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    My son used to be a manager at a coach company...

    My son used to be a manager at a coach company and he said it is surprisingly easy. The way that double decker buses are constructed, the roof simply shears off with very little resistance and...
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    Tips from the professional photographer on our...

    Tips from the professional photographer on our cruise about how to photograph the aurora

    1. Use a very high ISO
    2. Use maximum aperture
    3. Don't use too long an exposure. My shot was 1 second....
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    Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada...

    Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic Canada
    https://i.postimg.cc/bY1GdLrW/P1220597.jpg
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    We were in Bali the last week of January and the...

    We were in Bali the last week of January and the first two days of February. It was a bit misty and damp up in the highlands but not too bad on the coast.
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    Hi Negina, It's a few years since my wife and...

    Hi Negina,

    It's a few years since my wife and I dived there but we stayed here

    https://tulambenwreckdivers.com/

    It is just up the road from the USAT Liberty wreck which is a shore dive and...
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    I'm taking trainees up there but it will probably...

    I'm taking trainees up there but it will probably be during the week.

    Stoney in November is still 12 degrees. In the past I've dived in the Sound of Mull in mid-November in a 7mm wetsuit. We had...
  7. Thread: Dive Show

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    My ticket had a bar code printed on the top but...

    My ticket had a bar code printed on the top but it looked a bit fuzzy. When I inserted it into the machine, it simply swallowed the ticket and said 'Transaction cancelled' and demanded a 16 payment.
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    We had a great sighting of the Aurora while up at...

    We had a great sighting of the Aurora while up at Baffin Island in Arctic Canada. Interestingly, the photos are more spectacular than what you can see with the naked eye.
  9. Yes, the Q&A's are hilarious. Not sure what...

    Yes, the Q&A's are hilarious. Not sure what product they are referring to. The mind boggles!
  10. Amazon have a strange idea what silicone grease is!

    I was looking for some silicone grease for 'o' rings and this is what Amazon came up with!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicone-Grease-Scuba-Camera-Rings/dp/B0000DCVZL
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    I was hoping that Wales would make the final as...

    I was hoping that Wales would make the final as well. However, the Wales/All Blacks game should be a cracker.
  12. We had a fantastic whale sighting too. A Fin...

    We had a fantastic whale sighting too. A Fin Whale appeared, then a pod of three Humpbacks, then a pod of Orcas. The Humpbacks turned and swam under the ship so I've got a photo looking straight down...
  13. It really is superb. Some absolutely astounding...

    It really is superb. Some absolutely astounding footage and beautiful underwater shots. I would have loved to have dived Antarctica when we were there last year but the expedition staff on our ship,...
  14. Seven Worlds, One Planet - what could go wrong!

    Another amazing natural history production - they just seem to go on getting better and better. There is an article on the BBC website about what could go wrong in making a natural history...
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    They interviewed a Welsh supporter on the news...

    They interviewed a Welsh supporter on the news tonight. He said he would be supporting South Africa in the final because he and his fellow supporters don't want England to win.

    What is it about...
  16. Thread: Dive Show

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    I think I must have got some awkward sod - he...

    I think I must have got some awkward sod - he simply told me to pay and switched off the intercom. There was a long queue behind me and I didn't want hold everyone up.
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    Shipwrecks on in-flight maps

    On the Telegraph Travel website
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    I only use Chrome for Chromecast as I've had a...

    I only use Chrome for Chromecast as I've had a number of problems with it. Us Firefox for the rest.
  20. The underwater archaeologist unearthing Durham's past.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-tyne-50183005/the-underwater-archaeologist-unearthing-durham-s-past
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    I tried that and the guy that I spoke to wouldn't...

    I tried that and the guy that I spoke to wouldn't and told me I had to pay.
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    4th Element was also selling Apeks valves at some...

    4th Element was also selling Apeks valves at some very good prices ATX40 + octo for 225 and XTX40 + Octo for 255. The best prices I've seen. Simply Scuba want 400 for the XTX40 setup.

    Show was...
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    Any plans to meet up and if so when and where?

    Any plans to meet up and if so when and where?
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    My wife and I are going and I'm attending the...

    My wife and I are going and I'm attending the BSAC conference for part of the day.
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    Current Stoney Conditions

    I've got some trainees to take in for their first open water dives. I wondered if anyone could give me the heads up on what the conditions at Stoney are like at present. On their website, they...
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