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Diving Guru Report in General Travel/Other Locations/Sri Lanka
"Southside Sri Lanka during the off season"
filed Nov 9, 2023 by Garry Wade Klein (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
2 stars

Did two dives in a break from a two week bus tour of Sri Lanka. Diving in Unawatuna, on the southside of Sri Lanka, in between the div... ... Read more

Argonauta Report in General Travel/Other Locations/Sardinia - Cala Gonone
"Awesome cavern diving"
filed Jul 21, 2023 by SHARA NEIDELL (Experience: 251-500 dives, 5 reports, Reviewer )
5 stars

Please do not be misled by the star ratings regarding marine life - this is truly cavern diving. Did two incredible dives. 1) Utopi... ... Read more

DeepSpot/NA Report in General Travel/Other Locations/DeepSpot Poland
"DeepSpot Poland"
filed Jul 9, 2022 by Bobby Munno (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 24 reports, Sr. Contributor )
3 stars

While visiting the in-laws in Poland, we decided on a check-out dive in Europe's deepest pool, DeepSpot, on the outskirts of Warsaw. M... ... Read more

We dive Portugal Report in General Travel/Other Locations/Lagos Portugal
"Really nice folks, fun dive, unusual fish"
filed Oct 18, 2021 by bill mashek (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 3 reports, Reviewer )
4 stars

This was not the Azores, and not tropical diving. The water temperature was around 64-67 F they supplied 7 mm wet suits which kept me... ... Read more

Sindbad Dive Club/Berenice Beach Club Report in General Travel/Other Locations/Aqaba, Jordan
"Jordan's underwater museum of military vehicles"
filed Nov 29, 2019 by David (Experience: Over 1000 dives, 2 reports)
5 stars

I had a 6 hour layover in Aqaba Jordan before returning to Israel. I had read about the Jordanian government sinking military vehicles... ... Read more Photos available

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Diving General Travel/Other Locations Articles - Liveaboards

Passengers Board, but this Aggressor Doesn't Sail, 4/24
Guadalupe Island Closing Cost Big Money Guadalupe Island Closing Cost Big Money -- Publicly Available, for liveaboard operators and some customers, 8/23
Are You Safe on a Liveaboard?, Not all liveaboards show adequate concern for your safety., 5/23

Available to the Public
South Caicos, Jupiter, St. Vincent, Cozumel, Undercurrent subscribers are traveling again, 10/21
The Tragic Tale of the Conception Fire, the cause remains unknown, 10/19
Dive Vessel Inspections: Not All Insured Liveaboards Have Been Thoroughly Checked, 10/19
Too Many Divers in Raja Ampat?, how “Instagram Tourism” is ruining dive destinations, 9/19
Dump Valves, Customs Scams, Suunto Lawsuit, your letters to the editor, 7/19
Galápagos, 6/19
Why You Had Better Confirm Your Flight Itinerary, 4/19
Caymans, Cuba, French Polynesia . . ., plus hurricanes, shark dives and two remote sites worth the trip, 11/18
No Side-Mount Tanks on Aggressors?, 6/18
A Creative Way to Create Marine Parks and the U.S. Must Step Up, 4/18
WAOW Liveaboard a Total Loss, 2/18
Misfortune Follows the Siren Fleet, is there something inherently wrong?, 1/18
Wooden Hulls, Tumble Dryers and Single Engines, 1/18
A Tax-Deductible Dive Trip, but too good to be true, 10/17
Belize, Utila, Palau, Komodo, Bonaire, Caribbean whalesharks, missing hammerheads, 6/17
Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification: Indo-Pacific, 2/16
Palau Siren Grounds and Floods, that’s five disasters for eight Siren boats in six years, 9/15
What’s Going on with the Aggressor Fleet?, $500 vouchers may not be enough to quiet complaints, 8/15
Avoid New Liveaboards for at Least a Month, 7/15
A Bad Night on the Wind Dancer, divers and crew endangered as reef rips open hull, 6/15
Snafu in the Solomons, 9/14
Choose Your Dive Boat Wisely, three Thai liveaboards sink in three weeks, 3/14
Bahamas, Hawaii, the Red Sea. . ., one Micronesia resort worth visiting, another that’s not, 7/13
Curacao, Fiji, Papua, Maui . . ., dive sites where you can expect the unexpected, 4/11
Thailand, Cocos, Hawaii, Maldives..., Thai tech dives, an easy wreck dive and El Niño’s ups and downs, 8/10
What? On a Liveaboard With No Passport?, 9/09
Great Live-Aboard Living, and our day-boat choice on Ambergris Caye, 9/05
The Next “Best Destination in the World?”, and a few not worth visiting, 8/05
Five Personal Caribbean Favorites, and summertime in Cayman, 6/02

