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    As Zeagal Eagles has stated, don't go out and buy...

    As Zeagal Eagles has stated, don't go out and buy all your gear now.

    When you have completed your cert. have a think how you are going to be diving? Is it on holiday a couple of times a year when...
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    A pair of poseidon cyklon 5000 for my twinset...

    A pair of poseidon cyklon 5000 for my twinset when doing "my diving".

    When teaching, I use a very simple set of Apeks DS4 first stage with ATX40 regulator and octopus as that is often what my...
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    Hi All, Thanks for the comments. My...

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the comments.

    My understanding was that the depth progression was (with corrected meter to feet numbers this time!):
    Open Water 18m/60ft
    Advanced Open Water 30m/100ft
    Deep...
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    PADI AOW and Deep Diver

    Hi All,

    I am looking at looking at putting together a holiday for 2016 the Florida, including some diving. My partner has decided that she would like to progress her training, specifically doing...
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    On the basis that the poster is from the UK, I am...

    On the basis that the poster is from the UK, I am assuming its the SAA in the UK
    Sub Aqua Association

    I am not surprised that you haven't heard of them, they are an off shoot of BSAC (British Sub...
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    I hadn't realized the SAA was still around to be...

    I hadn't realized the SAA was still around to be honest, most of the clubs around Manchester seem to have folded or moved across to BSAC.

    Also given this is a forum of majority US based members I...
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    If it is any conciliation a trip to Coz would set...

    If it is any conciliation a trip to Coz would set me back about $1500 for flights, take about 30hrs to get there and by the end of it I would have set foot in 4 countries....
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    I've found I am able to use my UK phone pretty...

    I've found I am able to use my UK phone pretty much where ever I am around the world as most countries have a GSM based network (also some have CDMA).

    Roaming charges vary by provider however I...
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    Not sure how much of an option this would be for...

    Not sure how much of an option this would be for you, but maybe try hiring a few different types\brands of regs and see if you end up liking one brand over another?

    The reason I ended up getting...
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    Please define, I have heard hundreds of different...

    Please define, I have heard hundreds of different answers depending who I ask!

    As you do more experienced diving you tend to need multiple cylinders, so multiple 1st stages and regulators. As a...
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    Tried both and prefer membrane. Personally I...

    Tried both and prefer membrane.

    Personally I find them much easier to get on/off, they are much easier to adapt to the temperature of the water which given I use it in ~0C to nearly 20C (low 30s...
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    Welcome. Try convincing your wife\wife+kid to...

    Welcome.

    Try convincing your wife\wife+kid to give it a try. I got my partner to give it a try finally about Sept last year, she loved it (Florida Keys helped vs UK waters) and now we are...
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    Our jails are just full, the human rights crowd...

    Our jails are just full, the human rights crowd get upset if we stack the prisoners more then 3 high....
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    Hi BeeRayMac There is nothing wrong with...

    Hi BeeRayMac

    There is nothing wrong with taking a camera, even when relatively inexperienced*. Just get yourself a simple point and shoot one (they will be cheaper anyway) and make sure it has a...
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    Poll: Do my my first instructor's exam (booked for mid...

    Do my my first instructor's exam (booked for mid Feb).
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    WWI Wreck War Gave thief convicted

    In the UK. Not 100% sure if the guy knew he was doing wrong or just thought no one would ever know, but the information is readily available that most wrecks are "look but don't touch"

    Ministry...
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    Thanks for all the info everyone. Leave for...

    Thanks for all the info everyone.

    Leave for the flight over in about 7 hours (its 11pm here)..... rather looking forward to the diving :)
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    Thinking of switching to a wing

    Hi All,

    I have been thinking of switching to a wing for a while now, having read up a bit on them I am still rather unsure how much lift is needed from it.

    The vast majority of my diving is...
  19. Again with the nothing hanging as it usually ends...

    Again with the nothing hanging as it usually ends up drapping though sand/mud/silt --> mucks up the bottom, you cant find it if you need it and more likely to break it!

    I have a small knife on my...
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    Tropical Storm\Hurricane Irene

    Hi All,

    I am about to go diving in the keys for the first time (usual diving is the somewhat colder UK waters) in just over 2 weeks (6/7th Sept) however I notice that Tropical Storm Irene is due...
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    Probably the most common single cylinder in the...

    Probably the most common single cylinder in the UK (that I see anyway) is a Steel 12L 232bar (often Faber). They are usually filled to just over 200 bar.
    Also plenty of people diving with single...
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    A while back BBC's Top Gear did a few "alternate"...

    A while back BBC's Top Gear did a few "alternate" uses for engines from corvettes. One of them was attached to a blender.... :-)
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    I was always taught to have the face facing the...

    I was always taught to have the face facing the ground\side of the tank. I've seen one go before bit it was somewhat less spectacular than what you have described (to be honest given the state of...
  24. Thank you all for the comments\advice. Good...

    Thank you all for the comments\advice.

    Good idea about the Nitrox course, as it happens the way BSAC works is you pay scubscriptions to BSAC (£52, so aprox $75) and your club (My club £77, so...
  25. converting jnr open water certification to "full" open water certification

    After getting a response of “huh?” to my BSAC qualifications (British Sub Aqua Club) from a few places in the US I decided to dig out my old PADI Open Water card.

    However when I did it I was...
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