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  1. Thread: Diving the Clyde

    by MattD
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    I only did the Clyde once before I moved to...

    I only did the Clyde once before I moved to Norway, I was invited onto a boat trip organised by a really sound guy called Steve Brown. I had a cracking long weekend. Akka was an awesome wreck, and...
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    I have the 1.0 version with a standard goodman...

    I have the 1.0 version with a standard goodman handle. My buddy tested the 2.0 on our dive last week and it does perfom well. Big downside for me though is the focus 2.0 has a 3 hour burn time on...
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    HAHAAH! Yes, have coffee and now fixed that....

    HAHAAH! Yes, have coffee and now fixed that....
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    Student view: CF200 is a perfect suit and it...

    Student view: CF200 is a perfect suit and it didn't cause me any problems on my Fundies. Nor did my horse shoe wing.

    When the evolve wings came out I tried one, and suddenly I didn't have to...
  5. If you feel that you would need an instructor or...

    If you feel that you would need an instructor or guide before cave diving after the course, then you are either not ready or you are choosing the wrong course.

    Instructors/guides can get sick in a...
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    I have a new heated vest from Santi, and Halo 3D....

    I have a new heated vest from Santi, and Halo 3D. (1st model) I'm thinking I need to put a hole in the 3D, as the normal "Bottom of the zip" technique is not working very well for me.

    I also find...
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    The switch grinds and sticks in the end anyway,...

    The switch grinds and sticks in the end anyway, so just leave it screwed on, and use a switch on the cannister. (Unless you want to use the little mini battery it comes with.)
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    That's pretty much what we do. The CMAS course is...

    That's pretty much what we do. The CMAS course is 5 days.
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    There are two main schools of thought on the...

    There are two main schools of thought on the decline:

    1.) Some believe that the fact we have very active members doing exploration level diving can be intimidating for new members. Because of our...
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    Cool. Thing for me is that, despite having a good...

    Cool. Thing for me is that, despite having a good setup we are still losing members.

    Up to May this year (Last published logs) we have 685 registered organised dives. This is quite a long way...
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    Just old school club diving.

    The other thread about decline in diving got me thinking.

    There is still a lot of people doing old school club diving in temperate waters.

    Not a deco cylinder in sight!

    ...
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    We have a really active "real ale"'section too,...

    We have a really active "real ale"'section too, with several types of beer branded and sold to the club. These are available to members at less than UK prices.

    I moved to Norway because of this...
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    Our club is one of the biggest in Norway, and...

    Our club is one of the biggest in Norway, and being a Uni club we get a massive influx of new blood each year.

    I have noticed that the student/non student ratio has declined over the years, and we...
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    Me too! Dec 1992 with St.Ives BSAC :)

    Me too! Dec 1992 with St.Ives BSAC :)
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    I'm glad you have had success with the unbalanced...

    I'm glad you have had success with the unbalanced valve. I would just put a counter argument that a balanced valve is less likely to cause a bacterial infection. There is a research paper with a...
  16. Thread: Miflex or not?

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    I think they are a bit light and floaty on the...

    I think they are a bit light and floaty on the long hose.
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    Everyone has their own limits. The range of...

    Everyone has their own limits. The range of Nitrox for me personally is a place between 30m and 40m depending on conditions and what the dive entails.

    Without the luxury of experience to guide...
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    Everyone I dive with uses ankle weights. They...

    Everyone I dive with uses ankle weights. They are called "Jet Fins." Really nice weight to balance out the feet.
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    Whichever manifold you go for (I have Halcyon on...

    Whichever manifold you go for (I have Halcyon on one D12 and BTS on the other) it can be useful to understand how they work.

    As per page 4 here: ...
  20. Thread: Hydrobox

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    I had a friend who always insisted on eating...

    I had a friend who always insisted on eating smarties in those air pockets. Squeeky voices, chocolate everywhere and two heads squeezed in a bucket.

    I'm soooo glad I moved to the coast!
  21. Thread: Hydrobox

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    Glad you had fun. The exercise has shown you...

    Glad you had fun. The exercise has shown you that after 28min of diving you consumed most of your available gas. If you spend a lot of time and energy getting to a dive site in the sea, it is nice...
  22. I've used the focus on a couple of trips and just...

    I've used the focus on a couple of trips and just bought one myself.

    I have some complaints:

    - The switch magnet seems to degrade causing a "grinding" that needs to be cleaned out. This is...
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    Maximum DEET I can source. Put on with time to...

    Maximum DEET I can source. Put on with time to dry before gearing up. Long walking trousers, decent shoes, socks.

    I've had three trips to Mex; April, November and March. Each trip out there I...
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    I think it's nice to have the inflator close...

    I think it's nice to have the inflator close enough to the wing, that that you can swap over and use the wing direct feed in an emergency. (Consider being in the back of a cave and having to descend...
  25. Thread: 75% bend rate

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    The nitrox is tested yearly for oil, water, co,...

    The nitrox is tested yearly for oil, water, co, and co2 by a testing company, but not for argon. It is highly wasteful indeed, an an LP oil free compressor is being looked at to drive the membrane....
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