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    Or :) If you go on holiday a couple of times...

    Or :)

    If you go on holiday a couple of times a year it's both worth getting annual holiday insurance and also checking the small-print.
    Such holiday insurance is mostly defined by time and...
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    Ian will probably have an eppy at the suggestion,...

    Ian will probably have an eppy at the suggestion, but if you want a quick and dirty (literally) old-school test of sorts
    put a clean piece of white cotton like a hankerchief or t-shirt tight over...
  3. Apart from the obvious and even if just taking a...

    Apart from the obvious and even if just taking a mask and hiring the rest, the one thing that i'd always take is a basic lumb brothers
    weightbelt and a couple of retainers. Having a belt that's...
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    I just take a spare drysuit :)

    I just take a spare drysuit :)
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    http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/dvis9.pdf

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/dvis9.pdf
  6. Thread: Kink in mask skirt

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    A normal wash is 60 degrees. not boiing and it's...

    A normal wash is 60 degrees. not boiing and it's tempered glass. I also said be VERY careful to guage the heat.

    However, if anybody is worried just put it on a quick-wash, that's about 35 degrees...
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    First off if anybody suspects a contaminated...

    First off if anybody suspects a contaminated source the correct action is to inform the supplier so that the
    compressor (and gas) can be checked. A lot seems to be made of cylinders failing, but...
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    Put it in the dishwasher on normal wash with a...

    Put it in the dishwasher on normal wash with a standard tablet. Fill the kitchen sink full of cold water.

    Need to be VERY careful at this stage and gauge the heat, but once the dishwasher is...
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    By back inflators, that will be a wing :) My...

    By back inflators, that will be a wing :)

    My advice would be to forget all the singing and dancing versions costing $$$ and just get an entry level
    club/dive store style BC. These are designed...
  10. Thread: Drysuit inflate

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    Good call and the right attitude. Leaving...

    Good call and the right attitude.

    Leaving anything on a rig that is not going to be used just screams lazy diver who can't be arsed.

    Amazes me that divers will fettle the arse out of kit to...
  11. Thread: Free: CEJN hoses

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    Yes please :) PM on the way

    Yes please :) PM on the way
  12. Thread: Bsac adp

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    Halcyon Diver's Alert Marker 3.3 is 1m long SMB...

    Halcyon Diver's Alert Marker 3.3 is 1m long SMB suitable for surface deployment only. The SMB is not fitted with a pressure relief valve.

    Colour: Orange.

    Halcyon's series of Diver Alert Markers...
  13. Thread: Bsac adp

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    It's just the usual BS of taking extremes :) ...

    It's just the usual BS of taking extremes :)

    A DSMB is no use to a skipper if laying flat on the surface and no point in it being a large one if the max height even on
    a flat calm day is it's...
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    It's not just you, others also live in a world...

    It's not just you, others also live in a world where Santa and the Easter Bunny are real :p
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    Cosy BSAC world, LOL :) :) In my BSAC world I...

    Cosy BSAC world, LOL :) :)

    In my BSAC world I have no idea what this diver is like, he's a complete unknown to me and could well be
    talking porkies out of his behind for all I know.

    Sure...
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    Just read the preceding paragraph in the manual.

    Just read the preceding paragraph in the manual.
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    Which is kinda the point and why it's done at the...

    Which is kinda the point and why it's done at the start of the confined section.
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    Fin Pivots are part of the confined stage and as...

    Fin Pivots are part of the confined stage and as I said in my OP although this is called confined it's
    acceptable and often done in benign open water conditions upto a max of 10m.

    Current...
  19. Thread: Bsac adp

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    You've got three elements, confined water, Open...

    You've got three elements, confined water, Open Water dive 1 and Open Water Dive 2

    Reason I mention this is that while confined can be done in a pool as long as conditions allow and it's not...
  20. Save your money it's not needed. Your BCD has...

    Save your money it's not needed.

    Your BCD has two pull down shoulder tabs usually with a plastic D-ring on the end.
    If it's small enough to put in the BC pocket i'm assuming that it's a small...
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    Most wetsuits have plastic zips so open/closed is...

    Most wetsuits have plastic zips so open/closed is not much of an issue, but it's more likely to keep it's
    shape in storage if zip is closed and it's rolled up with the zip on the outside of the...
  22. I suspect that will be because in your first post...

    I suspect that will be because in your first post seeing your location and that you failed to mention you would be
    prepared to travel in the UK, most reading this would have given up even if they...
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    Cut the webbing straight with decent sharp...

    Cut the webbing straight with decent sharp scissors, then trim the corners at 45 degrees before using a lighter.

    Less chance of a blob of melt forming on the right angles then, so no need to...
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    Depends how tall you are :) Mk7 has a...

    Depends how tall you are :)

    Mk7 has a integral beam both sides as part of the frame about 600mm above the deck which is ideal as a position to fix a
    bed/platform. Upto about 5'8" it's fine and...
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    Take a copy of the email with you. Chances are...

    Take a copy of the email with you.
    Chances are you will need to sign a self-cert medical declaration and one of the questions you'll need to
    answer yes to will mean having to see a local doc. ...
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