Diving General Travel/Other Locations Articles - Land Based

Climate Changed has Damaged Reefs for Decades, when we said so, some divers kissed us goodbye, 6/24
How Should We Tip the Dive Crew? How Should We Tip the Dive Crew? -- Publicly Available, whatever makes you comfortable, 4/24
The Astounding Rate of Liveaboard Deaths, 4/24
Remembering Paul Humann, 3/24
Tipping for Divers; Part 1, will we learn from the Europeans?, 3/24
What's Happening with Liveaboards? What's Happening with Liveaboards? -- Publicly Available, caveat emptor rules, so act accordingly, 2/24
Attitude Keeps You Alive, 2/24
The Most Dangerous Thing You Will Meet is Your Boat, 2/24
Pointer Sticks - Something You Should Do Without?, 2/24
The 2023 New Orleans DEMA Show, an industry in recovery mode, 1/24
DAN Accident Insurance, 1/24
Great Diving While Saving Fish, 11/23
REEF, 11/23
Liveaboards: Fertile Ground for COVID Liveaboards: Fertile Ground for COVID -- Publicly Available, 11/23
Divers of a Certain Age Divers of a Certain Age -- Publicly Available, get your insurance and paperwork in order, 11/23
Homage to Stan Waterman, an underwater icon passes, 9/23
Is Wetpixel Breaking Bad?, the slippery slope toward fraud?, 9/23
Travel with a UK Agency, and You Won't Lose Money, 8/23
Novel Emergency Treatment for Lionfish Envenomation, 8/23
How Strong is Your Heart?, 7/23
Lend A Hand On Your Next Dive Vacation: Part II Lend A Hand On Your Next Dive Vacation: Part II -- Publicly Available, save the reefs, maybe save on taxes, 7/23
We Can Only Dream About Petit Mustique, Or can we?, 5/23
Your Travel Experiences are Important to Other Subscribers, 4/23
Insurance and the Traveling Diver: Part II, getting the right policy and making it pay, 4/23
Lend A Hand on Your Next Dive Vacation: Part I Lend A Hand on Your Next Dive Vacation: Part I -- Publicly Available, save the reefs, maybe save on taxes, 4/23
What? No PADI Solo Diving Certification Accepted?, 3/23
Surviving a Liveaboard Emergency, 3/23
Why Does Your Regulator Let You Down After Servicing?, 3/23
Those Damn Fuel Surcharges, and not much we can do about it, 3/23
Don't Hide Your Keys in the Bushes, 1/23
Stay Away from Those Propellers: The Most Dangerous Thing You Meet is a Boat, 11/22
Want to Create Great Videos with Your Action Camera?, 11/22
Hydration, Diving, and SIPE, the Killer, when too much water is a danger, 11/22
Equipment Checks to Prepare for Diving, 11/22
Don't Ignore it My Friends: COVID Preys on Traveling Divers, 9/22
Rude Divers Can Ruin Trips, thankfully, they are few and far between, 9/22
Rude Divers - a Dive Center's Perspective, 9/22
Unexplained Snorkel Deaths in Hawaii, the same issue for scuba divers, 9/22
SIPE - Be Aware of the Symptoms, 9/22
How Safe Are You From Fire?, lessons from the Allegro Cozumel Hotel fire, 9/22
Your Trip Reports Are Important, 8/22
So, Who Writes Undercurrent?, 8/22
U.S. Dive Magazine's Best Diving Destinations, reader's votes only mean they have been there, 8/22
The Perils of Travel Remain in the Time of COVID, a cautionary tale of our times, 8/22
The Perils of Coral Cuts in Tropical Climates, 7/22
Overtaken by the Race for Certification or Age?, some very experienced divers may be turned away, 6/22
Ninety-Nine Years and Counting, Stan Waterman’s camera brought scuba diving to the world, 4/22
Is an Alex Mustard Workshop Right for You?, 3/22
Your Reader Reports are Important, 3/22
Country COVID Entry Rules, 3/22
That Snorkel Can Save Your Life, 2/22
Conception Tragedy Leads to New Safety Rules, 2/22
Traveling Divers are Quarantined, and yet, no COVID testing is allowed, 2/22
The Rescue – Unmissable, 2/22
The Essential Backup Computer: Part 1, oh, are there stories to tell, 1/22
Another COVID on Liveaboard Story: Hope for the Best and be Prepared for the Worst, 1/22

