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    Nearby, 176m below chart datum, plus height of...

    Nearby, 176m below chart datum, plus height of tide. Call it 180m?
    But it's off the shore so it's a boat job.

    Off the shore, it's more like 40m unless you go over a mile out.

    Sorry
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    Halcyon tall skinny. But buy it second-hand!

    Halcyon tall skinny. But buy it second-hand!
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    It costs about £150 each for a colleague and I to...

    It costs about £150 each for a colleague and I to go to just about anywhere as a return train journey from Swindon. Driving would cost maybe £40 total and with the exception of London, would be...
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    Mindless process monkeys. The area I work in...

    Mindless process monkeys.

    The area I work in is an oversight function. Part of our work is doing reviews. Like audit, but better looking.

    We use a tool called auto audit to capture the...
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    My favourite flight story: Major Brian Shul ...

    My favourite flight story:

    Major Brian Shul

    Shul was the first pilot to write a book about flying the SR-71. This story comes from his book Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet, first...
  6. Thread: First Wing

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    Avoid the custard divers backplate. There's no...

    Avoid the custard divers backplate. There's no channel in the wing, which means it needs mushroom bolts or the wingnuts will dig in to your back.
  7. Thread: First Wing

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    +1 for Halcyon. Or Frog.

    +1 for Halcyon. Or Frog.
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    More like 38. We did try for more and allegedly...

    More like 38. We did try for more and allegedly there's maybe 42 to be had if you find the anchor pit, but our native guide sucked balls and tried to take us to drake's island instead...

    Chart...
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    Rules for fixing things: 1. Does it work? No -...

    Rules for fixing things:

    1. Does it work? No - go to 2. Yes - take it apart, play with it, put it back together, go to 1. Repeat until broken.

    2. Did you open it up? No - Go to 3. Yes -...
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    Bungee for necklace or computer, 3mm and usually...

    Bungee for necklace or computer, 3mm and usually from a dive ship, because it's a once in a blue moon purchase and it's convenient, even if it is ruinously expensive.

    Reels and spools, genuine...
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    Oh, now THERE'S an idea!

    Oh, now THERE'S an idea!
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    I used this lot to sort out conveyancing. Didn't...

    I used this lot to sort out conveyancing. Didn't set the world on fire, but no complaints either.
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    On OC, particularly deep, I am very, very...

    On OC, particularly deep, I am very, very reluctant to use breathing gas to inflate lift bags or SMBs...

    The old place list one of its most experienced stalwarts to lift bag fever. I use my suit...
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    I understand it may also be possible, although...

    I understand it may also be possible, although judging by the pictures, rather I'll advised, to make a whole garage badly out of regular doors...

    Is that right, Barry?
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    Hive. Super simple. Do it yourself in under an...

    Hive. Super simple. Do it yourself in under an hour.

    Isolate system by turning off the boiler power switch, on the wall, near the boiler usually.

    Whip the stat off the wall and bypass it in to...
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    Tell them they'd better not fuck up and show them...

    Tell them they'd better not fuck up and show them my lift bag...?

    In all seriousness, I would have no problem doing a recovery with one of those, assuming the system still had gas. If it...
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    Albeit not in anger, I have cut a diver out of an...

    Albeit not in anger, I have cut a diver out of an oph. 2 cuts, less than a second each with a trilobite. I have one on my harness and one on my computer.

    When diving with a non-DIR buddy, the...
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    I killed 2 gadget whims with one purchase......

    I killed 2 gadget whims with one purchase... heated ultrasonic bath FTW!
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    I have one of those super cheap square ones off...

    I have one of those super cheap square ones off Amazon and it's kinda ok, if you get really close. One of the other team members flooded her camera, so I borrowed her baseplate and those futura...
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    I hear Rich Whalley is selling up. Might need...

    I hear Rich Whalley is selling up.

    Might need a new body panel letting in, mind...
  21. Thread: Spare Mask

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    But then he offered me a BJ, so it was all good.

    But then he offered me a BJ, so it was all good.
  22. Thread: Spare Mask

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    As Hot Totty will atest, I have had a GUE...

    As Hot Totty will atest, I have had a GUE instructor break my mask during a predive briefing...
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    Not sure if I'm at 23 years (chronologically) or...

    Not sure if I'm at 23 years (chronologically) or 18 years, based on having a 5 year sabbatical due to the lung thing...

    Nonetheless, congrats on your diving birthday!
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    Well... There's Badger...

    Well... There's Badger...
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    Fair point. Poor wording... What I meant was...

    Fair point. Poor wording...

    What I meant was that anyone teaching hypoxic trimix should teach PD and HL, as the only known good gas is the one on the reg in the donor's mouth.

    Conversely, ...
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