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    :rofl: There is a new normal at the Stromness...

    :rofl: There is a new normal at the Stromness Hotel and Flattie bar and, as far as I know, Ferry and Royal remain pubs.
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    You just did a couple of days on our trip. There...

    You just did a couple of days on our trip. There was some plankton in the shallows reducing the light, but it was pretty clear at depth, especially on the deeper wrecks.
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    Facebook has been reminding me it's 6 years since...

    Facebook has been reminding me it's 6 years since my last Malin trip... yesterday was Empire Heritage, today was Hurst Castle, and tomorrow Viknor... and this year my CCR lid is on the way to the...
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    I've definitely good so far and I'm avoiding the...

    I've definitely good so far and I'm avoiding the parkrun tomorrow as they've made it a royal-worship festival.
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    :OMG: So what? Is that a problem? Why? ...

    :OMG: So what? Is that a problem? Why? Companies need income to keep supplying stuff.

    There's not much future service if they sell everything cheap and then aren't there when something breaks!...
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    APDIVING...

    APDIVING :D
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    I hate spools. I tried to acquire a liking for...

    I hate spools. I tried to acquire a liking for spools but didn't see the point. A good ratchet reel is so much simpler to use, has less failure options, and supports the 'Mary Poppins ascent' so...
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    My (now retired) 75m CD real was found on the...

    My (now retired) 75m CD real was found on the seabed and served me for 10 years. The ratchet started to deteriorate so I found a replacement when someone wanted to lose a 125m CD reel (might have...
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    The 'standard' is to use a reel we chose and...

    The 'standard' is to use a reel we chose and discover how best to use it. We make our choices, adapt, and sometimes regret them.

    I've never owned a KT reel as, when I was last buying new reels,...
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    Like any scooter getting it trimmed is a game of...

    Like any scooter getting it trimmed is a game of putting the right mass in the right place inside the tube.

    However, the Blacktip Tech comes pre-weighted for saltwater (with a removable salt-water...
  11. Thread: JJ costs

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    Me too. I've had mine for 12 years (and it wasn't...

    Me too. I've had mine for 12 years (and it wasn't new when I bought it - a classic with a 2009 Vision upgrade) and the reliability (apart from 2020 early adopter issues) has been excellent.
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    I can't see why I'd want to make it anything...

    I can't see why I'd want to make it anything different to what it is as it works pretty well.

    I've no idea where the 6 months idea comes from as it just keeps working and I send it away every few...
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    Meh! Who cares about fashion? :blush: 6.5k...

    Meh! Who cares about fashion? :blush:

    6.5k would buy a 2nd hand inspo with full AP service, gbox, bp & oph, plumbed in ostc cr, and still have spare cash for a few cases of beer :grin:
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    what is a breathable drysuit? Does it leak? ...

    what is a breathable drysuit?

    Does it leak? Is it alive? :OMG:

    ... or is it a bit a shit some marketing guy thought would sell stuff that's adequate?
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    Geez, 6500 for a JJ :OMG: Why? Take an...

    Geez, 6500 for a JJ :OMG:

    Why? Take an inspo, throw away the tempstik, add a well-marketed (but average) set of electronics, and you then you have a JJ! :giggle::rofl:

    I've seen a few inspos...
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    Yeah, whilst the costs have changed the menu is...

    Yeah, whilst the costs have changed the menu is as it was when I lived in Harrow. Rather than tolerating the inconvenience, in 2014, we moved to the coast and our life choices now feel so much...
  17. Thread: Back again

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    Many folk lost interest and moved away. These...

    Many folk lost interest and moved away. These days it's all a bit tame with few worthwhile arguments. Can't remember when I last saw the old pony cylinder discussion :giggle:

    Any cell over 2...
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    I guess that depends on where the journey begins...

    I guess that depends on where the journey begins ... :D

    Freshly-made pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven by the beach is also a good option.
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    Are you blaming the GPs? :OMG: Could it be GPs...

    Are you blaming the GPs? :OMG:

    Could it be GPs are so over-stretched, and under-resourced, that they changed their working practices, and implemented an online and telephone triage system, to...
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    Clearly, as his comment supports your previous...

    Clearly, as his comment supports your previous idea they must be correct :grin:

    Sensible management of lime and the luxury of a tempstick (sorry JJ owners) provides a good view on state of the...
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    I agree with Vanny. I've never felt the urge to...

    I agree with Vanny. I've never felt the urge to add one to my Vision.

    If you're looking to add anything then independent ppo2 monitoring is more important (I use OSTC cR as my independent ppo2...
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    Not the best but the most recent.... Early start...

    Not the best but the most recent.... Early start on Sunday and found a strange deposit obscuring my view

    https://i.postimg.cc/JzqX4RBr/2022-04-03-08-19-49.jpg

    With that gone I drove over 2...
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    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/glouces...

    https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/national-diving-centres-new-owners-6775189
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    Hmm, definitely need deep bailout tins for that...

    Hmm, definitely need deep bailout tins for that and will need to pump them up a bit too :D
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    Yes, the awful decision-making by the instructor...

    Yes, the awful decision-making by the instructor reminded me of an incident I had the joy of sharing (April 2012, BSAC 12/100).

    In that case getting the casualty-in-waiting to the surface was the...
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