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    I'd be glad to see them gone, there's plenty of...

    I'd be glad to see them gone, there's plenty of places you can stare at scantily clad women on the internet, and that's not why I'm here :) I found it a bit offputting and am always grateful whenever...
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    The batteries they list still seem a little on...

    The batteries they list still seem a little on the cheap side, but if they have a good track record I'll give 'em a shot. Thanks!
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    Like I said, sometimes UPS is too expensive...

    Like I said, sometimes UPS is too expensive especially for smaller items. Shipping from scubatoys seems to be universally expensive for some reason (I've never paid as much shipping textbooks from...
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    I've had a look at batteries, and it seems like...

    I've had a look at batteries, and it seems like finding quality batteries would be a mission. 18650's seem to be flooded with cheap chinese knockoffs and getting batteries that are their stated mAh...
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    Is there any way you can provide a budget...

    Is there any way you can provide a budget shipping option with tracking? I'm a student, and have spent probably close to $2000 with you guys because it's great gear at significantly cheaper prices...
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    Thanks for all your opinions guys. I have heard...

    Thanks for all your opinions guys. I have heard excellent things about UK as a company, but the high price (relative to my income) of most of their lights has put me off in the past and the current...
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    How expensive should a new primary be?

    Hi folks

    I'm going to be getting into some night time shore diving sometime this year, and the current special from our friends at Scubatoys on the UK C8 eLED has me very interested in purchasing...
  8. Thread: Scurvy wood

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    Ah now I see what it was meant to be. I was...

    Ah now I see what it was meant to be. I was sitting here picturing a block of timber with scurvy, thank you for clearing up my confusion :) I hope you find somebody more familiar with the brand!
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    I don't have anything constructive to offer you,...

    I don't have anything constructive to offer you, sorry, but I am really interested in how the title of this thread relates to the problem. It's the kind of word association that is going to keep me...
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    It's probably just a wee bout of tuberculosis....

    It's probably just a wee bout of tuberculosis. Cup of OJ and she'll be right.
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    OS X is used by many professionals. The physics...

    OS X is used by many professionals. The physics department at my university almost exclusively uses mac's because they need a unix based OS to run most of their modeling software and while mac is...
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    Nigeria was declared free of Ebola. See:...

    Nigeria was declared free of Ebola.

    See: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29685127

    You may be thinking of Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Guinea.
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    I like that microsoft are doing their best to...

    I like that microsoft are doing their best to make my $2000 machine feel like a $300 tablet.

    Edit: Or a $150 phone.
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    I sometimes skip brushing my teeth because I...

    I sometimes skip brushing my teeth because I can't be bothered. Ain't no way I'm doing that every dive.
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    Thanks for that, I couldn't find much in the way...

    Thanks for that, I couldn't find much in the way of info on the corrosion resistance environmental seals provide but what I did find suggested they might be given they keep dirt out. Guess I will...
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    Environmental sealing & Corrosion

    Hi folks

    So, my atomic regs are environmentally sealed (with much help from the lovely folks at Scubatoys I might add!) and I primarily sought this because of the fact that much of my diving is...
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    This kind of work is important for establishing...

    This kind of work is important for establishing baselines for reef ecosystems (shifting baselines can do a lot of harm) so I am really glad a company like google are doing some of the work to map the...
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    If you just want warm water the Caribbean may be...

    If you just want warm water the Caribbean may be what you're after. If you want Coral reefs however, the pacific cannot be beaten, both for diversity and quality of the reefs there.

    Welcome to the...
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    Yeah North and West Africa are pretty conditional...

    Yeah North and West Africa are pretty conditional on the circumstances at the time at this point (if Ebola is still problematic West is out.), as well as partially dependent on my budget given the...
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    Thanks! I will give that a shot.

    Thanks! I will give that a shot.
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    Scientific diving

    Hey folks

    Only one organisation here in my own country seems to provide scientific diver training and it doesn't look cheap. Do we have any divers who do a lot of scientific work here? Would any...
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    Planning a continent wide trip

    Hey folks. Planning a continent wide trip of Africa, much of what I want to see is terrestrial, but diving around Zanzibar has apparently been quite a well recommended activity so that's on the list...
  23. I'm guessing you're all referring to the defunct...

    I'm guessing you're all referring to the defunct Dacor and not the company that is now Mares?

    I won't buy TUSA products, mainly because I don't like buying japanese goods given their track record...
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    Havn't bought it yet - probably won't for a few...

    Havn't bought it yet - probably won't for a few months. I'm $120 off getting my regulator(s) which will hopefully only be two weeks pay god willing, so that is coming before I get my Backplate/wing...
  25. Do you have a brand of gear you absolutely will not buy?

    As the title states, but I'd like to know why.

    While I don't want this to turn into a negative thread, essentially I'm curious about the histories behind some of the companies and the brands on...
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