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    I had a job interview today.
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    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomanic View Post
    I had a job interview today.
    Aldi? McDonalds?
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    If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
    Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.

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    I wish! Nothing so salubrious. It's an internal vacancy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Seriously, forget about sidemount - it's bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    I went to the Lake District today, or Oxford as it used to be known.
    Crikey, there ain't a lot of dry ground round there at the moment.
    We've had so much rain that even our duckpond has flooded.
    There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
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    We've had so much rain here that the fields around us are like lakes. I was chatting top one of our local farmers today and he was saying that he thought that rice might be a better crop that his usual cereals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    I went to the Lake District today, or Oxford as it used to be known.
    Crikey, there ain't a lot of dry ground round there at the moment.
    Yes it is pretty dire. Yes I live near Oxford about 10 miles away we are on a plateau above 2 river valleys everything is flooded - the garden, the paths, the roads, the fields. The greenhouse is dry because it sits on a concrete base but the cold frames outside have standing water in them. The geology locally lends itself to this sadly despite being "up high".
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    https://www.britishdiver.co.uk/2014/...nd-visibility/

    This is hilarious - looks like they attempted to dive in December and didn't think to work out slack time.
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    https://www.britishdiver.co.uk/2014/...nd-visibility/

    This is hilarious - looks like they attempted to dive in December and didn't think to work out slack time.
    This was in October. Times were correct for slack the problem was the wave action.

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    rice might be a better crop that his usual cereals!
    He currently grows Cocopops & Frosties?
    Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!

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    Times were correct for slack the problem was the wave action
    The plan mentioned that it’s a good idea to buoy this wreck at low tide, then come back at high water slack. We neglected to do this, fully expecting wreckage to still be visible, on what was the neapiest neap of the year weekend. Somewhat perturbing then to find the wreck had disappeared beneath the waves when we returned – hmm, a calculation error somewhere. Nevertheless we were confident we could find it again and to everyone’s credit, not a single attending member of MKSAC was put off. We enthusiastically geared up ready to splash in at the nearest point for the short swim out.

    Unfortunately there was still a current running west-east, making the surface swim nigh on impossible. Despite our best efforts, each buddy pair entered the water and drifted steadily downstream and away from the target. Add in a sea the colour and consistency of a bedtime cocoa drink, this quickly became an exercise in safe beach recovery and little else.
    a strong mid tide

    So on the neapiest neap of the year, at a site where mid tide currents are 1-3kt at worst on springs, everybody was carried off sideways? There's a 2 hour window on a neap and even then the tide only gets up gradually. If the current was running W to E on a high slack, then you were too early.
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life


 

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