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    Hey Guys,

    Just wanted to invite CCR/SCR divers in Australia who would like to join us for a Rebreather Weekend at James Cook University in Townsville the second weekend in September! Lance Robb out of Cairns is coming down to lead a presentation on CCR benefits in which the entire public is invited. Following that I have the university pool booked to allow interested divers to try a unit! I am sure there will be the occasional brew and snags on the barbie. It would be great to get those diving CCR's in the area to come and show their units, as well as answer the all to common questions. It is a form of my 'last stand' in attempt to increase interest in breathers from JCU professors and postgraduate researchers in hope that QLD and the university will relax on some of their 'ridiculous' diving regulations. No nitrox is not 'voodoo gas' and YES it is ok to use a BC or dive deeper than 9 metres. Help a good cause! I Hope to see you all there!!!

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    I could be tempted to take my JJ up seeing as I have family there

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    Bump along as it's growing near.

    Anyone interested in learning about what rebreathers are all about and try one are welcome.

    Regards,

    Lance

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    I'll be there! I'll just need someone to buy me a plane ticket. Please?

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    If it was at christmas time I would be there!!!! sounds like a good method of getting what you want out of the uni though!!

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    Hi Garrett and Lance

    That sounds great. Please let me know asap specific details so I can see if I can sort out arrangements to be there. Will be in Townsville on the Friday and Monday so may be able to stay for weekend. Are you thinking about doing any dives whilst in Townsville?

    I am keen to promote local CCR diving and can now provide limited trimix and O2 fills here.

    Brian
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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    I just returned from a great weekend at The James Cook University's Rebreather Weekend. The weekend was a huge success consisting of try dives over 3 days and a presentation night on Friday which had a good attendance.

    All the divers who attended the try dives had a great time and all commented on how different diving a CCR was compared to OC.......All commented on how different buoyancy control was !!

    Fil Gray and I were kept busy taking divers down to try out diving the Inspiration Vision and Megalodon Rebreathers in Adrenalin Dive's pool located at 252 Walker St Townsville.

    Here are some happy divers from the weekend.

    Regards,

    Lance

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    Agree it was a great event : thanks to Garrett for organizing it and many thanks to Lance and Fil for introducing my better half to the wonders of CCR diving - something I had been totally unsuccessful at doing previously !

    Brian

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    Re: Rebreather Weekend in Townsville, Queensland

    Hi Brian,

    It was a great weekend and great to finally catch up!!! Let me know when you and Sue can get away for a few days and we will have to go for a dip.

    Regards,

    Lance

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