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Discussion in 'New to Scuba Diving' started by Graysyid, Feb 12, 2018.
Not that one, that's just the AT20 and US4 first stage, it'll be ok for holiday diving but I'd want the DS4 and ATX reg for cold water.
You want this one;
In which case they’d be fine with PD.
Speaking from experience, I appreciate that not all clubs are the same, however most are able to deploy a modicum of common sense.
not in my experience... PD is a black art in much of BSAC.. and not allowed unless youve been trained in its use... its not common sense, them's the rules sadly.
PD is hardly difficult - but apparently could be "confusing"... <shrugs>
good spot... that'll teach me not to look properly
I know what the party line is but in my club and what I've seen on south Coast boats I wouldn't agree with you.
I dive PD and never had an issue with my club (the club has folded now sadly)
My club too. There's a few of us dive PD, amongst some of the other weird and wonderful configuration!
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Oh noes. They were a nice bunch.
Not going to rise the the PD debate; it aint werf it.
It does amuse me how the CDG talk about a long hose! They can't see the point as they dive solo...
Well if you dive solo in a restrictive cave where you can't see anything (this is typical CDG territory) what is the point?
Cheers done me a set of APX40 with DS4 and a SPG for £279 delivered.
Good choice. You wont' regret those which should last you your whole diving career.
Thanks to everyone on here for the advice. I probably would have paid silly money for gear that i don't even need. Going to simply Scuba to look at a zoop Novo or Vyper tomorrow and then just need to look at a BCD. Went to Othree in the end and bought an Ri2-100 which should turn up next week.
Please do your best to find one second hand. You don't want to throw good money at these when you may well grow out of them quite quickly (e.g. 'need' a different style). You can get second hand ones for £100+, or even a lot less. They only need to do two things: fit and work. To test them, blow them up and they should still be hard in the morning.
All new ones need to be checked out on a pool night.
Get a generic one, Buddy are good, and avoid the "i3" like the plague (very unconventional).
Learn from my experience: I bought one for €500 then flogged it a year later for £180.
Another vote for avoiding a new shiny one. I go to any dive centre and they fit me out with something that does the job and is reasonably comfortable. I don't like the one I've bought but I haven't dived enough in the UK to justify moving on. I tried a wing in Cyprus, which didn't work as the ring on my replaceable neck seal and my lack of manly shoulders conspired against me - a chest strap might have sorted it. I'll try again once I've settled in a new club.
I bought a shiny new buddy commando in 2005 and I still have it and use it for single tank dives. Good kit remains good and lasts
(I still have that Suunto Vyper for sale too)
Ri2. Nice , hope you enjoy it. 2nd hand buddy will last decades.
I currently have about 8x Buddies for sale in various sizes.
All Black TD versions of Pioneer, Explorer and Commando and all in good nick.
Got another unique TD custom Commando that's graphite grey as well
They are due to be checked over and tested before going on ebay etc. after Easter
but if anybody is interested and gives me a size, can come up with pics and a price.
Message me with what you are after.
@Graysyid - bite his arm off!
Mine is the TD. It has steel D-rings whereas the other had plastic. I couldn't see any other difference.