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    Well yes it's a captive market in that we have a...

    Well yes it's a captive market in that we have a large number of students to pitch our club too,
    but while in the past a student might join several clubs, now with time being at a premium
    not to...
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    Well the good news is that we've had a massive...

    Well the good news is that we've had a massive new intake with about 70 odd new to club members
    and in that lot 5 DM's and 3 PADI OWSI's.

    Three of the DM's and 1 OWSI have already been diving...
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    I understand exactly what you are trying to say...

    I understand exactly what you are trying to say and it is a weak anagalgy.

    The MOT was changed about 3 years ago to a booked time-slot because it was highlighted after a number of failures &...
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    Work backwards :) If you have an Octopus, in...

    Work backwards :)

    If you have an Octopus, in most case that will be a single cylinder as those with twins/stages etc. have long gone over to
    long-hose PD. .

    At best your buddy will have...
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    It's wasted when you us a weak analagy, but...

    It's wasted when you us a weak analagy, but ignoring the condescending tone ...............



    The trouble with that paragraph is the assumption that the system is sooooo good that not once ever...
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    Both were reported, one was dismissed out of hand...

    Both were reported, one was dismissed out of hand despite very solid evidence and the other was about as clear a set of dodgy circumstances
    that you could imagine, so much so that litigation was...
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    Pretty sure seeing as I have first hand knowledge...

    Pretty sure seeing as I have first hand knowledge of it happening at least twice.

    Well to start with how about investigating the results? If an OWSI is still inept post IE what does that say about...
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    First they have a lot of solid evidence, second...

    First they have a lot of solid evidence, second if they don't and it is hearsay then don't you think they should investigate?
    If it all goes wrong then sure they'll slam then, but as long as the...
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    That list covers 10 years, so on average PADI...

    That list covers 10 years, so on average PADI expel at the most a massive 5 outfits a year worldwide.
    As Allan says without quantifying why, the list has no value.
    I can shed light on three of...
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    If you've worked anywhere as a professional...

    If you've worked anywhere as a professional you'll know the outfit that flouts standards or are even running illegally
    and if you know, then you can be damn sure that PADI do as well. So why don't...
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    Not so much for gas stuff, but if running club...

    Not so much for gas stuff, but if running club stuff or have a lot of regs the use of different colour cable ties and coloured Aoeks mouthpeices
    can denote a specific reg at a glance. Ensures is...
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    Not knocking your choice of a OPV especially if...

    Not knocking your choice of a OPV especially if you've had first hand experience of one go, but if an old 1st stage fails because it's not
    been serviced/checked, surely the moral that should be...
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    Remembered one more nasty to avoid - Apeks...

    Remembered one more nasty to avoid - Apeks Sentinel


    And thank you, been meaning to do a ist like that for ages, so will be stealing that and adding some pics :)

    PS: When you are on a roll...
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    Yeah we all know :p That's why I said the...

    Yeah we all know :p That's why I said the "teaching on the IDC is good" etc and said google 100% IE pass rate as
    that weeds out the IDC centers that fielded one candidate which would make a...
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    This. Do it on Google sheets and gives...

    This.

    Do it on Google sheets and gives authorised club members access to post up breakages/repairs needed etc.
    and Instructors knowledge of availablity of club kit, which can often spur on...
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    I'd expand that a tad and say DIN DS4/ATX40 ...

    I'd expand that a tad and say
    DIN DS4/ATX40
    DIN DST/XTX40 or XTX50 (+a 5th port conversion).

    Any combination of that lot will do any rig.
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    Well I didn't think it needed that much detail,...

    Well I didn't think it needed that much detail, but hey :)

    The US1/DS1 was orginally designed for ponies & commercial work with one LP & 1 HP port at a time when it was
    common to use adapters...
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    Pretty good TBH covers quite a lot, but just to...

    Pretty good TBH covers quite a lot, but just to fill in a few gaps and i'm assuming this is as much
    a be careful when buying s/hand crib sheet as well as an info sheet.

    In no particular order...
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    The 100% pass rate refers to the PR machine....

    The 100% pass rate refers to the PR machine. Citng a 100% pass rate screams that the teaching
    on the IDC is good along with the standard of the students, making it more likely someone else
    will...
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    Post #86 publicly admitting to being a numpty,...

    Post #86 publicly admitting to being a numpty, just one of many times :)
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    Well the inablity to assemble kit was the start...

    Well the inablity to assemble kit was the start of it. Put down as being the first dive, tired from the flight etc, but it didn't get much better.
    General lack of diving knowledge expected of an...
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    It's only irrelevant in the context that it...

    It's only irrelevant in the context that it doen't change what you can do at any level above AOW unless specialties or Tec is thrown in.

    In your case AOW + Rescue covers the rescue element making...
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    Think I might have mentioned this one before :) ...

    Think I might have mentioned this one before :)

    PADI OWSI joins club just before we head to Sharm and comes along.
    We have three groups advanced, intermediate and novice.

    Day one he's in the...
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    That high? I've got a PADI Bubblemaker badge :)

    That high? I've got a PADI Bubblemaker badge :)
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    Genuine top-trump for willy-waving :) A. 'I'm...

    Genuine top-trump for willy-waving :)

    A. 'I'm an OWSI'

    B. Ok that's good a PADI Open water Scuba Instructor.

    A. No a BSAC Open Water Snorkel Instructor

    :) :)
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