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    Brilliant series of books :-)

    Brilliant series of books :-)
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    I have a similar setup with my CCR, which a cave...

    I have a similar setup with my CCR, which a cave diving buddy of mine helped me get right. Siedmount style/bungied stages work just fine with a CCR or twins, you just need some sot of fish-tail to...
  3. Advisability of the actual dive and comments...

    Advisability of the actual dive and comments about proper training and experience to the side..

    Air Breaks (back gas breaks) are one way to manage high CNS on deco for long dives a quick google...
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    Thanks for the suggestions all, will hopefully...

    Thanks for the suggestions all, will hopefully have chance to test/fix this weekend.
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    My lawn appears to be mostly a giant ants nest :-(

    My lawn appears to be mostly a giant ants nest :-(
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    Update: I have replaced the MAV thread bits...

    Update: I have replaced the MAV thread bits already, they are tight (magic 13mm hex key), I've had it in the bath for bubble tests, the water is in the exhale counterlung not the canister and it is...
  7. Thread: Scapa Torpedo

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    Cynic in me says they waited for the 100th...

    Cynic in me says they waited for the 100th anniversary week to get in the news :-)
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    Annoying Leak - ideas?

    Getting a lot of water in my inspo right counterlung.

    Unit holds a pos. and neg. test for as long as you like..

    Might be OK for a dive, then gurgle, gurgle on every exhale next dive

    The...
  9. Thread: Surface D O2

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    Generally stay on the loop until I'm sat in the...

    Generally stay on the loop until I'm sat in the boat / on dry land and have chilled out a bit.
    Definitely if it's a deco dive.

    It's all good anti-bend insurance.

    Friend got bent climbing up a...
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    What 22 for a 3L DIL fill and you'll get at...

    What 22 for a 3L DIL fill and you'll get at least 2 dives out of it :-) Cheap! The video was amazing though, wish I'd been there but I was diving off Redcar where the vis was approximately the...
  11. Thread: Compass size

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    Looking at the selection I have - no, they are...

    Looking at the selection I have - no, they are not standard.
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    Spiteful neighbours :-(

    Spiteful neighbours :-(
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    Why not, it is just UN3156 "mixed gas, oxidising"?

    Why not, it is just UN3156 "mixed gas, oxidising"?
  14. My wife and I both have Thermolution heated vests...

    My wife and I both have Thermolution heated vests - they are great and not just for big deco dives, I mostly use mine so I can do a nice hour dive at the colder times of year and not come out...
  15. Sounds like the frost thermostat if wired...

    Sounds like the frost thermostat if wired backwards or set wrong (normally it is separate to the main control thermostat)
  16. Thread: 2020 Upgrade

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    Whenever you are tempted to spend ~ 1000 on a...

    Whenever you are tempted to spend ~ 1000 on a new bit for your RB, be it display, BMCL or whatever, just think where you want to go diving and book a trip instead :-)
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    It might not even be your site specifically, it...

    It might not even be your site specifically, it might be the hosting company's servers have been hacked or it might be some thing you use (worpress? php? etc.) that is not on the latest version / not...
  18. Thread: Hello :)

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    Hello Alison, welcome and thankyou for being...

    Hello Alison, welcome and thankyou for being up-front about your commercial interests (too many people try to advertise on the sly!)
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    I think that is still the case, but as we had a...

    I think that is still the case, but as we had a car full of very visible dive gear & the gas was worth a far bit of money if we had to empty everyhting, I prefer to do everything by the book :-)
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    I didn't read the orginal post, thus makign an...

    I didn't read the orginal post, thus makign an irrelevant comment, cardinal sin ;-)
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    Fixed original URL now.. :-) :-)

    Fixed original URL now..

    :-) :-)
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    Dead easy, you breathe out or otherwise dump...

    Dead easy, you breathe out or otherwise dump slower than you are injecting fresh gas :-)

    I find tHe asiest way to get a nice O2 full loop is just to breath in and then vent round the mouthpiece a...
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    Becasue I am sad, I made a spreadsheet that works...

    Becasue I am sad, I made a spreadsheet that works out the weight/volume and UN shipping name + number for the forms, you can download it here:
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    Yes, you have to fill out a form and send it to...

    Yes, you have to fill out a form and send it to them and also take a copy with you, plus same for the way back, that applies to either ferry.

    Fairly painless and you don't need to be super...
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    Hands free breathing is a a very nice and...

    Hands free breathing is a a very nice and reassuring thing to have when starting out on CCR (or as an option if you get busy). Kudos to anyone who learned without one and survived those "f&^k me, I...
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