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    But BSAC isnt the individual clubs... each club...

    But BSAC isnt the individual clubs... each club is just that - an individual club... it has been affiliated to BSAC, and has adopted BSACs training - but it is still an individual club....
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    It can be done with another DL if no instructor...

    It can be done with another DL if no instructor is available...
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    one of many studies...

    one of many studies http://www.alertdiver.com/Gas-Density
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    Isnt that the point of the cert process? setting...

    Isnt that the point of the cert process? setting safe limits for the level the divers at? <shrugs>
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    well, you seemed to be suggesting the 50m limit...

    well, you seemed to be suggesting the 50m limit for DL was OK... I don't think it is. like you I dont go much below 35m on air... maybe 40m at a push.. aside from the narc, the other risks are too...
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    well... aside from the debate on deep air (which...

    well... aside from the debate on deep air (which I thought was now widely agreeing on it being a bad thing) its quite possible to qualify as a DL with quite a small number of dives - nothing you...
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    agree with that - its a bizarre part of DL... ...

    agree with that - its a bizarre part of DL... nothing in the training really prepares you for it, and you can do the depth progression with another DL who doesn't even have to be an instructor
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    If they’re not safe - they clearly don’t meet the...

    If they’re not safe - they clearly don’t meet the standards...

    I’m not advocating blindly accepting the current qualifications at face value, just saying the standards are in black and white, and...
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    To start the course, surely? Which means...

    To start the course, surely?

    Which means sports diver equivalent and therefore a minimum of only 10 dives
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    Agreed... but the minimum standards are quite...

    Agreed... but the minimum standards are quite clear. For DL, that’s to have passed SD, or equivalent, and be 14+ . What I’m objecting to is additional requirements being added, eg an instructor...
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    Yes - and there are a set of standards to measure...

    Yes - and there are a set of standards to measure the trainee against. They’re the ones published by BSAC.

    It’s not for you, or any other instructor to add to that.
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    100% this... too many BSAC instructors add their...

    100% this... too many BSAC instructors add their own minimum requirements to training (and indeed, minimum standards, but that’s a different story)

    The only requirement for starting DL is to have...
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    playing devils advocate, you *can* go for DL with...

    playing devils advocate, you *can* go for DL with as few as 10 dives under your belt... (and I know of some who have got pretty close to that)
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    Scratches or not - this is a bargain... gutted...

    Scratches or not - this is a bargain... gutted I’m out of the market till new year...
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    yeah - plenty on ebay... will look for a local...

    yeah - plenty on ebay...

    will look for a local supplier - wanted to get the job done today or tomorrow really :)
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    Its neo to neo ;) Will have to have a look...

    Its neo to neo ;)

    Will have to have a look around see if I can find some MEK - not used that since uni days!
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    thanks for the advice both... I'd also heard...

    thanks for the advice both...

    I'd also heard that not covering the whole surface on the second coat was better... advice seems to vary between just the edges, a couple of stripes, or some kind of...
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    no - cleaned with soap and water the supplier...

    no - cleaned with soap and water

    the supplier of the pocket advised not to use anything else to clean it... I was going to use toluene or alcohol to do it, but they said not to...

    so its a...
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    OK - so have the two-part adhesive, and the...

    OK - so have the two-part adhesive, and the pocket.. all ready to go...

    only now I'm doubting myself! lol

    Best practice for getting thie right first time?

    So far, I've

    - Thoroughly...
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    Might invest in a bigger can then... I’ve got a...

    Might invest in a bigger can then... I’ve got a 125ml can already... might be enough, but might not be ;)
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    How much two-part adhesive?

    I'm going to attempt to add a new pocket to my neoprene drysuit...

    How much adhesive am I likely to need?

    Obvs, it will depend on the size of the pocket - is there a rule for thumb as to how...
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    ah yes - ofcourse it is... having a brain-fart...

    ah yes - ofcourse it is... having a brain-fart this morning!

    its a shame none of the proper Tech agencies do just a primary-donate/hog loop course really - would be useful for us BSAC divers just...
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    ART being?

    ART being?
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    Hard to judge. I paid just under £300 for one in...

    Hard to judge. I paid just under £300 for one in mint condition a year or so ago - on eBay they can go fro anything from £250 to £300...

    However Iíve just had to use my dive find to pay for a new...
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    That’s not quite true. 20 past SD, yes... but...

    That’s not quite true. 20 past SD, yes... but overall minimum is 60 dives, of which 40 have to be post OD
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