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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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Surviving deep underwater with nothing to breathe, 06/2019

Most diving deaths are finally due to drowning but imagine being 330-feet deep and losing your supply of breathing gas. That's what happened to oil-rig diver Chris Lemons, yet he survived for 38 minutes and lived to tell the tale. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Top tips on getting good photos underwater, 06/2019

Underwater photography has never been easier, thanks to the digital revolution. But still those new to it can get disappointing results. We list the problems and give you pointers to overcome them. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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Juliet Sailing and Diving Report in Virgin Islands/St. Croix
"Awesome Trip to St. Croix - Loved the Pier!"
filed Jun 17, 2019 by Nancy Boore (Experience: 101-250 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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My second trip with the Juliet (first time was Bimini), and I love this boat and crew! I'm planning on diving with them on an annual b... ... Read more

Dunbar Rock/Villa on Dunbar Rock Report in Honduras/Guanaja
"Top of the line concierge villa and dive operations"
filed Jun 16, 2019 by William Lombardi (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 2 reports)
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My wife and I have previously made dive trips to both Roatan and Utila, Honduras. What attracted us to the Villas at Dunbar Rock was th... ... Read more

Utila Aggressor Report in Honduras
"Roatan Aggressor now ties with Cayman Aggressor in my book!"
filed Jun 15, 2019 by Ronald JOhnson (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 6 reports, Reviewer )
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Roatan Aggressor's owner, the affable Alan Roberts captained for the week. Alan also captained aboard the Palau Aggrssor when Club Ed ... ... Read more

New Dimension Scuba/Bucanneer’s Guest House Report in Mediterranean/Malta
"Wreck Diving in Malta"
filed Jun 11, 2019 by Andrew Falconer (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 35 reports, Top Contributor )
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WRECK DIVING IN MALTA By Andrew Falconer As part of a wider trip to Europe, I spent a week on the island of Malta in the Mediterr... ... Read more

Dive into Lembeh Report in Indonesia
"Lembeh never disappoints"
filed Jun 11, 2019 by masako satake (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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This was our third visit to Lembeh Strait. I generally do not like to repeat the same locations or see the same creatures, but Lembeh h... ... 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:

How to fly for free to your dive destination, 05/19
A snorkeler gets swallowed by a whale, 05/19
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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