Bluegrass Dive Club
Lexington, Kentucky

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Newsletter

UNDERCURRENTS is the official newsletter of the Bluegrass Dive Club and is distributed monthly to all members, local dive shops and guests. Members subscribe here. Guests/Non-members subscribe here.

The newsletter is distributed in electronic format only.  A very limited number of hard copies will be mailed only to members who cannot receive e-mail. The newsletter is distributed in PDF format.  You will need the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® in order to view the newsletter.  It is available free directly from Adobe.  It has become the de-facto standard for exportable documents from many sources so we recommend that you download and install this reader.  Click here ===>

The archived copies of 2001 and all future newsletters are in PDF format.  The 1999 and 2000 archived newsletters are in Microsoft® Word® format.

Click on the UNDERCURRENTS issue of interest (below) to view.  All issues will usually contain an address from the club president; Minutes of the prior meeting; Club calendar; Event updates; etc.  The purpose of making older newsletters available is for the educational articles (Bold type) and Humor (Not bold type) which remain of value.  Special announcements will be in red and will be removed upon expiration.

Date

Highlights

September, 2017 Safety Corner - DAN's Smart Guide to Travel
August, 2017 Safety Corner - What If the Dive Boat Leaves You Behind?
July, 2017 Safety Corner - Can a Test Reveal Who Is More Susceptible to Deco Sickness?
June, 2017 Safety Corner - Motion Sickness: Salty & Sage Advice on an Age-Old Problem
May, 2017 Safety Corner - 7 Scuba Safety Tips You Won't Learn in Dive Training
April, 2017 Safety Corner - Buoyancy Calculator: How to Figure Out How Much Weight You Need for Diving
March, 2017 Safety Corner - Pack Smart
February, 2017 Safety Corner - PADI's Order of Priority for Low-on-Air/ Out of Air Emergency Procedures
January, 2017 Safety Corner - Getting Your Scuba Gear Ready For Spring
December, 2016 Safety Corner - Ask an Expert: Is it OK to Drink After a Dive?
Pics This Month - Grand Cayman trip curtest of John Geddes and Jim Lacy
November, 2016 Safety Corner - Beyond Basics: An In-Depth Look At Scuba Safety Stops
Pics This Month - More Roatan trip courtesy of Noel Hall
October, 2016 Safety Corner - What is Zika Disease
Pics This Month - Roatan trip courtesy of Noel Hall
September, 2016 Safety Corner - Cardiac Health & Your Risk of Death While Diving
Pics This Month - From the Annual BGDC Pig Roast at the McCann's home
August, 2016 Safety Corner - Taking Medicines When You Dive
Pics This Month - St Lucia Trip
July, 2016 No Newsletter this month
June, 2016 Safety Corner - Dive Training: Save Your Breath
Pics This Month - Annual Derby Party
May, 2016 Safety Corner - Dive Safety: It's No Accident
Pics This Month -
None
April, 2016 Safety Corner - Dive Safety Quiz
Pics This Month - Bonaire trip from Stephanie Swope
March, 2016 Safety Corner - Wetsuits
Pics This Month -
None
February, 2016 Safety Corner - Most Challenging Emergency Scenarios For Scuba Divers (part 2)
Pics This Month - Philippines trip
January, 2016 Safety Corner - Most Challenging Emergency Scenarios For Scuba Divers (part 1)
Pics This Month - Annual Christmas Party
December, 2015 Safety Corner -  Mind your diving manners – A refresher on Scuba Etiquette
Pics This Month - More from Roatan trip
November, 2015 Safety Corner -  Dive Boat Survival and Etiquette Guide
Pics This Month - Roatan trip
October, 2015 Safety Corner -  Packing Scuba Gear for Flying:
