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    I was taught to hold the neck seal open while...

    I was taught to hold the neck seal open while doing this. It gets more air out.
    But then I did learn with a cuff dump. I nowadays do a bit of both to check the dump too.
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    Really?

    Really?
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    Think we're reasonably safe as nobody's back...

    Think we're reasonably safe as nobody's back garden has the sea in it and unlikely to have a lake either.
    But yes, diving is off.
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    Try the sky diver position. Horizontal with bent...

    Try the sky diver position. Horizontal with bent knees and fins up behind your head; your knees or gut being the lowest point depending on your guttage.
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    I think Boris Johnson was pretty clear tonight. ...

    I think Boris Johnson was pretty clear tonight.
    Diving is off for the foreseeable unless the sea or a lake is in your back garden
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    I'm too horizontal said no diver ever. You mean...

    I'm too horizontal said no diver ever.
    You mean that you're a bit upside down
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    If all the air is in your forearm then your...

    If all the air is in your forearm then your forearm is too high.
    The highest point for the dump to work should be the dump.
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    All in the last week?

    All in the last week?
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    As I said on Facebook... why don't they issue the...

    As I said on Facebook... why don't they issue the normal cutlery at the till and wash it like normal. It saves on single use plastic for the world AND on the cost of the disposable cutlery in the...
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    A cylinder's weight is usually stamped onto it...

    A cylinder's weight is usually stamped onto it near the neck with all the other information.
    Are the two weights different or the same when you look at the stamping?
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    I'd not realised that BTW CW Book meant course...

    I'd not realised that BTW CW Book meant course notes.
    But I'll bear in mind the illiteracy of the BSAC website next time...
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    PM me your email. There are no course notes...

    PM me your email.

    There are no course notes apart from the instructor manual and assorted bits for the instructor to present to you.
    Most of the B&T courses I've been involved with have been...
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    Oh look... facts rather than a reported...

    Oh look... facts rather than a reported conversation...
    ...
  14. Eyes surely? Or do you mean lashes, pupils and...

    Eyes surely? Or do you mean lashes, pupils and corneas?
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    I assume that you're doing OS3 in a pool and the...

    I assume that you're doing OS3 in a pool and the pool is full of chlorinated water.
    That chlorine kills stuff dead...
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    I'm an OWI/AD if you can get to Preston. We're...

    I'm an OWI/AD if you can get to Preston.
    We're planning to run the AD stuff for some of our club members and some from local clubs soon and then persuade a friendly AI to do the bits I can't.
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    Technically speaking this is correct. However......

    Technically speaking this is correct.
    However...



    Bulb's energy is bought from renewable sources (or at least they have the renewable source certificates to cover everything they supply).
    You...
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    I work in the energy industry (we supply software...

    I work in the energy industry (we supply software to participants). I'm with SO Energy who I've found to be (a) cheap and (b) good at billing and support etc.
    Energy companies fail when they...
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    If I was working in a dive shop in Tulum and had...

    If I was working in a dive shop in Tulum and had read this thread I would check.
    I don't work in a dive shop in Tulum but there are people on this forum that do.

    Before you go off on one, almost...
  20. I ended up talking to the boss who is called...

    I ended up talking to the boss who is called Joss.
    I did have her personal mobile number but can't find it any more (probably not saved and it's too long ago to be a recent call)
    I heard that she...
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    I dived with Dive It! who are the house dive shop...

    I dived with Dive It! who are the house dive shop at the Ocean Maya Royale at the end of November 2019. We did a few of the local reefs some 10-15m and some 20-30m and they were all very acceptable...
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    I did 98 dives in the UK in 2019. Renting really...

    I did 98 dives in the UK in 2019. Renting really isn't cost effective for me at Cardiff Scuba's rates even if you assume I did two dives for every rental and don't factor in the number of times I...
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    And that is where the "British obsession with...

    And that is where the "British obsession with having their own tanks" which you never understood comes from :)
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    My suits all hang up in the garage using those...

    My suits all hang up in the garage using those special drysuit hangers with the zip open.
    When being transported they live in a standard dry suit bag/changing mat rolled up starting with the zip...
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    All my kit other than stuff with batteries lives...

    All my kit other than stuff with batteries lives in the unheated garage outside.
    I've never had any problem with this.
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