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How to fly for free to your dive destination, 05/2019

An Undercurrent contributor explains how he makes multiple dive trips and has never had to pay for air-fares. It's all about the way he uses his credit cards. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

A snorkeler gets swallowed by a whale, 05/2019

The Bible tells how Jonah got swallowed by a whale. A modern-day snorkeler has a similar experience although his capture lasts a lot less long. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Magic Island and Magic Ocean/Magic Resorts Report in Philippines
"Lots of Small Stuff, and Some Big Stuff, Too"
filed May 20, 2019 by Janet Westin (Experience: 101-250 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We stayed at two sister resorts, Magic Island and Magic Ocean, which are located relatively near each other, but still require a day's ... ... Read more

Captain's Corner - Key West Report in The Continental USA/Florida Keys
"Excellent Operation!"
filed May 20, 2019 by James Wise (Experience: 26-50 dives)
5 stars

Very professional outfit. No prepayment required for making a reservation. You checkin with Leslie at the kiosk on 631 Greene St. rath... ... Read more

Bastianos Report in Indonesia/Bunaken
"A revisit"
filed May 20, 2019 by John E. Keith (Experience: 251-500 dives, 27 reports, Sr. Contributor )
4 stars

To finish our Indonesia trip (see my reviews of Papua Explorers and Papua Paradise), we went to Bastianos on Bunaken, where we had a gr... ... Read more

Gangga Divers/Papua Paradise Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"more bucket list diving"
filed May 20, 2019 by John E. Keith (Experience: 251-500 dives, 27 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

Our second stop (see my review on Papua Explorers) was Papua Paradise Eco Resort for 5 days (actually 3 days of diving). Once again, t... ... Read more

Papua Explorers Report in Indonesia/Raja Ampat
"bucket list diving"
filed May 20, 2019 by John E. Keith (Experience: 251-500 dives, 27 reports, Sr. Contributor )
5 stars

Once again, my wife and I called on Nina at Dive Adventures in Australia to set up a trip to Raja Ampat, which was at the top of our bu... ... 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:

Splash in with Splash Inn, Roatan, Honduras, 04/19
Catastrophic regulator failures should be rare, 04/19
Is Your Old Computer Still Safe?, 03/19
Why Divers Die: Part II, 02/19
Traditional Fins are Making a Comeback, 02/19
What new equipment appeared at the annual Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA) show?, 01/19
Why are divers now getting bitten by sharks in the Red Sea?, 01/19
Sunset House in Grand Cayman, 11/18
Read This Before Plugging In, 11/18
Olympus Dive Center for Sharks and Shipwrecks Galore, 10/18
Even Air Breathing Divers Should Analyse Their Gas, 10/18
Deadman Diving: Not A Dive Agency Product, 09/18
Problems with Sherwood Avid BCs Still Continue, 09/18
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

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