Pics This Month -
Noel Hall, Jimmy Hollander & Dan Miller Pictures from their Isla Guadalupe Mexico shark dive.
September, 2015 Safety Corner -  Dive Planning - Fail to Plan-Plan to Fail
Pics This Month -
John Geddes Pictures from the Annual BGDC Pig Roast
August, 2015 Safety Corner -  Facts About Malaria
Pics This Month -
Costa Rica Trip and Dale Hollow Trip
July, 2015 Safety Corner -  Tips for a Safer Boating Experience
Pics This Month -
Bart's shots from the Costa Rica Trip
June, 2015 Safety Corner -  Protection From the Sun
Pics This Month - Will Robinson's shots from the Dominica Trip
May, 2015 Safety Corner -  8 Tips for Better Underwater Navigation
Pics This Month - Derby Party at the McCann's + Capt. Kidd's Treasure
April, 2015 Safety Corner -  Decompression Illness: What Is It and What Is The Treatment? (Continued from March, 2015)
Pics This Month - Noel Hall's Trip to the Solomon Islands
March, 2015 Safety Corner - Decompression Illness: What Is It and What Is The Treatment?
Pics This Month - Dominica Trip
February, 2015 Safety Corner -  10 Tips to Prevent Motion Sickness
Pics This Month - Grand Cayman Trip
January, 2015 Safety Corner -  Proper Weight Management
Pics This Month - Christmas Party - 2014
December, 2014 Safety Corner -  Ice Diving
Pics This Month - John Geddes Favorite Places, Times and Trips
November, 2014 Safety Corner -  Lessons For Life - Strength in Numbers
Pics This Month - Grand Cayman Trip
October, 2014 Safety Corner -  Top Dive Travel Questions
Pics This Month - Grand Cayman Trip
September, 2014 Safety Corner - Protection from the Sun
Pics This Month -
Annual Pig Roast
August, 2014 Safety Corner - The Pre-Dive Safety Check for Scuba Diving
Pics This Month - Dale Hollow Trip
July, 2014 Safety Corner - Fire Coral: Appearance, Danger, and Treatment
Pics This Month -
Noel Hall Pics from Grand Cayman
June, 2014 Safety Corner - More On Alcohol While On A Dive Trip
Pics This Month -
Yap-Truk Trip - Onboard The Boat
May, 2014 Safety Corner - Is Scuba Diving Safe or Dangerous?
Pics This Month - Derby Party
April, 2014 Safety Corner - OTC Drugs, Alcohol While Diving
Pics This Month -
Doug Geddes Pics from Yap-Truk Trip
March, 2014 Safety Corner - Suggestions for Staying Healthy on Long Range Dive Travel
Pics This Month -
Noel Hall Pics from Yap-Truk Trip
February, 2014 Safety Corner - First-hand Experience Scuba Divers Learn From Real-life Rescue Course
Pics This Month -
Noel Hall Pics from Yap-Truk Trip
January, 2014 Safety Corner - Go Easy on the Ears
Pics This Month -
2013 Christmas Party
December, 2013 Safety Corner - 5 Easy Steps For Maintaining Your Reg
Pics This Month - Sunsets
November, 2013 Safety Corner - How Good Is Your Emergency Plan?
Pics This Month -
More from the 2013 Pig Roast
October, 2013 Safety Corner - Index of Prior Topics on All Aspects on Planning Your Trip
Pics This Month -
2013 Pig Roast
September, 2013 Safety Corner - Shore Diving
Pics This Month - No Club Pics
August, 2013 Safety Corner - Narcosis July 2013 article conclusion
Pics This Month - Some Sunsets from Club or Club Members Trips
July, 2013 Safety Corner - Narcosis
Pics This Month -
2013 Club Derby Party
June, 2013 Safety Corner - 10 New "Rules" of SCUBA Diving
Pics This Month -
2013 Club Derby Party
May, 2013 Safety Corner - Why Dive With Nitrox?
Pics This Month - More From
2013 Grand Cayman Trip
April, 2013 Safety Corner - Interesting Safety Devices
Pics This Month - From
2013 Grand Cayman Trip
March, 2013 Safety Corner - What is a Safety Stop?
Pics This Month - From February Club Meeting
February, 2013 Safety Corner - Getting the Most From Pre-Dive Briefings