Available to the Public
Dive Travel in the Time of Coronavirus, when the passengers and crew test positive, 11/21
The Valerie Taylor Story, 11/21
The Ugly American Unmasked, on divers respecting and protecting others, 11/21
Be Concerned About the Guy Across the Aisle, 10/21
Your Reader Reports Have Never Been More Important, 10/21
Guidelines for Divers to Avoid Spreading Coral Disease, 10/21
Did COVID-19 Cost You Money in Lost Reservations?, dive businesses keep money with the weakest excuses, 10/21
Put Your Fins On Last and Avoid Taking a Tumble, 10/21
Freak Needlefish Accident, 10/21
Getting There and Covid Restrictions, 9/21
Vaccinated and Wonder If it’s Safe to Travel?, risks to consider and mitigate, 9/21
Back in the Water Again, and a look at the options for dive travel, 7/21
Plenty of Tales of Woe Among Traveling Divers, Paid for a trip? Don’t set your heart on a refund, 5/20
Airline Ticket Refunds; It’s the Law!, 5/20
Can You Trust Your Dive Guide?, are they as careful and responsible as they should be?, 5/20
Have You Ever Surfaced and Been Lost?, sensible divers take steps to avoid it, 5/20
Is it Bad News for Divers Who Suffer COVID-19?, could the effects have contraindications for diving?, 5/20
What’s With the Star Chart?, 4/20
Stranded in Honduras: Our Utila Escape, how two American divers struggled to get home, 4/20
Diving, Travel, Coronavirus, Chaos, What’s happening to the traveling diver and our destinations?, 4/20
Refunds on Flight Tickets?, 4/20
Letters to the Editor: Too Much Weight to Dive?, 4/20
Movies for Divers Stuck at Home, 4/20
Jellyfish Mucus Found to be a Cause of Sea Itch, 3/20
Goliath Groupers: Better in the Water than on the Plate, 3/20
The Excess Weight We Carry, should dive operators reject high BMI, plus-size divers?, 3/20
Why You Need Medical Evacuation Insurance, 3/20
Coronavirus – Will it Affect Your Dive Travel Plans?, some thoughts to help you decide whether to embark, 3/20
Kids’ Sea Camp, 2/20
The Best Traveler’s Diarrhea Drug, unaffordable in the U.S. so turn to Canada, 2/20
A Template for Liveaboard Safety Precautions, From the Undersea Hunter fleet, 2/20
The Ins and Outs of Trip Insurance, if you’re over 70, DAN think you’re too old for coverage, 2/20
Diving and Politeness: Be Patient and Take Your Place in Line, 2/20
Lithium-ion Battery Safety: Industry Experts Give Their Points of View, 1/20
U.S. Coast Guard Regulations under Criticism in Wake of the Conception Tragedy, 1/20
Your Dive Boat Sinks Before You Get There, and DAN’s Elite Travel Policy does not cover it, 11/19
The Etiquette of Tipping on Dive Trips: Part II, are Americans just good tippers or total suckers?, 11/19
The Potential of a Liveaboard Fire, how to protect yourself, 11/19
The Picture of His Life, Yonatan Nir and what lay behind his film of Amos Nachoum, 11/19
Bringing Underwater Camera Gear to Dive in Mexico?, it just may cost you, 10/19
Not Getting Enough Time Underwater?, 10/19
Recent Deaths Highlight the Risks for Older Divers, 9/19
The Dive Trip Tipping Conundrum: Part I, is there an etiquette?, 9/19
Is PADI Diver Training Adequate?, there’s more to diving than simply getting a C-card, 9/19
A Tragic Accident Brings a Reminder for Safe Travel, 8/19
For Some Divers, Waiting Only 24 Hours before Flying Is Not Enough Time, 8/19
Beware of False Prophets on Your Dive Trips, instructors and other experts are not always right, 8/19
How Good Are You at Knowing if a Diver Is Drowning?, 8/19
Divers Find the Last Slave Ship, 7/19
Can You Handle A Crisis Underwater?, or are you toast if something unexpected happens?, 7/19
PADI Buys America’s Two Biggest Dive Magazines, 7/19
Want to Buy a Dive Center or Liveaboard?, we found a few, if you’re looking for something new to do, 7/19
Why Does Explorer Ventures Still Have a Fuel Surcharge?, 6/19
Are We Americans Good Tippers or Just Total Suckers?, 6/19
How You Can Get Great Underwater Pictures, start raw, stalk your subject, and more tips, 6/19
Top Tips from Other Dive Photo Pros, 6/19
The Mission to Save Our Oceans By Next Year, how one dive company is convincing others to dump plastic, 6/19
There’s an Easier Way to Dump Air from Your BC, 5/19
By Land or by Sea: What Makes for the Best Diving?, 5/19
Reader Reports: Easier to Write, and Now with Photos, 5/19
Got any Tales of Unexpected Dive Travel Bills?, 5/19
Yes, Sport Divers Get PTSD, Too, here’s how to determine whether you’re in that bunch, 5/19
Fly for Free to Your Dive Destination, how to play the credit card points game, 5/19
Your Letters to the Editor, health hazards, airline issues and divemasters’ responsibilities, 5/19
Technical Diving: Is It For You?, “nobody had any problems using air at 180 feet”, 4/19
