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PostPost by: George S L » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:46 am

Good morning
I have just joined the forum I have a 1974 +2 s130 which is now off the road for paint work and interior refurb.
So I will be seeking help and advise from time to time.I also have a 1998 mx5 to keep me on the road.
I have several intrests Driving,Scuba diving,shooting,walking.
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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:37 am

Welcome, George. This is a fantastic resource and a great community!
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Welcome George! From a fellow diver. Great group here, lots of expertise and good guys.
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PostPost by: George S L » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:13 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys (nice pic bet that wasnt taken of the east coast)
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:17 pm

......................me also diver PADI openwater (and some night dives) - i also dive alone and never have worried (certain co-divers are more dangerous than nobody) BUT don't go deeper than 10m sandy (an accident in my elan is a much larger fear!!)
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:27 am

Welcome George!
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:58 pm

el-saturn wrote:......................me also diver PADI openwater (and some night dives) - i also dive alone and never have worried (certain co-divers are more dangerous than nobody) BUT don't go deeper than 10m sandy (an accident in my elan is a much larger fear!!)


That would be me too, winding down at my age !

"Certain co-divers are more dangerous than nobody ! " I've never heard the case for solo diving put better !
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:25 pm

I never dive alone. I’ve been diving for 40 years all around the world and have had my share of saving someone a few too many times. Which is why I now always carry a “spare air” emergency tank. Never the less, a buddy is vital.

Here is a video I shot from my trip to Cayman Brac to dive the Russian Frigate 356. It’s 20 minutes long so grab a cup of coffee or a beer. I like to edit my underwater videos to provide the overall experience of a dive. If you have a short attention span, probably not for you.

https://youtu.be/bXVfDgXeeYA
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:37 pm

I too was a diver, from 1960 to 1993, mainly as a member of The University of London Sub-Aqua Club and then the Exul Sub-Aqua Club and finally the Coral Cay Conservation Society.

I've dived many places around the coast of Britain, also Scapa Flow, West Ireland, South of France near Nice, The Azores and the Reefs of Belize.

Solo diving only under carefully controlled conditions usually with a life-line rope, except for my dives on excavating the Mary Rose, where we worked alone down a mud pit but at fixed locations and with safety divers roaming the site. (not totally safe of course that way, but all volunteers were highly competent divers).

My Elan was great for commuting London to Portsmouth every other day for my two-week stint as a Mary Rose volunteer (1983, I think).
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:02 am

Welcome George!
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PostPost by: George S L » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:32 am

Finally got back on been unable to open up forum dont know if problem was mine or the server.
I,ve been diving since 1990 and dived mainly of the yorkshire coast but done scapa and oban quite a few times.
any way i have taken the seats out of the elan and the next job is to remove the doors and start to strip the trim and get the bumpers off
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