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  1. So more experienced members please correct me if...

    So more experienced members please correct me if I type some incorrect information.

    When I used yoke regs I would soak for about 20 mins. Some of the other guys on this thread and books I have...
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    Thanks everyone. It seems like Force Fins and...

    Thanks everyone. It seems like Force Fins and Turtle fins will work. I also found that Mares fins have bigger foot pockets and will accommodate my bare boots too. If you're looking for a...
  3. thanks for the info bigman. just out of...

    thanks for the info bigman. just out of curiosity how long do you soak your regs? you have a cap on the yoke adapter right?

    also.... stupid question, but are you supposed to put any silcon, lub,...
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    I've only used plastic blade fins so far. I've...

    I've only used plastic blade fins so far. I've heard that people cramp up when using the rubber fins and since I'm a fairly new diver I'm sure the muscles used with rubber fins are not in shape yet....
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    Fins that will fit Bare Elastek Boots

    I have a pair of size 10 Bare Elastek 7mm Boots and I love them. The fit is great and my feet are nice and warm in 50 degree water. However I am having trouble finding fins that will fit them as...
  6. Why DIN? Well I really like those Dive Rite regs...

    Why DIN? Well I really like those Dive Rite regs for multiple reasons. They seem to be pretty dependable regs, not priced too high, and their parts are sold online without any secret handshakes. I...
  7. What should I be inspecting regularly and what...

    What should I be inspecting regularly and what should I be looking for?
    I should be paying special attention to the treads? Make sure they are clean and not damaged?

    As for soaking over night......
  8. any post dive regulator care differences between din and yoke?

    Ok this is probably a dumb newbie question but please bear with me.

    I learned to dive with yoke but thinking of getting a din regulator. Post dive we would make sure the yoke area was dry, screw...
  9. Thanks, I'll give this a shot. The holes are so...

    Thanks, I'll give this a shot. The holes are so tiny the only way I can find them is by submerging them and looking for bubbles. Still, if I can reduce lead getting out into the ocean I'll be...
  10. How to fix a small hole in Seasoft Weight Belt's neoprene?

    I got myself a used seasoft weight belt. It is perfectly usable but it does seem to have two tiny holes in the neoprene. When I soaked it in the tub some very small bubbles came out, not a big...
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    I'd be curious how it compared to the Dive Rite...

    I'd be curious how it compared to the Dive Rite Travelpack. Hollis is a subdivision of Oceanic isn't it?
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    If I keep diving I will get a computer...

    If I keep diving I will get a computer eventually, but I like having good old analog gauges I can depend on. Any thoughts on the Oceanic Max Depth Analog Gauge or the Cressi Sub Mini Gauges from the...
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    thanks for the info flipcop, that's one i'm...

    thanks for the info flipcop, that's one i'm considering. Would you say there were any problems reading the gauges? I'm a little worried since it's supposedly fairly small.
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    Is a 7mm semi dry the equivalent of a 7mm farmer...

    Is a 7mm semi dry the equivalent of a 7mm farmer john and jacket?
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    both, with compass or a place to install a...

    both, with compass or a place to install a compass later, even better. There's some by tusa in the scubatoys store that looks decent. Some by oceanic too.
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    recommend a simple first analog gauge

    So I'm looking to buy my first regulator set and I need some gauges. I prefer analog as I don't use a computer (I use table). Is there a good gauge you would recommend a first time buyer? It'd be...
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    semidry suit divers... why?

    I'm trying to learn about semi dry suits. Everything I've read form the search function seems to indicate you should forget semi dry and just get a drysuit. I'm wondering if semi dry divers can...
  18. Thanks for the info DMWiz. I mean pretty much...

    Thanks for the info DMWiz. I mean pretty much all the grommets, especially the ones the ripcord system uses, not just the cumberbund grommets.

    It sounds like too much work to try and replace all...
  19. Best dive shop to rent from in Monterey?

    What's the best dive shop to rent from in Monterey? I've basically just done dives from my certification classes so I haven't had to rent from the shops there yet. Any recommendations on which shop...
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    I'm in the Bay Area and so far have done all my...

    I'm in the Bay Area and so far have done all my diving in Monterey. I've done Breakwater, Lovers Point and Coral Street so far. I'm still pretty green, less than 20 dives, but I'm game.
  21. I had no idea you could replace them. I'm pretty...

    I had no idea you could replace them. I'm pretty new to diving so I probably don't know a lot of the info people take for granted.

    How do you replace them?
  22. how to remove corrosion from BC (Zeagle Ranger) grommets?

    I bought a used Zeagle Ranger and many of the grommets have corrosion (rust) on them. Most of them are also missing the paint that was once on the grommets as well.

    What is the best way to remove...
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    Hello from Nor Cal

    Hello,

    I'm a fairly new diver out of Northern California. I've been diving around Monterey though I have had a few dives out in Thailand as well.

    If you're around the Bay Area and need a buddy...
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