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Did Your Travel Insurance Cough Up When You Needed It?, 03/2018
Most of us take out insurance when we travel and assume that should things go wrong with our journey, any additional costs we incur will be covered by a painless reimbursement. It isn't always the case, as many Undercurrent readers have come to discover to their cost. We recommend you always read the fine print of the policy just so that you really understand the cover you pay for. You can read about examples of insurance disappointments for free here. ...   Read more >>

Editor's Pick of the month

Tropical Ice, Kindle versionTropical Ice

Written by Undercurrent's publisher Ben Davison (writing as KL Smith) and set in Belize, Tropical Ice is a story of shark-finning and reef-raping, murder and politics, on an industrial scale, with plenty of diving. You'll sense a creature's eyes on a night dive, feel the sandpaper skin of a shark on your bare back, and taste the sweat dripping off your eyebrows as you push through the underbrush on Snapper Caye.

It all takes place at Cap'n Jack's Rum Caye Dive Resort, where Jack's trying to save his failing resort with shark-feeding dives, until a body turns up in the damnedest place. You'll flip pages through surprising twists and turns that keep you glued to the text, all the way to the surprising events at the end. I sure didn't see them coming.

Tropical Ice is available online from Amazon in paperback ($14.97) or Kindle ($7.99), and in bookstores.

You can order a signed copy for $18 (proceeds go to reef conservation).

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Nautilus Explorer Report in Mexico (Western)/Socorro
"Another Excellent Trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago"
filed Mar 22, 2018 by Michael J. Millet (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 69 reports, Top Contributor )
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Dived the Revillagigedos Archipelago (RA) for the 11th time aboard a Nautilus vessel. This time on the Nautilus Belle Amie (NBA). My so... ... Read more

MV TAKA, SIDE, PNG/Solomon Master Report in Solomon Islands
"Solomon Islands and the MV TAKA/ Png solomon master/SIDE"
filed Mar 22, 2018 by Holly Bent (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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MV Taka Solomon Islands Feb 27 to March 9 2018 This was a 10-day charter aboard the MV Taka, also known as the PNG/Solomon Master o... ... Read more

Master Liveaboards Report in French Polynesia/Marquesas Islands
"Marquesas Islands - French Polynesia Master"
filed Mar 20, 2018 by David Marchese (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 10 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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RULES: Regardless of experience, Open Water certified divers are limited to 60 feet, Advanced Open Water and Rescue divers are limited ... ... Read more

Aqua TCI/La Vista Azul condo Report in Turks and Caicos
"Great family dive trip with Aqua TCI"
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Aqua TCI is owner operated by Stephanie and Bill and they pull out all the stops to make sure diving with them is a treat. Unlike other... ... Read more

Sandals Report in Bahamas
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filed Mar 18, 2018 by Bernard Dubois (Experience: 251-500 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
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[2 months ago we were in St Lucia diving with Sandals also. The diving in Nassau is quite similar. It is great for beginners. It is wel... ... Read more

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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
Enraptured or Anxious? - You're Narked, 09/17
Keep Goliath Groupers for Divers, 09/17
A Hidden Killer in Our Midst, 08/17
Tropical Ice, in paperback, 08/17
Those Internet-Based Dive Travel Websites, 07/17
Why Don't Some Divers Drop Weights in an Emergency?, 06/17
Fire Aboard a Red Sea Liveaboard, 06/17
Aldora Divers, Cozumel, Mexico, 05/17
The Pros and Cons of Shark-Feeding Dives, 04/17
Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, 03/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 02/17
Eight-Hour Ordeal for Shark Attack Victim, Craig DeWit, 02/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, 01/17
Diver Safety - It's Not Sexy!, 11/16
Assigned a Bad Buddy?, 11/16
Two Groups of Divers Lost Within a Week, 10/16
Find Yourself in Deep Trouble?, 09/16
Scuba, the Sport of Grandparents!, 08/16
The Failure to Understand Your Computer, 08/16
Your Dive Travel Agent and Frequent Flyer Miles, 08/16
Flotsam & Jetsam, 07/16
A Tragically Glamorous Underwater Shoot, 07/16
Snorkels: Love 'em or Hate 'em?, 06/16
Fish & Fins, Palau Aggressor, Micronesia, 05/16
Want to Dive Cuba? How Americans Do It, 04/16
That Deep Stop Option on Your Computer, 04/16
A Death Attributed to Rental Gear, 03/16
Travel Agent or the Internet? Part I, 02/16
The Shortcomings of Winged BCs, 01/16
Class Action on Faulty Suunto Computers Continues, 01/16
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, 9/07

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