lawsuit . . . and much more.

Snorkeling with Crocs in the Mexican Yucatan  November 20, 2015

“My latest trip of a lifetime, in theory, was to be a "close-in quickie." I would fly to Cancun with a group of friends, take a van to the small town of Xcalak, near the Mexico-Belize border, then take a dive boat to Chinchorro Banks to overnight in a fisherman's shack, where we were to snorkel with American crocodiles. I wasn't so sure it would happen, but wow, do I now have the open-jaws pictures to prove it." Read our travelin' diver's trip review of snorkeling face-to-face with American crocodiles in the Yucatan, free to view on Undercurrent.

Ben Davison, editor/publisher
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