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The What Cheered Me Up Today Thread

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

  1. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    Swildon’s has twelve sections, with a sump at the end of each one, three of which can be bypassed.
     
  2. Graysyid

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    Brilliant weekend at Farnes. Last dive topped it off, seals really friendly and playful. laid at the bottom with one seal giving it a chin rub for about 10 mins and of course the bite of my hand. Had one Bull who tried to cut the dive short, had a tug of my reg hose (no innuendo) and then decided to try and drag my buddy up by his reg hose. Amazing animals and will definitely go back.
     
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    That’s why we carry dive knifes!
     
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    I'm not from Hackney, just chinned it.
     
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    Which boat were you on? I was up there Saturday on Mara Mohr. Had a great day.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
  6. Graysyid

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    I was on the Farnes Diver 2, Lee from Farnes Diving services
     
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  7. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Pondering which of the two threads to post this in...

    My drysuit zip broke in Oban, before the first boat dive so I had to rent a pocket-free suit with a plastic zip. After a drenching the first day -- bloody plastic zips are crap! -- which lost me the second dive, the neck seal broke on the second day, loosing me the Rondo...

    Anyway, the diving was great. I love Oban dives....

    IMG_5401 - rummaging.jpg

    IMG_5588 - climbing out.jpg IMG_5420 - Hispania.jpg
     
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    After getting home from Oban I sent off my drysuit for a new zip. Will be a month before I get it back.

    Thankfully I still have my old Northern Diver drysuit. Used it for the first time in three years yesterday on the Caleb Sprague. Aside from the neoprene/membrane differences, it went well. I got into it, meaning I've not grown, and got out dry!

    Yay for spare drysuits!
     
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    I'll have to choose the right moment to tell management. :whistling:
     
  10. Wibble

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    Just don't flog the old one when you buy a new one.

    It's also been lent out to another forum wallah whilst his suit was sorted.
     
  11. Tribal Chestnut

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    I’m going to get another one early next year I think. That’ll mean I have two spares, provided I don’t manage to kill the current primary suit before then.
     
  12. Owen

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    :)

    What an oddity that was! Kind of now you see it, now you don't, yet you were holding the tray with lights all the time! Do you have more camera kit now, aside from the replacement?

    One of my fondest memories from that trip was the fresh scallops...
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  14. Owen

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    It was a lot of scallops!

    Same kit, with a real GoPro (not knock-off type that got lost) and dozens more cable ties ;)

    Sent from my Lenovo P2a42 using Tapatalk
     
  15. Tribal Chestnut

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    Two wonderful little dives at NDAC with my daughter today, very pleased with how she got on in her drysuit for her first proper dive in it. Even managed to get her to dive through the armoured car and go inside the small plane which she has always been too scared to do before.

    Few more dives in it & if all continues to go well she can move on from her BCD and start using her wing, OPH and long(ish) hose.

    Was also good to see her blowing air 'rings' and generally just having fun.

    Very proud!
     
  16. Wibble

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    Got my drysuit back from Dennis at Predator after a zip replacement. I could have got it repaired in Scotland, but held off as I know Dennis would do a good job.

    It looks wonderful! Just like new.

    OK, have to give it a test dive -- probably down at the 'club' tomorrow -- but I'm well chuffed with his workmanship.

    Will take more care of this zip!
     
  17. Tribal Chestnut

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    How long did it take and how responsive was he?
     
  18. Wibble

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    Three weeks - sent on the 11th, returned on the 1st. No problems calling.

    Particularly pleased as he sent it back whilst I was in Italy, so couldn't pay until I got back.

    Seriously nice job though! (Subject to be the first dive!)
     
  19. JohnL

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    Had a nice couple of dives in Stoney yesterday. Diving with a photographer, so it was shallow and slow, perfect practice for the wing. Saw a couple of pike - one just faced me off until I was less than a metre away. Also picked up a couple of discs that you can enter into a competition - £5 each to enter, for charity.

    Not all was smooth as one fin strap snapped as I put it on before the first dive; back to the shop for replacements - they are three years old, with around 100 uses, so no complaints. Then on the second dive, I went over the edge of the wall and found myself mid-water in poor visibility and got in a tizz, so surfaced. It took a couple of minutes to calm down my breathing and then all was well again. I need to practice mid-water diving with no points of reference, one of my weaknesses.
     
  20. Vanny

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    Mid water can be tricky. Try to watch the computer screen , it’ll show if your rising/descending and can help get rid of that uneasy am I going up or down feeling.
     

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