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    Someone has accidentally used my email to sign up...

    Someone has accidentally used my email to sign up for a fertility tracking app, so I'm getting daily email reports telling me about how fertile I am (which I thought should be zero due to a couple of...
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    Time for a "post-PFO" update: I had another...

    Time for a "post-PFO" update:

    I had another trip to Bristol to see my cardiologist again yesterday for the post closure bubble echocardiogram.
    What he wrote on my medical form is "PFO...
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    It could have been carried there by a migratory...

    It could have been carried there by a migratory bird - a swallow perhaps.
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    I have a breathable drysuit for kayaking. It's...

    I have a breathable drysuit for kayaking. It's good for that, but I wouldn't want to get it anywhere near a wreck with sharp edges (I know, shouldn't be touching it anyway!)

    The 2 instructors on...
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    Indeed - UKDMC advice is 1 dive a day within 15m...

    Indeed - UKDMC advice is 1 dive a day within 15m EAD, no mandatory deco and avoid heavy lifting / straining after surfacing.

    It sounds like you're winning the prize for "biggest PFO" at the moment...
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    The bubble echocardiogram is done with a Trans...

    The bubble echocardiogram is done with a Trans Thoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) which it through the chest (a little bit of digging in the ribs, but nothing painful), so nothing in the way of medication...
  7. Didn't we have someone on here a few months ago...

    Didn't we have someone on here a few months ago saying you don't need a wing or BC? a few empty coke bottles in a bum bag will do the job.
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    How about Andouillette?

    How about Andouillette?
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    I've had great advice from them whenever I've...

    I've had great advice from them whenever I've asked.
    Also, the fact that they're still providing firmware updates for my second hand OSTC Mk2 (which must be getting on for 10 years old now) is great.
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    I'd agree with FP's post - great diving in the...

    I'd agree with FP's post - great diving in the South West of England and West Wales.

    A BSAC club shouldn't need you to do any sort of crossover - you can dive with them to the limits of your PADI...
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    I was in the process of swapping it, when I...

    I was in the process of swapping it, when I realised that it works differently to what I'm used to. There's a plastic rod up the middle of the nipple, so when the valve is squeezed, it pushes the...
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    Drysuit Inflator Valve Nipples

    I'm checking a drysuit out for one of my new students. It's a Mares suit and the inflator valve has an "unusual" nipple - the nipple has a single hole, so when I connect a "standard" (miflex)...
  13. Poll: My thanks to Robbie for setting up the poll. ...

    My thanks to Robbie for setting up the poll. Sorry I forgot about it.

    And congratulations to Firefly.
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    Oh, bugger - that reminds me - I haven't done a...

    Oh, bugger - that reminds me - I haven't done a poll for this month!
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    I did a paddlesports "foundation safety & rescue"...

    I did a paddlesports "foundation safety & rescue" course on Saturday. It was great fun (if a bit cold), but at some point, I must have knocked the back of my knee (didn't notice at the time), it's...
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    When it's genuine cold callers (although don't...

    When it's genuine cold callers (although don't seem to get that many nowadays), I just politely ask them to remove me from their database. It's not fair to get sweary and shouty at someone who is...
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    The lack of convicing scams is a tactic. If the...

    The lack of convicing scams is a tactic. If the scam is obviously fake, the only people likely to respond are those gullible enough to fall for it. Thereby essentially getting the victims to select...
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    Yay! Well done! Always good to learn lessons -...

    Yay! Well done!

    Always good to learn lessons - they'll make it easier/more enjoyable next time.
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    Phew! It's only for pile replacement.

    Phew! It's only for pile replacement.
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    There seems to be a fuel panic buying scare in my...

    There seems to be a fuel panic buying scare in my town.

    A few days ago, Tesco's fuel delivery pipework was damaged by a van. Tesco have closed their fuel station for 6 weeks for repairs. People...
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    A smear of OB1 sealant should sort it. According...

    A smear of OB1 sealant should sort it.
    According to their promotional video, you can even use it underwater so no need to empty it.
  22. Thread: NDAC Closed?

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    Apart from the buses. I've had some great diving...

    Apart from the buses. I've had some great diving there, but I still don't like the buses.
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    I guess I've got little chance of getting my 50...

    I guess I've got little chance of getting my 50 for the wigwam I booked and they cancelled last year then?
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    I was thinking of popping down to Chesil beach! ...

    I was thinking of popping down to Chesil beach! The videos on facebook show it should be calm enough ;)
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    As far as I'm concerned, the jury is still out...

    As far as I'm concerned, the jury is still out about using glue stick for bed adhesion - lots of people on facebook say it's essential, but I've never had a problem with the print coming off the bed...
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