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    In my case, the credit note has already been...

    In my case, the credit note has already been "spent" on a scheduled trip next year. If, and I really hope this doesn't happen, that trip gets cancelled or the company goes bad, then the same...
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    My thoughts exactly. Some others in the group...

    My thoughts exactly. Some others in the group have demanded refunds (which they're entitled to do). Then balked at how long they might have to wait for it. My view is that if everyone tried that,...
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    So did you take the credit note?

    So did you take the credit note?
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    Trip cancelled due to COVID-19

    TL;DR - what have you lot done with cancelled holidays?


    So, just had a trip to Red Sea with BO2 cancelled, for understandable global circumstances. They've been totally up-front about the...
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    I was thinking Iain was in posession of some very...

    I was thinking Iain was in posession of some very small knees (not necessarily his own). Maybe the result of hyperbaric necrosis?. The small bends look *really* small... perhaps he has a collection...
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    I don’t suppose they ‘fall off’ at the drop of a...

    I don’t suppose they ‘fall off’ at the drop of a hat? (CF recent posts regarding dump valves)
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    Not really - not AIDA anyway. My freediving is no...

    Not really - not AIDA anyway. My freediving is no more than snorkelling 'plus' :D

    I was spearfishing long before I got into scuba, and know very well the potential dangers. It depends what you...
  8. Thread: Rear dump valve

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    In nearly 20years of diving, I can safely say...

    In nearly 20years of diving, I can safely say with absolute confidence, I’ve never ever had a dump valve “come undone”. WTF would it?I

    But someone on here seems to have suffered a BC dump valve...
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    Shhh! That sort of talk will attract all sorts of...

    Shhh! That sort of talk will attract all sorts of opprobrium here... s/ free diving not proper diving... Grumble grumble... /s

    The technique is more or less the same, but different buoyancy in...
  10. Thread: Rear dump valve

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    Nothing like checking your kit, eh? What's that?...

    Nothing like checking your kit, eh? What's that? Five full turns of looseness? Mind that ReVo...
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    :clap: spotted that, too. :x: 0dd typeface, as...

    :clap: spotted that, too. :x: 0dd typeface, as well. But different, so why not. I'd like to see some 360 renders of the item, too - already asked about mounting options - this might be easily...
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    This looks great! Been following your progress on...

    This looks great! Been following your progress on TDF.... are you anywhere close to shipping?
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    Ooh. How about joining a motorway behind a car...

    Ooh. How about joining a motorway behind a car travelling at very much below the speed limit (and that of the prevailing traffic)? Unnecessarily stressful.
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    I feel your pain. 25yrs making, working with, and...

    I feel your pain. 25yrs making, working with, and field-servicing gear with MOLEX/IDC...

    But heavy recording studio door-jambs make for excellent improvised IDC cable presses.
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    A few more slits on a few more pods should do it....

    A few more slits on a few more pods should do it. Dried and smoked.

    It's enough to be arrested and detained. Quit while you're ahead. Or at least cease posting your exploits on a public forum.
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    You've prolly read all the LFM threads on here....

    You've prolly read all the LFM threads on here. And your own experience seems to tally witha that of many (years and years in customer service has taught me that not many people shout about all the...
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    Fcuking hell. How much do you normally spend on...

    Fcuking hell. How much do you normally spend on inflators if 25 quid is "cheap"?






    Martin: if Paulo's buying at 25, that's at least 3 drinks per sale ;D
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    lol It'll come to us all one day...

    lol

    It'll come to us all one day...
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    Your broad point is valid (but there are ways to...

    Your broad point is valid (but there are ways to make humble equipment malign). This is just about the US. And they have said if we want to trade and have good relations with them, ditch Huawei..
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  20. Patricia Crowther and the world's longest known cave system

    Not diving related, but a wonderful tale combining cave exploration, survey, teletype, FORTRAN, and possibly the first viral computer game. Good read:
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    All the very best of luck to you, Akrud. At the...

    All the very best of luck to you, Akrud. At the very least you'll find friends (and probably enemies) for life during your training. Perhaps a ticket round the world burying inshore cables, and some...
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    I like this. Son of spearo here. There's a...

    I like this. Son of spearo here. There's a discipline which requires some proper chops when competition spearfishing out at Eddystone in marginal conditions. This was all the rage in 60s and 70s....
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    Yeah.. It's a bit uncomfortable. But no different...

    Yeah.. It's a bit uncomfortable. But no different to how all fish are prepared. This one's just bigger, and seeing animals bigger than humans treated like this always provokes a reaction. I'm no...
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    Great summary, SADS1009. In from the beach huts,...

    Great summary, SADS1009. In from the beach huts, head South until your chosen max. depth, then turn right and swim till you see the cable. Easy! That's the preferred route, and the cable makes for an...
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    Wow. 17 yo kid. Bit harsh?

    Wow. 17 yo kid. Bit harsh?
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