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  1. Thailand banning diving in several marine parks

    I was diving Phi Phi a couple of months ago and it was great...so I was surprised to read this...

    Don't Pick On Us, Say Phuket, Andaman Ban Divers
    By Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison
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    Sadly, the Haba Dive dayboat sank at its mooring...

    Sadly, the Haba Dive dayboat sank at its mooring yesterday. $4m dive boat sinks at Port Douglas- Local Cairns News | cairns.com.au
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    There is actually of lot of diving around HK. ...

    There is actually of lot of diving around HK. Not much of the close in stuff is any good I can report! Last time I went on a day boat from Sai Kung there were about 30 divers ranging in experience...
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    7 trips to Guam and I'm still yet to see the...

    7 trips to Guam and I'm still yet to see the Val...loved the footage thanks.
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    If you get really bored you can relive all the...

    If you get really bored you can relive all the action with PADI CEO Drew Richardson here http://www.padi.com/scuba/news-events/default.aspx?id=15950 Sounds like he had a better time than you! Sounds...
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    I've been there about 10 times and really like...

    I've been there about 10 times and really like the flexible friendly setup at Boardwalk dive. Great for Tech or Rec.
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    Canister light in hand carry?

    I've always carried my cannister light hand carry with the battery disconnected. I've been told some airline staff are insisting that recent change now prohibit this. I've contacted Continental and...
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    Sad news...the Fermented Grape has gone bust. I...

    Sad news...the Fermented Grape has gone bust. I can't help being partly responsible - the wine buffet deal with a main course was too good to pass up!
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    April can be anything. Expect rain (guaranteed...

    April can be anything. Expect rain (guaranteed over Easter!). Seas can get a little choppy if the SE winds pick up. Water temps are still warm 26-28c so the 4mm will be fine.
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    ROTFLOL...you won't find a cheap 3mm in this...

    ROTFLOL...you won't find a cheap 3mm in this rip-off town. BUT...that is what you want. Now is poisonous jellyfish season so you MUST be covered...but with water temps 28-30c a 5mm will be damn...
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    Well, we just back back from a week at Kabaira. ...

    Well, we just back back from a week at Kabaira. Fantastic. The 3 of us had the place to ourselves. The vis on the wrecks in the harbour was 30m+, way better than what I would have thought with the...
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    Yep, you can't complain about the support and...

    Yep, you can't complain about the support and service here in Australia - there isn't any! (chrisso excepted)

    I waited 3 months for my Fabers from diveimports...the winner for them was the $6...
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    Cairns dive centre and Deep Sea Divers Den also...

    Cairns dive centre and Deep Sea Divers Den also both do 2d/1n trips. I've stayed on all 3 and think Divers Den's new liveaboard is by far the best. What sites you get to are all weather dependent...
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    good stuff, thanks

    good stuff, thanks
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    My group are looking at coming to Kabaira in the...

    My group are looking at coming to Kabaira in the next few months...anything we should look out for?
  16. Thread: AOW??

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    Yeah...we've cut our losses and sent off our...

    Yeah...we've cut our losses and sent off our money for a new card. His certifying instructor is adamant it is not required - and I agree with his interpretation, but it will end any future conflicts.
  17. Thread: Zeagle sizing

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    I run L size normally, but MD on my Zeagle...

    I run L size normally, but MD on my Zeagle Tech...with plenty of room to spare.
  18. Thread: Saipan

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    I read a bit of a spiel abot the Shoun Maru...

    I read a bit of a spiel abot the Shoun Maru recently. Is it worth popping into Rota to see?
  19. In the 6 times I've been to Phuket, I've dived...

    In the 6 times I've been to Phuket, I've dived with a different company each time, done day trips, overnight trips and liveaboards...wet season and dry. I've only ever had a relaxing time with great...
  20. Thread: AOW??

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    The Jnr Open Water and AOW are the same course as...

    The Jnr Open Water and AOW are the same course as the adult OW/AOW...no difference. The issue we have is the wording on the card has a 21m depth restriction. At the time he was certified, the...
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    My son recently turned 15. He flashed his Jr AOW...

    My son recently turned 15. He flashed his Jr AOW card recently and was told that the depth limitations still applied until he paid PADI for a new card. Is this a change? 3 years ago when he got...
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    I've just returned from a week in Coron. There...

    I've just returned from a week in Coron. There are now 3 airlines operating 50-60 seat turboprop aircraft and offering some pretty good deals. I got a return Manila-Busuanga airfare for about $45...
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    I got snap happy as well...but it went on to tell...

    I got snap happy as well...but it went on to tell me

    interesting...my dream dive is all about rust!!
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    Well, I was in Palau last year and have spent...

    Well, I was in Palau last year and have spent years diving around Bali...I would say it compares with Bali but nowhere near as good as Palau. Nearly everyone I spoke too made the comment about the...
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    Didn't get to St Mary (I don't think - our boat...

    Didn't get to St Mary (I don't think - our boat downed anchor in a variety of spots around the Floridas)...but factors such as crown of thorns starfish and the tsunami in some areas have had an...
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