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Plastic Packaging And The Diving Industry, 07/2018
Disposed of single-use plastic has become a blight on this planet, with an island of plastic bigger than France now floating in the Pacific. Undercurrent asks the diving industry what it's doing about plastic packaging, to get its own house in order, and the responses are less than satisfactory. ...   Read more >>

Undercurrent Gets An Award, 07/2018
We fight the diver's corner for a better environment. Singing Field Foundation (NH) has awarded Undercurrent a grant to help towards this end. You can read about it for free here. ...   Read more >>

Tulsa Diver Bent In Cozumel Gets An Insurance Shock, 07/2018
The test of any insurance policy comes when you claim and a Tulsa couple got a nasty surprise when they tried to claim for the cost of hyperbaric treatment in a Mexican hospital. ...   Read more >>

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Red Sea Aggressor Report in Red Sea/Southern Red Sea
"Spectacular Red Sea Reefs And a Great Value"
filed Jul 22, 2018 by Sandy Falen (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 25 reports, Sr. Contributor )
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Late last year I had a “diving epiphany”: If I am going to dive the Red Sea, I’d better quit dreaming and get planning. Seven months ... ... Read more


Fluid Tahiti Plongee Report in French Polynesia/Tahiti
"TIGER shark dive, WOW!"
filed Jul 20, 2018 by John Sommerer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
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Fluid does a special tiger shark dive at Le Vallee Blanche on the north side of Tahiti. It's expensive, but it's very well operated, an... ... Read more


French Polynesia Master Report in French Polynesia/Tuamotus
"French Polynesia Master"
filed Jul 20, 2018 by French Polynesia Master (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
5 stars

From Fakarava to Rangiroa. This trip is mostly about sharks. LOTS of sharks. The Wall of Sharks, the Shark Pool, a Shark Carpet, etc. I... ... Read more


French Polynesia Master Report in French Polynesia/Tuamotus
"French Polynesia Master"
filed Jul 20, 2018 by French Polynesia Master (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
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From Fakarava to Rangiroa. This trip is mostly about sharks. LOTS of sharks. The Wall of Sharks, the Shark Pool, a Shark Carpet, etc. I... ... Read more


S/Y Philippine Siren Report in Philippines/Visayas / Malapascua
"Good diving on a boat with some problems"
filed Jul 20, 2018 by John Sommerer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 15 reports, Contributor )
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So, the good news is we saw lots of good stuff, including the famous thresher sharks at Monad Shoal (though we saw them with lots of di... ... 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:

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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