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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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Sunset House in Grand Cayman, 11/2018

It has been a perennial favorite with American divers for 60 years, but Sunset House is beginning to show its age and getting a bit frayed at the edges. This resort may have sentimental value, but Cayman's value is less than its other Caribbean counterparts. After experiencing some other basic resorts, they appeared downright swanky by comparison to our undercover reporter, who went there this year and tells it like it is, warts and all. Read-it-for free here. ...   Read more >>

Read This Before Plugging In, 11/2018

Plugging in electrical appliances when abroad is not just a matter of finding the right adapter. The different voltages of power in other parts of the world can have a significant effect on the success of your dive trip. Get it wrong and it's fireworks. Read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Deep Blue Diving Adventures/No resort, but packages available Report in Costa Rica/Pacific Coast
"Professional dive operation out of Playas del Coco on the west coast"
filed Dec 18, 2018 by A J Underbrink Jr (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
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Over two days, I went on two, two-tank dives. The dive boat is small (capacity ~8), but so are the groups. One day 1, we had 3 divers a... ... Read more

Dive Gaia Report in Indonesia
"Raising the bar for Liveaboards"
filed Dec 18, 2018 by gopal krishnan (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

Honestly, as the title suggests, this experience on the m/v Gaia was a very pleasant surprise compared to all the other liveaboards. Th... ... Read more

Madfish Dive/Matava Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Kadavu
"Matava Eco Resort"
filed Dec 14, 2018 by Henry O Ziller (Experience: 251-500 dives, 31 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

FLIGHTS: Denver to LAX on American, partnered with Fiji Airways so bags are checked to Nadi. Fiji Airways from LAX to Nadi then domesti... ... Read more

Taveuni Dive/Aroha Report in Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni
"Taveuni Fiji"
filed Dec 14, 2018 by Henry O Ziller (Experience: 251-500 dives, 31 reports, Top Contributor )
4 stars

Getting to Fiji from Denver: We used miles on American Airlines which is partnered with Fiji Airways. We took American to LAX then a di... ... Read more

Maui Diveshop Report in Hawaii/Maui / Molokini
"Molokini crater 2 tank dive"
filed Dec 13, 2018 by Phil Johnston (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 11 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
3 stars

My first visit to Maui & Molokini. I was pretty happy with Maui Dive Shop’s administration, they confirmed the dive through my hotel t... ... 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:

Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/2018
Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/2018
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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