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    That's a question for BSAC and not the keyboard...

    That's a question for BSAC and not the keyboard warriors of TDF...

    When they announced the twinset course I sent evidence of my diving record and was awarded the twinset instructor ticket.

    I...
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    Yep, just had the invite to send in evidence to...

    Yep, just had the invite to send in evidence to supplement my Twin-set Instructor qualification with BSAC Primary Donate Instructor. No reason not to do so...
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    I put my deco bottle on the right (BO is on the...

    I put my deco bottle on the right (BO is on the left) and it works. The right stage is clipped to the d-ring on the AP wing so it doesn't impact on the canister (heat and light) on my right hip. I...
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    Must be time for the 'switching to the pony' SDC...

    Must be time for the 'switching to the pony' SDC to cover that moment when you ignored your gas plan and a working (for now) DV is replaced by a working (for longer) DV from a different bottle. A...
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    I understood that claiming Irish Citizenship via...

    I understood that claiming Irish Citizenship via decent was limited to my, via my grandparent, and isn't something available to my kids.
    If that is wrong then maybe it is worth the effort... and the...
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    I have (had) an Irish grandmother :smirk:

    I have (had) an Irish grandmother :smirk:
  7. Thread: CO2 Blob?

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    Yeah, I discovered that after the the old Aquatec...

    Yeah, I discovered that after the the old Aquatec mechanism died. The current blob is getting silicone love and seems happier.

    Also, the old SMB suffered the neglect too common with backups and,...
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    :rolleyes: Nope. No Christmas tree and I'm not...

    :rolleyes: Nope. No Christmas tree and I'm not dumb enough to stuff something I know I'm going to need somewhere inconvenient, when I can just unclip the reel from the D-ring on the AP wing. Things...
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    Hot air is never is short supply in the diving...

    Hot air is never is short supply in the diving world but for sending an SMB from depth I'd rather let compressed air do the work... and provide me with a lift from the seabed so I can keep the...
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    What a lot of words to support your needless...

    What a lot of words to support your needless waste of resources!

    I have a CO2 blob (as backup) and I clean and check the mechanism (they are shit and will fail) and I fire it once or twice a year...
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    Him? If he completed each skill within...

    Him?

    If he completed each skill within agency standards, and completed all the skills prescribed by the agency, then he is qualified and responsible for what he does.

    If he goes on to have a...
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    Never saw the issue with the qualification part...

    Never saw the issue with the qualification part of being DO. Unless it has changed, lessons and experience dives are signed off by qualified instructors, not the DO, and the DO is merely responsible...
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    Just because someone has become an NI doesn't...

    Just because someone has become an NI doesn't mean their opinion is relevant in interpretation of BSAC standards.

    Last time I bothered to read the gospel according to BSAC it was very clear the...
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    The marina is owned by Boatfolk, a company...

    The marina is owned by Boatfolk, a company serving the boating community, and they favour their customers, the berth holders, with everyone else being an annoying inconvenience. In the last few...
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    Divers won't be paying that - they complain about...

    Divers won't be paying that - they complain about the cost of an air fill!

    Enforcement is based on cameras and there's 15 minutes 'free' from entering their space. Divers dropping off kit and...
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    I gather Facebook killed Facebook! When change...

    I gather Facebook killed Facebook! When change management goes wrong.... :clap:
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    On my first trip to Scapa I left the car at...

    On my first trip to Scapa I left the car at Scrabster but on all others I paid to have my car with me. Gas bank (and booster pump) in the car with transport for non-diving days are worth the cost.
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    Replacing the windows bloatware with Linux is...

    Replacing the windows bloatware with Linux is also an option and will yield a massive performance gain.

    It depends what the OP is comfortable doing, and whether the machine is needed for specific...
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    Energy supplier? I thought they were an energy...

    Energy supplier? I thought they were an energy bill supplier provider and added nothing useful other than shareholder return and a few jobs. Did they actually supply any energy, or generate any?
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    Why is age 16 a big deal? BSAC Sports Diver has...

    Why is age 16 a big deal? BSAC Sports Diver has a minimum age of 12, which rises to 14 for diving beyond 20m.

    As I recall Sport Diver permits decompression diving to 35m depth within the limits...
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    Definitely better than many and here's Seeker in...

    Definitely better than many and here's Seeker in 2010.... I found the ropes were never where you wanted them
    https://i.postimg.cc/7YvPg6RL/seeker.jpg

    Furious had a similar system with ropes from...
  22. An electric Bauer PE100 is the one I'm using. It...

    An electric Bauer PE100 is the one I'm using. It almost worked on a standard circuit breaker (compressor needed to under no load when started and started some of the time but once started ran for as...
  23. I moved closer to the dives shops, some dive...

    I moved closer to the dives shops, some dive boats, the sea, and hundreds of wrecks.

    The car is useful but the mileage is pretty low these days :D
  24. Why do things need to be justified on price? ...

    Why do things need to be justified on price? Where's the saving in going diving at all. Sudoku is available if you want to be cheap? Watching grass grow is on offer too.

    The convenience of...
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    As folk are enjoying identification of birds of...

    As folk are enjoying identification of birds of prey we had one drop from the sky and make a last second recovery before sitting mostly hidden by honeysuckle. I'm guessing it was getting abuse from...
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