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    Gay colours?

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    Age, Health, Certification and Trim

    Can you blow air through your nose on the surface? Because that is the exact way of mitigating mask squeeze. Ear squeeze is the more critical thing here. There is nothing wrong with spending 5 minutes or more to descend to 30 feet (or ten feet!). I have to do exactly that occasionally. Descent...
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    Drysuit Squeeze/DCS

    - How much squeeze? None! The suit is not supposed to squeeze! It is not a corset. - That blood perfusion question is irrelevant. The suit should not squeeze. - "quite some squeeze" means there is no insulation. Hence, the drysuit is mostly useless. - "I don’t like to have a big bubble of air...
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    Buoyancy with drysuit?

    You have two buoyancy compensators: #1 the BCD #2 the drysuit You had better to learn to use both of them. One at a time. When you take a drysuit class and you need to learn how to _control_ a drysuit, you will benefit from using drysuit inflation/exhaust only. It is simpler this way. You will...
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    ... put more women in charge ... to foster collaborative conversations

    But still, there are these stereotypical ideas that women are 'this' and men are 'that' I do not know from where these ideas come, initially
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    Gay colours?

    Spot on! But this brings to mind Thai Navy Seals diving in high flow in zero viz in a cave with a single tank. 'Military' does not equal skill, sorry.
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    Gay colours?

    Military divers need black fins (among other things) If they get spotted they will die Now, many young (or not so young) boys would like to be military divers
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    ... put more women in charge ... to foster collaborative conversations

    This rather positive post: https://scubaboard.com/community/threads/i-want-to-be-fit-trim-but-hate-exercising.607098/reply?quote=9501788 ps. don't be too harsh, it was a really nice post, although not gender-educated :D
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    ... put more women in charge ... to foster collaborative conversations

    I did read this on Scubaboard: "We should seriously put more women in charge of ScubaBoard to foster collaborative conversations" There is no mention of sex or gender, just the concept of a "woman", and some implicit assumptions. I assume that the writer means sex + 'traditional' gender. The...
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    I want to be fit & trim - but HATE exercising!

    It suffices to say that we should put people with confidence in charge :) ...confidence, as is understood by Platon in his dialogue with Protagoras. Ancient history of diving
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    Drysuit Squeeze/DCS

    #1 You are not a cold water diver. #2 DCS has to do with blood volume (hydration), nitrogen intake, and ascent rate, and perfusion (cold water being a problem). In warm waters you will need quite a lot of drysuit squeeze before it affects your blood flow but if you dive in cold water then...
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    Photo editing program

    Try https://www.dxo.com/dxo-photolab/
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    Failed my Day 1 PADI Pool Training

    Poseidon Xstream might be worth a look. It may be difficult to get serviced though.
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    Failed my Day 1 PADI Pool Training

    I have a solution for you but you will not like it.
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    Which backplate and wing???

    Thanks for sharing that! Rules of thumb are always imprecise but a good starting point!
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    How to answer "what is your highest certification level"?

    Say that to a mexican :D South American, Middle-American & West-Indian, and finally North American = American & Canadian? Thank God mathematics is not based on natural languages.
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    strange stuff on valve

    Time to give feedback! Do not be overly harsh, as mistakes do happen and a friendly attitude is more likely to result in actual change.
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    How to answer "what is your highest certification level"?

    Well, historically, ... National Association founded in the U.S.A. American includes Mexican, Guatemalan, Chilean, ...
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    Failed my Day 1 PADI Pool Training

    "Everyone else got under the water and I couldn't figure out how. I was hitting the button but wasn't sinking." You are not the first person to experience that. "After that my mask filled up." You are not the first person to experience that. "I was still struggling just to control my...
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    strange stuff on valve

    "moisture left in tank from last hydro" Why would this happen? Can't they dry the cylinders? Not much more than compressed air is required. Are you sure your compressor is not to blame?
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