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    First slinger rigging

    First time rigging up a pony bottle. I looked at a lot of posts and the GUE post that gets referenced often and made my own tweaks. Didn't have cave line, had lots of paracord. Couldn't find the car inner tube.... don't really understand why all of the rigs I've seen only has a hose clamp...
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    Initial descent panic

    Hi all, My question is about panic on descent. I have been freediving for years and am pretty comfy in the water. The problem is with scuba, when I empty my lungs for decent there is about 5 seconds where my body is screaming at me that this is wrong. Once I get down 5 feet and start...
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    Questions about vision and suits

    OK, couple of weird questions here, the first is on vision. I am a fairly new diver in OR and we're not known for good vis, when I descend the anchor line all I can see is the line going off into the green. When I get to the bottom I see about 2sq feet of the bottom then a second later I...
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    Need help with replacement BC weight pouch

    Hi, Lost a weight pouch for my older Oceanic Kevlar Bioflex BCD. This happened at night in heavy vegetation, a story all of it's own. A long search ensued the next day but was unsuccessful. I looked online and then contacted Oceanic, but apparently they stopped making them last year. Does anyone...
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    First dive trip, do I have everything I need?

    New diver here, I have been collecting my own set of gear for the last two months. Mostly used CL stuff, a lot of people get out of this sport as quickly as they get in. I have a trip to the Puget Sound next Friday and hope that I have everything I may need. Anyway, I have: 7 mil...
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    Help finding replacement buckle for US Divers Blades

    Hi, I have an old pair of US Divers Blades missing one of the buckles. I ordered a replacement set online that said it fit all US Divers, but the buckle was too small for the post. Having trouble finding more info on this, I hear about converting to spring straps...do they fit any post? Any help...
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    Ankle weights

    Newb question about ankle weights. I'm a fresh out of ow diver, bought some gear on craigslist, went to the lds and got enough weights to check out my buoyancy in a pool. The book had me at 28-30 lbs so I got enough for 32 and split 30 between my bc and belt. I had no problems in the pool and...
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    I had trouble with the CESA

    Couple of questions, I've been reading quite a bit about troubles that people had during open water. I experienced many of the same....weight belt removal, and had no problem with others that give people fits.....mask removal, taking regs out. My biggest problem by far was the CESA, took me...
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    Hello from Oregon!

    Hi, I'm John...a new OW diver. I got my OW cert in Cabo, it was incredible and I plan to continue on. Have been picking up used gear on Craigslist, probably won't be my final gear but I'd like to get enough that I can start diving on a budget for now (rentals are very expensive). I should have...
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