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  1. The other one who doesn't seem to be doing too...

    The other one who doesn't seem to be doing too badly is Panasonic who do the electronics and have tied up with Leica to produce the lenses. They have aimed for the travel market, producing smaller...
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    Yes, that's what it is.

    Yes, that's what it is.
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    One tip from my grandson about passing the...

    One tip from my grandson about passing the breathing test. He says it takes practice and people often take half a dozen attempts before they get the hang of it. It is the initial high speed...
  4. I use a pony simply to reduce the amount of...

    I use a pony simply to reduce the amount of weight I heave around (back problems). I don't bother with one for less than 20m. A 3l is OK for me because my SAC is in single digits.

    I don't include...
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    So much for atificial intelligence!

    So much for atificial intelligence!
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    As an inland club, we have the problem that our...

    As an inland club, we have the problem that our nearest diving water is over an hour away at Gildenburgh, an hour and a half to Stoney and two hours to the nearest sea - Norfolk which is very...
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    Covid-19 After effects

    One of our club members suffered what he thought was a relatively mild dose of Covid-19. He had a medical yesterday with Dr. Margaret Clamp and unfortunately has had his sign off deferred pending...
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    Just had a long talk with our grandson who is a...

    Just had a long talk with our grandson who is a medical scientist specialising in respiratory disorders at Charing Cross Hospital. He said that what they are seeing is that the breathe out...
  9. Underwater cave in Mexico reveals ancient Mayan secrets

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-53294830/underwater-cave-in-mexico-reveals-ancient-mayan-secrets
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    I've spoken to our club member and sign-off on...

    I've spoken to our club member and sign-off on his medical was deferred yesterday. He only managed 75% on the lung function test which is below the required 80%. He is going to have it checked again...
  11. I still have my beloved Leica M2. It handles...

    I still have my beloved Leica M2. It handles magnificently and ha taken some fantastic photos. I also has a Zenith but it wore out through overuse. Being a Leica thread lens, I then used the lens as...
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    Original link didn't work for me either but I'm...

    Original link didn't work for me either but I'm not on Facebook - on principle! Full link did, thanks.
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    Don't you mean Del Boy Cummings and his pet...

    Don't you mean Del Boy Cummings and his pet poodle Johnson?
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    Our Seat Alhambra has a separate button to unlock...

    Our Seat Alhambra has a separate button to unlock the rear hatch. It doesn't recognise this as a door opening and if you shut the hatch again, you can't re-open it. Have to be careful not to leave...
  15. Don't know how many the grockle boats will be...

    Don't know how many the grockle boats will be taking. Lee is looking at 6-8, the latter only if there are multiple divers from one household. He is spending tomorrow measuring up and putting down...
  16. Not officially!

    Not officially!
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    Many years ago, before the introduction of the...

    Many years ago, before the introduction of the 70mph limit, a friend of mine was pulled over by the Police in the North East for doing 130mph in a Morris Minor. The Police couldn't believe their...
  18. Charter Boats given go-ahead from 4th July!

    Great news. Charter boats will be allowed to operate from 4th July subject to a mass of restrictions.

    I've just been speaking to Lee Hall of Farne Diving Services about the trip we have booked...
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    That was the reason given by a spokeperson...

    That was the reason given by a spokeperson yesterday. There have been a lot of problems with mobility scooters being souped up and there is a concern in official circles with this happening with...
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    I booked to send my drysuit away for repair with...

    I booked to send my drysuit away for repair with Hermes. Got a fixed timeslot (this was pre-Covid), Stayed in waitincollect g for them. Didn't turn up. Rang Customer Service who said they didn't ...
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    One of our club members who has had a mild case...

    One of our club members who has had a mild case of Covid-19 (verified) is having his medical on Saturday. The medical referee has recommended additional tests to the standard medical. If he is OK...
  22. Some very nice macro shots of the sealife. I've...

    Some very nice macro shots of the sealife. I've never dived that side of Sweden. My only diving in Sweden was with some Swedish work colleagues from their boat somewhere off Stockholm, not sure...
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    Likewise!

    Likewise!
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    Ever had 19?

    Ever had 19?
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    Me too. I keep mine in a BCD pocket which...

    Me too. I keep mine in a BCD pocket which protects it until it is needed.
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