Pics This Month -
2012 Christmas Party
January, 2013 Safety Corner - Your Pre-Dive Checklist
Pics This Month -
2012 Christmas Party
December, 2012 Safety Corner - The Art of Packing for a Dive Trip
Pics This Month - Noel’s trip to Cabo San Lucas
November, 2012 Safety Corner - The Ups and Downs of Buoyancy Control
Pics This Month - More From Roatan-2012 Trip
October, 2012 Safety Corner - The Physics of Scuba Diving
Pics This Month - Roatan-2012 Trip
September, 2012 Safety Corner - Dive Travel
Pics This Month - Pig Roast-2012
August, 2012 Safety Corner - Diving History
Pics This Month - Dale Hollow-2012 Trip
July, 2012 Safety Corner - Matters of the Heart
Pics This Month - BVI 2012 Trip
June, 2012 Safety Corner - Exposure to the Sun
Pics This Month - Derby Party 2012
May, 2012 Safety Corner - 5 Tips for Drift Diving in Currents
Pics This Month -
Philippines 2012 Trip (Doug Geddes photos)
April, 2012 Safety Corner - Top 10 Scuba Diving Etiquette Tips for your Next Diving Vacation
Pics This Month -
Philippines 2012 Trip (Noel Hall photos)
March, 2012 Safety Corner - Lessons for Life: A Painful Reminder
Pics This Month - January 2012 meeting
February, 2012 Safety Corner - How to Deal with Hyperventilation When Scuba Diving
Pics This Month - Club Christmas Party - 2011
January, 2012 Safety Corner - 6 Steps to a Controlled Descent
Pics This Month - Club Christmas Party - 2011
December, 2011 Safety Corner - Christmas Dive Gift Recommendations
Pics This Month - More 2011 Bimini Trip Pics from Noel Hall
November, 2011 Safety Corner - Pool Exercises for Increasing Your Water Comfort
Pics This Month - 2011 Bimini Trip
October, 2011 Safety Corner - Extending your Time Out of a Tank
Pics This Month -
More 2011 Pig Roast
September, 2011 Safety Corner - Store Your Dive Gear Properly
Pics This Month -
2011 Pig Roast
August, 2011 Safety Corner - Lightning and the Diver
Pics This Month - Dale Hollow Weekend Trip
July, 2011 Safety Corner - Diving First Aid Kit
Pics This Month - June 2011 Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles Trip
June, 2011 Safety Corner - Dehydration
Pics This Month - 2011 Annual Club Derby Party
May, 2011 Safety Corner - Wrong Turn - A Cautionary Tale
Pics This Month - December 2010 BVI trip by Tracey Combs
April, 2011 Safety Corner - Diving Medicine Q & A
Pics This Month - 2011 Club Fiji Trip
March, 2011 Safety Corner - Over-the-Counter Medications & Diver Precaution
Pics This Month - 2011 Club Fiji Trip
February, 2011 Safety Corner - Far as the Eye can See (Limited Visibility Diving)
Pics This Month - 2010 Annual Club Christmas Party
January, 2011 Safety Corner - Scuba Basics: The Ins and Outs of Diving- Exit Methods
Webmaster's Tip -
Microsoft Excel - Quick Tips and Tricks
Pics This Month - 2010 Wrap Up + 2010 Club Key West Trip
December, 2010 Safety Corner - Scuba For Christmas
Webmaster's Tip - Basic Mouse Right-Click Tips
November, 2010 Safety Corner - Scuba Diving in Currents
October, 2010 Safety Corner - Scuba Basics: The Ins and Outs of Diving - Entry Methods
Webmaster's Tip - Creating an e-mail contact group
September, 2010 Safety Corner - Headaches and Scuba Diving
August, 2010 Safety Corner - Helping a Panicked Diver
July, 2010 Safety Corner - Free Flowing Regulator
June, 2010 Safety Corner - 5 Rules to Better Diving
May, 2010 Safety Corner - Clearing Those Ears
April, 2010 Safety Corner - A Safe Trip Abroad (Diving or Otherwise)
March, 2010 Safety Corner - Why Wetsuits are Important
February, 2010 Safety Corner - Trivia Quiz
Webmaster's Tip -
"Screen Magnification"
January, 2010 Safety Corner - More Christmas Ideas for BGDC
Webmaster's Tip -
"Sticky Keys"

