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  1. Close encounters of the Jonsey kind. ...

    Close encounters of the Jonsey kind.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Diving/Malin/i-hsSDbmC/0/d08f51d9/L/SRK_9557-L.jpg

    Roscommon, Donegal.
  2. Thread: Malin Head

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    A final thought on P&O's cylinder policy: ...

    A final thought on P&O's cylinder policy:

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2ZnW6Ff/0/43e25b65/M/i-2ZnW6Ff-M.jpg

    Just a few of the cylinders they didn't find and demand that we empty, there...
  3. Thread: Malin Head

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    Stena didn’t seem at all bothered about number of...

    Stena didn’t seem at all bothered about number of cylinders, just don’t make it too obvious.
    Avoid P&O if you are taking cylinders.
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    Avoid over complicated gimmicks like splits and...

    Avoid over complicated gimmicks like splits and hinges. I would be looking at something like Mares quattro's or some sort of jet fin (RK3 seem to be flavor of the month).
    Personally been using the...
  5. But are you going to give Kevin Juergensen his...

    But are you going to give Kevin Juergensen his ball bearing back?
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    Probably the simplest approach for most live...

    Probably the simplest approach for most live aboards is to turn off the ac power at night.
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    The commandant Foucault was badly damaged by a...

    The commandant Foucault was badly damaged by a dodgy torch battery catching fire a year or two ago.
    Like Mike the ever increasing rats nest of wiring and extensions charging bigger and bigger...
  8. Fantastic, a world first - five months after AP...

    Fantastic, a world first - five months after AP started selling the same thing.
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    Anchor dive lights. Good kit.

    Anchor dive lights. Good kit.
  10. I have had a couple of lens repaired by Nikon. It...

    I have had a couple of lens repaired by Nikon. It was quick and efficient.
    Any better, more expensive than other options? I couldn't tell you.
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    Got a vytec, very similar to cobra. It's one of...

    Got a vytec, very similar to cobra. It's one of the oldest bits of kit I have and goes on every dive.
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    Went November 17. Never had blinding sunlight so...

    Went November 17. Never had blinding sunlight so hood would not have been an issue. I used a D700 (full frame DSLR) with a 15mm fisheye and 1.4 teleconverter (20mm equivalent). Think the wide angle...
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    The sidemount purists will have a fit but this is...

    The sidemount purists will have a fit but this is what I have used for the last 10 years. Makes a huge difference to drag if I don't put the bungees on (use some normal neck clips to take the weight...
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    I've seen one, though not in the water (we got...

    I've seen one, though not in the water (we got blown out). Very flexible material built to usual O'three standards. And very grey!
  15. October 2008, should be fine - what's the worst...

    October 2008, should be fine - what's the worst that can happen.
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    I use normal silicon grease, stick the 'prong'...

    I use normal silicon grease, stick the 'prong' from each side into the end of the tube before connecting up. Rinse in fresh water when I remember.
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    Google maps on my iPad 2 gave a route from my...

    Google maps on my iPad 2 gave a route from my house to Zahedan no problem (77 hours drive!)
  18. Poll: Sorry chaps somewhat distracted with work at the...

    Sorry chaps somewhat distracted with work at the moment. Congratulations to Firefly.
  19. Poll: Any last minute votes? I am going to close this...

    Any last minute votes? I am going to close this tomorrow night as I'm away traveling after that.
    S
  20. Entries closed, thanks to all. See new post for...

    Entries closed, thanks to all. See new post for Poll.
  21. Poll: Vote: February underwater photo competition - Curstceans

    Well done to all who entered, now I just have to work out how to setup a poll.
  22. Come on folks, I know its not exactly underwater...

    Come on folks, I know its not exactly underwater photographer of the year but a few more entries would be nice.

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  23. Feburary 2019 Underwater Photo Competition - Crustaceans

    Yes I did have to look up how to spell it! I know we had crabs recently but there are far more weird and wonderful animals out there. Poll on March 1st.
    A couple to start you off with.
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  24. Poll: Thank you all, shall have a think!

    Thank you all, shall have a think!
  25. This chap was taking the piss, every time I...

    This chap was taking the piss, every time I breathed out she blew some bubbles

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Diving/Galapagos/i-gVZZFhK/0/a5b3f49b/L/Galapagos0075-L.jpg

    Taken many years ago in the...
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