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    Yeah.. It's a bit uncomfortable. But no different...

    Yeah.. It's a bit uncomfortable. But no different to how all fish are prepared. This one's just bigger, and seeing animals bigger than humans treated like this always provokes a reaction. I'm no...
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    Great summary, SADS1009. In from the beach huts,...

    Great summary, SADS1009. In from the beach huts, head South until your chosen max. depth, then turn right and swim till you see the cable. Easy! That's the preferred route, and the cable makes for an...
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    Wow. 17 yo kid. Bit harsh?

    Wow. 17 yo kid. Bit harsh?
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    Hmm... Wibs failing to look beyond their own...

    Hmm... Wibs failing to look beyond their own bubble? Who knew? I like diving, a lot. But clearly not as much as someone willing to travel a 6hr round trip for a solo beach dive. :rofl::wait:
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    :P Oh, come on. We all know the best diving on...

    :P

    Oh, come on. We all know the best diving on the South coast is off Devon. Clear atlantic waters; deep, accessible shore diving; great wrecks & reefs for all abilities within 20nm. It's why...
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    ftfy ;)

    ftfy ;)
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    As with so many other things you don't...

    As with so many other things you don't understand: so you gift us with this nugget. *clap*
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    https://scubadiverlife.com/video/exploring-mt-have...

    https://scubadiverlife.com/video/exploring-mt-haven-freediving-film/

    Enjoy
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    A scuba diving forum with a freediving sub. ...

    A scuba diving forum with a freediving sub.


    Tit. With a clipboard, no doubt.
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    Wow. You're full of it this week!

    Wow. You're full of it this week!
  12. Thread: Egypt

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    You're maybe confusing daylight-fasting with...

    You're maybe confusing daylight-fasting with night-time curfew. Unless you're a) an ignoramus, or, b) a troll.
  13. Thread: Twinset thoughts;

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    You and Martin must be old gits ;) First I...

    You and Martin must be old gits ;)

    First I heard of Nitrox being a problem was the M26 debacle, about ten years back, which came to nought (in UK at least). In my defence, though, I started in...
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    It is kinda weird. After all, Ross's excellent...

    It is kinda weird. After all, Ross's excellent Multideco product contains ZHLx + GF, alongside VPM-x. So either way, the user has a choice to run the schedules and decide.
  15. Well that killed this thread, eh? Nice work Iain,...

    Well that killed this thread, eh? Nice work Iain, btw.

    Can someone fill me in on the 90/93% thing?
  16. That's all fair comment, Martin. From your...

    That's all fair comment, Martin. From your experience in manufacturing, retail, and supply, I'll bet that's a significant blow. Personally, I don't buy a lot of kit, as I look after what I've already...
  17. Thread: Hand sanitiser

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    Good. Probably tastes like shite though. ...

    Good. Probably tastes like shite though.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/18/brewdog-begins-making-hand-sanitiser-shortages-uk
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    Wow. Really? It's a pretty necessary skill to...

    Wow. Really? It's a pretty necessary skill to have IMO. Sounds like the OD cert is worthless. Unless it's a one-way ticket.
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    Abandoned manky reg still works

    Well, I can't say I'm massively surprised, but if I were a manufacturer, I'd probably want to make some marketing out of this story too...
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  20. Thread: Tech freediving

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    If you're at all interested in the art of...

    If you're at all interested in the art of freediving, it starts with Jacques Mayol. Homo Delphinus is the core text; The Big Blue is the movie; and Herbert Nitsch dived the Dahab blue hole arch in...
  21. Thread: DSMB attachment

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    ? Hand it to someone on the boat? Who deflates...

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    Hand it to someone on the boat? Who deflates and re-stows their dSMB while still in the water?

    OP: my dSMB is normally bungeed to its reel and clipped off somewhere unobtrusive. Great place...
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    Ah, just like a surface vessel...

    Ah, just like a surface vessel...
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    Do you need a cert to use a DPV?

    Do you need a cert to use a DPV?
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    Distance learning is nothing new. But you still...

    Distance learning is nothing new. But you still need to be assessed in the water at some point, apart from rec nitrox , I guess. I did my an+dp theory remotely, plus in person assessment. That was 8...
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    *shrug* what can I say? Purposeful objects are...

    *shrug* what can I say? Purposeful objects are what they are. Combination devices are all about compromise aren't they? I'm a phone-is-a-phone kinda guy. Apps are brilliant, but I have a tablet to...
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