The January, 1999 thru December, 2009 newsletters have been removed to save space.  The contents of these newsletters will remain here for historical record.  If there is any interest in a particular 1999 to 2009 newsletter, please send an email request to info@BluegrassDiveClub.com 

December, 2009 Safety Corner - Christmas Ideas for BGDC
November, 2009 Safety Corner - Should You Touch that Critter or Not?
October, 2009 Safety Corner - 36 Myths Common to Diving Physiology (21 thru 36)
September, 2009 Safety Corner - 36 Myths Common to Diving Physiology (1 thru 20)
August, 2009 Safety Corner - Deep Diving
July, 2009 Safety Corner - Derailing Diving’s Myths and Fears
June, 2009 Safety Corner - DAN - Project Dive Exploration
May, 2009 Safety Corner - Night Diving
April, 2009 Safety Corner - Taking medications when you dive
March, 2009 Safety Corner - 10 tips for trouble-free dive travel.
February, 2009 Safety Corner - Packing for your Scuba Diving Trip
January, 2009 Safety Corner - New Year's Dive Resolutions - 5 Steps to Better Diving
December, 2008 Safety Corner - Consider a Rescue Class
November, 2008 Safety Corner -
October, 2008 Safety Corner - Acclimatization to Diving In Cold Water
September, 2008 Safety Corner - Practicing Your Basic Diving Skills
August, 2008 Safety Corner - Sweating the Small Stuff
July, 2008 Safety Corner - Equipment Failures
June, 2008 Safety Corner - Scuba Diving Safety Brief
May, 2008 Safety Corner - Divers Code of Conduct Rules
April, 2008 Safety Corner - Exercises to keep your back Scuba-Ready
March, 2008 Safety Corner - Out of Breath
February, 2008 Safety Corner - Basic Safety Precautions & Insurance 
January, 2008 Safety Corner - "Lessons for Life" 
December, 2007 Safety Corner - A Fin Selection Primer
November, 2007 Safety Corner - Night Skills
October, 2007 Safety Corner - Adventures in Live-Aboard Diving
September, 2007 Safety Corner - Checking Your Dive Gear
August, 2007 Safety Corner - Dive Flag - Rules & Regs.
July, 2007 Safety Corner - How to Conserve Body Heat
June, 2007 Safety Corner - How Deep is Too Deep?
May, 2007 Safety Corner - Proper Liquid Management
April, 2007 Safety Corner - Diving Physics, Physiology and
March, 2007 Safety Corner - Clearing and Ear Safety
Tip Column - 10 Ways to Stay Warm Underwater
February, 2007 Safety Corner - A Bad Bargain
January, 2007 Safety Corner - Dive Boat
December, 2006 Safety Corner - Penetrating Questions
November, 2006 Safety Corner - What to Eat When You Dive
October, 2006 Safety Corner - Dangerous Creatures/Safety Precautions
September, 2006 Safety Corner - Dive Courtesy/Civility
August, 2006 Safety Corner - Dive Insurance
July, 2006 Safety Corner - Lost at Sea
June, 2006 Safety Corner - Healthy Travel Checklist
May, 2006 Safety Corner - Equipment Care
April, 2006 Safety Corner - Scuba Rescue Plans - Part 2
March, 2006 General information
February, 2006 Safety Corner - Scuba Rescue Plans - Part 1
January, 2006 Safety Corner - Survival Gear Failure
December, 2005 Safety Corner - Malaria - What you should know
November, 2005 Safety Corner - Acclimatization to Diving in Cold Water
October, 2005 Safety Corner - Abandoned at Sea:
- How to Prevent
- What to do if it Happens
September, 2005 Safety Corner - How to Lower Diving Risks 
August, 2005 Safety Corner - Dive Flag Safety 
