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    Established TDF Member steelemonkey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    Glad you’re ok

    I think that more people should go diving in the sea instead of wasting time in quarries - I do know it’s less predictable than a puddles, but they really are shite at getting you ready for real diving and do give a false sense of security while at the same time building the sea up to be something that should be prepared for...

    Some shallow sea dives are the order of the day
    That's fine for those of you who don't live 70 miles from the coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    That's fine for those of you who don't live 70 miles from the coast.
    Or in our case 120 miles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    That's fine for those of you who don't live 70 miles from the coast.
    I'm day dashing Chesil beach Saturday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Carr View Post
    Or in our case 120 miles!
    You’ve done pretty well then as Coton is the most inland place in Uk which is 70miles from the coast ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    That's fine for those of you who don't live 70 miles from the coast.
    I have travelled 1/2 way round the world for good diving ... I think a few hours in a car (+maybe overnight stay) is a small price to put for a good dive vs a wa k one

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    You’ve done pretty well then as Coton is the most inland place in Uk which is 70miles from the coast ...
    Plus Bedfordshire is now 50 miles from Towcester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeHead View Post
    Have been back to Capers a couple of times now, looking to get everything dialled back in. Took our stage cylinders on Saturday, to do some gas switching practice... with thick Santi liners inside the heavy textured gloves I just could not re-stow the reg hose. I stayed cool but after a while I unclipped the bottle, laid it on a platform and eventually sorted it out using both hands. It's good to learn these things in a nice safe environment :-) Now considering how to make those damn rubber bands easier to manipulate. Any suggestions?
    A loop of cable tie, or put on an oversized rubber band (inner tube sliver) and tie a knot in it so it's tight enough. Then you can use the knot to pull it away from the cylinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_hk View Post
    You’ve done pretty well then as Coton is the most inland place in Uk which is 70miles from the coast ...
    Being "only 70 miles from" a coast isn't the same as being near anything worth diving at the coast. Overnight stays are the way to go, when they're allowed by the covid rules.
    The views expressed are my own, worth what you've paid for them, are not on behalf of anyone else and not those of any company I work for etc.

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    Yes, there are sea locations thagt are closer such as Southend or The Blackwater in Essex. Even Gildensludge is preferable. The 120 miles is to the Norfolk coast which is the closest reasonable sea diving.

    We have been looking at overnight stays next month and the price is shocking. Finding anywhere near a decent diving location for less than 100 a night is difficult and most are much more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrygoss View Post
    I'm day dashing Chesil beach Saturday...
    Hopefully you'll be parking better than this...



    Useful to know the flattened pebbles are suitable to land a chopper.
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