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  1. Thread: Kiss Sidewinder

    by Wibs
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    Kiss Sidewinder

    Is there any likelyhood of the Kiss Sidewinder 'sidemount' rebreather becoming CE certified? (as if that's not a moot point!)

    Has anyone used one; what's it like? It looks wonderful in the...
  2. Once had a presentation at a dive club by a...

    Once had a presentation at a dive club by a police diver. Really interesting, but can be really slow for example when searching for a SIM card in a lake! Everything's done by touch and this guy...
  3. Chat with Puffin Divers in Oban. Nice place to...

    Chat with Puffin Divers in Oban. Nice place to dive too.
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    Horses for courses? It's not good that some...

    Horses for courses? It's not good that some training's under par, but as long as it's adequate for the prevailing conditions is that such a bad thing?

    Doing your first OW course in a benign...
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    Have a look at the Heat for Me - was under a...

    Have a look at the Heat for Me - was under a special offer at DirDirect

    Update: now removed from DirDirect site
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    PADI is massively successful and flog to that...

    PADI is massively successful and flog to that mass-market of novice divers, particularly in the holiday diving locations. Those locations face very different conditions from teaching in, say, a...
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    Or use the HeatForMe or Ammonite or Light Monkey...

    Or use the HeatForMe or Ammonite or Light Monkey batteries which all have switches. Prices vary - a lot!
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    If opting for the heated gloves I’d opt for...

    If opting for the heated gloves I’d opt for separate wiring and batteries/switches for both. Would hate to end up with both heaters stopping especially if relying on them for a deco hang.

    There...
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    What kind of gloves do you have now? Dry...

    What kind of gloves do you have now?

    Dry gloves are great in the cold and, like a dry suit, need multiple layers to be effective. I like the Fourth Element glove liners which are thin neoprene. ...
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    The system’s success has to be down to its...

    The system’s success has to be down to its ability to adapt to the prevalent conditions. My Open Water course in Spain in 2012 took three days which weren’t exactly full-on. Same with the AOW a...
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    Dunno about the gloves but the vest is excellent....

    Dunno about the gloves but the vest is excellent. Best used when you’re cold and static such as on decompression stops.

    It’s a bit like granny used to say about keeping your coat on indoors — you...
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    It is a failure to monitor and enforce the...

    It is a failure to monitor and enforce the standards. Therefore it’s a failure of the system.

    But. The system allows for the lower standards commensurate with the relatively benign conditions in...
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    They have standards?!?

    They have standards?!?
  14. I ran a test video filming my iPhone timer; ...

    I ran a test video filming my iPhone timer; playback all correct.

    Reviewed the (pretty lousy) videos which looks like they're running at the right speed, it's just the EIS (electronic image...
  15. Copied it from the Micro SD card to a Mac. The...

    Copied it from the Micro SD card to a Mac. The footage is smooth, just running at double speed.

    Maybe it just needs a reset.

    I should do a test.
  16. Paralenz videos "running fast" - wrong framerate?

    Had the Paralenz for about 6 months now. It's a bit hit & miss though and resets it's settings randomly. As there's no monitor, it's hard to tell by looking at it.

    Anyway, I managed a dive in...
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    DIN v A-clamp. Buy DIN, take an adapter if...

    DIN v A-clamp.

    Buy DIN, take an adapter if you're going somewhere A-clampy.
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    Heard an instructor once say about you can sign...

    Heard an instructor once say about you can sign up for as many of the 'specialities' as you like. He did, then found out that it was $100?? per speciality - apparently you don't need to prove your...
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    Interesting that TDI aren't mentioned. Always...

    Interesting that TDI aren't mentioned.

    Always find it anomalous that "Third Level" is the leaders/masters, i.e. managers, not the techies with the diving skills. I guess that's life; managers...
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    Itís an irony that the more one dives, the...

    Itís an irony that the more one dives, the shitter one gets.

    Probably could restate that as: the more one dives in different environments, the more one realises how much more there is to learn...
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    But Tel, you’re doing a disservice to your years...

    But Tel, you’re doing a disservice to your years of extensive experience born from many years of diving in a wide range of environments. Precisely the same experience lacking from the trainee...
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    By Stoney, do you mean a benign non-challenging...

    By Stoney, do you mean a benign non-challenging dive site such as the shallow, clear, warm water as is found diving around the Mediterranean.

    DiveMaster is just some marketing tosh for shop...
  23. Thread: App advice.

    by Wibs
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    Hate to recommend them, but if you've got MS...

    Hate to recommend them, but if you've got MS Office, they do powerPoint for iOS devices. That lets you draw shapes, etc. It is a bit crap for more complex diagrams though.

    Omnigraffle's great. ...
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    Shirley they are NOT the same thing. One teaches...

    Shirley they are NOT the same thing. One teaches you to plan a solo dive and dive the plan, the other teaches you to be self reliant if you’re separated. Hence the discussion above.

    All the...
  25. Thread: Scapa

    by Wibs
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    A couple of us did just that. Call the boats and...

    A couple of us did just that. Call the boats and a couple of spaces were found.

    Was a very mixed set of divers from recreational singles through to twinsets with deco stages and rebreather...
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