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    BSAC’s challenges are the huge variability in the...

    BSAC’s challenges are the huge variability in the constituent clubs and the intarwebs removing the knowledge monopoly.

    It seems that the whole raison d’etre of some clubs is to donate your time...
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    Without - it takes two DCB tool batteries --...

    Without - it takes two DCB tool batteries -- available as 5Ah and the more expensive (and hard to source) 12Ah versions. If you look at the video https://dive-xtras.com/blacktip/ you can see her...
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    As ever, the greater sin is lying about it, not...

    As ever, the greater sin is lying about it, not the original accusation.

    Genuinely feel sorry for the rest of his family.
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    You kind of are forced to get 'qualifications'. ...

    You kind of are forced to get 'qualifications'. Firstly there's the peer pressure of the main places where you can access diving, especially as a novice, i.e. the local dive shop (LDS) or a dive...
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    The unforgivable thing about this policy is the...

    The unforgivable thing about this policy is the awful realisation that I agree with something the lying blonde toff said - something about a communist fantasy. I feel sick now.

    Nationalisation is...
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    Much more accessible price. Looks like it...

    Much more accessible price.

    Looks like it would be ideal for UK wreck diving, with a max depth of 100m and a runtime over an hour. Replaceable tool batteries is perfect for a two dive day and...
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    Don’t think there’s a maximum size of boat you...

    Don’t think there’s a maximum size of boat you can operate non-commercially. Probably pilotage rules apply for some ports.

    Most charterers would want a Day Skipper ticket to rent one. Main...
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    Most other sports there isn't the general...

    Most other sports there isn't the general 'requirement' to do as much training as with diving. Sure, it's dangerous, but then again so is SRT or climbing. No question that you can drown in a few...
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    Isn't the 50m limit more to do with rescue...

    Isn't the 50m limit more to do with rescue scenarios?

    Of course you could dive to 50m on air/nitrox. Might be the only thing available, especially on OC. Whether you would actively choose to...
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    DL = more rounded diver. Good and worthy point.

    DL = more rounded diver.

    Good and worthy point.
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    Is it fair to say that the point of a Dive Leader...

    Is it fair to say that the point of a Dive Leader is similar to the DiveMaster? Assisting development of novice divers and running club events, such as a day out on the RIB.

    Are the lectures...
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    Out of curiosity, what sort of cost is it to do a...

    Out of curiosity, what sort of cost is it to do a DL course?
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    More like a BSAC club committee member's...

    More like a BSAC club committee member's equivalencies list valuing management and policy over actual diving skills.

    For example a DiveMaster vs cave diver or deep mixed gas diver
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    That equivalencies table seems to lack...

    That equivalencies table seems to lack appreciation of technical skills — although GUE seems to have negotiated a pass. Obviously BSAC don’t get on with TDI.
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    Wrecksite lists it as the Logan...

    Wrecksite lists it as the Logan
    https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?120718?menu=no?chart=no
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    Do you think the Aqualung Evo 4's are worth the...

    Do you think the Aqualung Evo 4's are worth the extra over the Scubapros?
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    Are all divers wanting to join a BSAC club...

    Are all divers wanting to join a BSAC club expected to do BSAC courses? This obviously OK and reasonable at the novice levels, but for a more experienced person?
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    Just for the full info; assume it's the typical...

    Just for the full info; assume it's the typical Mull dive of pretty good vis with plenty of life on the wall?

    Do like the idea of that dive site. One for next year - and hopefully on a box!
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    'Berlin rocks' says Elon Musk as he chooses...

    'Berlin rocks' says Elon Musk as he chooses European factory
    Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Berlin will be the site of its first European factory as the carmaker's expansion plans...
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    Or waterproof computers so we can send out the...

    Or waterproof computers so we can send out the scam/fraud emails whilst we're deep under the sea.
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    That Malin trip looked amazing Dave. So now have...

    That Malin trip looked amazing Dave. So now have to get a scooter as well as a box!
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    All great points, and is (in my case) awaiting...

    All great points, and is (in my case) awaiting the sale of my sailing boat to fund it (of which the leisure boat market has been bolxd by brexshit). Meanwhile my buddy's scrimping and saving to the...
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    Pee valves. The second most important invention...

    Pee valves. The second most important invention for scuba diving.
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    Been doing lots of two or three stage dives this...

    Been doing lots of two or three stage dives this summer albeit to the 60m range -- the max for the central south coast.

    Malin's on the bucket list. Deffo using a rebreather, but the fallback is...
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    Pretty much coming to the same conclusion. Main...

    Pretty much coming to the same conclusion. Main thing, aside from planning, is to be able to handle all the extra kit and especially all the stage cylinders. By doing this inland, we get the...
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