July, 2005 Safety Corner - Dry mouth, Hydration, Dehydration 
June, 2005 Safety Corner - "Land Sickness" & "Beach Boo-Boos" 
May, 2005 Safety Corner - Dive Headaches - Cause and Prevention
April, 2005 Safety Corner - How Deep is Too Deep?
March, 2005 Safety Corner - Diving Instrumentation
--18 Rules for Safer Computer Usage
February, 2005 Safety Corner - Panic Attacks in the Water
January, 2005 Safety Corner - Now That's Using Your Head
-- Equalizing Made Easy
-- Swimmer's Ear
-- Diving With a Cold
-- Vision Correction
-- Nitrogen Narcosis
-- Underwater Panic
-- When Diving Gives You a Headache
December, 2004 Safety Corner - A Brief History of Scuba Diving
November, 2004 Safety Corner - Find More Fish - Eight Divemaster Secrets
October, 2004 Safety Corner - Never Get Lost Again: A 4-Step Program
September, 2004 Safety Corner - 5 Things You Can Learn from Tech Divers
August, 2004 Safety Corner - 10 Tips for Better Beach Diving
July, 2004 Safety Corner - Seven Secrets for Safer Diving:
June, 2004 Safety Corner - Dive Better, Dive Safer:
-- 15 Seasickness tips
-- 6 Ways to stay warm
-- 10 ways to avoid Nitrogen Narcosis
-- 8 Dive boat Do's and Don'ts
-- 9 Ways to never get lost
May, 2004 Safety Corner - Dive Better, Dive Safer:
-- 4 Ways to be a better buddy
-- 3 Tips for Out-of-Air Ascent
-- 5 Tips for Mapping a Dive Site
-- 9 Ways to Minimize your DCS Risk
-- 5 Compass Tips
April, 2004 Safety Corner - Dive Better - Dive Safer
March, 2004 Safety Corner - Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die
History Segment - Origins of the Bluegrass Dive Club
February, 2004 Safety Corner - Stop Muscle Soreness Before it Starts
January, 2004 Safety Corner - Night Skills
December, 2003 Safety Corner - Suggested items for "Diver's First Aid Kit" and "Save-a-Dive Kit"
2004 Club Calendar
November, 2003 Safety Corner - Exercises with a Focus on Diving Benefits
October, 2003 Safety Corner - The Effects of Weight/Obesity in Diving
Club Weight Loss Challenge
September, 2003 Safety Corner - Drugs & Diving: Do They Mix? (Part 2/2)
Club Weight Loss Challenge
August, 2003 Safety Corner - Drugs & Diving: Do They Mix? (Part 1/2)
July, 2003 Safety Corner - The Missed Briefing
Replacing a Lost C-Card - What To Do
June, 2003 Safety Corner - An Irresistible Temptation
How to Maintain Your BC
May, 2003 Mask, Snorkel and Fin Maintenance
How to Wash Your Gear
The Garage: For Cars, Not Gear
Never Do This to Your Gear
Tools You Need
Safety Corner - The Most Important Thing in Scuba Safety . . . .
April, 2003 Safety Corner - Dangers of Dehydration
March, 2003 Safety Corner - First-Aid to Save Your Dive - Part 2
On the lighter Side (Top 10 Things Divers Don't Want to Hear Upon Surfacing)
February, 2003 Safety Corner - First-Aid to Save Your Dive - Part 1
Magnetic Navigation (Used by sea creatures)
January, 2003 2003 Club Calendar
Safety Corner - Jellyfish Stings, Coral Cuts, etc. Prevention & treatment
December, 2002 Safety Corner - Sea sickness
Let's Talk Nitrox - an opinion
November, 2002  
October, 2002 Safety Corner - Even More Diving Rules Changes
On Palau - Update on Jellyfish population after 1999 El Niño
September, 2002 Safety Corner - More Diving Rules Changes
"Coral Reefs In Rough Shape"
How to Clean Your Regulator
August, 2002 Safety Corner - Diving Rules Changes
