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    I usually use Jetfins, and like the power and...

    I usually use Jetfins, and like the power and response they offer, having been diving them for over 20 years. For CCR diving, I am foot heavy and need a lighter fin. Apeks RK3s I found light, but...
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    Free Cave Diving Magazine

    As part of this year’s Cave Camp event, we have produced this magazine with over 80 pages of cool articles and amazing cave images.

    Thanks to our contributors Mark Powell, Phil Short, Nick Lyon,...
  3. I am not sure what prompted this new round of ad...

    I am not sure what prompted this new round of ad hominem vitriol after a few weeks off. To provide some clarification:

    Similarly to Iain, I would be delighted if service kits were more widely...
  4. Nope! This solution is not as robust as cave...

    Nope! This solution is not as robust as cave line, and I suspect will migrate down the hose like the commercially available elastic clips do.

    The other poor technique shown in the video is...
  5. Quiet day buddy?! As I said in my original post,...

    Quiet day buddy?! As I said in my original post, I am very particular in not being personally sponsored so I can be absolutely honest when recommending equipment to students. Apeks have supported...
  6. Some of these points are a little disingenuous,...

    Some of these points are a little disingenuous, irrelevant or inaccurate. To address specifics:

    I am not sure what the provenance of the original T50 design is, but frankly don't give a toss as...
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    I have had the Si-Tech neck seal system on a...

    I have had the Si-Tech neck seal system on a bunch of suits and it works pretty well. changing is more of a faff than the wrist seals, but still pretty easy with a flat surface and the pizza cutter...
  8. Updated Rules for Cave Training in Quintana Roo, Mexico

    A new set of rules has been introduced for Cave Training Sites in Quintana Roo. This was democratically approved by the community of cave instructors via the Virtual Line Committee, with over 80%...
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    I have an Undersea decanting whip with analogue...

    I have an Undersea decanting whip with analogue gauge which is very well made and still great after some heavy use decanting air and nitrox.

    Be very careful using a "normal" whip for decanting O2...
  10. I am talking about being more careful on initial...

    I am talking about being more careful on initial pressurisation before getting into the water, which is when I understand the recent fires have taken place. Stuck solenoid would normally mean a...
  11. One of the incidents that I believe led to AP...

    One of the incidents that I believe led to AP introducing the modified valves happened to a diver at our place. I also had to strip the melted and burned unit and arrange disposal of the cylinders. ...
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    Been in a cave. Standard.

    Been in a cave. Standard.
  13. That is the plan - we are replacing all the...

    That is the plan - we are replacing all the non-stretchy line and the damaged line that needs replacing. Popular "hidden" jumps will be subject to a vote, but the default setting is that jumps are...
  14. Mexican Caves Information Website and Virtual Line Committee

    The short version: Mexico now has an effective line committee, using online voting to give all eligible instructors an equal voice. You can see decisions made and request line changes at the website...
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    The thing I struggle with most is the hypocrisy...

    The thing I struggle with most is the hypocrisy of promoting of Project Aware whilst courses with physical materials are cheaper than the e-leaning courses that have a far lower environmental impact....
  16. Thread: Free flow device

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    These are supplied with the SF2 CCR, and my stock...

    These are supplied with the SF2 CCR, and my stock unit has them on the Solenoid and ADV hose. They are easily accessible and allow you to still use the O2 or Dil MAV in the event of a solenoid or...
  17. Thread: BSAC Elections

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    BSAC Elections

    It must be that time of year again! Looking forward to seeing the candidates manifestos. Congratulations to Trevor for putting the correct postage on his application this year and ensuring it...
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    I am coming all the way from Mexico and will be...

    I am coming all the way from Mexico and will be speaking on the Sunday. Go Diving looks like it will be a great event - significant support from the industry and some excellent talks. There is also...
  19. Thread: JJ-CCR For Sale

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    JJ-CCR For Sale

    Reluctantly selling the CCR that my wife insisted was hers, but was actually my spare one. I did want to keep a JJ, but now I am teaching SF2 it makes more sense to buy another one of those for...
  20. Dumpy 12s are the work of Satan. My funniest and...

    Dumpy 12s are the work of Satan. My funniest and most frustrating experience with them was on the PADI IDC - the dive centre only had dumpy 12s and as we were doing our skill circuits we got to the...
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    Link to a pdf of "Oxygen and the Diver" stored on...

    Link to a pdf of "Oxygen and the Diver" stored on the Underworld Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0sxmd2ye4l9ry7/Oxygen%20and%20the%20Diver%20-%20Kenneth%20Donald.pdf?dl=0

    You are most welcome!
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    Hula hoops are good. Practicing skills in...

    Hula hoops are good. Practicing skills in reference to a line is always useful as it gives a point of reference and encourages students to be still and not track forward. If you are in a pool, you...
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    I live and work in Mexico. Temperature is 25...

    I live and work in Mexico. Temperature is 25 degrees in the cenotes year round. The sea is normally a few degrees warmer, especially in summer. I dive dry in the cenotes as I am normally doing...
  24. Thread: Trimix courses

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    Regardless of Agency, I would suggest that there...

    Regardless of Agency, I would suggest that there are 3 levels of training required to dive to 60m.

    First, something to make sure your basic diving skills in your chosen configuration are up to...
  25. Thread: Which spool?

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    In the non cave diving context, I would only...

    In the non cave diving context, I would only advocate using a reel for reeling off the shot or into the wreck, or if the current is running and the skipper wants the DSMB deployed from the wreck at...
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