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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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Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/2018

American divers are prepared to travel all over the world to visit the best dive sites, and often those are ones where there are iconic shipwrecks to explore or the certainty of a close encounter with spectacular-looking sharks. Did you know there's such a site on America's doorstep? North Carolina where you will get both -- WW2 wrecks together with lots of toothy ten-foot sand tigers. You can read our intrepid contributor's opinion of the good and not-so-good experience for free here. ...   Read more >>

Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/2018

With nitrox being ever more popular and on-tap supplies now readily available, there's good reason for all divers to analyse the contents of their tanks before going diving. Don't assume it's always air in your tank. Read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Tompotika Dive Lodge Report in Indonesia/Central Sulawesi
"Amazing Service and Diving in Remote Location"
filed Oct 15, 2018 by Lisa C. Evans (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

This lodge has the best customer service I have ever experienced on a dive trip. They have a very high quality operation, and very nic... ... Read more

Maluku Explorer, formerly MV Liburan Report in Indonesia/Halmahera
"Good Liveaboard, Great Uncrowded Diving"
filed Oct 15, 2018 by Lisa C. Evans (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

Second time on this boat, with a slightly different itinerary this time. We were the only liveaboard we saw in 8 days of diving. Wher... ... Read more

Oasis Divers Report in Turks and Caicos
"Service above and beyond expectation"
filed Oct 15, 2018 by Albert Stevens (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

My wife and I look forward to diving in Grand Turks and the Oasis dive company. We have a favorite dive master, Mackie, because he real... ... Read more

Samambaia Report in Indonesia/Komodo
"Fabulous Liveaboard, Crowded but Good to Great Diving"
filed Oct 15, 2018 by Lisa C. Evans (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 21 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

This boat is relatively new, and it was beautiful, comfortable, and they had taken care of many of the small things that can bug you ab... ... Read more

Coral Divers Report in Curaçao/Kaap St. Marie
"Returning to a NEW, old friend"
filed Oct 15, 2018 by Jerome M Hobart (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 16 reports, Contributor )
3 stars

Those of you who were diving Curacao between 2002 and 2011 will remember the dive resort, Habitat Curacao. I was there in 2002 when the... ... Read more

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Undercurrent subscribers can now download the 2018 Chapbook with over 600 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:

Deadman Diving: Not A Dive Agency Product, 09/2018
Problems with Sherwood Avid BCs Still Continue, 09/2018
Extreme Courage -- and a Good Nose,
cave divers' amazing rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team, 08/18

Plastic Packaging And The Diving Industry, 07/18
Undercurrent Gets An Award, 07/18
Tulsa Diver Bent In Cozumel Gets An Insurance Shock, 07/18
MV Belize Aggressor III, Belize, 06/18
Unvarnished Truth Can Hurt But It's Still the Truth, 06/18
Oxygen Analyzers - What's New?, 06/18
“Me Too” in the Diving Industry, 05/18
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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