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    Scapa this weekend

    Off to Scapa tonight.

    Forecast is windy . So it looks like we won't be able to cruise up the North Isles - pity.

    Its Westerly 5-6 all week. A bit harsh.

    I expect we will be seeking shelter...
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    Always something new

    Every dive is unique. Waves , light, current, tide, vis and so on. If you return to a favourite site after a month or so the wild life also has gone through its seasonal changes. If you get your eye...
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    On Zeus out of Southwold. Been doing that for...

    On Zeus out of Southwold. Been doing that for past 18 years.

    I only went for 3days last year, wasn't strong enough to climb the ladder nursing an arm injury (slipped over in the paddling pool).
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    Its a menu. You don't eat everything.

    Its a menu. You don't eat everything.
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    Club trips are a bit of a challenge coming out of...

    Club trips are a bit of a challenge coming out of lockdown. Fair few divers have hung up their fins. Those that are left need to pull together to create the critical mass that enables trips to be...
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    We are with John Thornton again. Last trip we...

    We are with John Thornton again. Last trip we cruised up the North islands and berthed in Kirkwall and Stronsay. Hopefully same again.
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    Stromness pubs

    Has Stromness got back normal yet after the lockdowns?
    Are all the boozers open?

    Ferry inn
    Flatties
    Royal
    Stromness Hotel?

    Going up there in a couple of weeks.
  8. Dived in Dorset early May. 12c water temp....

    Dived in Dorset early May. 12c water temp.
    Wearing 5mm hood attached shorty plus a 3mm vest.
    35mins dive and was comfortable.
    But shivered for 30mins or so afterwards in the breeze.
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    I didn't realise "rucking" was a recognised...

    I didn't realise "rucking" was a recognised activity.

    Makes me walking down to Aldi and carrying back a load of cheap beer seem much more worthy.

    Give myself a thumbs up!
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    Hive Beach Burton Bradstock

    Hive Beach Burton Bradstock
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    GHIC card. 16 days door to door.

    GHIC card. 16 days door to door.
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    Tyneham. Bit of a walk but flat. Dive to left,...

    Tyneham. Bit of a walk but flat.
    Dive to left, scramble over rocky foreshore into Pondfield (very good), there is remains of a barge along the Tout.
    Dive to the right into Worbarrow Bay, rocky...
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    You lot should get a job with Jeremy Vine. ...

    You lot should get a job with Jeremy Vine.

    What a load of old moaners
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    Passport turnaround times

    Just received my new passport.
    Online application for an adult renewal.
    13 days door to door.

    followed the instructions carefully and no delay.
  15. Thread: Narvik

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    Well . I've sent me passport picture to the...

    Well . I've sent me passport picture to the organiser.

    Let hope the trip is runs!
  16. Thread: Narvik

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    Narvik

    I ve got a chance of a trip in September to Narvik.

    Any tips or advice?
  17. This got cancelled not enough divers booked on....

    This got cancelled not enough divers booked on. What a shame tomorrow will be the best day of the year.
  18. Friday 15th April on Channel Diver from Eastbourne

    Channel Diver Friday R/O 9:20 from Eastbourne. With Steve Johnson. We need more divers to book on to make this trip viable. Weather forecast is excellant. And the vis should be ok-good. Talis 30m.
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    Daves Tip. If you are struggling to read your...

    Daves Tip.

    If you are struggling to read your computer due to short sight.

    Let a little water into your mask. Lean forward and tilt your head to form a puddle in the corner.

    Close the other...
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    Is the cable round or flat? Try to avoid flat...

    Is the cable round or flat?

    Try to avoid flat earth.
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    Timpsons My experience with 3 branches. 1...

    Timpsons

    My experience with 3 branches.

    1 Put a trophy in for engraving just a simple name. 3 weeks later. Sorry the guy who does it has gone on holiday.
    2 Took said trophy to another branch....
  22. Thread: Dry January

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    My Low Alcohol recommendations Shipyard LowTide...

    My Low Alcohol recommendations
    Shipyard LowTide 0.5% (chilled)
    Guinness O%
    Both very acceptable alternatives to my Xmas lineup

    Wibblers Stoaty McMilkshake (5L minicask) 5.8%
    Bishop Nick Heresy...
  23. Thread: Dry January

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    My Low Alcohol recommendations are Shipyard Low...

    My Low Alcohol recommendations are
    Shipyard Low Tide 0.5% (Chilled)
    Guinness 0%

    Both are very acceptable versions.
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    Saw some small crabs (mostly empty shells) in...

    Saw some small crabs (mostly empty shells) in Leybourne Lake. We don't have indigenous freshwater crabs as far as I know.

    It seems Chinese Mitten crabs are in the thames and have a freshwater...
  25. Thread: No BCD?

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    Flooding a tank with salt water? I can't see that...

    Flooding a tank with salt water? I can't see that being practical. How do you rinse it?
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