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    GUE Fundamentals

    I've already committed to getting a BP/W anyway so I'm on board with that anyway. I'll keep my travel BC but my goal is to continue tech diving so I'll be acquiring that setup.
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    GUE Fundamentals

    Worked with a solid instructor, and as mentioned my core skills are good - there's just room for improvement. My high-ish SAC rate (relative to other divers of similar experience) is why I'd say my breathing is weaker than my buoyancy / trim / propulsion. And I'm aware that arbitrarily...
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    GUE Fundamentals

    Thanks for the thorough response. While I'd like to pass any course I take, I don't think I actually need any cert from GUE at this time, already being a certified tech diver through TDI. BP/W + doubles would be my desired configuration for this course anyway, as I'm trying to get more reps in...
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    GUE Fundamentals

    Thanks for the context. I just went straight into tech and never took and intro to tech or anything like that. If GUE Fundamentals is a good course to improve core skills with a good instructor with tech configurations, seems like it could be a good fit for me.
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    GUE Fundamentals

    I think this is the appeal to me - GUE mentioned that the fundamentals course attracts divers with a diverse background - newer divers, technical divers, instructors, etc. My hope would be to help hone core skills as well as other working other areas - S drills, SMB deployment, whatever. I think...
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    GUE Fundamentals

    Apologies if this isn't the appropriate forum. I'm not a new diver, but let's say I'm new-ish (about 80 dives total). Just got TDI wreck, advanced nitrox, and deco certified. I'm serious about advancing my skills and dedicating my resources towards that end. Generally, my core skills are good...
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    Replacement tongue / nipple assembly for Si Tech Shell inflator?

    Salacious title indeed. The two prongs on the end of the tongue busted off, making it a pain to inflate the suit (the inflator hose has to be continuously shoved into the inflation valve to compensate for the missing prongs). Curious if anyone's got a link where I can buy a replacement nipple...
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    Recommendation for soft Goodman handle dive light?

    Wouldn't I just keep it on my right hand the whole dive?
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    Recommendation for soft Goodman handle dive light?

    Ah sorry, yes. A soft goodman type handle.
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    Recommendation for soft Goodman handle dive light?

    Just got TDI tech certified so it's time to move away from lanyards. During my training I used a Sola 1200 and generally found it agreeable. I notice the Sola 2500 has the better battery with superior runtimes and quicker charging. However during training I was in my wetsuit - in reality I'll...
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    Do the plastic washers in trilam drysuits need grease?

    Definitely screwed back on nice and tight, didn't skip a thread or anything. I always get a bit of water on both wrists so I think it was probably just the siliflex wrist seal sort of bunch up against the neoprene glove or something. I'll apply a small amount of grease out of curiosity because...
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    Do the plastic washers in trilam drysuits need grease?

    I recently took the the wrist dump valve off my trilaminate dry suit and when I did, I noticed that on the inside of the suit, there was a lightweight, semi flexible plastic washer between the suit and the back piece of the valve itself. When handling it felt very slightly greasy. Similar...
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    What kind of regulator service should I get?

    It's nearing time to get my Apeks (DST + 2 XTX50's) their first servicing. Lucky me there's an LDS in town that services Apeks. I know it's typically recommended to get your regs serviced every year / 100 dives, but which service is recommended for this? See the menu below from my LDS.
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    How to assemble DSMB / spool with line swivel?

    Hello, Looking for a resource video instructional on how best to assemble / utilize a DSMB + spool where the line itself has one of those metal swivels? Not looking to just stuff it in a BCD / drysuit pocket but assemble properly to be clipped to D ring.
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    SOLD!!! XS Scuba Compass w/ retractor - like new

    Selling my XS Scuba compass as I've switched to another model. This compass typically sells for around $90 new. I've taken it on maybe 10 dives and it looks and functions like new. Asking $50 OBO, domestic shipping included.
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