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Anyone here subscribe to undercurrent.org? Do you recommend??

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by GR8FUL, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. GR8FUL

    GR8FUL Nassau Grouper

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    Over the last few days of online research I've discovered several new dive-related websites, including undercurrents.org A six month subscription is $18.00, not all the money in the world & evidently they've got a money back guarantee if you're not happy with it, just wondering if anyone here subscribes and if you would recommend?

    I'm primarily interested due to other subscriber's unbiased trip reports & resort / LOB reviews found here Dive Resorts & Liveaboards Reviews Worldwide but there's also quite a bit of that available here so wondering if it's worth the subscription price?
     
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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think so. If it saves me a few dollars every few years it is worth it. Plus, there is some useful info in general. My only problem with it is the tendency to highlight via editorials and articles unverified complaints. I've met enough drama queens and sociopaths to not trust blatant one-side slams. So, if taken with some skepticism. I keep my subscription going.
     
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  3. ReadyDiverOne

    ReadyDiverOne Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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  4. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    I've subscribed to Undercurrent since the early 1980s. Good monthly newsletters. Very good, unbiased reviews of operators, liveaboards. All reviews are available to subscribers online
     
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  5. Cali_diver

    Cali_diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: California
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    Me too and I canceled my subscription this year because of the unverified attacks on businesses and people etc. I also just found I didn't need it. There are so many reviews/ blogs on line now that it isn't as important.
     
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  6. Cali_diver

    Cali_diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: California
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    Personally I believe every review done by a human is biased...
     
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  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    I don't have a subscription anymore and often think of re-subscribing.
     
  8. Protondecay123

    Protondecay123 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
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    It’s been useful for planning dive vacations and worth the money to me. There are some excellent vendors not well covered by this site that are available for review there.
     
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  9. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    Where do you get any information?
     
  10. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
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    I've been a subscriber for over 10 years, and really appreciate the objectivity of the reviews.
     

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