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    Yeah bit like PADI OWSI :) Takes 100+ dives,...

    Yeah bit like PADI OWSI :)

    Takes 100+ dives, 4 diver grades, an IDC + an IE and about 5000

    BSAC OWSI takes one day and costs 100 :)


    Mind, their is no such diver grade as PADI Advanced...
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    Yeah should have been 12m max under standards.

    Yeah should have been 12m max under standards.
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    I get about 20 odd Padi divers a year and around...

    I get about 20 odd Padi divers a year and around a quarter will be Rescue Divers and the emphasis should be on
    the diver not the rescue skills and it's this that will sell the course :)

    PADI...
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    The SALT chart is mostly based around the 4...

    The SALT chart is mostly based around the 4 levels of the CMAS star system 1- 4, where BSAC (one of the founder members) aloing with a bunch
    of other agencies setup a system to harmonise diver...
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    It's a diver equivilency chart not a Tecnical one

    It's a diver equivilency chart not a Tecnical one
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    The basis of SALT is to compare the latest and...

    The basis of SALT is to compare the latest and current standard of the agencies it lists to create an equivilent
    to the latest and current BSAC and thus enable the crossover diver to continue on...
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    In principal yes, i use a PADI IM all the time to...

    In principal yes, i use a PADI IM all the time to check stuff :)

    These are all fairly recent my PADI one is 2018, old ones though (especially ones nearly a decade old)
    are not a great idea as...
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    Use SALT for the paperwork, but selling or...

    Use SALT for the paperwork, but selling or explaining it can be more difficult especailly if they've alraedy
    done loads of dives.

    PADi OW is pretty much identical to BSAC Ocean with the...
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    Zips can be bought off the roll so any size. ...

    Zips can be bought off the roll so any size.

    I'd not cut anything yet until they've had a look as they might leave the old one in place and double stich upto it
    or they'd prefer to cut after...
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    Strip it down, remove the bladder so it's just...

    Strip it down, remove the bladder so it's just the outer and nowt else then as Vanny says take it to a sewing shop.
    Zip can be got online and just make sure they don't use cotton thread, use...
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    Think it's just down to what we use day to day. ...

    Think it's just down to what we use day to day.

    If you use your phone for time, can't see many going to a watch for a dive when other backups are available..

    If however you wear a watch all...
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    Because for some less light is claustrophobic,...

    Because for some less light is claustrophobic, hence when dealing with an unknown group safer to make clear the default.
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    It's worse :p If you can get past the...

    It's worse :p

    If you can get past the polycarbonate, the weird Dame Edna type, the velcro straps and the cheapo
    plastic versions and stump up 25 the Cressi/Beuchat freediving ones are pretty...
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    The average newbie will be faced with wall of...

    The average newbie will be faced with wall of masks and a shop walla that is trying to sell whatever he has
    the most out in the storeroom or makes the highest . Even if the staff are saints...
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    I always use a dive watch, curently using a Tag...

    I always use a dive watch, curently using a Tag Huer :)

    It won't care if I'm in the pool or washing kit and it's tough so even doing non-diving stuff it won't get damaged.
    The bezel is very...
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    Way before we get to fit need to trim down the...

    Way before we get to fit need to trim down the choice, so this is a newbie list :)

    1. First off I'd set a budget of no more than 40.
    2. Dismiss any larger masks such as Big Eyes or have...
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    Look for rubber suppliers, they do adhesives as...

    Look for rubber suppliers, they do adhesives as well and if they do that they'll have MEK :)
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-MEK...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-MEK-Butanone-99-7-AR-ACS-CAS-78-93-3-1L/293258437054?hash=item444790a1be:g:nPgAAOSwcchdlLrI
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    Toulene is very nasty stuff and best avoided, go...

    Toulene is very nasty stuff and best avoided, go for MEK instead does the same job and is way less toxic.

    On pockets what's the pocket made of? If it's membrane to membrane it's irrelevant what...
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    Yep :) As long as you are careful and work...

    Yep :)

    As long as you are careful and work from the center making sure it's got no voids as you do it, it's fine.
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    By clean, have you used MEK? Put some masking...

    By clean, have you used MEK?

    Put some masking tape on the top and botton of the pocket and mark two vertical iines top and bottom showing the center
    of the pocket. Do the same on the suit...
  22. Want to swap your unwanted AP valves LP hoses?

    I'm in the position of having a stupid number of hoses, but unfortunatley not the ones that I want :(

    So thought how about a swap?

    I've got standard LP BC hoses, Sitec/Din drysuit hoses. Octo...
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    I'd go Zoop Novo It's got the new larger...

    I'd go Zoop Novo

    It's got the new larger matrix display and is very easy to read.
    I got awarded a D6 a few years ago, but had to get rid as found the display was just too small to read.
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    Quick and very dirty History Welsh Rugby or...

    Quick and very dirty History

    Welsh Rugby or should that be South Wales Rugby, grew about late 1800's centered around the
    big four of Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli on a paralell path of...
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    Do the same and it's easier :) split it in half...

    Do the same and it's easier :) split it in half mix the half in a jam jar and if not enough mix the 2nd lot in the original can :)

    125ml should do it easy, but suspect you'll need half that :)
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