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    The petrol stations that are limiting drivers to...

    The petrol stations that are limiting drivers to a maximum purchase of 30 have got it the wrong way round. The way to stop the panic buying is to set a MINIMUM limit of 30 - buy less than that and...
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    Look out Rob!

    Look out Rob!
  3. Calm Weather Reveals Sheringham Shipwreck

    One for Dawn?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-58599802
  4. Britain's Maritime Heritage Photo Competition

    Some reallt good photos here

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-58585399
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    As a Club compressor, one of the decision...

    As a Club compressor, one of the decision criteria was that it needed to be simple to operate and maintain by fairly non-technical members. One of our members used to be responsible for maintaining...
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    We bought a Junior 2 for our club. It's a single...

    We bought a Junior 2 for our club. It's a single phase electric version and runs off a standard 13 Amp socket. As MikeF said, the electric version is quieter and cheaper to run. I have it in my...
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    Reinforces what the guy who taught me to dive (it...

    Reinforces what the guy who taught me to dive (it will be 57 years ago in a couple of weeks since I took my BSAC 'A' test) said at the time

    'Diving is perfectly safe as long as you remember it's...
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    We are supposed to be going next March, Covid...

    We are supposed to be going next March, Covid permitting!
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    Fascinating. We had amazing experiences with...

    Fascinating. We had amazing experiences with humpbacks on our cruise to Antarctica. On one occasiion, a humpback stuck it's head out of the water about 20 feet from our Zodiac. The expedtion guide...
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    Auditioning for a part in Macbeth?

    Auditioning for a part in Macbeth?
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    I remember those days. The club that I was diving...

    I remember those days. The club that I was diving with back in the mid-60's used to do the Police diving work - long before the days of HSE and formal Police diving teams. One task we had to do was...
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    BSAC insurance requires compliance with BSAC Safe...

    BSAC insurance requires compliance with BSAC Safe Diving Practices. Although this says 'should' and not 'must', I wouldn't like to rely on this as a defence if for example a diver went missing....
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    You weren't joking when you said it was big - 444...

    You weren't joking when you said it was big - 444 pages!
  14. We bought a small compressor for our club (a...

    We bought a small compressor for our club (a Bauer Junior 2) which runs off single phase mains and lives in our garage. The LDS where we used to fill our cylinders closed down after the owner retired...
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    My son, who has a Law degree and works for a Law...

    My son, who has a Law degree and works for a Law School (he runs their customer service and sales team) discussed this with one of their tutors, a retired QC. His view was that the only grounds that...
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    I'll be interested to see your videos, I haven't...

    I'll be interested to see your videos, I haven't dived Scapa since 1991 and I'm curious to see how the wrecks have deteriorated.
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    I read that article as well. We've certainly seen...

    I read that article as well. We've certainly seen a large number of goldfinches around our feeders this year, a species we have rarely seen before in our garden. There have been quite a few unusual...
  18. I can think of more enjoyable activities on a...

    I can think of more enjoyable activities on a Friday afternoon. We're shortly about to head across the road to our local to give the dog her weekly session of attention therapy - she loves being made...
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    Mass gathering of Spider Crabs in Falmouth ...

    Mass gathering of Spider Crabs in Falmouth

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-58346707
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    The worrying thing is that Mauritius now has a...

    The worrying thing is that Mauritius now has a close association with China. They would love to get their hands on Diego Garcia.
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    That's really unfair on trainees. We have started...

    That's really unfair on trainees. We have started an OD training course at the beginning of August and I hope to have open water completed by mid October. Last year, we had 6 OD trainees who had...
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    I had a film camera that had an interesting...

    I had a film camera that had an interesting housing. It had a vacuum pump which on evacuating the housing, displayed a green symbol (a little rubber diaphragm) to show that it was properly sealed....
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    I've got one in my socket set but I must confess...

    I've got one in my socket set but I must confess I tend to use my impact driver instead these days. Even faster.
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    We had a squirrel on one of our feeders but it...

    We had a squirrel on one of our feeders but it was sent packing by our resident blackbird!
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    Our grandson was fascinated by the thought that...

    Our grandson was fascinated by the thought that he could see things like this in shallow water. He can't wait to get there.
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