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Splash in with Splash Inn, Roatan, Honduras, 04/2019

Our undercover reporter investigates budget diving in the Caribbean that's best for beginners. Not many resorts let red-eye flyers plop right into the water, but two hours after arriving a group were off on their first dive. Read it for free here. ...   Read more >>

Catastrophic regulator failures should be rare, 04/2019

It wasn't always so and can still happen with certain models. A regulator fault left a female diver in the Solomon Islands without any air supply whatsoever, whereas every diver should know how to breathe from a free-flowing regulator. Read about it for free here. ...   Read more >>

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Argo Report in Costa Rica
"Extraordinary Diving in Liveaboard Luxury...supporting Shark Research"
filed Apr 21, 2019 by David Stoll (Experience: 251-500 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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At Cocos, an "okay" dive involves white-tip reef sharks, marble rays, and schools of reef fish. A great dive includes tuna, schools of ... ... Read more

Yap Divers/https://www.mantaray.com Report in Micronesia/YAP
"Pristine Coral, Mantas, Sharks, Great People"
filed Apr 21, 2019 by GAIL MORRIS (Experience: 251-500 dives)
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Great dive trip to Yap. My husband and I stayed at the Manta Ray Bay Resort for 10 days. We had a 3rd floor, clean, bright room, and ... ... Read more

Bastianos Lembeh Report in Indonesia
"Top notch and worth the trip"
filed Apr 20, 2019 by Jim Willoughby (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 13 reports, Contributor )
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This was a return trip to Bastianos Lembeh. Having been there in 2011. The resort has upgraded many of the rooms, adding three over th... ... Read more

Nautilus Explorer Report in Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedo islands
"Revillagigedo islands Nautilus Belle Amie"
filed Apr 16, 2019 by Jason Propsner (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 7 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
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I took a direct flight to Cabo on Delta and landed in terminal 2. I used Terramar transfers to hotel Tesoro Los Cabos. I donít recomm... ... Read more

Care Less Diving Report in Antigua
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filed Apr 13, 2019 by Dave Eagleray (Experience: 251-500 dives)
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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:

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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