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    Just double-checked that's not us :rofl:

    Just double-checked that's not us :rofl:
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    I'm genuinely interested to know what...

    I'm genuinely interested to know what requirements clubs have for a website? Ours costs us nothing, we have it on wordpress.com and we use it mainly to provide people with a way of finding us and...
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    Haven't done it since April this year but the...

    Haven't done it since April this year but the line was there then.
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    The truth is, I was buying a new suit and I...

    The truth is, I was buying a new suit and I wanted new rock boots to go with it as my old ones were knackered. The shop where I got the suit had the Aqualung boots in stock and so I bought them, I...
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    I had a pair of the Scubapro "heavy duty"...

    I had a pair of the Scubapro "heavy duty" rockboots (these ones). Much like the Scubapro Neverdry 4 that they came with, they were low quality and started to wear out after about 200 dives. I've now...
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    That's interesting, it was on the BSAC twin set...

    That's interesting, it was on the BSAC twin set course where the idea of using bungee was first suggested to me. I've been using it for a few years now and have never had a problem with the hoses...
  7. Don't forget that there will likely be some...

    Don't forget that there will likely be some offers on in the Black Friday sales at the end of November, if you can hold off that long. That's my plan
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    I'm a BSAC diver and I bungee off my long hoses...

    I'm a BSAC diver and I bungee off my long hoses down the side of my cylinders. Why am I not dead yet?

    Serious question though - what have people got against using bungee? I've seen it referred to...
  9. Thread: Shetland 2021

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    It's a deep wreck (38m) and pretty much a square...

    It's a deep wreck (38m) and pretty much a square profile, personally I don't think it's suitable for beginners.

    We had a mixture of divers on that site - some on single 15s, some on twins and...
  10. Thread: Shetland 2021

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    We were up there earlier on this year on the Jean...

    We were up there earlier on this year on the Jean Elaine. The boat prices are higher than a week in Scapa but you need to consider that the skipper effectively loses a week of business on either side...
  11. Thread: Scapa

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    The company that runs the Valkyrie and Valhalla...

    The company that runs the Valkyrie and Valhalla have a track record of not paying their staff minimum wage so personally I'd avoid them on ethical grounds.
    (This isn't a baseless accusation, see...
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    Have they? Are they paying their staff minimum...

    Have they? Are they paying their staff minimum wage now?

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/record-22400-minimum-wage-workers-to-receive-millions-in-backpay
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    What's vis generally like in the Gulf?

    What's vis generally like in the Gulf?
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    She doesn't just work for it, she owns it...

    She doesn't just work for it, she owns it apparently. She's also in charge of social media
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    Poll: You can get them from Lomo Watersports for 13. I...

    You can get them from Lomo Watersports for 13. I got one from them a few years ago, always use it when diving off a boat even though it does make me look uncannily like a Minion. Skippers always...
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    I added a loop under my left shoulder because I...

    I added a loop under my left shoulder because I found myself in a situation where I was on the beach at the end of a shore dive, trying to de-kit quickly to respond to an actual emergency where every...
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    I was just about to say the same thing. I'm not...

    I was just about to say the same thing. I'm not claiming any expertise, however someone familiar with the boat, who had heard the details of this incident the last time the skipper faced legal action...
  18. Thread: Spare Mask

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    I always carry a mask in a pocket, on every dive....

    I always carry a mask in a pocket, on every dive. have done ever since my buddy's fell to pieces at around 20 metres and we had to bin the dive as a result. Have never had to use it in anger, but...
  19. They were there from 1998 until 2013 . They first...

    They were there from 1998 until 2013 . They first lived in Lesotho, with great timing they moved in just before the disputed elections which resulted in rioting and looting and my folks being...
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    During a dive??
  21. There's nothing that expat Saffers like to talk...

    There's nothing that expat Saffers like to talk about more than how dangerous SA is becoming. I think they need to justify to themselves their decision to leave.

    My folks sold up in SA and moved...
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    This is exactly my experience as well. I used to...

    This is exactly my experience as well. I used to have a Neverdry4, also from Aquatron and I also changed to Arctics and found they worked really well with the suit. The arctics are a bit pricey but...
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    The BBC and the Guardian are now reporting that...

    The BBC and the Guardian are now reporting that everyone (kids, coach and rescue team) are safely out. Fantastic result for all involved, though we shouldn't forget Petty Officer Saman Gunan who lost...
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    Waiting for the four remaining rescuers to emerge...

    Waiting for the four remaining rescuers to emerge safe and sound.
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    The names of 239 employers found to have...

    The names of 239 employers found to have underpaid 22,400 UK workers by a total of 1.44m have been published today by the government.

    Number 8 on the list is interesting:...
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