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  1. Frontpointer1000

    Singapore Air flights cancelled

    Very interesting article Thx!
  2. Frontpointer1000

    Nitrox Certification

    wholeheartedly agree I saw the humour too, was surprised by everyone’s emphatic overexpression of meaningless nonsense. M2’s post is the first one that really answers the OP’s question without a bunch of other garbage. get the cert. go dive. Have fun.
  3. Frontpointer1000

    My AN/DP/Helitrox course

    ok It’s good for Australia too
  4. Frontpointer1000

    Solo at La Jolla

    yes I dove at the cove and at the shores. I mostly only had time to dive at night, which was still very fun and very enjoyable, there were a few dives where the waves were pretty stout and the whole diving was quite sporty. One night visibility was about 1 foot, but the whole experience was good...
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    Venture heated vest...any experience?

    If you happen to go to the shop, please let us know what you find.
  6. Frontpointer1000

    My AN/DP/Helitrox course

    this is great advice. It’s good for me. It’s good for all scuba divers. It’s good for America. The reality is that there is some science, some pseudoscience, some anecdotal evidence, and some preferences involved with this endeavor we called technical diving. We are fooling ourselves if we...
  7. Frontpointer1000

    My AN/DP/Helitrox course

    This is where the real value of this discussion comes together. Seeing people attacking a problem from different angles and providing valuable perspective gives me, a novice tech diver, the insight that I am craving. Having been preparing for my AN/DP/Helitrox course for the last year, my first...
  8. Frontpointer1000

    My AN/DP/Helitrox course

    Marie13: I remember when you first started talking about your plans for exercise and getting in shape for this course. I am impressed that you have done all that you have done to be ready. Good job. Please elaborate and give us your insight. As I’ve been preparing for my AN/DP/Helitrox...
  9. Frontpointer1000

    At what age did this start happening to you?

    Sounds like you’re going to the wrong church.
  10. Frontpointer1000

    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    I love this idea! I imagined the cutting scenario occurring underwater during deco/gas cylinder swapping.
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    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    Incidentally, my si-tech dump valve on my DS also got clogged/stuck today during a dive. I was unable to fully open it. The surge and sand were pretty awesome, at times visibility was zero, so there was a lot of stuff out there, trying to find it’s way into every crack and crevice. Back at the...
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    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    An old pic but you can see how it is rigged. The cylinder with the bolt snap that gave me problems is the one on the left. There is no metal on metal.
  13. Frontpointer1000

    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    It’s this one: Dive Rite Snap Bolt SS XL Swivel
  14. Frontpointer1000

    Drysuit suitable for under construction

    You are amazing. I struggle with the DS, weights, bpw, inner linings and insulation, extra side cylinder, hoodie: There’s sooooo much “crap” Just getting ready and in/out of water is a workout. Add some carharts... gives me nightmares.
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    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    It was the bolt snap mechanism that was encumbered with sand. I do like the idea of cutting the nylon cord which are used to connect the bolt snaps to the cylinder. The bolt snaps then attach to the back plate and wing via metal rings.
  16. Frontpointer1000

    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    Yes. Two nylon straps -one on each end. This is s good idea.
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    Bolt snap stuck with sand

    Solo dive yesterday at La Jolla Cove. Vis around 1-5 feet until deeper and further out, then about 10 ft vis. Surge was pretty bad. Lots of sand and particulate matter (at one point vis was essentially zero). The bottom bolt snap on my slung alum 40 cf cylinder got jammed with sand and would...
  18. Frontpointer1000

    Solo at La Jolla

    You’re not the first person to tell me this! Glad you are ok, I remain warned! As an update: I did two solo dives today at the Cove. Life guard was there for the first and saw me set up for the second (night dive) as he was leaving. Never mentioned a thing.
  19. Frontpointer1000

    Venture heated vest...any experience?

    Just spent the last half hour reading some of the wet mules reports. Pretty impressive, crazy, fascinating stuff. They really are wetter than wet mules. Loved it.
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