Clowning Around - Facts of interest about Clown fish
July, 2002 Safety Corner - Diving in Currents
Know What Not To Fix
Stay Smooth, Stay Calm
Will Ear Drops Help or Hurt?
June, 2002 Safety Corner - Hypothermia
May, 2002 Safety Corner - How to be a good dive buddy
What is a "Blue Hole"
In the Know: Spotted Eagle Rays
April, 2002 Safety Corner - Importance of Dive Planning
Reprint from The Caymanian Compass about a dive tragedy
March, 2002 Safety Corner - Buoyancy
February, 2002 Safety Corner - Safety Recommendations
January, 2002 Safety Corner - Cold and Flu Quiz
December, 2001 Safety Corner
November, 2001 Lessons For Life
October, 2001 First-Aid to Save Your Dive: Make Cramps Disappear
September, 2001 First-Aid to Save Your Dive: Ear Squeeze
August, 2001 Safety First: Are You Dive-Ready?
From Rodale's: First-Aid to Save Your Dive
July, 2001  
June, 2001 With Safety In Mind: Complacency
May, 2001 From Rodale's: Tips for Diving in Surge
April, 2001 With Safety In Mind: Flying and Diving
From Rodale's: Runaway Inflation
March, 2001 With Safety In Mind: "Scuba sickness"
February, 2001 With Safety In Mind: Nitrogen narcosis
In the Know: "Fish" tutorial
January, 2001 With Safety In Mind: Tips to prepare for new dive season
On the lighter Side (Top 5 worst excuses for surfacing with less than 500 PSI)
December, 2000 On the lighter Side (Top 10 excuses for not earning Open Water certificate)
November, 2000 On the lighter Side (The top 10 uses for dive gear when not diving)
Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef
October, 2000  
September, 2000 In the Know: Coral Reefs
August, 2000 Stingray City (Grand Cayman)
July, 2000 On the lighter Side (The top 10 things to say when a resort course diver is on the dive boat)
June, 2000 Great Whites Put The Awe In Jaws
May, 2000  
April, 2000 27 Dumb Things That Divers Do
March, 2000 On the lighter Side (The top 5 signs your Divemaster is Crazy)
Clownfish & Anemone: A Curious Alliance
February, 2000  
January, 2000  
December, 1999 In the Know: Go Deep!
On the lighter Side (The top 10 bad Xmas gifts for divers)
Gear Maintenance: Regulators & Wetsuits
November, 1999 On the lighter Side (The top 10 signs that you know more about diving than your instructor)
In the Know: Why do some fish live in only Fresh or Salt Water and some live in both?
Test Your Knowledge: 9 question trivia test
October, 1999 Equalizing Made Easy
September, 1999 What to do if Your Automatic Inflator Sticks
August, 1999 What Does a Relaxed Diver Look Like?
July, 1999 How to Always Surface Near the Boat
Dive Medicine:  First-Aid to Save Your Dive (Ear Pain, Sea Sickness, Cramps, etc.)
June, 1999 On the lighter Side (The top 5 signs your dive buddy is a con artist)
In the Know: The Horseshoe Crab
May, 1999 Stan Waterman Festival Announcement
April, 1999 Did you Know: How to Reduce Dive Related Stress
March, 1999 Did You Know: Lure of Deep Water a Danger for Divers - More Are Exceeding Recreational Limits
On the lighter Side (The top 10 ways to lose an annoying buddy)
February, 1999 On the lighter Side (The top 10 things you won't hear from a dive operator when booking a trip)
January, 1999 On the lighter Side (The top 5 ways to ruin the dive for everybody)

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