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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by BlueTrin, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin New Member

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    just started diving a few months ago, I am inexperienced with only 20 dives and a PADI AOW.

    I almost had given up on signing up until I read that someone else managed to login via Google on a laptop.

    Currently the catchpa does not load and you cannot login via Google+ on a phone.
     
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  2. splinter

    splinter Active Member

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    Hi and welcome.

    Whereabouts are you based and where are you diving?

    This is a good place for advice and finding buddies or trips, if that's what you're after.

    Tim.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
  3. Iain Denham

    Iain Denham Active Member

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    Welcome aboard Blue.
     
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  4. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin New Member

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    Well, I live in London, so not so great to dive unless you like the local reservoir/lake (Wraysbury) :)

    I plan to join a local BSAC club so I can join diving trips and I can maybe try to do the Dive Leader training so I can plan my own dives.
     
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  5. splinter

    splinter Active Member

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    I know the feeling about nowhere local to dive, I'm in Sheffield so it's a trek to anywhere diveable on the coast.

    I joined a BSAC club in Scarborough, about a 2 hour drive. I've not done any training with them, but I've done more dives in the 18 months since I joined than in the previous 3 years.
     
  6. JohnL

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    Stoney, 1hr 40, Capernwray, 2hr, Anglesey 2hr, Vivian 2hr, Eccy Delph 1hr 40. But as you, Splinter, BSAC is giving me opportunities to dive - Stoney tomorrow, Buoyancy & trim workshop Sunday in Capernwray.
     
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  7. Alex Denny

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    Hell fins?
     
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    Where abouts in London? I've only ever heard good things about Hellfins if you're in central london, and Clidive also seem really good (I did a course with them a few weeks ago).
     
  9. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin New Member

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    I am with Clidive now, doing a sports diver. I am gonna have to learn the BSAC 88 tables this week :)

    I did a PADI dry suit intro, looking for a dry suit, because I have weird measurements I was thinking of buying a custom made one.

    Looking at Otter and Seaskin, they are both really expensive :(
     
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  10. jb2cool

    jb2cool Moderator
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    Hate to break it to you but Seaskin are among the cheaper brands out there. Drysuits are simply expensive
     
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  11. BlueTrin

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    Yea I noticed, I think both Seaskin and Otter are some of the best quality/price ratio out there.
     
  12. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    As they say, chalk and cheese on prices. Otter the cheapest you can get is £850, not made to measure, Seaskin only make made to measure and the starting point is £426. I added a replaceable neck seal, convenience zip (waste of money!), lots of bits and pieces and base underwear and a thinsulate 125 undersuit and the whole lot was a smidgen under £900. It is comfortable and doesn't leak. To date, 30 dives, therefore £30/dive but another 30 planned in the next six months and so on - if you look after them, they will last.
     
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  13. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    First drysuit’s always frought. Buy expensive and don’t use it or buy cheap and upgrade later.

    I bought cheap - a Northern Diver neoprene suit then upgraded a couple of years later. Good news is I’ve a spare drysuit if my main suit fails (as long as I remember to bring it!)

    Good luck and have fun.
     
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