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    While I'm sure your twinset was 200 - that was...

    While I'm sure your twinset was 200 - that was either second hand or quite a white ago... I would struggle to get a twinset (new) today, with a manifold and bands sub 500 nowadays... we can't...
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    Just thinking about this again - you need to add...

    Just thinking about this again - you need to add the backplate/harness/wing, and a computer... the computer being the key element in cost.

    Still substantially less than the mares unit... but not...
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    First a disclaimer or two... I've never dived a...

    First a disclaimer or two... I've never dived a rebreather. I've looked at them, but the added cost, complexity and weight have always made me shy away. I dont consdier myself a technical diver, I...
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    Eglisau - just after the power plant is a good...

    Eglisau - just after the power plant is a good place to start
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    Icebergs are actually possible in late winter -...

    Icebergs are actually possible in late winter - not just in spring.... but access is the issue. I've heard of one group who hiked for two hours dragging a sled through snow with cylinders and...
  6. I'll give it a try... my concern is that these...

    I'll give it a try... my concern is that these things are more than a battery pack... they include a controller built in. So the "battery pack" has a button that lets you select the temperature...
  7. It's a sealed battery pack, mares branded... base...

    It's a sealed battery pack, mares branded... base don what I can find online, looking like lithium ion...

    Based on the size, I'm willing to bet they have two 18650 batteries soldered in there......
  8. Mares XR Heated Vest - Battery Pack not Charging

    Over the Christmas break I managed to forget to recharge the battery pack on my heated vest... resulting it in totally draining.

    Now, it refuses to take a charge. When I plug it in, the blue light...
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    Diving in Switzerland

    Long shot, but if anyone want's we'll be doing the Kleine Parkplatz in Zurisee this Sunday, regularly on Tuesdays we'll be diving elsewhere in the lake...

    All in preparation to do the Iceberg...
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    I think it's even more worrying than that......

    I think it's even more worrying than that... there's a fair few people who voted remain who have now left the UK (myself included, and several of my team) and would have no idea how to vote if there...
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    'We' - 'UK' (Moved to CH after the brexit vote...

    'We' - 'UK' (Moved to CH after the brexit vote was announced...)
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    I've looked into how many laws we voted for and...

    I've looked into how many laws we voted for and against within the EU.

    I.e. how many times did we agree with what the EU (i.e. a consortia of countries) proposed, including us, vs the times we...
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    I've stayed out of this thread as much as...

    I've stayed out of this thread as much as possible. I really did my best. Now I must add my two penneth worth...

    I currently live in Switzerland, on a British (EU) passport (among others, but I...
  14. Thread: Bsac or padi?

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    Probably late now, but I would suggest looking at...

    Probably late now, but I would suggest looking at instructors rather than affiliations.

    Find an instructor you like, that seems sensible, and is willing to teach around your schedule/budget. Then...
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    This is my setup after a few years of...

    This is my setup after a few years of experimenting:

    Base layer:
    - Decathlon own brand base layers (designed for skiing). They make 3-4 different thicknesses. The thickest is too warm. I like the...
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    1. Log in over SCP or SFTP (speak to godaddy...

    1. Log in over SCP or SFTP (speak to godaddy technical support to get this configured if it's not working).
    2. Delete all the files there, you don't know what's compromised and what isn't
    3....
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    Thanks - but the kubi setup wont work with the...

    Thanks - but the kubi setup wont work with the rings that the drysuit comes with I believe.

    O'll have a look for the Ultimas, thanks!
    M.
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    SiTec Antares Dry Glove Query

    So I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new drysuit (an azdry if anyone cares... it was between that or a predator). Should be ready in a week or so (ordered two weeks ago).

    While I did go for...
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    After being told multiple times by the rescue...

    After being told multiple times by the rescue lead to please continue to develop the sub, that it was what they needed, and that they needed his team of engineers. Not to mention that they thought of...
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    This makes for a good read... definitely more...

    This makes for a good read...

    definitely more researched than most full official news sources...
    ...
  21. I recently bought a decathlon one when I found...

    I recently bought a decathlon one when I found myself in Italy having forgotten a guage. It's simple, rugged, and works. Can't fault it for the price.
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    No I don't believe so - due to a collapse, one of...

    No I don't believe so - due to a collapse, one of the passages is so tight that you can't have a back-mounted cylinder.... also the reason that "piggy backing" the kids out is challenging.

    The...
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    Had it done on a smart (don't laugh) - was a case...

    Had it done on a smart (don't laugh) - was a case of fitting the stalk and getting a dealer to hook it up to a STAR computer to enable it... total cost under 100
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    There's a list of part numbers on the site for...

    There's a list of part numbers on the site for those which are recalled :)
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    Oceanic / Hollis Recall - Heads Up

    Coudn't see this posted before... so thought I would.

    It's from across the pond:
    https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Huish-Outdoors-Recalls-Scuba-Diving-Regulators-Due-to-Drowning-Hazard

    There's...
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