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Extreme Courage -- and a Good Nose,
cave divers' amazing rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team
, 08/2018

Can you imagine scuba diving in the narrow confines of an unfamiliar cave system with no clear surface and little or no visibility, while fighting a strong current? It's not for the faint-hearted. The world held its breath when two intrepid British cave divers went in search the dozen lost boys of the Wild Boar football team, stranded in the Thai cave. Even after they were found there was still the seemingly insurmountable hurdle to get them out safely. It took a heroic multi-national effort. We've got the whole story including why a good nose was important. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Scuba Club Cozumel Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan
"An all around Great dive destination"
filed Aug 14, 2018 by Jeanne Reeder (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 16 reports, Contributor )
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Cozumel June 2018 Once again I headed to Cozumel to dive the beautiful clear water and incredible topography. It was my 30th trip, ... ... Read more

Ocean Encounters Diving/Sunscape Report in Curaçao
"Second time at Curacao"
filed Aug 13, 2018 by Ronald Bailey (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
3 stars

[None]Came back here because price was right compared to many other places. And airfare was reasonable. Everything was the same as last... ... Read more

Aggressor Fleet Report in Maldives
"Good trip to Maldive, crew needs some work"
filed Aug 12, 2018 by jeffery moore (Experience: 101-250 dives)
3 stars

This was the 1st cruise of the Maldive Aggressor II with a new cruise director and assistance cruise director after the boat finish... ... Read more

Little Cayman Beach Resort Report in Cayman Islands
"Little Cayman Beach Resort"
filed Aug 12, 2018 by Peter O'Shaughnessy (Experience: 251-500 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

We had a Family group that returned to Little Cayman Beach Resort for a week of diving. The LCBR is a great dive resort, with nice room... ... Read more

Siladen Resort/Siladen Resort and Spa Report in Indonesia/Siladen Island, Bunaken
"Siladen Resort, Bunaken Marine Park (North Sulawesi)"
filed Aug 12, 2018 by Paul McFall (Experience: 251-500 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
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We stayed at this resort for a few days before moving on to Sorong to catch the liveaboard Dewi Nusantara. We only made two morning di... ... Read more

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Read these free articles from past issues:

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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