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“Me Too” in the Diving Industry, 05/2018
Could there be a patriarchal or sexist attitude to female divers? Have you or do you know a female who's experienced unfortunate attitudes while abroad or even when diving at home? Do some dive guides patronize women and assume they are inexperienced divers? Worse than that, have you experienced or witnessed outright sexual harassment when diving? Doing a Scuba #Me Too was imperative. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Hamanasi/Hamanasi Resort Report in Belize/southern coast of Belize
"So good we went twice in 4 months!"
filed May 19, 2018 by Dorothy McDonald (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 20 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

We had such a good time at Hamanasi Resort that we went twice in 4 months - first during December, 2017, and again in April, 2018. ... ... Read more

Dewi Nusantara Report in Indonesia/Banda Sea to Raja Ampat
"Banda Sea to Raja Ampat"
filed May 17, 2018 by Mike (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

Would recommend the FM7 hotel for Jakarta layovers. Boat & tender crew were excellent. Weather was what was expected for time of year... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet Report in Turks and Caicos
"Aggressor in Turks and Caicos"
filed May 15, 2018 by Richard Mertz (Experience: 251-500 dives, 2 reports)
3 stars

The good: Food (special needs accommodated) Most of crew Sharks on every dive. No limits on dive ... ... Read more

Black Sands Report in Indonesia/Lembeh Strait
"Black Sands Dive Resort - Extraordinary value"
filed May 14, 2018 by Eileen J Councill (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
5 stars

We NEVER return to a resort. Black Sands is an exception and exceptional in every way. We are seasoned travelers having visited more th... ... Read more

Amira liveaboard Report in Indonesia
"Amira liveaboard"
filed May 14, 2018 by victor kenton (Experience: Over 1000 dives)
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This was my third trip on Amira, and my experience had some negative qualities. In particular, the dive guides generally under performe... ... Read more

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Read these free articles from past issues:

Sending Your Sausage Safely, 04/18
Diving in Lembeh Can Be Infectious!, 04/18
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

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