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    I think they'd be accused of being Padi if they...

    I think they'd be accused of being Padi if they did, creating a course for something so simple. I think it's covered in various Foundations/Fundamentals courses though, should you be tempted. Or you...
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    Like Paulo said, cells are the killer cost unless...

    Like Paulo said, cells are the killer cost unless you want to run them until they expire (I don't suggest that is a good idea by the way). My APD unit should be get the head serviced more often than...
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    I think your second sentence said all that's...

    I think your second sentence said all that's needed to be said. Bungeeing a long hose is what was once the best idea someone could come up with to make a long-hose twinset kit look and act a bit like...
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    It's for use under glass bottomed boats when you...

    It's for use under glass bottomed boats when you leap on your buddy and tumble over and over in a Bond-style battle, before one of you dying immediately when your mask gets pulled off.
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    "I'm unable to present a convincing argument, so...

    "I'm unable to present a convincing argument, so I'll just give up and make it personal" eh Tel?

    How about this then: our centre doesn't have the student retention problem yours has. Actually, we...
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    Don't you have something else that you need to...

    Don't you have something else that you need to carry that could do the trick? MrsT uses her lenses pouches and tucks the hose behind them. It doesn't take much to keep it tidy be honest. I'm not...
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    Probably. But surely they must have been able to...

    Probably. But surely they must have been able to tell that the Tory Brexiteers didn't give a damn about them or NI? Wasn't it clear enough? They loved their moment of glory though, when they actually...
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    There's more than your one solution to the...

    There's more than your one solution to the harness issue you raise which somewhat undermines your case, and we'd prefer to give students kit we'd be happy to dive in ourselves, rather than a bottom...
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    Strangely, we're starting to see more and more...

    Strangely, we're starting to see more and more new divers move away from jacket BCDs as soon as they can, especially if they try using a wing during their course. So much so that our new school kit...
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    The fact you consider it a weak analogy is...

    The fact you consider it a weak analogy is probably evidence enough that you do not understand what I am trying to say. Trying to discuss anything with you is normally pointless but I'll give it one...
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    Mine's 1.2m but that's not all that usual, though...

    Mine's 1.2m but that's not all that usual, though it is handy when demonstrating OOA skills, as it gives you plenty of room for people to see what's going on. I think 90cm is more "normal" but I...
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    Publicity is king nowadays, so maybe "better" is...

    Publicity is king nowadays, so maybe "better" is the wrong word. You don't hear people saying they're doing their BSAC, or their SSI when they mean learning to dive.
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    Exactly. Sarcasm is wasted on some people. Let me...

    Exactly. Sarcasm is wasted on some people. Let me help you Tel. Here's what you posted:



    An IE is a 1.5 day examination, conducted by Padi Staff (as in paid Padi staff members). If someone...
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    And you reported in both times, and presented...

    And you reported in both times, and presented concrete evidence rather than just your word on it too?



    If my car breaks down post MOT, what does that say about the MOT? Once that's highlighted,...
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    Are you sure they have that evidence? Secondly,...

    Are you sure they have that evidence? Secondly, investigate how? Ask who?



    If it is going on, yes.
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    All IMHO of course and for the record/full...

    All IMHO of course and for the record/full disclosure, I'm an instructor with both Padi and SSI... Padi got into a tremendously powerful position in the diving world. They utterly dominated it to the...
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    They require solid evidence, not hearsay. We all...

    They require solid evidence, not hearsay. We all "know" but how many actually can prove that? I've seen some shockingly shit Padi and BSAC clubs when I've been out teaching, and heard tales of "big...
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    Well, yes and no! The standards are the...

    Well, yes and no! The standards are the standards, no matter where you are - Padi's UK standards are no different to any other. Regarding systemic failures, if you are referring to real-world diver...
  19. The tiger I saw was above us and mostly in...

    The tiger I saw was above us and mostly in silhouette, so maybe is the best answer I can give.

    The Japanese group with us did see her though, as their guide recognised her. The Japanese group...
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    There's a common thread to many of these...

    There's a common thread to many of these anecdotes: people can be arseholes, whether they are skilled or not, experienced or not, opinionated or not, trained with agency x, y, or z, are...
  21. Cocos, Costa Rica, September 2019 on Okeanos Aggressor 2 (via Oxford Dive Centre).

    Out to Cocos.
    The trip started with a stupid-am flight from LHR to Madrid then on to San Jose, Costa Rica. The first leg was with the budget BA flight then the rest of the flights were all Iberia....
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    Perhaps. I don't want to be a pedant but: ...

    Perhaps. I don't want to be a pedant but:



    I qualified as an instructor at the Blue Lagoon in Darrington. Does that mean I only ever dived there and nowhere else? No.
    Dive 1 - are you sure...
  23. Marcello's trip video is one of the only ones...

    Marcello's trip video is one of the only ones I've ever bought. Really great footage, really well put together. He's a very talented chap all in all, and very nice to boot!

    Alor was nice but that...
  24. Thanks! If you could PM me a suitable email...

    Thanks! If you could PM me a suitable email address, I'll put up a small clip on Drive if that's ok?



    Understood but that's not going to happen. I don't intend to carry anything more than the...
  25. And this is the problem. I'm trying to do the...

    And this is the problem. I'm trying to do the above having followed some guidance from the web etc. but it doesn't seem to be working, which suggests I'm not using the software properly. No matter...
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