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    Sad that another of the old brigade of divers has...

    Sad that another of the old brigade of divers has passed on. Didn't really know him very well bur sure i have been in his company along with Mr Ridley and others at some of the conferences and events...
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    [QUOTE=WFO;433244]No you have not looked at the...

    [QUOTE=WFO;433244]No you have not looked at the facts of the matter here.

    I did qualify my statement with the words 'imagine' and 'potentially' . If welding grade is a higher purity than that...
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    The Apollo project which ultimately took man to...

    The Apollo project which ultimately took man to the moon to begin with proposed using pure oxygen for all phases of the flight. This led to the deaths of the three astronauts, Gus Grissom, Roger...
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    N2 contaminated? It's exactly the same level of...

    N2 contaminated? It's exactly the same level of risk as the oxy or helium being contaminated, which we all take as a completely acceptable risk. And very probably much lower risk than the risk of a...
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    How about oldest RHIB? My Avon Searider 4m was...

    How about oldest RHIB? My Avon Searider 4m was purchased new in March 1978. The first one in Scotland as far as I am aware. Used on numerous BSAC BHC in the late 70's and right through the 1980's. It...
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    Considering this has been going on for nigh on...

    Considering this has been going on for nigh on twenty years and no dive boat has been attacked so far. Yet diving is probably the one categry of tourism that has held up reasonably well amid this...
  7. Thread: Beer!

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    1 a pint expensive? Have you been in a pub in...

    1 a pint expensive? Have you been in a pub in the last twenty years?
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    Clachaig I presume? There are any number of...

    Clachaig I presume?

    There are any number of excellent Scottish craft beers nowadays. Brewdog have been spectacularly sucessfull in recent years and are by a long way the largest of the new breed...
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    There's nothing quite as versatile as good old...

    There's nothing quite as versatile as good old fashioned oxy acetylene. Ii can do virtually anything including weld steel, cast iron, aluminium, bronze welding, soldering, heating to bend or shape...
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    Hodge Close to Loch Fyne in 2 hours? Wow! What do...

    Hodge Close to Loch Fyne in 2 hours? Wow! What do you drive?
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    You could snorkel down to that one! The iceberg...

    You could snorkel down to that one! The iceberg dives were not very deep either. I don't think the logistics of taking heavy gear had much to do with it either bearing in mind they are using quite...
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    Doug Allen and Andy Torbet? You don't get much...

    Doug Allen and Andy Torbet? You don't get much more experienced than them. I would imagine they are certified for CCR. I would think the freezing issue has more to do with it. If you havn't already...
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    open circuit v rebreather

    A couple of great documentaries on TV recently, icebergs and the search for Franklins ships, with diving in Arctic waters featured. It was significant that all the diving in these sub zero waters was...
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    Speaking from experience presumably?

    Speaking from experience presumably?
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    A modern Mini obviously, which is essentially a...

    A modern Mini obviously, which is essentially a full size car now. Try getting that kit in an original Mini. Mind you I once brought four people and twelve single cylinders back from Oban in an...
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    There may not have been any Red Barrel ads in...

    There may not have been any Red Barrel ads in DIVER or Triton either but there was a rather tenuous link to Watneys nevertheless. At that time, BSAC HQ was located in London, Watneys brewery offered...
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    Shock, Horror! Drink and Dive! Surely not! The...

    Shock, Horror! Drink and Dive! Surely not!
    The SCOTFED and DOC conferences wre more like AA meetings, he lied.
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    My apologies to DIVER mag, it was actually its...

    My apologies to DIVER mag, it was actually its predecessor TRITON which had the pretty outrageous covers. They would have the "me too" generation foaming at the mouth nowadays. Both were Eaton...
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    The DIVER mags from the 1970/80s featured cover...

    The DIVER mags from the 1970/80s featured cover photos of some extremely photogenic divers, the advertisers as well seemed to think that all divers were women, as they only showed females modelling...
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    Although my diving days are now behind me I still...

    Although my diving days are now behind me I still keep in touch and agree that lifting of scrap/souviners has probably declined considerably since the mid 1970's when I started. The fact is the vast...
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    The 0.001% who recover material illegally give...

    The 0.001% who recover material illegally give everyone else a terrible name and it would be fab if divers and agencies could work much closer together. All of us care about the marine environment...
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    There is a plant near Girvan, Alginate...

    There is a plant near Girvan, Alginate Industries, which already does this. Presumably their raw material, Kelp, is already being harvested on a large scale. Crofters on the west coast used to burn...
  23. Not quite as venerable an instructor as yourself,...

    Not quite as venerable an instructor as yourself, I did mine in 1979 in Sheffield and one of the candidates in my group had Decanting as his lecturette topic. He had a carrier bag from which he...
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    People have families, dogs, cats, and other stuff in their lives and yet another week-end to get another sticker in the QRB i

    Your scraping the bottom of the barrel when you start blaming cats for...
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    I have plans for a helium mine on the sun which...

    I have plans for a helium mine on the sun which contains unlimited amounts of the stuff. Send for a propectus and an application form for shares in the company. Cheques to made out to .........
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