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    I actually ended up going with the next size, it...

    I actually ended up going with the next size, it turns out it fit really well also, there was just some user error. As far as the BP/W there will probably be one in the future, but for now I'm...
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    Fair enough, we'll say just good old rec...

    Fair enough, we'll say just good old rec buddy/group diving, just what I might need to stay safe, or for any surprises like the save-a-dive kit, multi-tool, etc. No plans to bring anything up from...
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    Beginners accessory kit?

    So after bothering you all for days and days, I've finally decided and/or purchased all the main gear, fins, mask, snorkel, bc, reg, gauges, computer... What is the rest of the recommended gear?...
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    How tight for LP hose?

    So I just got my BC and reg, and started to hook up my LP inflator hose to the first stage... Only I don't know how tight it should be... Scanned through the manuals for both the reg and BC, to no...
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    Well, most of my money is spent now... After much...

    Well, most of my money is spent now... After much discussion with my LDS, instructor, and some other local divers, I went with a ScubaPro KnightHawk and Mk25/S600... Luckily for ST, I didn't like any...
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    That's what I was wondering, or if it had...

    That's what I was wondering, or if it had something to do with the Liquidskin, since one package specifically mentions it, and the other doesn't seem to.

    Oh, and there is no need to rub it in!...
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    Unfortunately no, all they have for rent is very...

    Unfortunately no, all they have for rent is very basic gear, not even any back inflates to be had, that's part of the reason why I'm on the boards, trying to dig up as much info as I can.
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    I work up at Camp Hansen, live at Courtney...

    I work up at Camp Hansen, live at Courtney though... Trouble with classes out here is that they book up, FAST. I had to book my class over a month in advance.
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    Great, even better, didn't know I could do that....

    Great, even better, didn't know I could do that. Thanks!
  10. Thread: Okinawa Divers

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    I'm a new Oki diver as well, hit me up with a PM...

    I'm a new Oki diver as well, hit me up with a PM if you want to get some people together.
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    TORII TRAINING (http://www.toriitraining.com)...

    TORII TRAINING also has some good info on this site, along with the Emmons.
  12. Thread: Okinawa Newbie

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    I believe Okinawa Diving, Japan - Reef Encounters...

    I believe Okinawa Diving, Japan - Reef Encounters - Japan's Tropical Dive Paradise with World Class Reefs! We are the only international full service dive shop. has an english speaking staff.
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    I'm new to the island myself, but from what I...

    I'm new to the island myself, but from what I hear there never is a real terrible time to dive, although there are a few months where people tend to shy away from it. If you check out MCCS Okinawa...
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    Great point about the exposure suit... I'm in...

    Great point about the exposure suit... I'm in Okinawa, Japan, so from what I've been told (I'm new) a 5mm should about cover it at the worst. Thanks for the insight though, I didn't even consider...
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    Wonderful... I dug up the pictures that I took...

    Wonderful... I dug up the pictures that I took and sent in a response to those other guys.
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    Prescription inserts, Mares X-Vision

    Before I found this site, I bought a Mares X-Vision mask, with some prescription inserts, installed by the dive shop. Once I had the chance to use them, my left lens leaked fairly profusely, even in...
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    Help spend my money!

    k, so here's the deal... I just finished my OW certs and I've been pining and pining over what gear to buy (I know some of you advise against this, but I prefer to be accountable for my own gear and...
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    Lift concerns on BC's?

    So I was trying on some BC's at my LDS today... I'm 5'7, 170-175 lbs... It seems that for my build, in most brands of BC's the smalls fit much better, however I am far outside the mfg's recommended...
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    How much of a difference does the steel and al tank make? Is it something simple where you could just swap out bp's or is it going to take a considerable amount of weight difference?
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    Greetings from Okinawa, Japan!

    Howdy everyone! As you just saw, I'm in the military and I am stationed in Okinawa, Japan for the next 3 years. Knowing what a great opportunity I had, I went out and got PADI OW certified last...
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