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  1. some people love them and will claim that they're...

    some people love them and will claim that they're brilliant and the best suit they ever had.
    Others will say that they often leak, are appalling customer support and wear out quickly.

    I've not...
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    Unless you have quite a lot of people (and I mean...

    Unless you have quite a lot of people (and I mean tens if not hundreds) who all feel that the operator is at fault and they're all prepared to sue them then you'll probably not get very far.

    I...
  3. For that money I'd go to JJ at Otter and get...

    For that money I'd go to JJ at Otter and get measured up.
    He really is a nice man and his suits really do have the best customer service and after care in the industry. And the suits are dry.
  4. Nat West Elite insurance is new for old. Your...

    Nat West Elite insurance is new for old.

    Your biggest issue with cameras is getting the same camera or convincing them that the one you think superseded it is the one they should buy you rather...
  5. I'm one of that friendly bunch. If you get in...

    I'm one of that friendly bunch. If you get in contact we can arrange training.

    We've dived similar lakes to NWdiver but prefer the sea if we can get into it.
    Coniston is dark and reasonably deep...
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    Generally, the act of swallowing opens the...

    Generally, the act of swallowing opens the Eustachian tube which equalises the pressure with ambient rather then reduces pressure.
    I can only assume that you have a vacuum in your head somewhere...
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    As I said, I'm not a doctor so this could be...

    As I said, I'm not a doctor so this could be bullshit. Which is slightly better than just being fucking rude like you.
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    And maybe make sure you take the spanner and...

    And maybe make sure you take the spanner and allen key by attaching them to the hose in a plastic bag to reattach it on site when you forget to do it at home on your return from sunnier climes.
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    Ok, English lesson then. "Personally I think...

    Ok, English lesson then.

    "Personally I think your right ear is ok but your natural shape is odd."

    My view is that I think that the right ear is normal as in not fucked.
    It looks unusual...
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    I'm no doctor but the ear on the left is...

    I'm no doctor but the ear on the left is definitely damaged.

    If you manage to clear your ears you ought to feel and possibly feel a pop.
    If you had a significantly different pressure in your...
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    I doubt you'd manage to get that much suction!

    I doubt you'd manage to get that much suction!
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    A test: bubbles don't come out of your ear? It...

    A test: bubbles don't come out of your ear? It would be too late by then I guess.

    Have you considered practising equalisation on the surface. You could pretend to be coming into land in plane if...
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    It almost certainly happened on the descent. I've...

    It almost certainly happened on the descent. I've not managed it myself but I know a student that did who said she felt no pain. The only give away was a bit of blood and a subsequent visit to the...
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    I made the mistake and it kind of works in the...

    I made the mistake and it kind of works in the shallows to be fair.


    Also, to be fair, we were talking about visibility as opposed to deployment. So a small {D}SMB isn't so good for visibility...
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    Go and see a doctor and ask them if you've...

    Go and see a doctor and ask them if you've damaged your ears.
  16. Or you could try the date format [hh]:mm ...

    Or you could try the date format [hh]:mm


    First 01/09/2019 13:05
    Second 03/09/2019 15:15

    Difference 02/01/1900 02:10
    Difference 50:10
    ...
  17. The difference between the two dates is two days,...

    The difference between the two dates is two days, two hours and ten minutes.

    You're formatting the time part of the difference as hours and minutes which is giving you 02:10. You want fifty hours...
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    Although lovely for practising in a quarry. ...

    Although lovely for practising in a quarry.
    Price is ridiculous though
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    This is probably too small...

    This is probably too small
    https://www.dirdirect.com/Halcyon-Oral-Alert-Marker-3.3-SMB.html

    Incidentally, if anyone can tell me where to get a replacement nipple for the mouth hole I'd be very...
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    I prefer return to lazy shot type diving. It...

    I prefer return to lazy shot type diving. It helps the skipper and the lovely bar at 6m is a welcome sight. If there are a load of bubble blowers you can always pop up a buoy to avoid their bubbles...
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    Such is the beautifully consistently inconsistent...

    Such is the beautifully consistently inconsistent message we get from BSAC... ;)



    I know a skipper, who I respect more than most if not all other skippers, who will explain why a vertically...
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    Not sure about the timeline as I recall people...

    Not sure about the timeline as I recall people being trained in ADP by club instructors a few years ago.However the progression chart shows it as the entry to Tech.
    ...
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    Agreed. I like B&T. It gives divers a lot...

    Agreed.



    I like B&T. It gives divers a lot of confidence and shows many just how poor they are. It's my favorite course to deliver.

    Don't know about the twinset courses as I'd got my...
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    ADP is considered to be the first tech course by...

    ADP is considered to be the first tech course by BSAC. I think they've forgotten that they think it's ok to do it with a space shuttle configuration...
    There is talk that there will be two variants...
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    True. The run time and gas management bits are...

    True. The run time and gas management bits are pretty important but then they are for anyone just starting into the technical world as they'll probably not be taught them elsewhere in the standard...
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