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  1. Gary_Ward

    But I poop in the late morning (serious question)

    If you're diving in tropical waters, fear not. Drop off the back of the group, turn your BCD around, drop your shorts and lay what we refer to as a 'Chocolate Seahorse'.... then move on! Of course, don't do that if you're in a dry suit or cold water.... that would not be good :D
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    Deep 6 Signature Regs Review with Long Hose Config

    I said *new* as opposed to "new".... yeah, they've been around since 2014, but compared to Cressi etc, thats still *new*. I also remember Chris from his HOG days too...
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    Deep 6 Signature Regs Review with Long Hose Config

    I've recently purchased a set of regulators from Chris Richardsons *new* company Deep 6. I also chose to dive with a long hose configuration for recreational diving too. The choice of the regs had nothing to do with them coming in 'Kick-Ass Orange', but I am super impressed with them for their...
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    Marine Protected Area's - Expectations & Fees

    Granted there is very little information or context given here - and that is deliberate. Most divers when they arrive at a location have very little information about a regions marine protections and pay their fees - but what I am trying to understand is what are your expectations (or perhaps...
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    Marine Protected Area's - Expectations & Fees

    A Question to all scuba divers & dive professionals regarding Marine Protected Areas. What level of fee per day are you comfortable with paying and what expectations do you have of the activity being carried out for the Marine Protected Area? I have been asked to support a MPA fee / Reef Tax...
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    The Dive Shop (Ep12). Plans for a fit(ter) 2021 and the importance of working together to survive

    This Week on The Dive Shop, Gary comes up with a new personal plan for 2021. He's not getting any younger, and so has called on Jacqui from YACHTfit to help him come up with a plan. Jon was back in the water after his long layoff, and is diving with the guys from Dive Carriacou and explaining...
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    The Dive Shop (Ep.10). Scuba Instructors back in Class...

    This week on The Dive Shop, the team head back to school. We engage in some continuous professional development and have Jon run us through the theory for Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures. We can't wait for our first deco dives. Gary also took Al out for his first rebreather...
  8. Gary_Ward

    To travel or not to travel

    Based on the number of exported cases from the US to, say, the Caribbean... whilst you might be at greater risk at the grocery store than the plane, we're at greater risk when you fly too... Its a tough balancing act. As much as I would love to have you all come down to the islands and dive...
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    The Dive Shop (Ep. 8). Being Totally Wrecked. Living & Diving in the Caribbean

    A Merry Christmas from all the team at Deefer as we present to you our latest episode of The Dive Shop. This week, we get totally wrecked, as Gary dives with Curtis and Kate on the Troll, Westsider and Boris. Nora also gets wrecked too - hunting lionfish (and coming off second best!). We...
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    The Dive Shop (Ep.7): The Daily life of Scuba Instructors on a Caribbean Island during Covid

    Check out the latest episode of The Dive Shop, which has just landed on YouTube, where we look at the day to day life of a small team of dive pro's in a small dive shop in the Caribbean..... This week, Nora and Gary got to explore some of our lesser dived sites to the south of the island with...
  11. Gary_Ward

    Had a contaminated fill. What type of clean does it need?

    Sounds to me like the filters are on the way out. There is a shop where I used to work, where the filters would be "stretched" a little. If you got a tank from one of the first fills in the morning (where water might sit in the filter tower), then you would have a pretty ropey tasting fill...
  12. Gary_Ward

    Are all Jet Fins Created Equal? We review 3 Jet style fins from Scubapro, Deep6 and XDeep.

    The ones we used were the medium flex. I feel as though the comparative "issue" with these comes from a combination of their smaller size and softer blade - but we're talking minor differences. In reality they were all really good fins, with the choice being heavy or light. I'm a fan of the...
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    Are all Jet Fins Created Equal? We review 3 Jet style fins from Scubapro, Deep6 and XDeep.

    Some people just like what they like, and like to stick with it regardless of other options. I switched from splits to jets in the last year and really like them. The only jet style fins I had worn before getting mine were Jon's Scubapro's and whilst I liked the action from them, I did not...
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    Are all Jet Fins Created Equal? We review 3 Jet style fins from Scubapro, Deep6 and XDeep.

    That might explain why Jon's XL fins were way too small for me and we had to remove my boots to get the fins off me.....
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    Are all Jet Fins Created Equal? We review 3 Jet style fins from Scubapro, Deep6 and XDeep.

    Thats why we refer to them a "Jet Fin Style"... for which there are MANY manufacturers
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    Covid's impact on your diving ...

    I own and run a dive operation down in the southern Caribbean (Carriacou) and from the point we shut down the country (Grenada) in March operations have largely ceased. Whilst officially the island is open, the travel restrictions are such that very few people can get here for a vacation trip...
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    What else is open for an easy February trip besides Coz?

    If a TA is worth their salt, they will be able to access deals which you typically can not over the internet? Why, they create relationships with dive operators and feed into us regular business. In exchange for this we give them long term relationship discounts. They get the same from the...
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    Are all Jet Fins Created Equal? We review 3 Jet style fins from Scubapro, Deep6 and XDeep.

    Whilst Jon is a clear fan of the Scubapro's, and his are old, worn and comfortable. I am a fan of the Deep6 Eddy's. Even though they are a little bit harder than the Scubapro, they are a lot lighter. They're positively buoyant in salt water, which just helps a tiny bit more for me to get that...
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    Are all Jet Fins Created Equal? We review 3 Jet style fins from Scubapro, Deep6 and XDeep.

    Imagine 3 dive pro's having a beer (or two) and the conversation comes around to scuba diving fins. Specifically Jet Fins, and more importantly Scubapro Jet Fins. Imagine now how the conversation turned into an underwater blindfold review of all the "Jet" style fins we have in the shop...
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    The Dive Shop (ep.5). What do we do when there is no scuba diving to be done?

    We're fortunate to live and work in the Caribbean and be involved in scuba diving. We know that for many people this could constitute the dream job! However, we're a little bit quieter than we would normally expect to be (something to do with a little virus thingy that's going around just now)...
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