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    Another bit - this is a very rare bit of Scoff...

    Another bit - this is a very rare bit of Scoff footage (used with kind permission), it's a film he put together and shows footage of him and a friend enjoying his favourite French cave (Ressel)...
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    @WFO - he was a top man, loved and sadly missed...

    @WFO - he was a top man, loved and sadly missed by all who knew him.

    You may be interested to read this article (he was Chairman of the Cave Diving Group for many years).
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    Dear All, Please be advised that upstream...

    Dear All,

    Please be advised that upstream Hurtle (around the Hindenburg area) some of the builders tape used for surveying has become frayed, 20m of tape has been cleared away but the rest (around...
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    Hi steelemonkey - it's all relative, and training...

    Hi steelemonkey - it's all relative, and training and experience are gathered over many years.

    "Nice and safe and boring" is a quote from a much more experienced diver than I, but the laying (or...
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    For Scotty G - a few of us have a project running...

    For Scotty G - a few of us have a project running in the Hurtle system atm. I travel down from Stirling on a fairly regular basis so you are more than welcome to car share and save on fuel. I'm...
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    Hi All - just a quick point about line. If you...

    Hi All - just a quick point about line. If you are diving abroad disregard.

    If you are diving in the UK - please don't use thin technical line in UK sumps. Absolute minimum should be 4mm nylon or...
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    OK - I now feel about ready to drop a note on...

    OK - I now feel about ready to drop a note on here about Scoff.

    Way back 2010-2011 there was a forum called Yorkshire Divers, I was advised by Martyn Farr to seek out some people that may be...
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    HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH - In memory...

    HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH - In memory of Bryan "Scoff" Schofield (former chairman of the UK's Cave Diving Group) who sadly passed away last year. A number of his friends are trying to...
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    Late to the party - I can recommend Underwater...

    Late to the party - I can recommend Underwater Kinnetics for torches that use off the shelf batteries...

    For rechargeable you really cannot beat Barbolight

    Safe diving
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    Yes - the relining was done a little while ago....

    Yes - the relining was done a little while ago. Needed some tidying up.
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    Great conditions, always nice to see the sunlight...

    Great conditions, always nice to see the sunlight pouring in.

    The place also has a great history - worth purchasing a sump index from the CDG Northern section and getting a hold of a copy of "The...
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    Despite the publication - this article is pretty...

    Despite the publication - this article is pretty good, especially as it actually bothered to interview divers who were actually there.
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    The official update from the BCRC: ...

    The official update from the BCRC:

    http://www.caverescue.org.uk/a-tense-but-joyful-outcome-for-the-cave-rescue-at-tham-luang-nang-non-cave/
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    A wee bit more from one of the rescue divers...

    A wee bit more from one of the rescue divers involved...


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-44775149/thai-cave-rescue-no-kid-has-cave-dived-like-this-before
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    Cave rescue in thailand

    As you will know there is a fairly large contingent of specialist divers from the UK & Ireland assisting the Thai authorities.

    The best source of reliable (non speculative) information, direct...
  16. Thread: Which drysuit?

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    Poll: I've had one O3 MSF500 and recently went over to...

    I've had one O3 MSF500 and recently went over to Otter Brittanic Mk II.

    The O3 was faultless until recently I came out of dives with a damp mid section and was told that the suits was now 10...
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    A few friends use dive Scurions (and they are...

    A few friends use dive Scurions (and they are very good) and a few use Phaethons - the standard model can be used for diving

    I use a Phaethon for caving but for lights underwater (which I also use...
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    Back in 2005 Gavin Newman (Underwater...

    Back in 2005 Gavin Newman (Underwater Productions) made a film covering the history of this site. He undertook a dive in attempt to obtain and film the previous limit (attained by Rob Parker back in...
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    I will take a look and let you know if I still...

    I will take a look and let you know if I still have it.
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    Is it the first or second Christine video you are...

    Is it the first or second Christine video you are after - I think I have the second one you can buy...all of which goes to my Sheerwater/scooter/rebreather fund...
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    Undersuit(s) for Otter Brittanic Mk II

    Hi folks - I've recently switched from a 5mm O'three (had for 10 years) to Otter.

    I've found that the quilted undersuit doesn't really allow for as big a range of movement and doesn't actually...
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    Wookey Hole - 75 years of diving

    Hi All - the Cave Diving Group brought out a book a few years ago (title above) - they have an offer on just now where you can buy said title for 16 and if you are in the UK it includes the P&P.
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    Thanks all - a few people have suggested Bali as...

    Thanks all - a few people have suggested Bali as being more suitable, any recommendations for operators there?
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    Raja Ampat - advice needed please

    Hi there - a friend of mine (who will be a new diver come June) is going to be diving in Raja Ampat having learned to dive in the UK.

    I'm look for some tips on good dive shops/instructors out...
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    EXTRAORDINARY LIVES - Scoff

    Hi All,

    Some of you may know of Scoff (former chairman of the CDG) he very sadly passed away last year and many a note was written about him in the last CDG newsletter.

    There was a nice piece...
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