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    That is an area to never cut corners. The...

    That is an area to never cut corners. The consequences of doing so range from missed dives to death!

    I adopted a few simple rules:

    - avoid cells from the same batch
    - avoid changing more than...
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    If you resist the temptation to upgrade (I...

    If you resist the temptation to upgrade (I didn't), and nothing expensive breaks, the largest cost is a replacement O2 sensor (~60) every 3-4 months.

    In 9 years of owning an Inspo my average...
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    It was just a feature of the twinning bands I had...

    It was just a feature of the twinning bands I had and wasn't hard to work around. However, I took it as a sign to stay as I was and instead I assisted the 'unqualified' hog looping divers in the...
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    :rofl: Sorry. CCR is doing it correctly and...

    :rofl: Sorry. CCR is doing it correctly and everything else is a waste of gas! There are those who combine hog loop and CCR but IMHO that is just silly.
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    As already mentioned, having deployed the hose it...

    As already mentioned, having deployed the hose it cannot easily be restowed.

    When the HL/PD nonsense kicked off some years back I was diving a twinset with a long hose. Looking to set an example...
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    why not 90cm?

    why not 90cm?
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    I do. My preferred dive kit is CCR and wing...

    I do. My preferred dive kit is CCR and wing combination but for single tank diving I happily use my trusty Buddy Commando. I find it equally simple to dive, possibly simpler, and the pockets are...
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    Also few divers ever expect their octopus to be...

    Also few divers ever expect their octopus to be used and it is merely something they are expected to have and which is often left to drag through the sand, weeds and mud. A long hose would just give...
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    Indeed. This all started with ..... Did we...

    Indeed. This all started with .....

    Did we get an answer? Would anyone want to? Do we actually care if they can?

    Maybe everyone just needs to go diving and stop expecting their view of...
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    Apeks...

    Apeks supply their octopus with a 36" yellow hose. This seems to match most recreational sets I have seen and seems adequate for most divers.

    Your setup is probably similar but you do need to...
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    if you want to control the output then the Light...

    if you want to control the output then the Light Monkey Pitkin controller' works using most E/O options and bespoke battery options are available on request from deep Ideas.
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    There was a time when I carried a range of spares...

    There was a time when I carried a range of spares and tools but .....

    I now carry only spare CCR batteries (two actually) and a spare O2 sensor.

    The only time they've been used has been to...
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    I dived Wraysbury many times with my SDI solo...

    I dived Wraysbury many times with my SDI solo diver ticket. Before I entered the water I gave my 'plan' to the cheery folk behind the hatch (RIP Arthur) and when I surfaced I let them know I'd...
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    Some of those who teach both courses might...

    Some of those who teach both courses might disagree.... http://www.wraysbury.ws/news/item/15-important-info-for-solo-divers/15-important-info-for-solo-divers
  15. If you are asking the question then I suggest you...

    If you are asking the question then I suggest you do nothing and get someone in the know to look at it. Deep Ideas can fix it for you.
  16. They probably have the wrong email address.

    They probably have the wrong email address.
  17. Supercharge your diver safety knowledge at this year's conference (really?)

    I just had an email from BSAC with that subject but, reading the content and conference agenda, I wonder if I missed something?

    Do I really want an increase in my inspired air pressure? Is that...
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    Who is they?

    Who is they?
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    and definitely better than bubbling away...

    and definitely better than bubbling away underwater thinking you have 90 bar remaining when you haven't and your day is about to become 'interesting'.

    There are some bits of kit that must be...
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    Does it matter? Maybe your cave training helped...

    Does it matter? Maybe your cave training helped you find a hole?
  21. Thread: Scapa

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    I've only dived Laurentic once, in 2010, and the...

    I've only dived Laurentic once, in 2010, and the deepest I saw was 37m but .... I blame the melting glaciers :rofl:
  22. Thread: Scapa

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    Many would disagree and consider 30m as quite...

    Many would disagree and consider 30m as quite deep. Scapa is at the high end of the diving range for many clubs.


    I first did Malin on OC and dived it with twin 16s and a couple of stages. It...
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    This seems a daft idea!!! We dive for various...

    This seems a daft idea!!!

    We dive for various reasons and (to me) a pointless and arbitrary challenge doesn't seem a valid reason to do anything (except when pissed) so why should I risk my life...
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    Yeah, the wind this weekend was unhelpful...

    Yeah, the wind this weekend was unhelpful (easterly) so I reverted to diving Chesil and chose OC and wetsuit :OMG:

    However.....

    Silence is golden.... the occasional hiss of the solenoid (to...
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    Why the 'workshop' fixation? Look at the...

    Why the 'workshop' fixation? Look at the published material from the agency.
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