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  1. Tel replied to the thread Am I right to be a bit peeved about being asked to do a 'check dive'?.

    New DM's or even DM's "in-training" (still called a DM as it can upset the punters to hear they are still learning) tend to easily cope...

    Aug 24, 2017 at 12:21 AM
  2. Tel replied to the thread Am I right to be a bit peeved about being asked to do a 'check dive'?.

    Yep that will do just as well :)

    Aug 23, 2017 at 7:42 PM
  3. Tel replied to the thread Am I right to be a bit peeved about being asked to do a 'check dive'?.

    If the guide is inexperienced, the answer as a paying client is exactly the same, to have a word with the dive outfit AFTER THE DIVE,...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 6:18 PM
  4. Tel replied to the thread Apex 1st stage up or down.

    On DS4 and DST using vertically on a single, window down = always. Look at the center-line of Din/A-clamp and where it goes into the...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:50 PM
  5. Tel replied to the thread Am I right to be a bit peeved about being asked to do a 'check dive'?.

    We used to call clients like that Dicks. It's a group dive which inevitably means it's controlled by the least experienced client who...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  6. Tel replied to the thread Compass - Second Hand or New?.

    I have a slightly different approach :) A compass doesn't tend to be used that much but when you need it, you need it. Same applies to...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 4:11 PM
  7. Tel replied to the thread Am I right to be a bit peeved about being asked to do a 'check dive'?.

    The shop is right. Divers no matter what the level of actual experience often have a very high opinion of self-competence which...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:22 PM
  8. Tel replied to the thread First time open water diving in the UK.

    Any overseas try-dive is done in sheltered water a definition that also includes swimming pools, so the location chosen should match the...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM
  9. Tel replied to the thread BCD or Wing for a new diver.

    Yep no probs, just drop me a line when ready :)

    Aug 21, 2017 at 3:05 PM
  10. Tel replied to the thread Apeks SPG to HP hose connection.

    This is the swivel pin, its the bit that allows the gauge to rotate on the hose. Assuming that hose and SPG was supplied at the same...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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