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  1. You have to be affiliated with a centre but how...

    You have to be affiliated with a centre but how you and the centre work together can vary, so yes, it's not really a big deal. If you are ever passing Nottingham, you're welcome to come and have a...
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    It definitely needs it. At the moment, anyone who...

    It definitely needs it. At the moment, anyone who has ever had a positive diagnosis (which is a lot of people) must get a doctor's sign-off. That's one thing that's not ideal but manageable (I guess)...
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    Sorry to hear that - get well soon! I hear on the...

    Sorry to hear that - get well soon! I hear on the grapevine that some new guidance from the HSE for those "at work" might be coming out in a bit, so hopefully all the advice from the likes of DAN...
  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I...

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

    I renewed this year with great reluctance but I have taught or assisted in a few Padi courses last year and expected to do the same this year, so I...
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    We have a party going to Dahab in Jan 2022 if...

    We have a party going to Dahab in Jan 2022 if that works for you, and we're based in Nottingham!
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    A couple of thoughts for you Alan. 1) you don't...

    A couple of thoughts for you Alan. 1) you don't need a long hose to PD. It works just as well with a standard hose. 2) PD is as simple as it gets for the OOA diver - take the reg you're given, put it...
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    + 1. I teach primary donate (with a standard...

    + 1. I teach primary donate (with a standard normal + octo hose configuration) and alternate/octo donate routinely, as does our entire school. We have done so for years (primary donate is the SSI...
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    Another vote for Synology! I have a DS218play...

    Another vote for Synology! I have a DS218play with 2 x 4Tb Seagate IronWolfs and it works very nicely. Top tip though - keep it really simple. Synology have about 1 million apps etc that you can use....
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    It's pretty rare for suits to have to go back to...

    It's pretty rare for suits to have to go back to Poland to be honest. DMS do most repairs in house now.

    As an aside, one thing I have noticed though is that the make of the suit doesn't seem to...
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    My mate who has one is still happy with his. It...

    My mate who has one is still happy with his. It still looks good and tidy despite reasonable use and he has had no significant problems with it. I can ask him for more detailed thoughts/review if you...
  11. Thread: Concert Review

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    Yes, that was sad news, especially as they'd...

    Yes, that was sad news, especially as they'd recently put out their best album in years IMHO.

    We're pretty lucky around here though with loads of shows taking place. Next for me is Snuff at the...
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    I have an old one looking for a good home if that...

    I have an old one looking for a good home if that would help? It's 4th generation and works fine (I also use it for Gutenburg books mainly). For some reason, someone bought be a new one a few years...
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    This ^^^^^^ Calibre is pretty good though...

    This ^^^^^^



    Calibre is pretty good though the interface is pretty shite. Still, it is a small price to pay (no pun intended) for such a handy bit of software.
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    I guess yours is on hold too!

    I guess yours is on hold too!
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    When you get a minute Mal, I've got one pending...

    When you get a minute Mal, I've got one pending too, unless you have decided it's not worth sharing (which is fair enough - there's not much information beyond it being a really big search at a well...
  17. Thread: Scary or what?

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    Thank you for such a detailed reply. A few random...

    Thank you for such a detailed reply. A few random Monday thoughts below!



    All courses now include rescue training from the initial course and by the equivalent level, a Padi DM (for example),...
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    Genuinely curious about this bit Alan. Could you...

    Genuinely curious about this bit Alan. Could you elaborate a little (if that's ok with you? No worries if not), especially on the Rescue training part?
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    With respect to the Try Dive, yes, I'd agree...

    With respect to the Try Dive, yes, I'd agree based on what you've said, though I would also urge a little caution as many people have been known to be flexible with the truth. Equally, he could also...
  20. They're really meaty fish and very tasty! I've...

    They're really meaty fish and very tasty! I've had one BBQ'd in Grenada (so with nutmeg in the mix with it of course!) - the centre we dived at hunt them regularly and they'd caught that one in the...
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    Yes, there's always that issue!!! FWIW, I'd have...

    Yes, there's always that issue!!! FWIW, I'd have an honest look at what you'll be doing diving-wise and take it from there. I know a few people who have done course after course and trained up way...
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    Would have been better to spot it before I'd...

    Would have been better to spot it before I'd published it though!

    It's suitable for all waters (warm and cold) but it is more aimed at those who don't want to "go tec" but keep getting stopped by...
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    Sharp eyes that man! I missed that one - it's min...

    Sharp eyes that man! I missed that one - it's min age 16.
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    Hi Draco, that's a lot of questions! Cost etc....

    Hi Draco, that's a lot of questions! Cost etc. will depend on where you do the course but to get you started, it's a minimum of 3 open water dives (1 no-stop, 2 deco) and a pool session, an...
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    Unless the "proofing measures" include an air...

    Unless the "proofing measures" include an air rifle.
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