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  1. Thread: Scary or what?

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    100% agree with the major part of what you say...

    100% agree with the major part of what you say and don't have an issue - it's the bit I've quoted above that did concern me.

    Two examples - one can be dealt with reasonably easily (if not making...
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    Had he lived in Scunthorpe he'd have been doubly...

    Had he lived in Scunthorpe he'd have been doubly knackered!
  3. Thread: Scary or what?

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    Part of the problem (for me) as a DO was the...

    Part of the problem (for me) as a DO was the sheer diversity of training available now.

    When I learnt to dive, it was obvious who the DO should be - he was the only Advanced Diver in the Branch,...
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    I'd tentatively say that the council (not you)...

    I'd tentatively say that the council (not you) have implemented anti-spam measures and messed it up.

    Protocols such as DMARC sign every outgoing email to verify its authenticity, then they put...
  5. Thread: Scary or what?

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    and that, in part, is one of the reasons I won't...

    and that, in part, is one of the reasons I won't (as a BSAC AI) ever be a Diving Officer again - on the one hand I'm awarding a qualification based on four "experiences" (and some training) in one...
  6. Thread: Scary or what?

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    This ^^^^^

    This ^^^^^
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    Disabled through lack of use? [Ducks for cover]

    Disabled through lack of use?

    [Ducks for cover]
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    I hope you make a full and speedy recovery.

    I hope you make a full and speedy recovery.
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    Our refuse collection has been partly suspended...

    Our refuse collection has been partly suspended as crews find that lorry driving pays better than bin lorry driving... Some drivers have been actively poached from the cab while on the rounds.
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    My father (86 years old) had one installed (or...

    My father (86 years old) had one installed (or was forced...) a couple of years ago. We found him the next day huddled over the display with a "it's gone up another penny you know..."

    We tried to...
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    Not a joke (although some may laugh) - so far...

    Not a joke (although some may laugh) - so far wearing a mask has cost me two pairs of glasses. Put mask on, enter shop, leave shop, pull mask off, glasses fall on floor.

    One pair were slightly...
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    Little Johnny's neighbour had a baby. ...

    Little Johnny's neighbour had a baby.

    Unfortunately, the baby was born without ears.

    When mother and new baby came home from the hospital, Johnny's family was invited over to see the baby....
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    Sorry - "Like" is not entirely appropriate but...

    Sorry - "Like" is not entirely appropriate but the best of the available options...
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    You mean it's not part of Ocean Diver lesson 1...

    You mean it's not part of Ocean Diver lesson 1 any more?

    Assemble dive kit, put gauge on floor face down, apply light pressure with foot, turn pillar valve on, count to 5 slowly then turn the...
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    For good or bad when I was DO I regarded them as...

    For good or bad when I was DO I regarded them as historical evidence that that dive had been conducted safely which could be useful if it was ever asserted that other dives were not.

    They were...
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    You and me both: - I worked against me (I...

    You and me both: -

    I worked against me (I wanted my Advanced Diver so I could do my Club Instructor - the then DO [who was the only Advanced Diver in the Branch] stalled as he didn't want another...
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    I'm sure those involved in the Steve Martin case...

    I'm sure those involved in the Steve Martin case thought it hypothetical as well.

    For good or bad - one reason I won't be a DO (or TO) ever again.
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    We've all been there - don't worry. It might be...

    We've all been there - don't worry. It might be over 35 years ago but I completed my (Novice Diver as it was then) mask clearing on the 6m shelf at Stoney Cove with a large rock clenched between my...
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    Or the divers we used to have in the good old...

    Or the divers we used to have in the good old days - "I don't need to surface with 50 bar - I have a Pony!"
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    Good luck with that argument!!

    Good luck with that argument!!
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    I assume deported to Cuba? Otherwise deported...

    I assume deported to Cuba?

    Otherwise deported for trying to get out seems a little, er, odd
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    That's the one! We didn't use him very often...

    That's the one!

    We didn't use him very often for reasons above. I think he was one of the first hard boats I dived off so didn't really know much better
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    Off topic but I'm trying very hard to remember...

    Off topic but I'm trying very hard to remember the dive boat. I think the skipper was Roger, his wife was Sue and they had diver accommodation having purchased "next door" so that Sue popped through...
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    We found (many years ago) live Canon Balls in...

    We found (many years ago) live Canon Balls in Plymouth. Iron balls which were filled with gunpowder so, when fired, they would go "bang" while airborne and cause shrapnel damage. Some didn't go off...
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    The chance of you thinking of something that Dawn...

    The chance of you thinking of something that Dawn has not already considered, and discarded as being too nice, is negligible. Sorry.
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