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    If you're a BSAC member and your going to buy...

    If you're a BSAC member and your going to buy from one of our partners, you get a discount. Could be more than the year's membership; with Otter its 10% = £150 off your £1,500.

    If your not a...
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    I’ve driven to Otter to get measured. I’ve found...

    I’ve driven to Otter to get measured. I’ve found their suits fit well.
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    Its a pity the bast diving & travel insurer isn't...

    Its a pity the bast diving & travel insurer isn't covering Covid-19. So having to look elsewhere.
  4. When I book overseas trips, my assumption is the...

    When I book overseas trips, my assumption is the money is lost if anything goes wrong. That's the joy of worldwide travel.

    I was really surprised when COVID hit. All the stuff I'd paid for in...
  5. A live-aboard does come under the regulations,...

    A live-aboard does come under the regulations, it’s providing three the the elements, diving, accommodation and travel between dive sites.
  6. You need to read this "The Package Travel and...

    You need to read this "The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018". They may or may not apply, but still a good read.
  7. There are a very small number of people, for one...

    There are a very small number of people, for one reason or another, can not equalise. Iíve only come across one in nearly 40 year teaching diving.
  8. Is the fit of the hood too tight, can prevent the...

    Is the fit of the hood too tight, can prevent the outer ear equalising? Solution ensure water is allowed to enter the outer ear. I've had a few students with this problem.

    As others have said...
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    I had a situation where a ScotSAC Sports Diver...

    I had a situation where a ScotSAC Sports Diver was diving regularly to 35m+ with a ScotSAC instructor, but these were on a BSAC club dives. A ScotSAC Master Diver under training is permitted to dive...
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    Part of putting the meat on the bones is the...

    Part of putting the meat on the bones is the appointment of a Head of Diving & Training.

    Additionally we've partnered commercial centres to provide clubs with a fast track route for new members to...
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    What do you think about BSAC's 2021-23...

    What do you think about BSAC's 2021-23 (which is becoming 2022-24) strategy?

    What could be added. or removed?
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    The instructor who signs-off the lesson is...

    The instructor who signs-off the lesson is responsible. When I ran the S Scotland regional training (hopefully returning next year), around 65% of lessons were signed-off; the others were recorded a...
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    It's the instructor who signed off the lesson is...

    It's the instructor who signed off the lesson is responsible for the training provided and the student's competence. The Lead Instructor is confirming all the elements have been signed-off - that's...
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    In the SD Instructor Manual, August 2019, it...

    In the SD Instructor Manual, August 2019, it states only one experience element per dive for Groups 2 elements; Group 1 could be combined on one dive. The SD Instructor Manual, May 2020, does not...
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    In support of this the 2020 Sports Diver...

    In support of this the 2020 Sports Diver instructor manual states:
  16. This is one species even the conservation bodies...

    This is one species even the conservation bodies are catching in large numbers in the Caribbean.
  17. The Belizian community have developed many...

    The Belizian community have developed many recipes for them.
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    Get your DO or an instructor to confirm you dive...

    Get your DO or an instructor to confirm you dive drysuit, send to HQ to update your MyBSAC account. That’s what I did.

    I just checked mine under SDCs, also under SDC Instructor Qualifications.
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    There were 4 divers on the trip, the DO, 2 Master...

    There were 4 divers on the trip, the DO, 2 Master Divers and the Sports Diver (qualified max 30m). The planned wreck topped out at 35m so there was no defence of accidentally exceeding the depth...
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    The drysuit endorsement / course came about...

    The drysuit endorsement / course came about because some operators (linked to dive schools) wanted proof of drysuit. A new income stream for their affiliated schools. Now shops wouldnít hire a suit...
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    Every BSAC diver who did their training in a...

    Every BSAC diver who did their training in a drysuit will have the drysuit qualification recorded on their “MyBSAC” login. Providing the instructor confirmed a drysuit was used. Or the BSAC Drysuit...
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    As it did when the widow of a ScotSAC Sports...

    As it did when the widow of a ScotSAC Sports Diver (30m limit) sued the DO and the other two divers when he died on a 40m dive. It was the only way to keep their house. As the dive was outside...
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    All good, which I second, however if there wasnít...

    All good, which I second, however if there wasnít sufficient life insurance, or they refused to pay out, the surviving relatives have no choice but to make a claim.
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    Until the disclaimer is used against the boat as...

    Until the disclaimer is used against the boat as contra to fair contracts legislation. Even in the US the courts are starting to throw out disclaimers when itís a relative making the claim.
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    Wreck penertration is mentioned here....

    Wreck penertration is mentioned here.
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