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The What Cheered Me Up Today Thread

Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Doomanic, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Had a wonderful dive in the Holme Bank Chert Mine in Bakewell with @clique. Stunning visibility >50 metres, amazing to be literally floating weightless without being able to see the water. Access is a lot easier than Dinas Silca Mine in Wales!

    Had such a great dive that we didn't dive the second day and went to visit Jodrel Bank on Sunday.

    Will try to write this up soon.
     
  3. Dave Whitlow

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    I went diving in the sea yesterday and dived 2 wrecks in the morning and gathered some scallops in the afternoon :)
     
  4. Griffalo

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    Having been completely useless at backfinning on my fundies I can now backfin two lengths non-stop #didntlookstupidmuch

    Now to try it in a drysuit with fins!
     
  5. Sidemount_Stu

    Sidemount_Stu Sidemount & Sane!
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    Happy recipient of a DPD delivery today..... my Drysuit returned from Otter having just had a nice set of Kubi Rings fitted..... :) Happy Days :)

    Excellent service from Otter too.... no charge for fitting them, just the cost of their purchase plus return shipping.... and they look to have made a great job of the fitting too!
     
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    Well done, on my list to conquer.
     
  7. Tribal Chestnut

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    Bit of retail therapy for me over the past two days.

    Twinset, pair of regs, stage, wing and various other goodies en route.

    Suit being fixed and should be back middle of next week.

    Deposit paid and booked onto another course.

    Just need to actually do some diving.

    And to purchase a spare drysuit.
     
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    You're currently wearing your future spare...
     
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  9. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Active Member
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    No I'm not, I'm wearing my pyjamas.
     
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  10. jb2cool

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    What's next?
     
  11. Tribal Chestnut

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    TDI baby mixed gas.
     
  12. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    When, where, with whom?
     
  13. Tribal Chestnut

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    May, NDAC, Mark Powell.
     
  14. Wibble

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    Read his book (Deco for Divers). Get a copy of MultiDeco (various versions for different platforms). Get used to diving with a 7 litre stage.

    Edit: Multiplanner --> MultiDeco
     
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  15. jb2cool

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    I'd use MultiDeco (I know you meant that)
     
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    I'd ring Mark Powell and ask what if anything you should do to prep,
    he could well prefer to teach from fresh rather than have to correct.
     
  17. Tribal Chestnut

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Already in the midst of 'Deco for Divers' & have been playing with MultiDeco for while.

    Big stage is on its way to me. I know a 7 is supposed to be easier to manage, but I opted for the bigger one. I'll see what is preferred re. being familiar with handling it or starting completely fresh.
     
  18. Tribal Chestnut

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    Back OT, one of my slightly shagged bikes and I were successfully towed to a garage today.

    Was a little apprehensive, but proved to be a fairly straight forward operation in the end.
     
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    Why a 7ltr stage?
    They're only useful for small hobbit like people who don't want much deco....
     
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  20. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    They make a nice shallow bailout tin when the inevitable move to a deathbox happens...
     

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