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    We welcome PADI trained divers as well as BSAC...

    We welcome PADI trained divers as well as BSAC ones. We can't train you further in PADI but we could for BSAC because that's the qualifications we have rather than because we prefer one system over...
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    We're kind of in your area (based in Preston) and...

    We're kind of in your area (based in Preston) and welcome others.
    Most things are organised through a private WhatsApp group but our Facebook page often has details too.

    What with the covidity of...
  3. Brett sold DiveLife to John John went bust...

    Brett sold DiveLife to John
    John went bust (mainly because the shop was too big for the stock being sold)
    DiveLive UK is now in the same spot but only half the shop is there. I've been in a couple...
  4. There was a bankruptcy auction. I got a few bits....

    There was a bankruptcy auction. I got a few bits. Some of the auction lots turned up on buy and sell sites months and years later.
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    I think a ball of wool would be better. They're...

    I think a ball of wool would be better. They're awful.
    The big McMahon is however a thing of beauty.
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    Think the reason you couldn't find it is that...

    Think the reason you couldn't find it is that it's on the M5.
    I love the building and look out for it every time I drive past that way.
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    This? https://goo.gl/maps/TYXBeD8ybcRdvRw17

    This?

    https://goo.gl/maps/TYXBeD8ybcRdvRw17
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    Yes, it's the power requirement necessary to get...

    Yes, it's the power requirement necessary to get the HID started that was the problem.
    The F2 battery ought to have the right amount of grunt to do it though (and we'd checked that).
    Apparently,...
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    My mates was an F2 battery and I'm guessing less...

    My mates was an F2 battery and I'm guessing less than 10 years old.
    We tried to get it to power a HID head and it didn't light up let alone last a dive.
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    Be careful getting a new Greenforce head if your...

    Be careful getting a new Greenforce head if your battery is old as an older battery may not have the oomph to drive a new head that takes more power.
    A buddy found this out to his cost.
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    If you will use such a small camera...

    If you will use such a small camera...
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    I'm kind of with Jonathan Pie. Deplatforming...

    I'm kind of with Jonathan Pie.
    Deplatforming doesn't work.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO7paBcllck
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    My most regular buddy had both of his eyes done...

    My most regular buddy had both of his eyes done at the end of 2019.
    He was back diving a little after the 12 weeks as the doctor want to be sure.
    There were no issues.

    As an aside he went for...
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    Otter make their suits from components. As has...

    Otter make their suits from components. As has been pointed out other manufacturers make stuff from components or materials sourced elsewhere so I'm not sure why suit manufacturers aren't included. ...
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    Drysuits Otter Watersports ...

    Drysuits
    Otter Watersports
    https://www.drysuits.co.uk/
  18. Is being a grammar nazi still ok? ;)

    Is being a grammar nazi still ok? ;)
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    I use a standard Bare hood in the summer and a...

    I use a standard Bare hood in the summer and a thicker one (7mm I think) in the winter. Love them both.
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    My first Otter (2008, 265 dives) is an Otterskin...

    My first Otter (2008, 265 dives) is an Otterskin with a back zip.
    My second (2011, 509 dives) is a Britannic with a front zip.
    My third (2017, 268 dives and counting) is also a Britannic with a...
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    A few friends of mine have had Seaskins but...

    A few friends of mine have had Seaskins but they've all long since stopped using them because other suits are better.
    One particular chap had to send his back three times from new before it stopped...
  22. We've discovered new lakes in Cumbria to dive....

    We've discovered new lakes in Cumbria to dive.
    Some of them are undived for a reason but others will probably be added to our regular circuit.
  23. Being a dive instructor is often an occupation...

    Being a dive instructor is often an occupation and people do make successful careers out of it. I'm sure we can all think of some examples to save me naming names.

    Being a bog standard PADI...
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    It is recommended that you shouldn't travel from...

    It is recommended that you shouldn't travel from one tier to another.
    How many times are we recommended to get a rebreather on this forum and ignore it?
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    According to the gas industry, most houses that...

    According to the gas industry, most houses that are destroyed by a gas explosion are because the resident is nicking the gas by bypassing the meter(s).
    Badly bypassed electricity meters can give...
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