Lessons from My Wife’s Snorkeling Death, and why I suspect her mask as the culprit, 4/19
Is Menopause a Cause of the Bends?, 3/19
Getting To and Around Baja California, 2/19
Want Your Own Fiji Shark?, 2/19
What Is Undercurrent’s “Caribbean Scale?”, 2/19
Diver Scallops? Give Me a Break, 2/19
Save Money on Baggage. Fees: Pack with a Purpose, 1/19
Random Thoughts on Dive Travel Glitches, avoiding cramped cabins, airport issues and nighttime noises, 1/19
Why Divers Die: Part I, being lazy, getting fat and succumbing to panic are big factors, 1/19
Confused about Lithium Batteries?, 1/19
Is This Diver Carrying too Much Weight?, 11/18
Read This Before Plugging In Your Dive Camera, 11/18
The Craziest Things You’ve Seen on Dives, poop, sex toys and, of course, crazy divers, 11/18
Pirates of Papua New Guinea, 10/18
Who Are You Calling Rude?, our readers sound off on the most offensive divers, 10/18
Pirates of the Caribbean, 9/18
Help Indonesia Recover from Earthquake Disaster, 9/18
Fitness, Diving and Dehydration, how not to mix these three things in the wrong combination, 9/18
How Travelin’ Divers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprints, 9/18
In Praise of Liveaboards, why it’s more than just the diving that makes them better, 9/18
Not All Magnifying Glasses Will Spot Critters, 8/18
Just How Much Is a Bar, Anyway?, 8/18
A Single Drop of Sunscreen Can Kill Coral, yet Reef Safe’s manufacturer continues to market the killer, 8/18
Who Are the Rudest Divers?, the slow ones? or those who have to wait for them?, 8/18
A Caribbean Influx of Deadly Weed, 7/18
The Soul of a Fish Monger, the smartest critter spared from the grill, 7/18
Our 10,000th Reader’s Report, 7/18
Blubber For SEALs and Penguin Feathers, 7/18
Unvarnished Truth Can Hurt But It’s Still the Truth, 6/18
Your Battery Charger: a Real Risk of Liveaboard Fire, 5/18
Undercurrent Subscribers Set a Guinness Record: The Oldest Couple Diving, 5/18
“MeToo” in the Dive Industry, it’s still more like being the “Second Sex” for many women divers, 5/18
No Safety Sausage? Toss Water!, 5/18
When Diving Disappoints, and big animals are a no-show, 4/18
More Views on AOW Certifications, get the cert, save the grief!, 4/18
Underwater Bullies, 3/18
Liability Waivers and the Dive Professional, top lawyers give an insight into the legalities, 3/18
Woman Divers – Have You Had a “Me Too” Moment? We Need Your Thoughts, 3/18
Liveaboard Trip Canceled 24 Hours before Departure, and it’s a struggle to get fair compensation, 3/18
Diving and Hepatitis C: Know the Facts, 2/18
Diviac Goes to PADI, 2/18
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Warranties, where did my Aeris warranty go?, 2/18
Don’t Skimp on the Oxygen, 1/18
A Kauai Frogfish Follow-Up, letters from Hawaii and what you thought, 1/18
A New Tip on Avoiding a Cold that Could Ruin Your Dive Trip, 11/17
Hey, Divers, Don’t Eat the Reef Fish, 11/17
Will Your Liveaboard’s Insurance Cover Your Loss?, many will, some may not, 11/17
If You Make a Mistake …, don’t be afraid to talk about it, 11/17
Are Hurricanes Damaging Your Dive Plans?, consecutive storms wreck Caribbean infrastructure, 10/17
Ear Infections and the ProEar Solution, 10/17
Is It Time To Hang Up Our Fins?, If you’re in shape, 80 is the new 60, 10/17
Bali Disaster Pending?, 10/17
Divemaster or Dive Guide?, 9/17
Is It One Up, All Up?, it could be a matter of life and death, 8/17
Online Dive Trip Booking Portals: Part II, they fall far short on personal service, 8/17
Those Internet-Based Dive Travel Websites, what they mean for you and the industry, 7/17
Use the 24-Hour Rule to Your Advantage, 7/17
Don’t Wash a Wound with Sea Water, 7/17
Finding Your Way Aided by a Compass, an item of equipment that’s often overlooked, 7/17
What Do You Have in Your Dive Bag?, better to have it and not need it, 7/17
Don’t be a Diving Heart Attack Victim, 6/17
Tropical Ice, 6/17
Fancy Buying a Dive Resort Operation in the Sun?, it’s not for the faint-hearted!, 6/17
That Kosrae Dive Resort Lottery Winner, 6/17
Why Don’t Some Divers Drop Weights in an Emergency?, 6/17
Tropical Ice, an Eco-thriller, if you like Undercurrent, you’ll love this, 5/17
Are You a Wreck Diver or a Liveaboard Diver?, either way, it’s not a bedroom, it’s a cabin, 5/17
Have You the Proper Travel Documents?, 4/17
Award Winning Scuba Travel Guides, 4/17
Coral Cuts Can Be Costly, 4/17
The Pros and Cons of Shark-Feeding Dives, our readers respond, 4/17
Does Human Interaction Affect Shark Behavior?, 4/17
Download the Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism Guide, 4/17
A Pocket Guide for Diving in Southeast Asia, 4/17
Woes Aboard the Sri Lanka Aggressor, and it’s out of business, 4/17
Kill ’em but Don’t Feed ’em?, a campaign to ban shark feeding!, 3/17
