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  1. Buadhai

    Koh Losin - Huge Ghost Fishing Net Threatened Coral

    Reuters has a nice collection of photos of the giant fishing net that threatened and partially destroyed the coral reef at Koh Losin; perhaps my favorite dive site in Thailand: Ghost fishing nets threaten Thai coral | Pictures | Reuters A couple more links: The Royal Thai Navy has cleared a...
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    Oxycheq - Replace Tank Strap Buckle Only

    Thank you Alex. I actually have everything I need, including a needle appropriate for heavy duty webbing.
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    Oxycheq - Replace Tank Strap Buckle Only

    Interesting exchange. My ten-year-old Zeagle has plastic buckles that have never failed. (I did have to replace the bladder.) But my wife's five year old Oxycheq has had two broken plastic buckles. The Oxycheq buckles are noticeably less robust than both the Zeagle and the Oceanic which was used...
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    Oxycheq - Replace Tank Strap Buckle Only

    Got the picture! Edit: I have to thank you for that post. You had me laughing all afternoon.
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    Oxycheq - Replace Tank Strap Buckle Only

    Yes. I could do that. But the point of replacing only the buckle was to save some money. The buckle alone costs about half as much as a buckle and strap together. If that's the case, then why do so many places sell the buckle by itself? If you can't replace the buckle without also replacing...
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    Oxycheq - Replace Tank Strap Buckle Only

    The buckle on the top tank strap on my wife's Oxycheq backplate is broken. Photo attached. This is the second breakage (cheap plastic?). The person who fixed the first one (the bottom strap) replaced the entire strap and buckle assembly. I'd like to replace the buckle only, but the stainless...
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    TM30

    Unfortunately, that's not the way it's happening. When a landlord fails to file the TM30, it's the farang who is being fined and told to file a late TM30 on behalf of the landlord. I know that this is not in accordance with the law, but that's the way it's being done. If you want your extension...
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    TM30

    The TM30 requires a lot more information than just a name and passport number. It requires all the information on the TM6, visa number, etc. The problem arises because Immigration is now looking for gaps in reporting. If they find a gap they fine the individual rather than the hotel that failed...
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    TM30

    So, how are the dive boat operators dealing with the recent enhanced enforcement of the TM30 Immigration reporting requirements. How do they deal with a trip that covers multiple provinces? Or, are they just ignoring it for now?
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    Camera Found At Koh Bon

    I still have this camera. It is a Yi action camera with UW housing. It's actually pretty good. Although there is no LCD screen, it does have a fairly decent phone/table app with which you can control settings and preview the shot. (I guess you could practice with this for underwater use.) I...
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    Fear and Loathing in the Gulf of Siam

    I have to admit that I was accentuating the negative on this part as well. Our dive guide is a real fan of sand. I suspect we did this dive this way (from the wreck to the island) so that he'd have some sand fun. Unfortunately, we didn't see much of anything except a large population of...
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    Fear and Loathing in the Gulf of Siam

    I think we're going to head in that direction as well.
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    Fear and Loathing in the Gulf of Siam

    We normally book with an agent who has chartered all or part of the boat and who has some say over the schedule. Those trips are always well managed and good fun.
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    Fear and Loathing in the Gulf of Siam

    I wouldn’t hesitate to take this boat again. I’ve already booked a Losin trip in September and will also do a South Andaman trio in January.
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    And Then There's This

    I was certainly tempted. You can see some of them sitting on the aft lift near the beginning of the video.
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    D4i Tale of Woe - What Next? [long]

    I think we've reached a resolution. My wife bought a Zoop about four years ago. She somehow misplaced it and replaced it earlier this year with a Zoop Novo. When packing for the next dive she found the missing Zoop in her regulator bag. Now she has generously offered to give me the Zoop Novo...
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    Replacement for D4i

    I think we've reached a resolution. My wife bought a Zoop about four years ago. She somehow misplaced it and replaced it earlier this year with a Zoop Novo. When packing for the next dive she found the missing Zoop in her regulator bag. Now she has generously offered to give me the Zoop Novo...
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    And Then There's This

    Well, something weird with YouTube. When I uploaded this video I got a warning that said: "This video is private. To share this video, change it to public or unlisted.", even though it was clearly categorized as Public. My wife was able to view it from the URL that I posted here, so I figured...
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    And Then There's This

    As you can see, conditions were not great and we didn't encounter anything unusual or extraordinary. The creatures on the boat were, perhaps, more interesting than those under the boat.
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    Fear and Loathing in the Gulf of Siam

    Thank you. I knew I had to do something worthwhile with that trip….
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