Living Underwater, Cozumel, Mexico

The scoop on the Cozumel Reef closure Dear Fellow Diver When we heard about Cozumel’s reef closure, one of our Undercurrent writers hurried down to get the full scoop.  But, just before we were ready to go to press with our article, the closure ended.  However, he wrote an important piece detailing the closure, it’s … Read more

Sharky’s Shop, Bayahibe, Dominican Republic: a Caribbean dive trip on the cheap

Dear Fellow Diver: Sharky’s Shop, also known as ‘Shark’s Crew’, is a family-run dive center in Bayahibe. We had trawled through Undercurrent Reader’s Reports without coming to agreement apart from the location of the best diving on the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic, so we emailed every center we could, including others identified through … Read more

Dive Like Royalty Aboard the Avalon II in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen

Dive Like Royalty Aboard the Avalon II in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen                             are these the Caribbean’s last pristine reefs? Dear Fellow Diver: After nearly a half hour, no luggage emerged onto the carousel at Havana, Cuba’s José Martí International Airport. I glanced at my watch. A woman standing next to me noticed and said, … Read more

Underwater Photography: It’s Easier Than it Was But You Still Need Some Skills

At weekends, I work in a store that specializes in underwater photography equipment. We try to match products to each customer’s needs. Recently, a young woman came in to buy an underwater camera. She professed to be a professional writer intending to supply articles to diving magazines. She wanted a camera that was very straightforward … Read more