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  1. Glad you are OK. It's amazing how quickly things...

    Glad you are OK. It's amazing how quickly things can snowball. At the end of the day what matters is breaking the chain and stopping the accumulation of errors - which you did.

    I think the...
  2. Hi Dive! I'm going to be out of town the rest of...

    Hi Dive! I'm going to be out of town the rest of September but after that I'll be in the Allen area and would definitely be up for some diving.

    I attended last month's meeting of the Adventure...
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    Where will you be diving? Especially locally. I'm...

    Where will you be diving? Especially locally. I'm on the Dallas side of the planet but am always looking for dive buddies.

    You should also look into clubs like the Diving Rebels. I know nothing...
  4. Update: thanks in large part to all the advice...

    Update: thanks in large part to all the advice from you guys, I actually had a pretty good idea of what I was looking at considering my relative newbocity.

    The suit was in great shape all around....
  5. Thanks everyone! Looks like it is actually...

    Thanks everyone!

    Looks like it is actually going to be next week before schedules line up and I can actually check out this suit. In the mean time I'll be researching as much as I can. Had a...
  6. Thanks for the low down on seal types! The suit...

    Thanks for the low down on seal types! The suit has Latex now...sounds like I'd actually prefer neoprene. I will keep that in mind. Zip seals sound cool but looking at prices, that adds up quick.
    ...
  7. In reply to DiveHard: Hadn't thought about...

    In reply to DiveHard:

    Hadn't thought about undergarments. Thank you.

    I priced getting the boots and seals replaced locally, and that isn't too bad. If everything is good this will save me...
  8. Used dry suits - cautions? Things to look out for? Advice?

    Irrelevant back story: Looking for my first suit. I spent about an hour with an instructor getting a quick/dirty basic dry suit introduction. I've handled a trilam (actually an evo 2 now that I...
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    Welcome, 'KMan. I know I'm free the next two...

    Welcome, 'KMan.

    I know I'm free the next two Sundays and I'm sure there are other divers (most of us new) around. PM me if you want to meet at CSSP.
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    You are welcome. It is a compilation of the...

    You are welcome. It is a compilation of the "best" (as far as I can judge) advice I was given not very long ago at all, so I can't claim any credit.

    One thing I don't entirely understand is why...
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    No on the Cressi (though honestly I don't know...

    No on the Cressi (though honestly I don't know much about them).

    Also no on DIR (though not on some of the equipment and ideas that DIR also uses).

    I think you should find out what regulators...
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    Not CWSWine, but...it isn't DIR (noun). DIR...

    Not CWSWine, but...it isn't DIR (noun). DIR (noun) is, well, here's The Word from one of the founders:

    "If it's not clean and simple, it's not Hogarthian. If it's not Hogarthian, it's not right....
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    If you ask I bet ST will build a combo just for...

    If you ask I bet ST will build a combo just for you. You don't need to order a predefined kit to get a good deal.

    BTW: I'm not a DIR expert. If I misrepresent anything it isn't intentional and I...
  14. Not to hijack the thread, but this seems as good...

    Not to hijack the thread, but this seems as good a place as any: I am planning to go to CSSP this Saturday (8/11/12) if I can find a buddy. If you need a buddy (or will be there anyway and are...
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    Henry's law (since I've been reading scuba books...

    Henry's law (since I've been reading scuba books :))

    The partial pressure is low (don't pressurize a glass carboy).
    The time is short (big bubbles rise quickly).
    High flow rates (lots of big...
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    I have used pure O2 (from a welding tank in my...

    I have used pure O2 (from a welding tank in my case) immediately before pitching yeast with good results.

    I know some folks use an aquarium pump with an inline filter for 15 minutes. Unenriched...
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    Wow. And they both need 10lbs, in a swimming...

    Wow.

    And they both need 10lbs, in a swimming pool? That's a convenient coincidence. ;)
  18. Just let me know. :) Personally I enjoyed my...

    Just let me know. :)

    Personally I enjoyed my CSSP OW dives a lot more than my pool dives. I found it challenging in unexpected ways but very rewarding. I hope you have a similar experience.
  19. Yeah, cold may be more tolerable in theory than...

    Yeah, cold may be more tolerable in theory than practice. That's just something I'm going to have to learn about myself as I go.

    I looked at the Zeagle Brigade - seems really nice to me. Some of...
  20. I think it's only a tec harness on the back of a...

    I think it's only a tec harness on the back of a tec diver. For me it is Buoyancy Control.

    Mainly I want to dive places like Alaska. I don't know how "tec" that is but cold water and I'm...
  21. Yes, acknowledging that someone could criticize...

    Yes, acknowledging that someone could criticize my use of the term "BC" to describe a stainless backplate, 30lb wing, Hogarthian harness, two cam bands and crotch strap, I still have my first BC.
  22. Personally, I don't think the choice of waiting...

    Personally, I don't think the choice of waiting or rushing in depends on a lot of factors, but it is easy to rush ahead with gear purchases faster than you should. I wouldn't recommend it, but I am...
  23. So...I have to ask...what is it your friends know...

    So...I have to ask...what is it your friends know that we don't? :D OK, that wasn't as funny on screen as it was in my head. Sorry.

    Where are you doing your OW dives?

    Everything went to plan...
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    Definitely! It now blows my mind that in all...

    Definitely!

    It now blows my mind that in all that time with the ocean right there I never took up diving. I had reasons to want to, from the mundane (scraping the bottom of my sailboat) to the...
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    Do you have Charlie Papazian's Complete Joy of...

    Do you have Charlie Papazian's Complete Joy of Homebrewing?

    If not, it's a good read.

    My own brewing has mostly been from the partial grain kits so far.
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