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    Santi Medium Flex-soles - what size SP Jets?

    Hi, Can anyone out there with medium flex-soles on their Santi suit tell me what size Scubapro Jet Fins they are using? Thanks!
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    Fiona Sharp death in Bonaire

    You're missing the point. Just because posts are not violating the ToS, or because they follow the standard direction of content in this forum does not necessarily make anything right. Nor am I doing as you state and asking for different treatment for some over others. Nothing of the sort. This...
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    Fiona Sharp death in Bonaire

    This is not a question for this kind of thread - by all means, dig the information elsewhere - it is readily available. Here is not the place. As for all the talk over missing tank of air etc, stop speculating people! There are numerous legitimate reasons why this may have not been on her...
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    Light monkey 32W VF cord size

    Hi everyone, I'm just about to repack an old HID/NIMH canister light with lithium cells, and fit an E/O cord to it so I can use it to power a new light head. I'm thinking about buying a Light Monkey 32W VF head. Can anyone out there tell me the standard cable size of the 32W VF head? Is it...
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    Do seals bite scuba divers?

    It is loosely enforced, but mainly by having a fairly aware public. We have the Department of Conservation here, who can, will, and have fined people in the past. All it takes is someone to report, and video it. Most of the public are fairly mindful. It's the same with people fishing in...
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    How Far to Open Valves on Rebreather Tanks

    1.5 turns = a higher chance of roll off on an overhead environment. Dil would be easily noticed and not potentially fatal assuming the diver is competent. O2 not so much, but should be registered if monitoring hud/handset. However, if task loaded, it's an increased liability. It's still not...
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    Do seals bite scuba divers?

    Here in NZ, it is illegal to intentionally get in the water with seals, as it is with dolphins and whales. It's a different story if you get in the water and they come to you. The fines are horrendous. I hope the operator is aware of this.
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    where to buy dry gloves

    The three common gloves you'll hear about are the Showa 660, and 495 (both PVC), and the Ansell G17k (latex). I'm using Showa 660 gloves. I also have a set of Showa 495 gloves lying around. I'm also using a pair of knitted wool gloves with tinsulate in them I got off ebay as liners. They're...
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    Maintaining Trim while motionless

    What I found worked EXTREMELY well for me diving doubles: Get yourself in proper trim with your hands folded neatly infront of you, and your legs at the correct angle above you, as you should be in a perfect hover. Also, if you're in a drysuit, get your suit with just enough air to prevent...
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    Thanks for Good Advice on batteries and chargers!

    Eelnoraa, I'm very aware of the fire risk, and what lithium does when mixed with water - I used to fly tons of R/C models when I was younger. Using quality 18650 cells that are rated with a descent discharge current, running them completely flat in a 1A to 2A dive light is not going to cause...
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    Thanks for Good Advice on batteries and chargers!

    I do always carry 3. Primary light, and 2x backup. My point is that if the **** hits the fan, if there is anything left in that battery, I want it turned into light, even if it only looks like a candle. I'd disagree with you, there is still probably a couple of hundred MAH left in a descent...
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    Thanks for Good Advice on batteries and chargers!

    I'm running NCR18650B 3400MAH cells in all my lights. They're great cells. High discharge, high charge (with the right charger). And more importantly, they are UNPROTECTED. This is very important. With lithium batteries, it can trash the battery if you discharge it past a voltage certain point...
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    Help with BCD choice

    Haha. Top_Gun, It's like a mirror image of my post which I deleted after seeing he wanted to retain that wierd inflation/deflation system (solution looking for a problem?) Aqualung have come up with. I was also suggesting carbon fiber plates if he wants to spend some serious money in exchange...
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    Help with BCD choice

    Edit....scrap that post. ;)
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    Waterproof Ultima Dry Glove System

    As a follow up, I've got mine in the mail the other day, and have fitted a set of XL Showa 660s to them. I have yet to have them in the water, but will post again as soon as I've got a dozen or so dives on them. Some things to note: -Putting PVC over fabric style gloves onto the ring system is...
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    Planned deco on a recreational dive?

    Well put boulderjohn.
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    Planned deco on a recreational dive?

    Wow. As a relatively new member to this forum, and as a TDI Adv nitrox + deco, CCR diver, reading this makes me want to flee. DIVE WITHIN YOUR QUALIFICATIONS. YES, THAT'S A FULL STOP. No if's, no but's. There is so much that people don't think about that can go wrong. -Computer failure? Do you...
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    Pullover dry gloves - source for smaller sizes?

    Another option - go and buy some Showa 660s in a size that fit you perfectly, then go and get a 2 part adhesive (Bostik 2402 is good), and a set of bottle latex wrist seals or appropriately sized latex motorbike inner tube. Cut the gloves back to the right length and make your own set of the...
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    Thermalution vs new seals,service on drysuit

    Another option would be to have a sitech necktite and one of their wrist systems fitted to that suit of yours. That way, you have silicone seals as an option - no more perishing latex, and if you split a seal on the dive site, you can easily swap them out! Win - win. The necktite can be a tad...
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    Waterproof Ultima Dry Glove System

    Cheers, I saw that. I just wanted a few more opinions rather than only one, from a person using them without wrist seals (not sensible in my mind), in temperate, shallow water. Thanks for the input everyone. Sounds like I made a good choice. They certainly sound better than the finicky Antares...
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