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The What Annoyed Me Today Thread

Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Doomanic, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. splinter

    splinter Active Member

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    The boat can pick up at Oban too depending on the weather. Could still be tricky, but nothing ventured and all that.

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  2. Tribal Chestnut

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    Double dose of severe annoyance today:

    1) Broke my camera by exceeding it’s depth rating. Particularly irksome as I’ve been a fair bit deeper with it in the past and no issues.

    2) Got a very wet torso. Not sure if it’s the inflator, the zip or some other mysterious water source. But I’m really not very pleased.
     
  3. John F

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    More down then annoyed, did the last two dives today of a week diving the Zenobia.
    Fantastic wreck, good vis and water at 24 degrees.
    Now back to work and cold wet days.
    Still I suppose that’s what pays for the trips abroad.
     
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    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    Sounds wonderful (not the work bit!).

    Keep meaning to arrange a trip there.
     
  5. John F

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    You should do it. It has to be in the top 10 worldwide, I would think.
    One thing that did surprise me was, one day we were blown out on the wreck, so did a couple of shore dives in a shelter bay, we could not believe how little life there was, a hand full of small fish, not one crab of starfish. It shows how over fished the Med is. Loads of fish on the wreck but nothing anywhere else.
     
  6. Tribal Chestnut

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    I’ve been to Malta twice this year and the lack of life still surprises me. A fair few small fish, the odd moray, cuttlefish or octopus, an occasional starfish, some jellyfish and shit loads of those horrible fire worm things.

    Compared to over here where there seems to be loads of life, when you can see it (I’m allowed to say that having done less than ten dives in the sea around the UK this year).
     
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  7. JohnL

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    Too many tourists eating the fish. The Caribbean islands that I've dived are similar, with little respect to marine reserves - in Barbados, one of the jobs for our guide each dive was to open the fish traps and let the fish escape.
     
  8. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Over Friday night I somehow managed to sprain my right knee. A trip to the quacks confirmed this so it was time to rest, elevate and ice. Copious amounts of Ibuprofen and Co-Codamol were consumed and things looked to be returning to normal so yesterday I returned to work to be given a job climbing up and down ladders and clambering on and off the fork lift. :rolleyes: An hour later I'm back home with an icepack in place...:bang head:
    Today isn't looking much better.:(
     
  9. JohnL

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    Having been there, the most important of all is keeping the leg elevated - don't miss a chance, having a coffee - up on another chair, watching television, ditto. You might look like a plonker, but it allows the joint to sort itself out. Best of luck.
     
  10. jb2cool

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    Elevate but support the knee to stop it wanting to bend backwards, maybe even keep the knee marginally bent. I folded my knee the wrong way as a child and am now very slightly hyper mobile on one knee so it’s something to watch out for, if you put your foot up just only have it supported at the foot the weight of the leg hanging down may stress the knee the wrong way
     
  11. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    Thanks Jason, I'd found that supporting my leg under the calf was more beneficial and your post confirms it.
     
  12. Tribal Chestnut

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    PAYE I hope! GWS....
     
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  13. Tribal Chestnut

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    Heavy, awkward bags and small, awkward spaces.

    They are what annoyed me the most today.
     
  14. Tribal Chestnut

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    My suit inflation bottle and wing dump.
     
  15. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    What's up with them? You broke 'em on some rocky stuff?
     
  16. Tribal Chestnut

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    The bottle makes finding the string very tricky as when the wing is full they sit hard against each other and if the string gets trapped under the bottle it’s a bit of a sod to find it and release it.
     
  17. Wibble

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    Why is the wing so full? Assuming you mean a twinset config?

    Hate it when the line gets trapped behind you. So many hooks & loops in your regs/valves.
     
  18. Tribal Chestnut

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    2 ali 80s and an ali 7. Plus 2kg tail weight for trim purposes.

    A smaller cylinder might solve the problem, or it might not, but I don't have time for another trial so am going to have to either swap my back-up 7l cylinder to one with an air fill or put up with filling my suit with 25% He, which would be better than using the 35% BG.
     
  19. Vanny

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    Helium in your suit ?! Oh no sir.
     
  20. Tribal Chestnut

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    I've dived with 25% before & can't confess to being overly comfortable, though it wasn't so bad as to dissuade me from doing it again. This will be for a slightly longer dive, however, so bunging air in my back-up cylinder & using that will probably be best. Even if I have a pretty big issue with my twins, I should still be ok gas wise to deploy the back-up at such a depth that narcosis is not a (major) problem.
     

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