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  1. Wibble

    German tanks in US….DOT cert

    Interesting
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    German tanks in US….DOT cert

    Those are terrific cylinders, especially for sidemount. I've a pair and really like them. Pity about the parochial cylinder rules in the US.
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    First PADI Recreational Backmount Doubles Certification Issued

    Can see the necklaced regulator, but where do you keep the longhose!?!
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    Just switched to drysuit & air consumption has gone up

    Weighting? Obviously there's more buoyancy in the suit before you sink. You may have added additional weight to counteract this. More weight needs to be counteracted by more air in the drysuit/BCD, especially if changing depths and more so if doing shallower dives.
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    First PADI Recreational Backmount Doubles Certification Issued

    Since when did a certification ever prove competence? Thank you for showing us your card. Now do a checkout dive to demonstrate your skills and prove your competence. BTW why do you have to be instructed to do or learn anything different? Put up an SMB - we have a speciality course for...
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    Hello! - Rec to Tec in Nashville

    The main advice to people who want to do it is.... just go and do it. There's plenty of life beyond the NDLs.
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    Where should I start to approach the rebreather world

    This, of course, is a wind up Only a Revo diver would have 90 degree bailouts, lousy finning and rubbish trim. All other divers are perfect in every way and talk utter bollocks about a unit they know nothing about. Hey, lets enjoy our differences. No! Be part of the borg, we have cookies.
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    Drysuit Pockets on the Side for Sidemount

    Where do you keep your backup stuff -- mask, SMB, reel, etc.?
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    Hello! - Rec to Tec in Nashville

    Welcome. Make sure you spend plenty of time actually doing dives that use the technical techniques. Makes you a better diver and a much better instructor if you really know your subject.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    Limited but that was my experience.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    Alas, that's what you get in the dive resorts; 3 or 4 days and buy a pack of dives for the rest of your vacation. So easy to "master", what's so hard with that? It's quite some shock when you come to realise that diving's not like that everywhere.
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    Where should I start to approach the rebreather world

    And Revo added a Nerd because it looked good and was something to connect to those spare cells. It is pretty neat to see at a glance all five cells. You learn their differences and reaction times. Obviously that’s if you prefer running the unit manually with the controller as a backup at a...
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    Where should I start to approach the rebreather world

    High SAC and cold conditions resulting in a shorter time.
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    First PADI Recreational Backmount Doubles Certification Issued

    Point is more that a typical OW instructor would need to do a lot of work to get to the standard and practice required to be good with twinsets. If they're diving OW all the time, the skills are somewhat different.
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    Recreational Pony Bottles, completely unnecessary? Why or why not?

    And then there's the raw novices at the beginning of their diving careers, trained to follow-the-leader. Have often wondered about the differences between conditions and whether or not this effectively constitutes a "technical" dive. Thinking that in the benign, clear, warm waters of some...
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    Where should I start to approach the rebreather world

    It's not about wasting Sofnolime, although it is a nice side benefit. It is primarily about safety margins. I have no qualms about doing a couple of two hour dives without changing the scrubber. Similarly if I were doing deep wrecks ~100m on 4 hour+ runtimes, then I'd have no qualms about...
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    Dive sites near Southampton, UK.

    There are shore dives. But there is a fair amount of current too. Shore dives are much nicer in the north of the British Isles as the geology is more interesting. Boat diving is primarily on wrecks. Lots of wrecks. Like thousands of them. Some of the wrecks around the Isle of Wight and...
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    Dive sites near Southampton, UK.

    You'll love the diving out of Swanage & Portland. Perfect for recreational depths. And a dive under Swanage pier; the baptism of many a newbie diver. Literally walk down the steps and dive. Most people dive drysuits all year round. Water's warm enough for a wetsuit from July onwards at...
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    Where should I start to approach the rebreather world

    The solenoid has its own battery and is also on the CAN-bus. The unit comes from a manual background, so has an orifice (leaky valve) meaning the O2 levels slowly diminish. Many people (me included) run them as manual units using the controller as a backup, hence it's a "hybrid electronic...
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    Where should I start to approach the rebreather world

    Get this message from faecesbook: Cannot load Facebook SDK. Disable any adblocker or tracking protection and try again. (Avaricious b'stards telling everyone to enable tracking -- FOAD)
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