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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron015 View Post
    Kind of defeats the purpose of having the forum then. No different from the club really. I would say, like all advice, listen but don't feel you have to follow it.



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    You only have to look at some of the rubbish posted to realise newbies shouldn't be taking advice from here on buying kit. They can't separate the wheat from the chaff. At least in a club you can work out who the idiots are.

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    Get advice from both club and forum. And from any online reviews you can find. And from your LDS. Ask them all why they're recommending X, Y or Z. And then weigh it all up and see what makes good sense to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderiter View Post
    They can't separate the wheat from the chaff. At least in a club you can work out who the idiots are.
    Sometimes!
    Evolution is great at solving problems. It's the methods that concern me.
    Tim Digger

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderiter View Post
    You only have to look at some of the rubbish posted to realise newbies shouldn't be taking advice from here on buying kit. They can't separate the wheat from the chaff. At least in a club you can work out who the idiots are.
    Not so much idiots, more idealists vs realists

    The realists will say buy nowt as they know that the odds of going beyond an entry level course is slim,
    while the idealists think that everybody should work towards being a ninja diver in a year, usually using
    words like "future proof", that or "get a rebreather"

    Percentage of worldwide divers in the realists camp = 80% +
    Percentage of worldwide divers in the idealists camp = under 5%

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    and don't buy fins (except maybe pool fins) as whatever fins you buy sod's law says they won't fit your drysuit when you eventually buy one.
    Been there, done that.

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    To be fair it's always great to see new divers go out and buy the most expensive everything and then do their first quarry dive in winter or vomit inducing boat dive and decide UK diving is not for them. It gives the rest of us the opportunity to pick up cheap second hand, used only once, kit.

    seriously, buy nowt except a mask and rent or borrow a suit for the first few dives

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    In that case he should get:

    Deep Sea Supply Long SS back plate
    Deep Sea Supply LCD30
    Deep Sea Supply Hog Harness
    Deep Sea Supply DIR Knife
    Deep Sea Supply 10 pound SS plate weights
    Dive Gear Express Dive Rite XT doubles set (RG5200)
    (rebuilt as single setup w/40” hose and 90)
    Luxfer, Faber AL80 (vacation) or HP100 tank
    Dive Gear Express Ultraview Mask (only $30)
    Oneil 3mm wetsuit (warm water)
    USIA bilam drysuit (cold water)
    Go Pro Hero 4 Silver camera (optional)
    Surefire E2D light (optional)
    Shearwater Perdix AI computer
    Tusa Boots, 5mm
    Mares 5mm Hood
    Hollis Dry suit underwear (optional)
    Scubapro Seawing Nova Gorilla fins
    (warm water, +buoyancy)
    Hollis F1 fins
    (cold water , -buoyancy)
    Mako Weights
    XS Rubber weight belt

    At least it's all easy to sell stuff.


 
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