Three More Popular Wrecks Lost Forever, 3/17
Toilet Paper, Dirty Money, Tiny Cockroaches, Undercurrent subscribers tell it like it is, 3/17
Tweaking the Inwater Recompression Protocol, medical experts share concerns about safety, 3/17
A Day in the Chamber and I Wasn’t Bent, 3/17
Those Dreaded Liability Waivers, a reminder that the risk is all yours, 3/17
You’d Better Have Blank Pages in that Passport, 2/17
Disintegrating Dive Gear, 2/17
Sri Lanka Aggressor Postscript, 2/17
That Devil Gas Is Not So Dangerous!, putting the myths to rest, 2/17
Coming Soon: Texting While Diving, 2/17
Rigid Rules for Flying with Lithium Batteries, 1/17
Stay Away from that Propeller!, 1/17
Getting Your Teeth into Scuba, 1/17
Would You Opt For In-Water Recompression?, when remote dive sites mean there’s no alternative, 1/17
A Legal Opinion on Liability Waivers, does the Hambrook Case Make a Difference?, 1/17
An Appeal by a Shark Lover, 1/17
Six Deaths in Five Days Call for Tougher Aussie Standards, 1/17
Those Little Blue Pills Offer Risk to Male Divers, 1/17
The Terror of the Irukandji, is a tiny invisible jellyfish the most lethal?, 1/17
Get Off the Air, Will You?, it’s time to dive with nitrox, 1/17
Chip Your Dive Bag, 11/16
Travelin’ Diver’s Chapbook, 11/16
Diver Safety – It’s Not Sexy!, but safety planning kills the angst, 11/16
Underwater Statues and Sculpture Parks, visit an art gallery while diving, 11/16
Assigned a Bad Buddy?, it happens to all of us some time, 11/16
When Your Liveaboard Doesn’t Go Where It Promised, and makes excuses about it, 11/16
Skimming the Tip Pool, possible pitfalls of group gratuities, 11/16
Stop Using Zeagle Grace and Zeagle Element BCDs Immediately, 10/16
Managing Dive Trip Expectations, more readers report and tell it like it is, 10/16
When You’re Underwater, You Can Become a Client Scientist, 10/16
What Do Fish Know? More Than You Can Ever Imagine, 10/16
Bad Weather Can Happen, but should you pay for dives so canceled?, 10/16
Your Dive Travel Agent and Frequent Flyer Miles, 8/16
Scuba, the Sport of Grandparents!, 8/16
Mosquitoes and Malaria, Too many divers ignore the threat, 8/16
Deep Vein Thrombosis and Decompression Sickness, 7/16
Cuba Tips, 7/16
Yes, Sexism in the Diving Industry Exists, a famous female cave diver examines the subject, 6/16
All About a Bag, 6/16
Vinegar for your Salty Gear, 6/16
Reader Report Power, 6/16
Snorkels: Love ’em or Hate ’em?, mixed feelings about snorkels for scuba, 6/16
Travel Agent v Internet - Part III, 5/16
Effective Product to Stop Dangerous Jellyfish Stings, 5/16
Want To Dive Cuba?, How Americans Do It, 4/16
Travel Agent or the Internet? Part II, which option gives you a better dive trip overall?, 4/16
Burn Your Mask: Dealing with Those Annoying Foggy Lenses ... and a Last Resort Trick, 4/16
More about Wetsuits, 4/16
Find Your Diving Canceled?, there’s weather and whether they have enough customers, 3/16
A Death Attributed to Rental Gear, 3/16
Why are Dive Boats Still Making Fuel Surcharges?, 3/16
Diving Safer as We Age, learning from the deaths of diving friends, 3/16
What Rats Can Tell Us about Drinking, Diving and DCS, 2/16
Travel Agent or the Internet? Part I, which option gives you a better dive trip overall?, 2/16
Bad Divemasters, Shark Scares . . ., and why you shouldn’t bring “dirty” dollars overseas, 1/16
The Hazards of Diving Choppy Waters, 1/16
New Rules for Lithium-Ion Batteries on Airplanes, 11/15
Security Concerns for Diving in Malaysia, 11/15
Getting Batteries for Old But Reliable Dive Computers, 11/15
Rest in Peace, Gladys Howard, 10/15
Shark Bytes, 10/15
Is Your Camera Hurting Marine Life?, the effect of strobe and flash lighting on animals, 10/15
DAN’s Underwater Drone for Solo Divers, 9/15
This Sunscreen May Indeed Have No Effect on Marine Life, 9/15
How to Breathe Underwater, or, how to master the “dive deeper, breathe slower” approach, 7/15
Brutal Murder of Stuart Cove’s Dock Manager, Bahamas’ crime rate is far higher than NYC or Chicago, 6/15
Heart Health in Older Divers, are stress tests and defibrillators really that helpful?, 5/15
The Dive Hood, Your Head and Heat Loss, 5/15
That Dream Trip Can Be Reality, finding reasonably priced places with less-stressful travel, 5/15
Petit Mustique Diving Lodge, ultimately, the joke was on me, 5/15
Don’t Count on Getting That Dive Trip Deposit Back, 4/15
How Do You Handle a Bully on the Boat?, the debate continues, 4/15
What’s a Heated Vest, and Should You Buy One?, 3/15
We Need Your Reader Reports, 3/15
How Is Your Dive Insurance in an Emergency?, advice to consider when you’re diving far from home, 2/15
Yes, Let’s Scrap the Lifetime C-Card, 2/15
Where to Go Diving -- and When, seasons change, and so does the weather at dive spots, 1/15
