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    +1 for slow ascent from 6m to the surface, I'll...

    +1 for slow ascent from 6m to the surface, I'll do a metre a minute plus 3min @ 3m providing the conditions allow it. Totally agree that an extra 5-10min isn't really much in the grand scheme of...
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    Bizarre...I've similar sized fins and found the...

    Bizarre...I've similar sized fins and found the opposite way round, mares XL fit size 10 drysuit but Jetfins XL absolutely no chance!
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    What thickness of bungee did you use?

    What thickness of bungee did you use?
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    I bought a set of the cheap ones from AliExpress,...

    I bought a set of the cheap ones from AliExpress, they work ok but have noticed that some of the clamps have a tendency to "thread" themselves which is easily fixed by cleaning and repositioning the...
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    Look inside the direct feed fitting at the end of...

    Look inside the direct feed fitting at the end of the LP hose, there's a small o ring inside which sits in a recess, that could be the cause. They get worn as you connect and disconnect the hose onto...
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    Have used both and both are good.

    Have used both and both are good.
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    Not a fan of the ap sealed bags as have had...

    Not a fan of the ap sealed bags as have had issues with one in the past where upon using it the baffle was stuck together and I was unable to get any air into it. Had I not lost it on its last dive I...
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    Yep that's exactly what he said as well but said...

    Yep that's exactly what he said as well but said he couldn't be arsed arguing with them...I believe that the unit was changed to another brand after that experience! You have to wonder how many...
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    Was speaking to a fella that had similar issues,...

    Was speaking to a fella that had similar issues, sent it back and seemingly this was a manufacturing issue as the o ring recess wasn't machined to the correct depth. Ap fixed it for him and charged...
  10. Thread: Inspo case

    by BcDiver
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    Did you get sorted with an inspo case? I have one...

    Did you get sorted with an inspo case? I have one lying in the garage with the usual scrapes/scuffs and cracks along the bottom, let me know if interested and make me an offer?
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    I was there last May and wore a 7mm suit. The...

    I was there last May and wore a 7mm suit. The water temp was 26 and I was toasty, some of the others that were wearing 5mm, there may have been some in 3mm, were getting chilly and alot didn't do...
  12. Thread: Being fair

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    That's the way I've always seen it.

    That's the way I've always seen it.
  13. Thread: 2020 Upgrade

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    What's the issue with hus availability? Can the...

    What's the issue with hus availability? Can the nerd be used with an ap unit? Is it a case of "plumbing" it into the unit via cell splitter connectors?
  14. Thread: 2020 Upgrade

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    How does the APD hus compare to the nerd?

    How does the APD hus compare to the nerd?
  15. Thread: Ffs!

    by BcDiver
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    Agree...if the ducks are not lining up for...

    Agree...if the ducks are not lining up for you...walk away and dive it some other day
  16. Thread: Buying drysuit

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    When you ordered it did you specify your shoe...

    When you ordered it did you specify your shoe size? Are you buying it from a shop or the suit manufacturers? If from the manufacturer then I would have expected them to change to boots to fit. A shop...
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    Fingers crossed for this year!!

    Fingers crossed for this year!!
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    Last year's weather was exceptional....it's not...

    Last year's weather was exceptional....it's not normally like that, on a week long trip you would normally expect to lose at least one day to weather and have fairly "testing" conditions for another...
  19. Thread: Bigger D Rings

    by BcDiver
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    Have you considered putting a piece of...

    Have you considered putting a piece of bungee/silicone tubing around the harness above the d-rings and run hoses through these so they are routed in similar fashion just not through d-rings so not...
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    On my inspo I've always just stuck them into the...

    On my inspo I've always just stuck them into the ultrasonic bath, then rinsed thoroughly in fresh water before drying them out completely and I've never had any issues do far.
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    These mines/caves you have mentioned - are they...

    These mines/caves you have mentioned - are they in the UK?
  22. Thread: Knife

    by BcDiver
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Devils-602002-Mul...

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Devils-602002-Multi-Purpose/dp/B000FPYPM4

    Similar to the IKEA knife but already comes with a blunt tip and will cut through ropes and lines with ease.
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    If you have access to an ultrasonic bath put it...

    If you have access to an ultrasonic bath put it in that for a few minutes and that will dissolve all the crud off it but steeping in white vinegar (I tend to mix it 50/50 with water) will also clean...
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    I've found this makes a great difference in...

    I've found this makes a great difference in diving our local spot which gets down to around 5 (sea) - it's a 45 min drive and providing you get changed into the drysuit fairly quickly on arrival and...
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    The cheap Chinese lights are good when they work...

    The cheap Chinese lights are good when they work but you have to accept that they probably will fail at some stage so it's just a matter of how long you get out of them! One of the video lights I...
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