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Poi? Never!
Location: London
Member Since: 20th Feb 2003
Total posts: 316
Posted:Hi y'all, just noticed in the "...and i've been spinning for.." Mechhead, is a fellow Diver. I know that Cole is too, who else out there is a Diver?

Anyone fancy arranging a HOP Scuba trip of some sort?

Havn't done a dive in ages and wouldn't mind one soon, just thought i'd pumb the depths of HOP, at it were and see what the consensus is.

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:I could find out about possible pool sessions at the Spectrum in Guildford (where my diving club does it).

Don't mind where we go, I have a drysuit (rental places don't have my size so I had to buy one... grrrrr).


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telic
I don't want a title.

Member Since: 26th Jun 2003
Total posts: 940
Posted:I've decided to get re-certified through NAUI sometime this year, so hey, I'm up for the trip once that's taken care of. Have a friend who'd be in on it, too.

E pluribus unum, baby.

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(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:Quote:
Narr...where are you? Down under?



nope not quite that far ..i live in Oman at the mo (just under saudi Arabia..next to Dubai) fantastic diving biggrin .. earlier in the post i did put a link in ot my dive centre that i use biggrin we live on a complex so im sure my dad would be able to ask his boss for a spare house for us to use and all..so no need to worry bout hotels biggrin ... hopefully


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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:Oman, eh? I have heard the diving is great....though I suspect having an american passport might not help me....

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Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:no worries at all ... this si where all the soldiers and marines come to take a break so its all good biggrin

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:haa haa...that means I've got to figure out how much it costs to get there, how long, and then the gear. Good Grief.

You people will make me BROKE!! biggrin


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Location: sitting on the step
Member Since: 15th Apr 2003
Total posts: 2568
Posted:ubblol

you seem to be the only one intested in coming this far at the mo ubblol


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Location: Galveston, TX
Member Since: 9th Sep 2001
Total posts: 2014
Posted:It sure would be nice to dive there, but it does not appear one could get there in a timely fashion or for a decent price from Houston frown

Maybe one day...I just got back from my first taste of Africa and loved it.


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Location: Perth
Member Since: 16th Nov 2003
Total posts: 48
Posted:hulooooooooo

I dive too ! I got my PADI open water cert a few months ago. I love it sooo much but finance restricts me a bit

But if there was going to be a whole bunch of ppl diving or even one or two in Brissy/oz area I would so very keen...

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Woohoo! I've started open-water diving.....

This weekend (28th and 29th of feb) I spent diving at Stoney Cove, up near Leicester. There was ice in our masks and snow falling and we went in. It was great. ubbtickled

I sneaked up on a sleeping fish and poked it; causing it to swim away at light speed- muahaha! ubbangel Lots of pike at stoney... fingers tucked firmly in! eek

Next time I want to sneak up underneath a duck.... ubbidea


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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:Diving when there is snow out.....I dunno about that.

Were you in dry suits??



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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Oh yes. Wouldn't have gone in without. The only people in wetsuits were nutcases and the poor PADI divers that can't take their dry suit course till they've qualified in open water....brrrr eek

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:I've not done dry suit training yet. Mind you, in Texas, there's not that much cause for a dry suit. I have gone diving in Puget sound up in Washington State, and wished I had on a dry suit then.

though...I'm considering selling my gear since I've not been diving recently. I have a nice brand new bc too...


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All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:so what's the difference between a wet suit and a dry suit?

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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The reason we say "European"
Location: Cheltenham
Member Since: 13th Jan 2003
Total posts: 912
Posted:a wet suit lets water in and holds it against the body, a dry suit doesn't let anything in. if i understand it right. though i'm sure that's over simplifying smile

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All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:ok that's what i thought but i wasn't sure

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:a wet suit absorbs water, and uses water and your body heat as insulation along with neoprene.

A dry suit, you stay dry beneath it. There are water tight seals at each limb and neck, and no water gets into it., so no water against most of your skin.

Someone else may have a more technical description, but that's a basic ....very bad explination. ubblol


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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Pretty much the difference smile

Mine is a membrane suit... a big, vaguely me-shaped waterproof bag, with tight seals at the wrist and neck, under which I can wear as many warm layers as I like biggrin


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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:You could always send me your nice new BC... I'd be sure to give it a loving home biggrin wink

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All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:teehee, that leaves a funny image wink

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
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Total posts: 1359
Posted:Cold water diving is such an attractive, glamorous sport ubbtickled

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:HAHAHAHAHAHAHA you went diving in stoney DEATH cove!

i had to save a woman from drowing there when the life boat did fook all!

she surfaced hard and nearly cleared teh water just as i was taking off my stabbie, and the rescure boat did nothing, so i dived in with sit, fins and mask, saw out to her and toed her in and had to get teh team i was with to get her out of teh water and to safty, the life boat crew then came over to see whats wrong


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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Where the hell was her buddy/ dive marshall/ everybody else? Ouch!

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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:Haaa Haaa! I'm still debating. If I got ththe price I paid for it, I'd probably be willing to part with it.

It's a debate, though.

I *do* have another bc that I bought used. It's in good shape, except for one elastic strap's gone on it. I bought it for $75.00 from my dive shop. It was a training BC, and it is a good, overall basic BC. I bet I could break even on that one without a doubt...


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polythene
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Location: London/ Surrey
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Total posts: 1359
Posted:Pah-
On e-bay you could probably get the new price for it rolleyes ubblol


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SpitFire
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 2723
Posted:yeah. I'm actually considering putting it on e-bay.



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