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Isla Marisol, Glover's Reef, 07/2019

Is this the most perfect island resort on the best reef in Belize? It's a place where divers are few but the fish are plenty. Our writer avows it may have the best diving in the whole of the Caribbean area. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Killed by Sharks while Snorkeling with Pigs, 07/2019

Jordan Lindsey, a 21-year-old college student from Torrance, CA, was fatally attacked by sharks while snorkeling with pigs in the Bahamas, as her mother watched in horror. There are various theories as to why this tragedy happened. You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

Prevent an Incident From Becoming a Crisis, 07/2019

If you've been diving for years, the underwater environment becomes familiar. We've forgotten the worries we had when we first learned. But the unexpected can happen in a hostile environment. Are you mentally equipped to tackle a problem before it becomes a crisis? You can read-it-for-free here. ...   Read more >>

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ScubaCaribe /Riu Karamboa Report in Africa/Boa Vista, Cape Verde
"Boa Vista, Cape Verde - easy holiday diving"
filed Jul 15, 2019 by Faye Wilde (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
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I fancied going somewhere different for a change of scenery from the Red Sea and the Canaries so opted for Cape Verde and the Island of... ... Read more

SCUBA Montserrat/Olveston House Report in General Travel/Other Locations/Montserrat
"W T H is Montserrat?"
filed Jul 8, 2019 by Bobby Munno (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 8 reports, Sr. Reviewer )
3 stars

What I wish I had known before I left home is that the dive shop only accepts CASH. SURPRISE! SCUBA operations were expensive and rud... ... Read more

Mulitple Report in Bonaire
"Four Months on Bonaire"
filed Jul 7, 2019 by Mark Magers (Experience: 501-1000 dives, 17 reports, Contributor )
4 stars

We spent several months on Bonaire, testing the hypothesis "if we can dive everyday, and economically, will we get bored?" After 4 mont... ... Read more

Scandi Divers Report in Philippines/Puerto Galara, Philippines
"Scandi Divers, great dive operation"
filed Jul 7, 2019 by Mary L. Long (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 4 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

After 20 dive trips Palau, and 10 dive trip to Indonesia, someone asked why I haven't gone to the Philippines. Good question. A diver m... ... Read more

Dive Palancar/Allegro Cozumel Report in Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Southern reefs
"Am I the only guy who tells it like it is in Cozumel?"
filed Jul 6, 2019 by Shawn McDermott (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 16 reports, Contributor )
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Am I the only guy who thinks the diving currently in Cozumel stinks? Or are you guys a bunch of newbies who think the diving there is ... ... 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:

Surviving deep underwater with nothing to breathe, 06/19
Top tips on getting good photos underwater, 06/19
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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