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    I'd only consider filling a DSMB from a DV that...

    I'd only consider filling a DSMB from a DV that is single ended - i.e. a Poseidon Cyclon or Jetstream. Other types just seem to easy to get tangled up.

    Have seen on various BSAC courses using a...
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    When I changed bosses in '85 my new boss insisted...

    When I changed bosses in '85 my new boss insisted I worked 8-5 but offered lots of overtime on a Saturday (which I didn't want 'cause it interfered with important hobbies in my life) in central...
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    Always enjoyed Tenerife - been a couple of times...

    Always enjoyed Tenerife - been a couple of times in the early Spring. Plenty to do above water.

    Have a look at https://www.atlantic-divers.com/about-us/

    Jeff is English.

    Also been to Malta...
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    You ought to come and spend a few hours at the...

    You ought to come and spend a few hours at the parents house in summer when the wind is turning the fans. The hours of sunlight 'Flicker' from the turning fans means the front of the house and garden...
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    Aquapro in Bodrum. The best centre I've used in...

    Aquapro in Bodrum. The best centre I've used in Turkey.
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    And girls... 2012 Olympics, early morning,...

    And girls...
    2012 Olympics, early morning, supermarket car park as I drove outside a teenage girl with a bunch of youths dressed only in her undies...
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    I've been a 'volunteer ' club member years, was...

    I've been a 'volunteer ' club member years, was always welcomed into clubs/branch's when in the region as an area coach, rewards minimal, something along lines of invites to club events or the...
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    Only been involved with the installation of one...

    Only been involved with the installation of one wet UFH system so this is words of advice.

    Pipe the system for Ground Source Heating (50% more) pipe spaced at 100mm centres rather than what many...
  9. Thread: Single Diving

    by F.P.
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    Never had a problem in recent years. Dived...

    Never had a problem in recent years. Dived everywhere from Finland to Lembeh via New Mexico as a singleton. Only time I was looked at with suspicion was '76 in Salcombe, spare space on a boat, group...
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    I had Covid earlier this year (March) - I'm still...

    I had Covid earlier this year (March) - I'm still noticing I'm short of breath at the most surprising times. Regularly walking 2x3/4mile (between my house and the family house), the pace has slowed...
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    Well done for asking the question. Are you in a...

    Well done for asking the question. Are you in a hurry to leave the country? If you aren't then I''d suggest not only doing the courses that Chris has suggested but also gain some experience of UK...
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    Was Diving in Kinlochbervie earlier this year -...

    Was Diving in Kinlochbervie earlier this year - every dive dive we saw at least one dead Gannet in the water, 4 or 5 on Oldshoremore beach when we went there for a pre-pub walk.
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    When I was young my mother (and for that matter...

    When I was young my mother (and for that matter grandmother) would never burn Elder - "the Devil sits on the chimney" and the older family said it takes more wood (hence Energy) to burn elder.
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    Maps.Me (https://maps.me) on a GPS enabled...

    Maps.Me on a GPS enabled mobile. Free App,
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    I wish. Had a new zip this year, spoke to the...

    I wish. Had a new zip this year, spoke to the people who changed the zip and they told me they couldn't get the dump valve out either but they have 'cap' that closes the dump valve off.
    Did the...
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    Guess I didn't make it clear enough. From what I...

    Guess I didn't make it clear enough. From what I can see is, what looks like sealer on the threads and both halves of the dump valve have been stuck/sealed in place so I'm unable to unscrew the valve.
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    Apeks Shoulder Dump Valve

    Help folks.

    As my arm has been getting progressively wetter over the last few dives I finally decided to replace the shoulder dump only to find it has been glued into the suit! Always wondered...
  18. Thread: Plastic Windows.

    by F.P.
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    Unable to give you an idea on this years cost of...

    Unable to give you an idea on this years cost of your windows. Last year a 2.5x1.2mtr plastic window in grey, 2 side opening lights and 1 transom light was 1700 installed with scaffolding available....
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    The only solution to Climate Change is to reduce...

    The only solution to Climate Change is to reduce the human biomass to the levels it was at the end of WW2 as maximum.
    Today that means less children, (no child allowance and tax big families in the...
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    Today my pony was 10l -same size as my dive...

    Today my pony was 10l -same size as my dive cylinder!
    Tomorrow it will be 7l - as above.

    Been using independent Twins for years after I found using a smaller pony was screwing my back up as it is...
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    Used to be a member of the AA until they...

    Used to be a member of the AA until they de-mutualised...

    Joined Brittania Rescue (CSMA who became 'Boundless' (Thoughtless more like).
    Been rescued twice by them. Second time was left waiting...
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    HS2 - IMO going from the wrong station to the...

    HS2 - IMO going from the wrong station to the wrong city,
    Should be St Pancras to Edinburgh with spurs off to Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. That would then nicely link those city's to...
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    Reg Valintine - RIP. ...

    Reg Valintine - RIP.

    https://www.bsac.com/news-and-blog/a-tribute-to-reg-vallintine-diving-pioneer-and-historian/
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    so in the weeks since I caught CV-19 and waiting...

    so in the weeks since I caught CV-19 and waiting for a medical I thought I ought to do something about fitness and suppleness..!

    Looked around on the web cause I thought going the Yoga route was a...
  25. Thread: Funchal Madeira

    by F.P.
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    been Madeira twice. Dived with Divepoint...

    been Madeira twice.

    Dived with Divepoint. Theyy have boats operating from quay. Also operate in 2 hotels but are based at one and collect from the other - can't remember the second hotel name....
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