The 2015 Travelin’ Diver’s Chapbook, what caught my eye, 12/14
Egypt? Now? Yes!, 11/14
Smartphone Apps to Add Before the Next Dive Trip, 11/14
Are You Too Old to Dive?, or do some dive operators just practice age discrimination?, 11/14
What to Do with Camera Batteries on Flights, 10/14
Choosing a Safe Liveaboard, don’t just pick one for the large cabin and camera room plugs, 10/14
The Dangers Above the Surface, don’t “take a trip” while on your dive trip, 9/14
Getting Into Deep, a fascinating read about freediving and big-animal behavior, 9/14
Fish-Mauling Divemasters, stand up and speak out against divers who harass marine life, 9/14
Drop the Dive Travel Weight: Part II, how to pare down your clothes and gear to just one bag, 8/14
Other Dive Travel Groups, specialized dive trips for those who don’t want the norm, 7/14
Help a Wounded Warrior Learn How to Dive, 7/14
Drop the Dive Weight: Part I, shed the pounds -- and costs -- of lugging your dive gear abroad, 7/14
Stuff to Soothe Your Soul During a Hellish Trip, 7/14
What’s the Price of an Air Fill? Pretty Cheap, 7/14
Let Someone Else Plan Your Dive Trip for You, 6/14
The Case for Downloading Your Dives, but then again, why bother?, 6/14
You’re Flippant and Disrespectful, Ben Davison, readers’ thoughts about dietary issues and diving, 6/14
Another Diver Kidnapping Near Sipadan, 5/14
The Perils of Dive Travel, missed flights, travel agents and (egads!) gluten-free requests, 3/14
Can Nitrox Damage Blood Vessels?, 3/14
The Perils of Deep Air Diving, how narcosis affects memory and thought processing, 3/14
Dive Trip Party Poopers, those include holidays, cold water, smokers and karaoke, 2/14
Travel Tips & Helpful Dive Hints: Part I, how to avoid cockroaches, cyclones and a lack of local currency, 1/14
The Top 10 Dive Resorts -- for Non-Divers, Perhaps, 1/14
Travel Tips for Long-Haul Flights, how to spend less on -- and survive -- grueling dive trips overseas, 11/13
Sunscreens that Protect Divers as well as Reefs, 10/13
How to Avoid a Flight from Hell, it often boils down to how you book your plane tickets, 10/13
Shark Baiting and Feeding, what’s so wrong with it, John Bantin asks, 7/13
Lost Your PADI Card? How to Avoid the $37 Fee, 7/13
Fiji Airways: A Major Link in the Shark Fin Trade, 6/13
What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip: Part II, tips about tipping by the pros, 6/13
“Now I Can Pig Out on Trips with Less Guilt”, 6/13
What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip: Part I, and the myriad of factors that determine the amount, 5/13
Flying to Micronesia? Options to Avoid United, 4/13
Five Websites That Makes Dive Travel Easier, 4/13
Maiden Dive Boat Trips: Another Liveaboard Owner’s Point of View, 1/13
Maiden Voyage on a New Dive Boat? Forget It, especially if you want Nitrox and air conditioning, 10/12
Is a Caribbean Cruise for Serious Divers?, 9/12
More Etiquette from the Scuba Snobs, additional rules for you to dive by, 9/12
Fiji Airlines’ Abysmal Service, 7/12
Taking Kids on Your Next Dive Trip, where to take them, how to keep them entertained, 5/12
Kid-Friendly Dive Resorts, 5/12
Blissed Out or Hotwired?, how the Internet screws up dive vacations, 5/12
What to Do with Smoking Divers, do they have a right to light up on a liveaboard?, 4/12
Why You Should Skip Trip Insurance, 4/12
How Divers Can Give Back: Part II, more ways to make your dive trips count, 4/12
A Trip Insurance Update, 3/12
Flying After Diving: A Threat Worse than the Bends, 3/12
When Crew Disrespects Your Gear, what to do when your equipment gets broken or lost, 3/12
How Divers Can Give Back: Part I, and your dive trip may be tax deductible, 2/12
Bonaire, Caymans, China. . ., a dangerous Baja dive shop, and what, no octopus for your buddy?, 1/12
Insurance for Your Next Dive Trip, why you probably shouldn’t leave home without it, 1/12
The Nautilus Lifeline Finally Ships, and how a little openness can prevent PR headaches, 11/11
Scuba Snobs’ Guide to Dive Etiquette, the formerly unspoken rules for good divers to live by, 11/11
A Tale of Three Fees, 10/11
Turks & Caicos, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, plus advice about Mabul diving and your passport pages, 10/11
I Can See Clearly Now ... Underwater, contacts, lens inserts, prescription mask or magnifying glass?, 9/11
Want Lower Baggage Fees? Book Through a U.S. Dive Travel Agency, 9/11
The Trials and Tribulations of Dive Travel, and a couple sweet Bonaire B&B’s, 8/11
Litigation: The Dive Industry’s Biggest Threat?, viewpoints by a British dive gear maker and an American lawyer, 7/11
Is it Time for an American Recreational Scuba Divers Association?, 6/11
