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    Back again

    Back after a long timeout - I see many of the old handles are still active

    Fired up the unit yesterday to find a knackered cell - understandable after 2 years sitting in a cupboard!

    Looking forward to a proper diving season this year

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    Oh, were you away? We didn't notice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilPage View Post
    Back after a long timeout - I see many of the old handles are still active
    Many folk lost interest and moved away. These days it's all a bit tame with few worthwhile arguments. Can't remember when I last saw the old pony cylinder discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilPage View Post
    Fired up the unit yesterday to find a knackered cell - understandable after 2 years sitting in a cupboard!
    Any cell over 2 years old is a knackered cell! At least replacements are more available than they were two years ago, when priority of supply was going to single-use medical applications.
    Quote Originally Posted by PhilPage View Post
    Looking forward to a proper diving season this year
    Yeah, plankton is thickening and there's plenty of dive boat spaces - too many! I'm wondering how well UK diving will survive the rising fuel costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    I'm wondering how well UK diving will survive the rising fuel costs.
    I noticed the other day that the current price for noddy inshore stuff is now higher than i used to pay for the long day offshore stuff….. scary prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebt View Post
    I noticed the other day that the current price for noddy inshore stuff is now higher than i used to pay for the long day offshore stuff….. scary prospect.
    Angling is going the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post

    Yeah, plankton is thickening and there's plenty of dive boat spaces - too many! I'm wondering how well UK diving will survive the rising fuel costs.
    It's not just the boat costs which are the problem. For inland clubs the cost of getting to the sea is a major cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    Many folk lost interest and moved away. These days it's all a bit tame with few worthwhile arguments. Can't remember when I last saw the old pony cylinder discussion
    I am relatively new on here so have missed these pony cylinders debates.

    I bought a pony cylinder to use on a combined nitrox course and ended up not using it on the course. It has lived for the last 20 years unloved parked in the corner never having got wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkA View Post
    I am relatively new on here so have missed these pony cylinders debates.

    I bought a pony cylinder to use on a combined nitrox course and ended up not using it on the course. It has lived for the last 20 years unloved parked in the corner never having got wet.

    many of them do


    handy for blowing up car tyres

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    have an in date 12l cylinder on sale here for the highest offer. Buyer collect here in Selsey :-)

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    Sadly none of the current operators can make money at the current prices. There is a cost for everything and right now 70 a day simply isn't it - people have to live and pay mortgages. Divers are notoriously cheap and schizophrenic, balking at a 6 fill but spending 600 on a new computer without batting an eyelid. A sustainable long term fuel price is around half current levels but until half-dead idiots with messianic desires to reconstruct the USSR shuffle off the mortal coil (with or without assistance) we are all going to have to live with current levels. Shore dives anyone???


 
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