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    As I suspect you already know, I use Etche...

    As I suspect you already know, I use Etche canyoning boots - they're really good and I've started using them for normal caving too! They also didn't fit my jetfins - so I bought so new ones! XXL seem...
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    The XL4 first stage is pretty much the same as a...

    The XL4 first stage is pretty much the same as a DS4, but more light weight. You'll almost certainly be able to get it in DIN, M26 or yoke as they all use the same size port on the main body of the...
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    I hired an E.Lite Plus in France last year when I...

    I hired an E.Lite Plus in France last year when I ripped the neck seal on my Otter. Used it for 4 or 5 dives and it was lovely - the material was very light and flexible and the cut very good.

    If...
  4. I much prefer socks than boots. Socks have a...

    I much prefer socks than boots. Socks have a smaller volume, so trap less air - therefore your feet are less floaty. I always found boots uncomfortable due to the floaty feet, so used ankle weights...
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    Shearwater computers do automatic setpoint...

    Shearwater computers do automatic setpoint switching - I have mine on manual low to high, automatic high to low.

    As lots of others have said, go with Shearwater, best computer I've ever owned and...
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    Its fairly easy to do and you'll know if you get...

    Its fairly easy to do and you'll know if you get it wrong.

    The service manual can be found here - its got instructions on how to do it....
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    You can only dive Noxon with a permit and permits...

    You can only dive Noxon with a permit and permits are only given out to people with Blue BCA cards, ie CDG members.

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  8. Nah, I keep mine at the full 1m length, so it...

    Nah, I keep mine at the full 1m length, so it looks like I'm about to do something very rude to a cow.

    More sensibly - yes its fine. I tend to cut mine off at approx the right length, put them on...
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    Lines in Upstream Hurtle

    I was tidying up the lines between Jingle Junction and Jingle Bell in upstream Hurtle on Saturday, and yet again I found a load of tech line in there.

    There was a good length of 3mm white nylon...
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    Is this for diving caves in the UK or abroad? ...

    Is this for diving caves in the UK or abroad?

    For the UK, as the sumps have generally bad vis, are smaller and you generally stay very close to the line, a shorter reel with thicker line is best....
  11. I use these thick gloves with Kubis...

    I use these thick gloves with Kubis
    https://www.safetygloves.co.uk/marigold-industrial-emperor-me104-chemical-resistant-gauntlet-gloves.html

    They are unlined so no need to use the alternative...
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    I bought something off them a few months...

    I bought something off them a few months back..... Be really shit if they've folded :(

    Try sending them an email?

    sales@subaqua-products.co.uk

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    Wanted: Suit inflate first stage

    Anybody got a suit inflate first stage they don't need anymore?

    Thanks!

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    Hense why if there is any chance of me loosing my...

    Hense why if there is any chance of me loosing my helmet I put the mini q40 in my drysuit pocket!
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    I use a helmet mounted Scurion and two helmet...

    I use a helmet mounted Scurion and two helmet mounted Xtar Whale D26s. During a dive I use all 3 lights, so the batteries get charged before every dive. I sometimes carry an extra MiniQ40 in a...
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    LP port splitter

    Anybody got a 3/8 UNF male to 2x 3/8 UNF female splitter going spare?

    Thanks!

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    I have it on good authority that the relining...

    I have it on good authority that the relining downstream was finished a few weeks back, complete with line tags on all the junctions!

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    No it's really not, but you do have a good point!...

    No it's really not, but you do have a good point!

    If people do know of alternative sources, then maybe a pm is best!
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    Apeks Service Kits

    I usually buy my service kits from Scubasupport over in Holland, but it looks like Apeks have stopped them selling maintenance parts to non certified people. Where are others getting their kits from?
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    Scurion all the way - way better than everything...

    Scurion all the way - way better than everything else on the market. Very bright, completely bombproof and individually tested down to 150m (both me and Ash have had ours down to ~105m with...
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    Solo diving is fine at Capers, do it all the...

    Solo diving is fine at Capers, do it all the time.

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    We've just spoken about this, but I'll put it...

    We've just spoken about this, but I'll put it here for completeness.....

    The idea of the helium penalty is as follows. Because of the smaller atom/molecule size, helium on-gasses and off-gasses...
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    So the removable barrier at the entrance to the...

    So the removable barrier at the entrance to the car park that's mentioned on Plougee Sout is no longer there? Awesome - that makes life a lot easier :)

    Thanks!

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    Goul de la Tannerie

    Has anybody dived either Goul de la Tannerie or Goul du Pont recently? Both plongee sout and Martyn's book say you need to contact the town hall to get the key and phone the gendarme before and after...
  25. Thread: Eccy Delph

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated! Looks like I'll be...

    Thanks guys, much appreciated! Looks like I'll be sticking with capers then!

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