“Taxes,” “Fees” and Just Plain Bribes Divers Face, smile, negotiate, and pony up, 6/11
Breathing From Liquid: Is Diving’s Holy Grail Here?, 6/11
In Case a Stingray City Denizen Bites off Your Hand, 5/11
Cocos, Fiji, Roatan, Yucatan, and why you shouldn’t rely solely on travel agents, 5/11
Traveling Divers Should Consider “Global Entry”, 5/11
Beating Baggage Fees for Dive Gear, Indo-Pacific dive trips are the worst –- but you can lower costs, 5/11
Cure Jet Lag Without Drugs, 4/11
The Divemaster’s Take on Tipping, 4/11
In Search of Undiscovered Diving, Panama, no; Mozambique, yes, 11/10
Saipan, Statia, Lake Malawi, Key Largo..., reports from the back of beyond from “undercover” readers, 7/10
Little Cayman, Maui, Grenadines…, overlooked, misunderstood dive sites worth mentioning, 6/10
How A Diver Stumped Airport Security, 5/10
Do You Think Local Diving is Boring?, then here’s how to change it, 5/10
Local Dive Highlights: Graveyards, Shark Teeth, Bowling Alleys, 5/10
Bonaire, Orlando, Mexico..., dive sites with wild conditions, big fish and Disney World tourists, 3/10
Two Other Takes on Protesting a Dive Release, 1/10
$350 to Fly with a Pony Bottle?, 1/10
Lying About Your Health Could Be Lethal, our medical expert tells you why you shouldn’t fib to dive shops, 1/10
Taking Your Cell Phone Diving: Dumb Idea or Good Safety Tool?, 1/10
Skip the Travel Vest, Just Wear Your BCD, 1/10
Reader Advice for Not Getting Lost at Sea, 1/10
A Smart Way to Beat Airline Carry-on Restrictions, 10/09
Why Nitrox Costs So Much, and why you never get it free, 10/09
Is It Worth Protesting a Dive Release You Don’t Like?, 9/09
Caribbean, Hawaii, Indonesia, Red Sea…, hidden travel charges, Hawaiian fish, and a good Caribbean site, 8/09
Is That Overseas Dive Destination Safe to Visit?, 8/09
Divers, You’re Not Using Enough Sunscreen, 7/09
Go Where No Diver Has Gone Before, try diving from a kayak, 7/09
Passport Tips for Traveling Divers, 7/09
Why You Need Trip Insurance Now, dive companies closing, job layoffs, flu pandemics - - what’s next?, 6/09
“This Industry Isn’t Run By Divers Anymore”, reader feedback from sport divers and industry professionals, 5/09
Organizing a Group Dive Trip: Part II, handling group discounts, deposits and important details, 5/09
Extra Costs on Your Next Dive Trip: Part II, missed dives, tips and fuel surcharges, 4/09
Creating One Big Happy Group Dive Trip, 4/09
Thinking About a Dive Trip?, a few money-saving updates, 3/09
Cabo, Cozumel, Dominica, Naples, Some good finds, but what’s with the bad customer service?, 2/09
Downward Dogs Can Improve Your Diving, 10/08
Bahamas, B.V.I., Ontario, Roatan…, the good, bad and ugly in dive resorts, boats and service, 10/08
When There’s Not Enough Divers, what dive operators do about it, for better or for worse, 10/08
Drinking and Diving: How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?, 10/08
How Divers Will Never Be Lost Again, new personal GPS device still working out the kinks, 10/08
A Second Look at Dive Boat Engine Exhaust, 9/08
Divers, Sign Your Life Away: Part II, warning: this release may be harmful to your lawsuit’s health, 9/08
Can You Make Any Changes to a Dive Release?, 9/08
A Few Good Deals For Divers, all-inclusive dive weeks starting at $660, 8/08
Introducing Our New Online Divers Forum, 8/08
Divers, Sign Your Life Away: Part I, warning: this release may be harmful to your lawsuit’s health, 8/08
Are Your Dive Photos Worthy of a Book?, this diver thought so -- and published his own, 8/08
Three Caribbean Hubs That Leave Your Dive Bags Behind, 7/08
The Last Word on Dive Tipping, rules for American divers maybe even I can observe, 7/08
Tipping on Dive Trips: Part II, how tips tie into the global economy, 6/08
What Happens If You Miss the Boat?, 6/08
The Frequent-Flyer Diver, 5/08
Proper Liveaboard Hygiene, 5/08
Tipping on Dive Trips: Part I, how much do you tip, and to whom?, 5/08
Dealing with “Difficult” Divers, a former liveaboard captain’s perspective on customer service, 4/08
Oh, Did We Mention the Fuel Surcharge?, and can divers do anything about it, even if they paid in full?, 4/08
New Travel Rules for Dive Gear Batteries, 2/08
A Major Risk: When the Dive Operator Doesn’t Take Plastic, 2/08
Readers’ Diving Tips, 2/08
Diver Car-Rental Scam in Cozumel, 1/08
Diving, The Rich Person’s Sport, a stroll through the DEMA convention, 1/08
Belize, Palau, South Carolina and More, dive operator charges 50% cancellation for bad weather, 10/07
The Skinny on No-See-Ums, avoid being bugged by their bites, 9/07
Is the Travel Info You Need Online?, some dive resorts don’t list all your costs on their Web sites, 8/07
Safety Concerns on Liveaboard Boats, 8/07
When You Decide To Go It Alone, trip tips for divers traveling solo, 7/07
