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    Wow. Would love to visit one day! I'm hoping to...

    Wow. Would love to visit one day! I'm hoping to get back in some UK mines soon!
  2. Wanted: shipwreck index of the british isles volume 3

    Hi all,

    I know this sort of request sporadically comes up - but I haven't seen one for the past few years. Does anyone by any miracle have a copy of the shipwreck index of the british isles...
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    Iíll take the whales / dolphins book if itís...

    Iíll take the whales / dolphins book if itís still going!
  4. Giannis D, Red Sea... this one was probably taken...

    Giannis D, Red Sea... this one was probably taken on our 2018 trip...
  5. https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr...

    https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/46409597_10101941660091342_4564060895608569856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=8024bb&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=3InQewZWyRkAX9PJ546&_nc_ht=scont...
  6. There is plenty here to put me off... but I think...

    There is plenty here to put me off... but I think Iím in the denial phase - it will be different for me!!! (Of course it wonít).

    Iím pretty comfortable driving a boat. I can always get the wife to...
  7. That is super helpful... so a 4m boat and we're...

    That is super helpful... so a 4m boat and we're looking promising. (My wife will hate it of course...)
  8. Do you remember how big it was? A few more...

    Do you remember how big it was?

    A few more examples of the kinds of thing we *might* use it for (if we can find the slips to launch) - head to the Countess of Erne behond the Portland breakwater,...
  9. All good points!

    All good points!
  10. To the best of your knowledge, does it work? ...

    To the best of your knowledge, does it work?

    The challenge is deciding on the size of boat. Small ones are no good for diving but when you get up to 4m they become a lot less portable. Still,...
  11. Anyone still dive from inflatables / zodiacs?

    Iíve been thinking about boats for a while. My club sold its RHIB a while back as it was not used enough, expensive and not enough people could tow it. But as a result we donít do enough sea diving...
  12. I had one of those little Nikon coolpix pool...

    I had one of those little Nikon coolpix pool jobbies (rated to 10m) for a while. I took it to 30m a few times before it packed up - it didn't flood but moisture seeped in and it started fogging then...
  13. It turns out you can still buy them on ebay for...

    It turns out you can still buy them on ebay for about £7.50 from China. Maybe I should buy one!
  14. My first underwater camera was basically a...

    My first underwater camera was basically a disposable point-and-click film camera 'rated' to 5m (though I took it to 10m a few times). I say it was disposable, but it actually opened up, had an...
  15. Doh! I missed it. I might post an old one anyway...

    Doh! I missed it. I might post an old one anyway for fun. There's no way it would win.
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    It's helpful that you can embed the social.media...

    It's helpful that you can embed the social.media feed into the website though. Our landing page has the last news letter as October 2018 (slightly before our xmas party) but the embedded Facebook...
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    Now I get it. And it's not good. :-(

    Now I get it. And it's not good. :-(
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    I've been reading that a lot of the charter boats...

    I've been reading that a lot of the charter boats are really struggling and can't get access to government support (though the details of why weren't quite clear). We have to hope that there are...
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    There are better ways than moviemaker of course!...

    There are better ways than moviemaker of course! I've been doing some photogrammetry stuff, and Agisoft Metashape has a really nifty tool where you can automatically pull entire videos to stills in...
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    Lundy Island - trip planning advice

    Hi all - you might have seen this elsewhere but I put together a half hour video about considerations when planning a dive trip to Lundy which I hope you think is helpful / interesting or at least...
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    Lots of thornbacks and undulates of the south...

    Lots of thornbacks and undulates of the south Kent and East Sussex coasts of the vis is good enough. Otherwise Jersey and Guernsey have loads.
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    I could be interested. Is it up in Scotland?...

    I could be interested. Is it up in Scotland? (Only asking as it's always good to try them on, but I won't be up that way for a while).

    One other quick question - roughly how old is it? (Just...
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    If that is the case, Tel, why in the 2017...

    If that is the case, Tel, why in the 2017 syllabus did BSAC make the effort to actively change the text of what an OD can do to say "under the supervision of a Dive Manager OR at a managed site."
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    https://www.bsac.com/document/download-safe-diving...

    https://www.bsac.com/document/download-safe-diving-guide-pdf/safe-diving-2017.pdf

    The safe diving guide does not comment on specific diver grades so there is little that helps with the original...
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    Well, that was a fun read... ;-) I'm pretty...

    Well, that was a fun read... ;-)

    I'm pretty sure most of us (if diving for long enough) will have had one of those moments where a buddy in low viz (often on the descent phase) has panicked and,...
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