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    RIP Dr. Bill

    RIP Dr. Bill, Never met him, but he always was a positive and funny guy with lots of good comments on SB.
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    TSandM's Panic in the experienced diver?

    I have no idea... I always thought his posts were insightful.
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    My start in Tech diving

    I know, but I never dived any of subics wrecks, I wouldn't suggest wrecks I've never dived.
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    My start in Tech diving

    Some extremely nice wrecks in the Philippines... I've spend a week in Coron bay and really loved it. Would go back in an instance if I had the chance.
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    My start in Tech diving

    Very nice write up! But may I ask... what are your goals... you only list stuff like, I want this or this certification. Certifications are not interesting, what you want to do underwater is... like: - I want to dive the Britannic, I want to dive the Repulse... I want to.. - I want to...
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    Gopro 9 deep underwater housing

    Maybe this? 150m depth rating, vacum system that checks for leaks, etc... but expensive ****! https://www.hugyfot.com/housings/gopro-hero/vision-xs-hero-9/10.html
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    @Matan : Just be sure you can reach the right post! (most have issues only with the left post, if you are right handed that is). If you also can't reach the right post you need to get that solved.. an ADV run away can only be solved by closing the right post and you don't have time in this...
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    In the end being able to reach your left post is not so relevant (right post for sure).Solving being head heavy is.
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    Some Newbie Thoughts on Gear

    Don't worry what other people think about your decisions. Unless of course a majority is saying it's a really really bad idea, then at least check ;-) Good write up. You'll figure out that you'll change stuff from time to time as you progress and/or your focus and requirements change (as you've...
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    Nope... not been in the Lot in 2 years. Would love to, but other dive priorities at the moment ;-)
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    Full set ready to dive about 53 kg. Which is almost 18-19 kg heavier than a standard ready to dive JJ CCR (according to the jj website). Add a 80cuft with stage and rigging (bailout on the standard set) and you are in the same ballpark, although of course not all on your back and more gas in the...
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    The BP could maybe work, but I didn't think about being head heavy at the moment I purchased the unit and made the BP vs MOD1 deal. So I never dove the JJ backplate and the only BPs I have are halcyons and 1 6mm agir which only has 1 set of holes. But good suggestion and worth a look. I did...
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    I don't get that that people are scared of a provisional. In the end you don't need to redo the course, you just need to spend 1 day in water after you've worked on what has been thoroughly brieved to you by the instructor. Yes I understand that if you take the course in some far away place...
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    DIR- Generic CCR1 class report in Croatia (Krnica) with Derk Remmers

    Haha yes Johan is ace! On your questions. Take the CCR1 course straight away or do another MOD1 first get experience on the machine and then take the CCR1 course. Mmmm pro's and cons for both. PRO TAKING IT STRAIGHT AWAY - The CCR1 course is designed as a MOD1/2 course, starting with new...
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    Avelo--I guess there's no need for me to recommend fundies anymore....

    I don't feel that... OC is like riding a bicycle for me.... it's a "sigh... welcome home" feeling, even on a level where I'm juggling multiple stages and do rotations (up to a point of course). 2 year ago when my son was just a baby (he's 3 now) I didn't find the time to do a lot of dives...
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