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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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    I did the SDI Solo Diver course. I lived near...

    I did the SDI Solo Diver course. I lived near Wraysbury and wanted the option of doing drills, and gathering crayfish, without being needing anyone else about so it seemed useful. My previous...
  3. Thread: A3 Printer

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    I have HP Officejet 7110 wide with duplex unit. ...

    I have HP Officejet 7110 wide with duplex unit.

    My selection criteria were colour A3, duplex, separate cartridges for each colour, and LAN connection.

    It seems to perform as required. My...
  4. If you like pissing away money on gas, wasting a...

    If you like pissing away money on gas, wasting a finite resource (helium), enjoy stress getting off the boat and like added resistance when moving in water then you then crack on. Maybe add a...
  5. Thread: Advice

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    Mine has too. The valves on my bailouts are also...

    Mine has too. The valves on my bailouts are also easy to reach.
  6. Thread: Pony cylinder

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    Perhaps the second stage needed adjustment or...

    Perhaps the second stage needed adjustment or service?
  7. Thread: Pony cylinder

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    Why do you need to reach the valve? Surely it is...

    Why do you need to reach the valve? Surely it is on?

    I used mine like this for a few years and it was switched on at all times, the regulator was necklaced under my chin and there was an SPG I...
  8. Thread: 40 m

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    No. If you are looking to dive to 40m then you...

    No. If you are looking to dive to 40m then you need a purpose not a ticket.

    When do you have a purpose you should look to includes helium in the mix. This will lead to the acquisition of...
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    Yep, another reason for living on the south cost...

    Yep, another reason for living on the south cost :grin:
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    On the last two days I've done ~60m dives and...

    On the last two days I've done ~60m dives and have spent around 25 on consumables (O2, trimix dil and lime). I've a couple of smaller dives planned for tomorrow (20+m and 45m) and that might cost...
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    Alpacas too. People take them for walks.

    Alpacas too. People take them for walks.
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    I suggest you send the question to Custom Divers....

    I suggest you send the question to Custom Divers. Whenever I've had dealing with them I've found them most helpful.

    For future tests I suggest you find a service centre, rather than a cylinder...
  13. Thread: Surface D O2

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    I know. Doesn't devalue the image. :grin:

    I know. Doesn't devalue the image. :grin:
  14. apart from spelling issues (:rofl:) this post...

    apart from spelling issues (:rofl:) this post pretty well covers it.
  15. Thread: Surface D O2

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    I now have an image of you with a snorkel...

    I now have an image of you with a snorkel attached to your mask ready for that moment you hit surface.
    Nothing can take that image away :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
  16. Thread: Surface D O2

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    Most of my diving involves boats so I effectively...

    Most of my diving involves boats so I effectively add an extra 5-10 minutes on high ppo2 at the end of every dive, but with no specific plan.

    I have my computer set for 3m final stop but I often...
  17. Nope we binned the weekend as we can't go where...

    Nope we binned the weekend as we can't go where we wanted. Harbour is probably diveable and east side of Portland should be okay too. You might get on some the wrecks to the east too depending on...
  18. There is no such course and I posted this as it...

    There is no such course and I posted this as it is something I've seen many times on different boats and figured it a useful reminder.

    I think the significant factor might be that a large heavy...
  19. Never attach a rope to yourself when filling a bucket with water on a moving boat

    I'll share this as I suspect many others might have done the same......

    We dived a rich part of Lulworth Banks and after 30 minutes I'd filled my sack with good sized scallops. A good-sized...
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    User error. Drysuit inflations hoses are for...

    User error. Drysuit inflations hoses are for inflating drysuits. Why change something that works and then look silly?

    If you want to inflate your DSMB then apply a suitable tool. The crack...
  21. What said diving was cheap? Buy well and enjoy...

    What said diving was cheap? Buy well and enjoy the good choice you made.

    A larger battery (20ah or more) will deliver a weekend of heat and light and avoid taking dive kit off the boat (apart...
  22. In water and breathing a suitable gas, followed...

    In water and breathing a suitable gas, followed by a final stop on the surface. Deco cider is alleged to accelerate decompression on the final stop, although no peer-reviewed papers have yet been...
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    life is filled with choices.....

    life is filled with choices.....
  24. Thread: Being fair

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    The rule has been unchanged for as long as I have...

    The rule has been unchanged for as long as I have been diving.

    A space booked is an obligation to pay for the space, or find a replacement for the space. However good the reason for not...
  25. Thread: Being fair

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    agreed. without a name you expose others to the...

    agreed. without a name you expose others to the same risk.
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