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  1. Thread: Kitchen Knives

    by MikeF
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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. Youíll 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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
  12. Thread: wanted JJ ADV

    by MikeF
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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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    Poll: cmon gobbers you must have a copy of that report...

    cmon gobbers you must have a copy of that report from a british diver filed away that you can share.

    my memory sometimes plays tricks on me so I may not remember it all but in summary I seem to...
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    Return to diving after COVID-19

    Mainly aimed at the commercial sector but I thought this may be of interest if you haven't seen it already

    https://www.dmac-diving.org/guidance/DMAC33.pdf
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    looks like another bunch looking to fund their...

    looks like another bunch looking to fund their diving jollies by claiming to be 'professionals' and by inference better than 'amateurs' at teaching people to dive because they charge people for...
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    Each to their own I guess but personally I think...

    Each to their own I guess but personally I think Ali 80’s are too bulky in the water and too floaty and too heavy out of it. For trimix I prefer a steel 7 or 10 depending on depth and deco as they...
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    We can disagree on this. It depends on how you...

    We can disagree on this. It depends on how you look after stuff. If you wash it and lovingly clean it after every short immersion it’ll be fine. If you leave it in a wet bag Or wet store it for a...
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    I look at all these aluminium torches being...

    I look at all these aluminium torches being churned out and despair. Aluminium is a shit material to dunk in the sea and then leave wet in a bag. Yes it’s easy to machine and fairly strong but as...
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    Bostik 2402

    Bostik 2402
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    Hmmm. On the subject of diving with a buddy I...

    Hmmm. On the subject of diving with a buddy I find that most beginners cling to their buddy as that is what is drilled into them in training and at this point in their diving career itís a bloody...
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    Ah strobes, I came across 3 or possibly 4...

    Ah strobes, I came across 3 or possibly 4 pathfinders on the seabed that had all fallen off the shotline when people tried to clip the longline clip to 10mm rope. I also watched a dropped strobo...
  23. Thread: Bsac Twinset

    by MikeF
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    You can learn with a racing car driver to get the...

    You can learn with a racing car driver to get the most out of your sports car but if you only drive on 30mph roads what's the point?

    Diving is a bit like that. I had just finished a dive on the...
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    Digging back into my thermo history it’s a...

    Digging back into my thermo history it’s a pressure wave reflected from a suddenly opened valve into an enclosed pipe or closed valve that then hits a harmonic frequency where the waves interact and...
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    Yes heís there to do a job and is in constant...

    Yes heís there to do a job and is in constant communication with dive control. Itís a system that that would be familiar to someone diving in the early 20th century.

    Iím not advocating task...
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