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  1. Join a club and do Sport Diver. UK diving and...

    Join a club and do Sport Diver.

    UK diving and especially 40m depths are almost inevitably square profiles and will mean you go into deco.
    PADI Deep is non-deco, so you'll need a deco course of...
  2. Thread: My suit leaks

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    You'd better start getting patent lawyers onto...

    You'd better start getting patent lawyers onto IDEST and any other outfit that services/repairs/makes drysuits as we all have something made up like that :)

    I rarely use the wet method, usually...
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    Nah turn the suit inside out :) Need to adapt...

    Nah turn the suit inside out :)

    Need to adapt a coke bottle cap to take a hose and cut a hole in the bottom, then stuff in one
    wrist then do the zip up through the neck and stick a football or...
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    12v transformers are v-cheap, but like I said in...

    12v transformers are v-cheap, but like I said in my OP you probably have one anyway in that pile of chargers everybody has.

    One of my low voltage Hangairs was cheap off ebay because it didn't...
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    Or you could dismiss all that BS and just pay 4...

    Or you could dismiss all that BS and just pay 4 extra, the difference between a dodgy 240v and a safe 12v fan.
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    Ok so let's get this straight. Flawed and...

    Ok so let's get this straight.

    Flawed and even potentially fatal advice is absolutely fine and any ramifications of such flawed advice is entirely down to the 'idiot' that deemed to follow it.
    ...
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    To the OP if you want to make your own drying fan...

    To the OP if you want to make your own drying fan DO NOT use anything like the 240v one above.

    Instead use a 12v one like this with a very long lead so the mains plugin is well away from the...
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    Stock sized suits often get unfairly labeled as...

    Stock sized suits often get unfairly labeled as leaky when they are innocent and it's totally down to the punter not being a stock size :)

    MTM though that's unforgivable

    Two of the above list...
  9. Thread: Campervan

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    This is why you get a campervan ...

    This is why you get a campervan

    http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190219-norways-beautiful-but-treacherous-road
  10. Thread: Campervan

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    It's become very popular now to do van...

    It's become very popular now to do van conversions which is great because loads of info on YouTube etc as to
    pitfalls with certain models. The most popular are high tops, sure it will burn a bit...
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    The whole point is to instill a mantra that this...

    The whole point is to instill a mantra that this is a sanitised version of events and it's likely to be very different
    if it happens for real and need to adapt and deal with it. So even if a course...
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    I mean the set time to complete the required...

    I mean the set time to complete the required standard, usually 4 days.

    Most outfits build in a degree of latitude for the odd one or two that struggle and may do some extra time gratis,
    but...
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    It depends on the opinion from the POV of the...

    It depends on the opinion from the POV of the student/diver vs the POV of the school.
    What may seem to the student/diver clear-cut, doesn't necessarily translate to the best method of learning.
    ...
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    Yes you are :) PADI Rescue is all about the...

    Yes you are :)

    PADI Rescue is all about the basic first principals and IMO it makes things a lot easier to all have similar kit.
    Get a student on a wing, a OPH, PD, another on a BC and throw in...
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    As long as the tape is sound the easiest way is...

    As long as the tape is sound the easiest way is to leave well alone and go over the lot with a wider tape.
    Original is usually about 20mm-25mm so use 40mm. This covers the lot with a about 8mm/10mm...
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    All basic skills responses are based on the...

    All basic skills responses are based on the statistically most common of scenarios as a default.
    Once that's established the skillset can be expanded to include much rarer and extreme scenarios. ...
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    Ooo no don't like that, don't piss about true,...

    Ooo no don't like that, don't piss about true, but don't like whacking a load of gas in.

    Dump own gas, get in the propose position with casualty and push off from the bottom, then start fining. ...
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    It's the other way around :) Need to think...

    It's the other way around :)

    Need to think what's the value of looking at computer = ascent rate vs looking at casualty = monitoring response (BTW it's a casualty, not a victim).

    Your casualty...
  19. Thread: Changing mat

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    This, but get the zipped ones at about 2.50. ...

    This, but get the zipped ones at about 2.50.
    Zip makes them open up more and they are a bit longer so will take fins easy.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bfAAAOSwNSxVRhi0/s-l300.jpg
  20. Thread: Beaver Problems.

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    Yeah hold the tip of the flame in the center of...

    Yeah hold the tip of the flame in the center of the glass and burn it, then stick it in the dishwasher.

    If your box lid repair fails drop me a line with a pic of the old one, i have a lot of old...
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    I've used Buddy bands & twinning bands (with...

    I've used Buddy bands & twinning bands (with blocks) with just about every variant of cylinder size you can think
    of and have even swapped out many a stock band on BC and Soft Harness wings...
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    I get 50-70m rolls trade, but for what you want...

    I get 50-70m rolls trade, but for what you want can get by the metre online :)

    https://safequip.co.uk/product/40mm_rubber_tape/
    ...
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    I'd use a two part glue like Alpha 2000. ...

    I'd use a two part glue like Alpha 2000.

    First use a bit of masking tape on the outside to temporarily close the scrape then work on the inside.
    Depends how large the cut/scrape, but better to...
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    Your Instructor is bang on in that he is...

    Your Instructor is bang on in that he is emphasising the CONTROL of controlled buoyant lift.
    Any idiot can do a polaris, so all that's left is urgency.

    In rescue training all the elements are...
  25. Thread: Being fair

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    Flaming pitchforks came out a bit quick on this...

    Flaming pitchforks came out a bit quick on this one.

    So yes we all know that spaces are on a you say you pay basis, but I've had the odd one or two that did
    not. Even had one who thought he was...
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