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    Nope. Perfect. Zip and tag to stop the zip coming...

    Nope. Perfect. Zip and tag to stop the zip coming down. Great sole and support for trekking with kit.
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    I wear wetsuit boots. Perfect. Fins are the same...

    I wear wetsuit boots. Perfect. Fins are the same diving dry or wet then. Fourth Element Amphibean.
  3. Seems the "team" orders were confused. That's a...

    Seems the "team" orders were confused. That's a problem with teams.

    On every OHE dive I have done (when not alone), the other divers are fully aware not to think I will help them. They need to be...
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    As others have said, its sub clinical DCS. ...

    As others have said, its sub clinical DCS.

    Biggest help you can do is refrain from anything for at least an hour post dive. Dont carry that kit up the hill, unload from the boat, whatever. Rest....
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    I have DS4's and put a 90 degree elbow joint on...

    I have DS4's and put a 90 degree elbow joint on the backup reg (left hand DS4 as in my left hand reaches back for it) to eliminate the bend in the hose.

    I know, it's "another" single point of...
  6. Thread: Eurotek

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    Errr....there was. You couldn't even take an...

    Errr....there was. You couldn't even take an Ocean diver in for a dive after the rule change(s). Had to be Sports or above. Which was ridiculous.
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    Was demo'd it at the weekend (Eurotek). Brill...

    Was demo'd it at the weekend (Eurotek). Brill features, very clear screen. operates the same as the Petrel more or less.

    For me: too small, buttons fiddly in dry gloves I would expect, screen...
  8. Thread: Eurotek

    by DarrenA
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    This.

    This.
  9. Playacar is right next to PDC (close enough to...

    Playacar is right next to PDC (close enough to walk) but is a gated area full of hotels and condos. The beach at Playacar is amazing. I have taken family there a number of times and they while away...
  10. Any of the hotels TUI do in Playacar (gated...

    Any of the hotels TUI do in Playacar (gated community next to PDC) are all good. Have stayed in most of them. Pick to suit your budget.

    Protec in PDC. You must get a taxi (cartel) from the hotel...
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    Because you do an S-Drill at the start of the...

    Because you do an S-Drill at the start of the dive and show your buddy that it is, indeed snag free which involves deploying it to prove it. Then you re-stow it, then you dive.

    Which I think is...
  12. Thread: Spare Mask

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    Always carry a spare. I have adjusted lenses for...

    Always carry a spare. I have adjusted lenses for bad eyesight so I need a spare with me anyway. I swap them around every few months. Its in a pocket on my right and serves as a perfect place to put...
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    Stugeron. Wake up, take two. Take another at...

    Stugeron. Wake up, take two. Take another at lunch. After 2 or 3 days you will have your sea legs.

    Good chance you will be using Zodiacs to get to and from the dive sites. If the liveaboard...
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    Contact Mark Powell or Ian France. Either of them...

    Contact Mark Powell or Ian France. Either of them will explain the options available and both will have you sorted out in a weekend or two at NDAC at Chepstow.

    If you are moving to twinset (I...
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    Jump in the swimming pool with a wetsuit on. This...

    Jump in the swimming pool with a wetsuit on. This will prove or otherwise if its the drysuit/undersuit and raise confidence.
  16. Thread: Fitbits

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    I have a Fitbit Charge 2. Its useful for...

    I have a Fitbit Charge 2. Its useful for comparing workouts (40 mins of squash versus an hour of kick boxing for example) to see how high the heart rate works. Fitbit app allows you to track your...
  17. Thread: Gdpr

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    But you do hold the contact details of...

    But you do hold the contact details of individuals at these customers? Is any of that contact information personal? Do you have anyone's personal mobile or email address? blah blah

    All you need is...
  18. Thread: Gdpr

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    Do you have employees? Do you hold info on them...

    Do you have employees? Do you hold info on them in order to pay them? Do you have suppliers and customer details of individuals? Of course you do.

    You need to go a gap analysis (basically ask...
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    2,350? ...

    2,350?

    http://gtdivingcompressors.co.uk/product/bauer-pe100-compressor-for-sale/
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    I use the Fourth Element wet boots as an...

    I use the Fourth Element wet boots as an alternative to a rock boot. Zip up the side and a little velcro strap keeps the zip in place. Sturdy enough to go anywhere in them. Called Amphibean.

    They...
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    The best thing about Dotty is (was) the...

    The best thing about Dotty is (was) the remoteness, the adventure, the diving, the depth, the cooking on the car park, the sunsets, the picnics in the summer, the laughing at people stopping half way...
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    The new BSAC website has tools to find...

    The new BSAC website has tools to find instructors/clubs that are close by (I don't know where you are based?)

    https://www.bsac.com/training/technical-diving-courses/
    ...
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    I've taught the new BSAC course (including PD)...

    I've taught the new BSAC course (including PD) and its a great course. I think we charged 50 (plus gas and entry costs) or something and it's a bargain based upon about 5 days tuition. I always have...
  24. Thread: Marsa alam

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    Only take your phone and earphones on the plane....

    Only take your phone and earphones on the plane. That's it. Nothing else. Everything else in hold baggage.

    One person on the flight back from Hurghada the other day handed in their iPad (well it...
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    Show was defo smaller than last year. Went to the...

    Show was defo smaller than last year. Went to the BSAC conference which was at the Vox and a 10 minute walk away. Thought this might be an issue but it wasn't. Vox centre is superb. We even hung...
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