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    I did a "dry" dive to 40m in the London Dive Chamber last night. It was very interesting.
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesp View Post
    That didn't last long!
    Exactly 3 months, ironically the length of my trial period.

    Nowhere near as much crane work as I was led to believe, but being sent out today in a left hooker was the proverbial straw. It was so bad I can only think it was extremely good fortune that I didnt cause a major accident or kill someone!! A truly awful day, but I now have a lot more respect for foreign truck drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    I did a "dry" dive to 40m in the London Dive Chamber last night. It was very interesting.
    Did you do any puzzles at depth and back on the surface to see how much your thinking processes are affected?
    Mah N Mah N

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Did you do any puzzles at depth and back on the surface to see how much your thinking processes are affected?
    We had to circle the letter Ls on a page to compare.

    One person managed to slip off the side of his seat, and everyone got the giggles.

    The effects on the air in the chamber were interesting - dropping a paper cup to see it fall like a feather in the dense atmosphere, and the whole chamber clouding up as we "ascended".
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Did anyone fart?
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    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    We had to circle the letter Ls on a page to compare.

    One person managed to slip off the side of his seat, and everyone got the giggles.

    The effects on the air in the chamber were interesting - dropping a paper cup to see it fall like a feather in the dense atmosphere, and the whole chamber clouding up as we "ascended".
    In my youth when I was in the RN I did an aptitude test for ships diver and one of the tests was a descent to 35m in a chamber, all our voices were as tho we'd been inhaling helium and we all went into a fit of giggles, on the descent it got really warm in the chamber and on the ascent, the opposite, quite an experience as I remember it vividly 40 years later.

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    I did a freshwater dive the other day. My first in 5 years. Water temperature was 26 degrees at the surface and 16 degrees at 20 metres. I'd forgotten about that aspect of freshwater diving. Nothing to see apart from weed and the odd eel which were conger-sized.

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    One of the glow plugs on my car helpfully popped out whilst driving along at 40mph. Very strange noises, followed by a thin cloud of smoke followed. The garage who'd recently (same day and just 2 miles low speed driving) installed the new glow plugs were rather embarrassed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jturner View Post
    One of the glow plugs on my car helpfully popped out whilst driving along at 40mph. Very strange noises, followed by a thin cloud of smoke followed. The garage who'd recently (same day and just 2 miles low speed driving) installed the new glow plugs were rather embarrassed.
    For the "installation" to have only lasted 2 miles, I guess they weren't even finger tight!
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    For the "installation" to have only lasted 2 miles, I guess they weren't even finger tight!
    And the thread is probably stripped


 

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