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    My first thought when I read the press coverage...

    My first thought when I read the press coverage of the outcome was 'this is absolutely outrageous'. Then I read the court document outlining the case and decision making. Whilst I don't agree with...
  2. My setup... BOV on a gag, and I also have another...

    My setup... BOV on a gag, and I also have another second stage on the bailout. The other day I was practising bailing out and swapping to the second stage on the bailout tin. I found the BOV would...
  3. The parts are air dried prior to assembly then...

    The parts are air dried prior to assembly then once the first stage is assembled you leave a few ports open then connect to a cylinder, open the cylinder and any residual moisture is soon blown out!...
  4. If I’m diving in salt water I immerse the regs in...

    If I’m diving in salt water I immerse the regs in fresh water for a good 45mins, I’ve found there’s much less crap and salt in the first stage when servicing since I started doing this... getting...
  5. I'm a BSAC advanced instructor. If I was wanting...

    I'm a BSAC advanced instructor. If I was wanting to make a living from diving and it be my primary source of income I would look at an alternative agency. However, I have no interest in making that...
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    I have 3 different undersuits for different...

    I have 3 different undersuits for different temperatures... Othree pbb for when its warmer (14 - 16 degrees ish), the othree pbb extreme (11-14 degrees ish) and more recently a Weezle extreme plus...
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    I've sent you a PM :).

    I've sent you a PM :).
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    I wouldn't have said you've missed much, although...

    I wouldn't have said you've missed much, although if you get on a boat for a 30m dive expect to see many rebreathers and twinsets with a deco stage. We're currently living through a second rebreather...
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    I had this exact same issue, kit in a permanent...

    I had this exact same issue, kit in a permanent state of mild dampness, particularly in winter. Bought a dehumidifier, kit is properly dry and no mould. Added bonus is my kit can now dry in the shed...
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    Sinbad before you start slating PADI too much...

    Sinbad before you start slating PADI too much it's worth bearing in mind that as an agency they train by far the highest number of students. They have made diving accessible to vast numbers of...
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    There seems to be a lot of PADI bashing going on...

    There seems to be a lot of PADI bashing going on considering the op was a question about whether it’s a sensible economic time to start a dive school
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    I’m a bit confused here... You want to teach DIR,...

    I’m a bit confused here... You want to teach DIR, have looked into a relevant internship with one of the agencies (I presume UTD if not GUE) but now looking at PADI as you’ll get to tech instructor...
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    I dive in what can only be considered Satan’s...

    I dive in what can only be considered Satan’s child by those DIR bunch. A neoprene suit and a Weezle! Mega warm though, and that’s without the heated vest!
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    The jury is still out on that one. There's not...

    The jury is still out on that one. There's not enough evidence yet to say categorically either way...
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    Great vid! although just looking at that swell...

    Great vid! although just looking at that swell makes me seasick!
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    Just a thought... if your into DIR diving why not...

    Just a thought... if your into DIR diving why not train to become a GUE instructor? Less of them about and divers are more willing to travel for courses.
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    It doesnít sound the ideal location to launch...

    It doesnít sound the ideal location to launch your business!
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    It all depends on your expectations. It takes a...

    It all depends on your expectations. It takes a lot of time and effort to build up a business, even if it is a one man band affair. To be honest if I were you I'd look to work for the dive centre,...
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    I’ve seen happy and grumpy owners of both Seaskin...

    I’ve seen happy and grumpy owners of both Seaskin and Otter suits. Given a seaskin suit is half the price is budget a factor? I’ve never dealt with Otter but I have had numerous repairs done with...
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    Throw line? That way you can keep the boat away...

    Throw line? That way you can keep the boat away from the rocks and pull the diver in
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    Vobster have linked their guidance to their...

    Vobster have linked their guidance to their website, maybe they know who this mysterious entity is......
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    Look like the 'not BSAC' club to me!

    Look like the 'not BSAC' club to me!
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    This might help.... ...

    This might help....

    https://www.bsac.com/news-and-blog/post-lockdown-tiers-and-what-this-means-for-winter-diving-in/?fbclid=IwAR3Q6lpB5Ovh_6MA9f5QYWvyzk-LgG-Y4KAXyh3h7YvE--ZDdoIpDCXNkgk
  24. Thread: Helium penalty

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    There does seem to be a theme of... Simon:...

    There does seem to be a theme of...

    Simon: This is how I interpret the science and why...

    Ross: Simon is wrong because... Simon now contradicts 'insert sentence here' because... Simon is...
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    You definitely raised the bands rather than...

    You definitely raised the bands rather than lowered them!
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