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  1. Thread: New Torch

    by dwhitlow
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    ... and replacement bulbs are still available. ...

    ... and replacement bulbs are still available. Despite all the bad press a good HID is still a great light. For a long time my preference for most UK conditions has been the Light Monkey 35w HID. ...
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    I went diving today. First dive of the month and...

    I went diving today. First dive of the month and 3rd this week. Might look at diving tomorrow...

    No trolls seen on any of the dives, and nor was I naked (although I did go for a swim this...
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    The first unlucky chap was in Shetlands, not in...

    The first unlucky chap was in Shetlands, not in Scapa.
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    If conditions are favourable then Chesil will be...

    If conditions are favourable then Chesil will be a memorable experience for new divers. It offers a huge range of wildlife and a very real shore entry experience with the convenience of easy kit...
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    :OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG: don't be a...

    :OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG::OMG: don't be a fucking dick!

    Brexit isn't a discussion to be compared with trivia such as football!
    Brexit it is a fucking real catastrophe that is wrecking the...
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    This picture below was taken by the gap in the...

    This picture below was taken by the gap in the wall (note the addition of the red caravan offering coffee, ice cream, and crepes). That white car is where the divers parked as it's free parking and...
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    Nice pictures! I often swim there, and along...

    Nice pictures! I often swim there, and along the breakwater, and forget all this is hiding below. There's a whole world of life you'd enjoy along the breakwater but it's a lot of finning to get...
  8. The weather makes UK diving frustrating and it is...

    The weather makes UK diving frustrating and it is must be awful for people seeking to make a living from it.

    The skipper involved generally makes a sensible call about conditions, and he's...
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    some places are pretty poor at email, and you...

    some places are pretty poor at email, and you might have found your way into their spam folder. I suggest a phone call.
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    Yep, the joys of sea swimming is there's always...

    Yep, the joys of sea swimming is there's always something to be seen.

    I did get pictures of it taking off too and could see the paramedics enjoying the novelty and taking pictures of themselves on...
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    Glad it worked out for you. I can visualise...

    Glad it worked out for you. I can visualise alternative endings, especially if you'd not found the shot. I guess you'll be doing a lot of mask clearing in the future :grin:

    Quarries don't...
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    Hopefully you'll be parking better than this... ...

    Hopefully you'll be parking better than this...

    https://i.postimg.cc/SxkvXksX/GOPR5073.jpg

    Useful to know the flattened pebbles are suitable to land a chopper.
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    Hopefully the walrus has moved somewhere more...

    Hopefully the walrus has moved somewhere more sensible than a place frequented by people. Novel as it may seem, you really do not want this in your bit of coast!

    For a while Weymouth was blighted...
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    Oops! That could have been exciting.... and...

    Oops! That could have been exciting.... and such a simple error.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/09/tui-plane-serious-incident-every-miss-on-board-child-weight-birmingham-majorca
  15. You could also be forgiven for observing that the...

    You could also be forgiven for observing that the UK response to covid, a disease that most seriously affects the elderly (aka freeloader pensioners with high health and care requirements, and who...
  16. I gave up trusting the BBC some time back, as...

    I gave up trusting the BBC some time back, as being overly apologetic for government failings, and tend to reference more independent media such as this:

    https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n799....
  17. FTFYVaccine is potentially good, despite the...

    FTFYVaccine is potentially good, despite the Gov't, but there's plenty of scope for it going wrong if the rest of the world isn't covered too. That's not looking so good.That's the media story and...
  18. Yeah, because they gave a competent person...

    Yeah, because they gave a competent person responsibility (i.e. not them) and let the NHS run it rather than trying to make it into another cash cow for their mates!
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    Don't go giving oil companies any credit for...

    Don't go giving oil companies any credit for anything other than a focus on profit. They identified the link between climate change and rising CO2 levels 40 years ago and yet only now are making...
  20. Thread: Jabbed?

    by dwhitlow
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    Pretty well everything that follows that...

    Pretty well everything that follows that statement represents of turning point for this nation. Sadly, it was the start of a shift in values from which I doubt there is any chance of recovery :(
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    I've got a suit that would probably be ideal. It...

    I've got a suit that would probably be ideal. It need little work.

    However, making it available to you seems more work than i can be arsed doing, so I'll leave it in the garage ;-)
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    for balance I hit dislike

    for balance I hit dislike
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    The link was (slightly hidden) in the post but...

    The link was (slightly hidden) in the post but here it is again...
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000BP81DW/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item

    It is now a discontinued model but I did buy it 5 years...
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    Whilst I won't argue which is best (having only...

    Whilst I won't argue which is best (having only experience of one device) I'm not convinced the refrigerant type is bad as you say when mine has proved effective all the year round and has still...
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    I use my garage for drying and storing dive kit....

    I use my garage for drying and storing dive kit.

    Everything is washed in fresh water to remove the salt issue and then a dehumidifier and fan get everything dry overnight.

    How airtight is the...
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