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    Any chance you could write up a short summary for...

    Any chance you could write up a short summary for those of us who won't be able attend at these times yet are interested. Nothing long, just a "here are the basic principles, in practice these are...
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    Are people still diving? On the one hand I see...

    Are people still diving?

    On the one hand I see nice shore dive (where those are available) as potentially a very nice break from period of extended boredom ahead of us while contacting an absolute...
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    Of course Brexit didn't start corovid19 but it...

    Of course Brexit didn't start corovid19 but it did:


    Encourage a mistrust in experts
    Negatively impact on NHS staffing levels (which we are now desperately short off)
    ......

    ...
  4. Thread: Hand sanitiser

    by Mikael
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    Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance come across as...

    Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance come across as credible diligent civil servants.

    I wonder what is must be like having to do a press briefing beside Boris as his government get accused (with...
  5. Interested in the DST reg set and DIN inserts....

    Interested in the DST reg set and DIN inserts. Can't get the photo bucket link to work. Will try again at work
    Cheers
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    There will be nothing to see if my dive at Tarbet...

    There will be nothing to see if my dive at Tarbet Isle is anything to go by but for training it might be good to have fewer distractions
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    Loch Lomond has a easy to access wall dive which...

    Loch Lomond has a easy to access wall dive which would meet your target depth:
    http://www.finstrokes.com/inland-dive/the-wall
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    It is as if member states retain (mostly) their...

    It is as if member states retain (mostly) their sovereignty.....

    Some commentators suggested that the EU sets minimum standards which help bring newer member states up on policy areas such as...
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    An endearing stance towards your customer base...

    An endearing stance towards your customer base
    :giggle::inlove:
  10. Thread: Kiss Sidewinder

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    Here my ignorance of CCR will no doubt show. A...

    Here my ignorance of CCR will no doubt show. A first stage failure on the bailout could render you without access to dil where as a more conventional setup would give you some redundancy (either...
  11. Thread: Kiss Sidewinder

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    How do people feel about CCR's that have only a...

    How do people feel about CCR's that have only a dedicated 02 cylinder and use the bailout cylinder to double up as dil for the unit?
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    Plymouth one

    Plymouth one
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    Earlier on I saw that the Aquanauts Facebook...

    Earlier on I saw that the Aquanauts Facebook reposted a pro brexit image (of the "colluding with foreign powers intent to harm us" type).

    Quickly this attracted less than pleased responses...
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    Taz, could you talk to your two new prospective...

    Taz, could you talk to your two new prospective employers and get one of them to agree to a start in three months time but with the promise that if you can get away earlier you will start earlier?...
  15. Thinner undersuit and the Apeks fins were on my...

    Thinner undersuit and the Apeks fins were on my list to get anyway for my UK diving so I didn't feel too hard pushed when justifying the expense.
    :grin:
  16. Thanks for all the tips, this where I have got to...

    Thanks for all the tips, this where I have got to so far:

    Bought xerotherms for undersuit, an aluminium backplate, Apeks RK3s, small back up torch as well as some thinner gloves and hood.
    I have...
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    https://twitter.com/mrnickharvey/status/1176608358...

    https://twitter.com/mrnickharvey/status/1176608358662586371?s=20
  18. Thread: Scapa

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    +3

    +3
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    Is there any possibility now that you have...

    Is there any possibility now that you have returned from the trip that all four divers could meet up expressily for the purpose of discussing what happened in to learn from it and air feelings in an...
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    There will be a lot of potential recommendations...

    There will be a lot of potential recommendations depending on what you want advice on from what boats to go on, where to stay, gear to take, which pubs to go to... etc

    Is there something in...
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    I'd suggest Labour's (or at least Corbyn's) stance is a little simpler

    1: Try and adopt a Brexit position that appeals to as many people as possible
    Not convinced that this is his strategy.
    In...
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    There is a hell of a lot deafening noise from all...

    There is a hell of a lot deafening noise from all quarters on this subject and I have to admit I have not followed developments closely but I don't think Labour's stance is as hard to work out as...
  23. I don't have an itenary for the dives yet but I...

    I don't have an itenary for the dives yet but I gather they are down to a max depth of 40m. Imagine most dives will be an hour surface to surface.

    Were are diving off a boat with lift.

    I have...
  24. Traveling abroad with give gear - advice please

    An early October trip to Malta beckons. This will be my first trip to Malta and also the first time diving abroad bringing a lot of my own gear. In the past I have generally just taken mask, computer...
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    Amber Rudd quits citing Johnson's purge as as an...

    Amber Rudd quits citing Johnson's purge as as an assault on decency.

    This from the former home secretary who was in office during the Windrush scandal.
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