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    I like the approach in the phillipines. caught...

    I like the approach in the phillipines. caught illegal fishing? we blow your boat up and sink it. The Norwegians go for escalating fines that start hefty and next time you lose your boat.

    UK...
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    If you want more information on the history and...

    If you want more information on the history and impact of fishing have a read of 'The unnatural history of the sea' by Calum Roberts. printed in 2007 but depressingly nothing has really changed at...
  3. Thread: Merino wool

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    Icebreaker 260 by far the best merino I’ve used...

    Icebreaker 260 by far the best merino I’ve used for diving.
  4. There are BSAC dive centres overseas that you can...

    There are BSAC dive centres overseas that you can work in as a BSAC instructor. I did it for a couple of years when I was in my early 20's. I rapidly realised that unless you had the seed money and...
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    the weezle is fluffier and lighter and dries...

    the weezle is fluffier and lighter and dries quickly but requires more loft to work, therefore baggier suit & more lead.

    The santi 400 and 200 are much heavier and not as bulky but take an age to...
  6. Thread: 4x4 tyres

    by MikeF
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    I had a manual. Probably my favourite car ever,...

    I had a manual. Probably my favourite car ever, when it was working. But the manual doesn’t spare you the becm misery.

    Current disco 2 has just had sills, floors and inner wings (allegedly nobody...
  7. Thread: 4x4 tyres

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    Sounds like you had one Mostly it was the...

    Sounds like you had one

    Mostly it was the alarm system that drove me nuts. I particularly appreciated the fact that it would Flatten the battery and kill the door locks if parked anywhere there...
  8. Thread: 4x4 tyres

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    General grabber AT’s. Never been stuck yet had...

    General grabber AT’s. Never been stuck yet had them on my P38 and now have them again on a disco. I use it in snow, mud and sand and it’s not too noisy towing a RIB.
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    I have a rack full of undersuits I’ve acquired...

    I have a rack full of undersuits I’ve acquired over the years. Choice of undersuit very much depends on type of suit / water temp / length of dive.

    Are you going to be doing 1 hr dives in the...
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    I did a Caribbean cruise. Booked a dive with the...

    I did a Caribbean cruise. Booked a dive with the boat in Cozumel and a dive independently in grand cayman. Neither were spectacular. Independent was a ball ache trying to get to the shop and back as...
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    As I don’t want to subscribe to the telegraph who...

    As I don’t want to subscribe to the telegraph who did they mention as a vaccine producer?
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    really? a year ago we had no vaccine producers in...

    really? a year ago we had no vaccine producers in the UK? maybe a bit more research required by whoever told you that.
  13. Thread: Kitchen Knives

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    but don't forget Sabatier is a type not a make....

    but don't forget Sabatier is a type not a make. There are Sabatier knives and there are Sabatier knives.
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    they come apart fairly easily. probably a broken...

    they come apart fairly easily. probably a broken wire at the cable entry, if so trim it back and solder it back on.

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?318465-Greenforce-umbilical...
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    Get a new head. The latest heads are streets...

    Get a new head. The latest heads are streets ahead of the Tristar. You’ll feel like you have an amazing new torch.
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    today it's BSAC. I'm training a couple of...

    today it's BSAC.

    I'm training a couple of young guys to dive. I ordered OD packs for them last year and I've now ordered the sports diver pack. New sports diver pack arrives and lo and behold the...
  17. sadly what we see is a normalisation of a denuded...

    sadly what we see is a normalisation of a denuded environment for younger people. If you've never seen it healthy you don't know it's sick
  18. Anybody know if the 220 is the same size and...

    Anybody know if the 220 is the same size and shape as the 210? will the 220 fit in a narked@90 canister?
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    Poll: The draegar strap seems to be the benchmark but...

    The draegar strap seems to be the benchmark but £100? Holy shit!

    Personally I use a slap strap and a couple of bungee loops around the mouthpiece - total cost less than a fiver. No lip guard I...
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    Poll: I nearly lost a mate on a dive to LOC at the...

    I nearly lost a mate on a dive to LOC at the surface. Every single person in the boat was focussed on the young lady trainee diver, trying to get her weightbelt and help her back in the boat and...
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    Fastnet is stunning. I remember it with walls of...

    Fastnet is stunning. I remember it with walls of jewel anemones and crawling with crayfish. But there are so many good dives in west cork. We used to take a couple of Ribs and a compressor and just...
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    We used to dive it regularly back in the 80’s...

    We used to dive it regularly back in the 80’s 90’s. It was the twoggy ammo ship. We used to bring up a net bag full of iron ore pellets and spend the rest of the trip shooting empty beer cans with a...
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    Poll: hmm I had a look for it last night but it appears...

    hmm I had a look for it last night but it appears that somebody has been busy airbrushing history
  24. Thread: wanted JJ ADV

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    wanted JJ ADV

    long shot I know, but I don't suppose anybody has a surplus JJ ADV knocking about?
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    Hope the new othree hoods last better than the...

    Hope the new othree hoods last better than the old ones. They were nice hoods but I have two that ended up as 1mm crushed neoprene after a couple of years use.


    I've worn a lot of hoods but the...
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