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  1. Thread: Sat nav

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    This really has opened up a lot of discussion. My...

    This really has opened up a lot of discussion. My son works for CILEX (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives), a law school. Consumer Law is not his specialist area but he has now spoken to a...
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    Tv Programme on Artificial Reefs

    On Thursday at 7.50 on PBS America (Freeview 91) there is a programme on artificial reefs. Not got any more details but I'll record it on the PVR to see if it is worth watching.
  3. Thread: Sat nav

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    I've responded to the supplier quoting the...

    I've responded to the supplier quoting the relevant sections of the Consumer Rights Act. Just have to see what their response is. Seems unreasonable to have to pay 24.99 more to simply get a...
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I've gone back to the...

    Thanks for the advice guys. I've gone back to the supplier quoting the relevant sections of the Consumer Rights Act and see what they come back with. I don't see why I should cough up another 24.99...
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    The captain was French - and a real character. A...

    The captain was French - and a real character. A really nice guy who was well respected by all the crew. It was the same ship and captain that we went to Antarctica with last year. The GPS facility...
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    I didn't think that it did have anything to do...

    I didn't think that it did have anything to do with standards. I just wondered if it had anything to do with reported exclusions as some seemed to be to do with finances. I spoke to one dive...
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    Interesting. That link didn't come up when I was...

    Interesting. That link didn't come up when I was googling for maps when I was there - at least not in the first couple of pages. Probably squeezed out by all the 'paid-for' results.
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    I have come across some really excellent PADI...

    I have come across some really excellent PADI operations in various parts of the world - and some pretty ropey ones too. The same could be said of BSAC clubs.

    One PADI centre that we dived with...
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    We tried to buy maps when we were there and tried...

    We tried to buy maps when we were there and tried all sorts of outlets but were told that there was no demand for them since everyone used smartphone apps these days. If we wanted a paper map, we...
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    Faulty goods - an interesting issue

    I bought a new satnav when my old one started playing up because I urgently needed one for a holiday to Denmark, Iceland and Canada. My old one failed on Sunday and I needed a new one before going...
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    One of the PADI Dive Centres I dived with in...

    One of the PADI Dive Centres I dived with in Mexico many years ago was expelled from PADI but not for any issues over quality of training. They were copying documentation instead of buying it from...
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    I was forced to use Google maps while in Canada...

    I was forced to use Google maps while in Canada due to my new Tomtom failing - Tomtom support have eventually confirmed that it is faulty after 6 phone calls and a couple of hours discussion.

    I...
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    They would have enjoyed visiting the...

    They would have enjoyed visiting the establishment across the road from our hotel - the Iceland Penis museum. I kid you not!

    https://phallus.is/en/
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    We were in Iceland last month and hired a small...

    We were in Iceland last month and hired a small 4x4. While I was picking it up, there was an American guy venting off at the rental company about their 'stupid little SUV's'. He was moaning that...
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    Apparently, the Chinese used mass production...

    Apparently, the Chinese used mass production techniques when making the Terracotta Army. Although all the faces are unique, other parts were mass produced.

    It's an amazing sight if you ever get...
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    I'm still using a T50 that I bought in 1995 which...

    I'm still using a T50 that I bought in 1995 which gives a nice breathe and I've never had any problems with it. Service kits still available.
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    My next door neighbour's daughter and her husband...

    My next door neighbour's daughter and her husband run a hotel business and dive centre in Indonesia. She said that there are certain operations in Asia which are well known to the reputable dive...
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    Didn't you know that everyone who posts on TDF is...

    Didn't you know that everyone who posts on TDF is a diver of the highest level of competence and behaviour?
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    Same with our Maldives liveaboard. The only issue...

    Same with our Maldives liveaboard. The only issue there was the dive manager who had an ego which was on a par with Donald Trump - a dive god of the highest order! The rest of the divers were really...
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    In Thailand a couple of years ago, the majority...

    In Thailand a couple of years ago, the majority on the liveaboard were German. One guy had a real go at me for taking too long over a photo opportunity. He said he was an expert photographer and if I...
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    Who doesn't understand that he can't swim as fast...

    Who doesn't understand that he can't swim as fast as a fish? I'm sorry but someone who kicks another diver's mask off twice in the course of one dive, kicking the mask off with one fin and smacking...
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    One of the worst willy-wavers I came across was...

    One of the worst willy-wavers I came across was in Palau. An Austrian guy. Told everyone about how qualified he was - a technical diver rated to 100M+. A full set of brand new big 'H' kit. Prat...
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    Yikes! I haven't come across anything as extreme...

    Yikes! I haven't come across anything as extreme as that.
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    This wasn't intended as a go at the PADI system,...

    This wasn't intended as a go at the PADI system, it was just that I and most of the other divers on the boat were surprised by their actions when they had boasted about being so qualified. David...
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    The reason that I asked about whether an...

    The reason that I asked about whether an instructor grade could be achieved by diving at Stoney alone was based on a situation I observed back in 1992. My son and I were diving off David Ainsley's...
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