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    Satire on a thousand ways to die

    Me too, couldn't afford the Fenzy vest that all the cool instructors had :D The other failure mode was when diving out of a Zodiac inflatable, finning hard and struggling up the side to get aboard... lanyard gets caught in the handles... POP... off goes the CO2 cartridge!
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    Happy Birthday @Sam Miller III

    Happy 90th birthday Sam!! :cheers:
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    Atomic Aquatics 25th anniversary present... what could it be?!

    Oh dear... Nothing succeeds like excess :( https://www.atomicaquatics.com/products/regulators/t25/?v=6cc98ba2045f
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    Atomic Aquatics 25th anniversary present... what could it be?!

    Atomic Aquatics is celebrating their 25th anniversary... teaser campaign link below: Wonder what it could be? They've pretty much pushed the envelope as far as current regulator design trends can go... Already do fins, BCs, snorkels and a range of innovative masks... "We poured our 25 years of...
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    Verdigris - give me your best concoction!

    Hot water, citric acid and Simple Green Crystal as a surfactant.
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    Burst disk marking: working or bursting pressure ?

    Very good idea to replace the burst disk, almost always overlooked! Check that burst disk...
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    advanced open water with padi or naui

    I've witnessed two first stage HP seats fail open at depth, and experienced one... easily handled by the competent buddy in each case. Cylinder with failed reg was turned off, but still had air reserves. The scenario our 'old school' instructor envisaged was extreme.. assumed no buddy nearby for...
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    advanced open water with padi or naui

    We were taught how to breathe directly off a cylinder in our AOW class (some years ago now), in shallow calm water but the instructor stressed it was not part of the course. An ex-submariner, he thought it was good for more experienced divers to know about 'just in case'! I was astonished to...
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    I recreation and spearfish dive. Need BCD, any advice?

    If you really wanted a safety margin while breath-hold spearfishing, you could use a manually inflatable life vest as used by the real rock fishing enthusiasts. Spearfishing on SCUBA is illegal in Australia. They are quite compact and so won't bob up and obstruct your peripheral vision or aim...
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    [TDI] What training should I do for wrecks?

    Let him who is without sin cast the first stone... I certainly silted up my fair share of wrecks early on :wink: This new-fangled SCUBA stuff will never catch on!
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    [TDI] What training should I do for wrecks?

    @Pyndle I've witnessed experienced and impressively qualified divers clang into the roof or sides of passageways and totally silt up their way through many a wreck over the years... TBH I'd say the most immediately useful wreck training would be self guided! 1) Buoyancy control... practise...
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    Why don't commercial or SAT divers have an octo...?

    Thanks very much for taking the time for such a detailed reply...exactly what I wanted to know!
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    Why don't commercial or SAT divers have an octo...?

    OK its Friday evening, the Shiraz is open and my recent toe-dip in the world of commercial diving gear has raised a newbie question re bail outs and back up redundancy :D This topic is much discussed in SCUBA, with pretty much every single tank recreational diver now having an octo and double...
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    SP G250 jam nut

    Any pics of the pre-production sample?
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    How are you?

    Congratulations @Marie13 glad to hear some positive news :)
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