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    My home state borders are still (pandemic)...

    My home state borders are still (pandemic) closed, but I'm lucky enough to be living in a state with diveable caves. Even if it requires a 12+ hours drive to get to the entrance, then more or less a...
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    Excellent Lanny! I've read the whole thing, and...

    Excellent Lanny! I've read the whole thing, and the entire CREER website and now I'm seriously "home"sick for Mexico.
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    Big lights can be useful if you can get your...

    Big lights can be useful if you can get your models to hold them.

    You don't need really big lights on the camera, that is a recipe for blown out foregrounds/black backgrounds and backscatter. The...
  4. Awesome - thanks all, and now back to the photo...

    Awesome - thanks all, and now back to the photo comp after that little diversion. :)

    I also took the opportunity to re-upload at higher resolution and with improved colours. Hopefully that...
  5. I've had a little play and enabled SSL, and I'm...

    I've had a little play and enabled SSL, and I'm now showing as https. Would someone (who couldn't see the image before) mind doing a quick page refresh and see it it now appears?

    Old dog learning...
  6. My website has been laying more or less fallow...

    My website has been laying more or less fallow for a while, it is hosted at Yahoo Small Business, but I suspect that there is something protocol something security something configuration to sort out...
  7. Yeah, the image is hosted here:...

    Yeah, the image is hosted here: http://www.huwporter.com/gallery/Solomons2015/2402.jpg

    I can see it on Safari. Is the list of accepted hosting sites restricted?

    Edit - I looked back through...
  8. https://huwporter.com/gallery/Solomons2015/2402.jp...

    https://huwporter.com/gallery/Solomons2015/2402.jpg
    Hirokawa Maru, Solomon Islands
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    Me too - and mine turned out to be scrotal...

    Me too - and mine turned out to be scrotal pearls. Getting checked was quick and easy. You'd go to the docs with a broken arm, this is no different.
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    For anyone new to this perpetual groundhog day...

    For anyone new to this perpetual groundhog day discussion, this little exchange more or less perfectly encapsulates the way it has progressed for, like, a decade now:

    Ross makes a factually wrong...
  11. Don't worry about the astigmatism - I have...

    Don't worry about the astigmatism - I have astigmatism but just use the standard lenses. It's fine for underwater use.

    I use a prescription a couple of notches higher than my normal, for you I'd...
  12. Yeah OK, with dry gloves the handling equation...

    Yeah OK, with dry gloves the handling equation might be different! Confess I never even attempted to use the handle on the smaller ones, that came off before they ever saw water, but I don't use dry...
  13. I use my 200' spool without the handle, mainly as...

    I use my 200' spool without the handle, mainly as a DSMB spool - initially for deeper dives in current where I want to get the DSMB up as soon as possible, but I've ended up using it for all DSMB...
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    I actually did this for a couple of seasons,...

    I actually did this for a couple of seasons, many, many moons ago: Steel 15 as main gas, with a side-slung ali 7 as bailout..

    My logic at the time was, I wanted redundancy for 30m diving but...
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    Are you talking about a bottom timer with a...

    Are you talking about a bottom timer with a resettable average depth display?

    I'd do it consistently with how you planned the dive - i.e. if your planning software factors in a descent phase, then...
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    In my opinion, the single most important factor...

    In my opinion, the single most important factor in getting people to move away from deep stops is Ross' haranguing gish-gallop every time the subject comes up...
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    There is a concerted effort among the right to...

    There is a concerted effort among the right to sow doubt about the risks of COVID-19 by nit-picking details here and there, and by which completely 'missing' (read: misleading away from) the point. ...
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    It's like someone has been shot and is lying...

    It's like someone has been shot and is lying bleeding in the street begging for help, and this guy is standing over them saying "Well I think the violent crime statistics in this area are unreliable...
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    (Note: this is not having a go at you, it's...

    (Note: this is not having a go at you, it's having a go at the article.)

    In his haste to tell us we should all just go back to work, and sacrifice grandma and a fair proportion of our healthcare...
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    Did you watch the second link I posted? :) ...

    Did you watch the second link I posted? :) https://vimeo.com/77922751 It is strong enough that you can smell the bad egg odour permeating through your skin even when wearing a mask, but not fatal...
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    Thanks. :) It's hydrogen sulphide (or to be...

    Thanks. :) It's hydrogen sulphide (or to be completely precise hydrosulphuric acid, i.e. hydrogen sulphide gas dissolved in water). There is a halocline there - this cenote is close to the coast so...
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    This thread has been too quiet. :) Another...

    This thread has been too quiet. :)

    Another year, another pilgrimage to Mexico, another video:

    https://vimeo.com/373058729

    Always experimenting with different techniques for getting light in...
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    Yeah, I expect this is it. I do use 2 spanners...

    Yeah, I expect this is it. I do use 2 spanners for hose changes, but probably not as deftly as I should and some stress probably still gets transferred to the body. There are hairline cracks on the...
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    That's what I had heard as well, but we've had...

    That's what I had heard as well, but we've had nine TX40/50s and four ATX40/50s between us over the years, all of the TXs have been awesome, all of the ATXs have given us trouble. Seems too much to...
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    Uh... thanks but...that sounds like a...

    Uh... thanks but...that sounds like a recommendation for first stages. my first stages are fine, I only need to replace the second stages...?
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