South Pacific, South Caicos, Sudan, Utila, the good, the bad, the bargains and the overpriced, 6/07
The Costs of Dive Shop Travel, 5/07
Bonaire, California, Fiji, New Liveaboards, where to stay, what to avoid, 4/07
The Hidden Costs of Dive Travel, 4/07
Multiple Flights after Diving, 3/07
The Joy of Freediving, for scuba veterans seeking a new thrill, 3/07
You've Come a Long Way, Nitrox, what the latest stats show, 3/07
Infection Warning, 2/07
Kids Sea Camp, Curacao, good for parents and grandparents, too, 2/07
Cuba, Bonaire, Belize... , and a clever thief in Curacao, 1/07
How to Go Diving with Nondiving Kids, 8/06
Diving the World, 8/06
Fine New Destinations, And slipping old popular destinations, 7/06
Kiribati, Yeah; Kri, Nay, important updates for dive travelers, 5/06
Scuba Coiba, Santa Catalina, Panama, still unspoiled ... for now, 3/06
Passport Puzzles, 8/05
Taking a Caribbean Cruise on a Ship of Thousands?, tips on getting good diving in any port, 7/05
Do a Little Touring Too, 3/04
New Dive Destinations, Part II, from our fearless subscribers, 8/03
New Dive Destinations, from our fearless subscribers, 7/03
Skinny Dipping Scuba, 6/03
The Scubascam Lingers On, 6/03
Essential Dive Books, 5/03
Those New Baggage Requirements, how to protect your gear and your film, 3/03
The Reality of Dive Travel, 3/03
Another Packing Peril, 3/03
Travel Safety in the Age of Terrorism, Bali? The Red Sea? The Philippines?, 2/03
New Dive Possibilities, New Ripoffs, alerts from our readers, 8/02
Can't Pay with Plastic?, tell them to “use it or lose it”, 7/02
Dripping Ceilings, Peanut Allergies, an Honest Man, what our readers have to say, 5/02
Diver Dies from Blood Clot During Flight, 4/02
Picking Up the Pieces: The Misadventures of Tropical Adventure s, 3/02
Readers Lose Money with Scubacan, do we have a scuba scam here ?, 2/02
Dive Trip Tipping Nearly Universal, -- but there ’s disagreement on the amounts and recipients, 1/02
Divers Left Floating As Agencies Go Bankrupt, travel insurance no longer helps, 1/02
Travel Insurance in a Time of Terrorism, 10/01
Dive Travel in These Turbulent Times, random thoughts as we go to press, 10/01
The Best 2002 Live-Aboard Cruise, 9/01
When A Travel Agent Sticks To “Its Rules”, “standard” business practice is lousy business practice, 8/01
Thumbs Down:, 7/01
Boiling Seas, Bleached Coral, and Butt Cut Short s, tips for the live-aboard lifestyle, 6/01
Marine Parks, Arrogant Management, Seven-Mile Beach, Important updates in land-based operations, 4/01
Made a deposit then stayed home?, ... and the resort kept your money?, 2/01
The travel agent/wholesaler link, 2/01
Asia On The Cheap, 10/00
When Your Guide Is Asleep At The Wheel, bum trips from our reader's logs, 9/00
Live-Aboard Lowdown, readers report on new craft, small ops, and boats that save a buck, 8/00
Publisher's Picks & Pans, hot spots and new spots, 7/00
Frequent Flier Finesse, airline mile strategies that pay off, 6/00
Phony Ad Wrecks Vacation, 2/00
Local Chamber Fees, who collects them? and do they help?, 10/99
The Trouble with Going to Bonaire and Curaçao, getting there is the hardest part, 7/99
Travel Updates, 6/99
Editor's Picks and Nixes, the good, the bad, and the ugly, 5/99
Boot Camp for Divers, Learning Cavern Diving in Florida, 5/99
Caribbean Hurricane Planning, 3/99
Editor's Travel Notes, 3/99
Editor's Notes, on DEMA, travel, and trouble, 2/99
Picks and Nixes of ‘98, a preview of the 1999 Chapbook, 10/98
Hidden Costs of Travel, whopping unexpected taxes, 8/98
Travelin' Diver's Update, You don't always get what you want, 7/98
Airlines Graded, 9/97
Melatonin: A Cure for Jet Lag?, 4/97
Tipping the Boat, How to reward friends and make enemies, 4/97
The Price of Solitude, Do you have to share quarters?, 4/97
Dive Gear Carry-Ons, 10/95
Sea Safaris' Problems, 4/95
DEMA Travel, 3/95
Dive Travel Specialists, 10/94
Where's the Snorkel?, 3/94
Tipping Practices, Should You Tip at a Dive Resort or on Liveaboard?, 3/93
1980 Travel Reports From Our Readers: Part III, 3/81
From Our Readers' Travel: Part II, 1/81
From Our Readers Travel: Part I, 11/80
The Clubs Mediterranee, Best For Beginners And Diving Dilettantes, 1/80
Critical Review Of Worldwide Diving:, Reports From Our Readers, 10/79
Critique of World-wide Dive Sites, #NAME?, 11/78
Critique of World Wide Dive Sites, An update from our readers, 6/78
Critique of World-Wide Dive Sites, An Update from our Readers, 11/77
Critique of World-wide Diving, Part III, A summary of readers' experiences., 6/77
Critique of World-wide Diving, Part II, A summary of readers' experiences., 5/77
A Critique of World-wide Diving: Part I, A summary Of readers' experiences., 4/77

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