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    New Member dalegray has a little shameless behaviour in the past dalegray's Avatar
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    Hi

    Hello everyone

    I suppose a bit about me is the order of the day, so here is a breif run down of where I am at

    I started diving 26 years ago with BSAC, I am now a PADI Instructor, I have done my CCR mod1 on the Inspiration with Simon Townsend in Menorca via ITDA, I have also done full cave with Martyn Farr in South Wales, and am going to Menorca this Easter, to do Mod 2 on the Inspiration and do My first levels of the ITDA instructor. I am also a member of the CDG Derbyshire section.

    The photo is of me on my Mod1 course in Menorca, since then I have got rid of the Auto Air and added X-Stream First Satges into both Dil and Oxygen, and replaced the wing with a Custom Divers TDB Wing. I am also using a 4th cell to a VR3.

    The plan for future modifications is to replace the center core so that I can get 5 cells in line (well almost as they will have to be staggered to fit) so that I can run 2 VR3s off of cells in line with the originals. Then I think I have sourced a 6 hour scrubber, which will require a new box of some description, I would also like to be able to side mount the unit for caves, but that is a work in progress that will have to wait until after Menorca.

    I think that about covers it for now. so Hi everyone

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    Welcome :-)

    Nice to see you over here....

    Hopefully you can start our caving section busying up!

    Stuart

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    what Stuart said :D

    Welcome to the forums, thats a lot of experience there, how many dives or have you gone past the point of counting ??

    DT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleTop
    what Stuart said :D

    Welcome to the forums, thats a lot of experience there, how many dives or have you gone past the point of counting ??

    DT.
    Gave up keeping a log, as I descided I prefered diving to writing about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalegray
    Gave up keeping a log, as I descided I prefered diving to writing about it
    :D

    that's what always amuses me about so many divers and particularly the ones I dive with. They all take a line of more dives you've done .......

    Chances are though, none of them have done more than 10dives with the exact same setup as it changes every time I speak to them. I suppose its like me upgrading my computer all the time........ :D

    DT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleTop
    :D

    that's what always amuses me about so many divers and particularly the ones I dive with. They all take a line of more dives you've done .......

    Chances are though, none of them have done more than 10dives with the exact same setup as it changes every time I speak to them. I suppose its like me upgrading my computer all the time........ :D

    DT.
    The more dives you have done the more comfortable you tend to be in the water, and time underwater in any type of kit gives you more confidence.

    I tend to dive a different kit configeration for each type of diving I do

    Padi Instructor - single 10l with 3l pony on BCD
    Cave Diving - side mounted cylinders (2l, 5l, 7l, or 15l) on harness, No Wing or BC (sometimes a drysuit, sometimes a wet suit) it all depends on the cave.
    Tec Diving - Inspiration or Twin 15s on Custom Diver Wing
    Shallow Sea Diving - Inspiration or Twin 10s on Custom Diver Wing

    Its a case of Horses for Courses, but time underwater is what gives confidence.

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    Welcome!

    Dale,

    Welcome to what I believe will be the BEST RB Board around.

    Glad to see another Inspiration diver here. (I have to have help to keep my friend Caveseeker7 at bay. He is a "Priest of the Prism", dontcha know! :D )

    Rob Davie

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