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    My problem was always my wrists giving up after 8...

    My problem was always my wrists giving up after 8 hours plus (which may explain why my drysuit seals make my fingers go numb 30 years later if I dont take it off between dives)
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    This - at 10 years plus its a crapshoot so it has...

    This - at 10 years plus its a crapshoot so it has to be cheap enough to be not worth worrying about. Plus bear in mind that Santi are apparently taking an age for repairs (by no means the worst...
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    I imagine there is some form of indemnity in the...

    I imagine there is some form of indemnity in the licence from the landlord which puts the risk from diving back on the BSAC Branch officers who then rely on the BSAC insurance (FWIW). They...
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    Yeah - different strokes for different folks. I...

    Yeah - different strokes for different folks. I have done 50m on a single 15 but I wouldn't do it now. Its weird that despite having some of the most restrictive diving practice in terms of...
  5. Thread: Dry suits

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    How sensibly? Their website is up the duff

    How sensibly? Their website is up the duff
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    Absolutely - in the UAE all outdoor work must...

    Absolutely - in the UAE all outdoor work must stop by law at 50C, never gets there, officially!
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    Why would they - they are in league with HMRC:...

    Why would they - they are in league with HMRC: once they got the "make tax digital" thing through the dollar signs lit up in their little eyes because the tax code etc changes every year (or more) so...
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    You probably need to search for "check valves"...

    You probably need to search for "check valves" which is what they are known as in the US. Those Halcyon blobs are a good bit of kit (although a bit skinny and hard to see in a chop) :( but honestly...
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    I think that was the most ridiculous waste of...

    I think that was the most ridiculous waste of money in the whole thing - pure COVID theatre driven by "we must be seen to do something" (something we can report on in the daily dose of doom presser)...
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    Skindeeper out of Portland do it too - I have...

    Skindeeper out of Portland do it too - I have done both the Blackhawk Bow and Durdle Door with them from the sea side. Both are pretty shallow second dive type dives but there's a fair bit of life...
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    If he was uninsured then the personal injury...

    If he was uninsured then the personal injury claim would have been paid by Motor Insurers Bureau (i.e. by a levy on everyone who has a policy). In other news it would also pay out if you were...
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    About a week ago a buddy of mine said it was 10...

    About a week ago a buddy of mine said it was 10 at depth
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    If you want a suit to drive a RHIB just buy a...

    If you want a suit to drive a RHIB just buy a cheap surface suit from a sailing supplier - half the price of a dive suit and much more comfortable
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    Lots of people flouting ANPR round here - stick a...

    Lots of people flouting ANPR round here - stick a bit of electrical tape on the number plate and it confuses the ANPR enough that it can't identify the vehicle and it doesn't "ping" as no tax/MOT....
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    Will pass that on thanks!

    Will pass that on thanks!
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    Thats your lot - its a fairly basic computer but...

    Thats your lot - its a fairly basic computer but because it is "live" the plan function is quite helpful for working out your second dive in real time (as in I finished my last dive an hour ago, the...
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    The problem is dickheads, not cyclists. Sadly, a...

    The problem is dickheads, not cyclists. Sadly, a fair number of the latter are part of the former group. No one has an issue with considerate cyclists but today walking along a "shared space" two...
  18. There is something wrong if that was about to end...

    There is something wrong if that was about to end up scrapped...
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    Always been happy with mine too (2-100). They do...

    Always been happy with mine too (2-100). They do advertise a suit with more flexibility (MSF500) but I have no idea what its like - I suspect that the "no such thing as a free lunch" factor will bite...
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    There are significant numbers of greens in...

    There are significant numbers of greens in Richmond Park but you really only see them at certain times of the year.
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    Aqualung and Apeks are the same company (for the...

    Aqualung and Apeks are the same company (for the last 30 years or so) and Apeks UK do Aqualung spares and service (you can send them in the post, their prices always were pretty competitive and you...
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    I think that just says it all about those we...

    I think that just says it all about those we employ as policemen...
  23. There are a few BSAC clubs in the Lakes and in...

    There are a few BSAC clubs in the Lakes and in Dumfries who might be able to help. Apparently Roa Island has ripping currents if you get the tides wrong!
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    Possibly not if they bent it while taking it...

    Possibly not if they bent it while taking it apart...:rolleyes:
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    Yes - O3 are similar. Book a slot some weeks...

    Yes - O3 are similar. Book a slot some weeks hence, send it off and wait 3 weeks. They always keep to their timetable though so at least you do know when it is coming back. Just after lockdown it...
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