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Right lets check shall we :-

Mask, snorkel, fins ?
Regs ?
Computer ?
Compass ?
Slate ?
Big Knife ?
Reel ?
DSMB ?
BCD ?
Big Torch ?
Small Torch ?
Spare mask ?
Weight system ?
Cylinder ?
Another cylinder (for those 2 tank dives) ?
Pony setup ?
Small knife because big knives are just so last season.
and a set of trauma shears.
Drysuit ?
Gloves ?
Hood ?
Spare hood (because putting on a damp hood is horrible) ?
Wetsuit ?
Another wetsuit because the other one is too thin or thick ?
A shortie wetsuit because the other wetsuits are full length ?
Whistle ?, numerous clips and lanyards ?


Right how are we doing so far?

OK Now for the next stage...

Umm Camera and housing (Stills or video) ?
Better get a better light system or strobe ?
Oh twin cylinders.... worth a try ?
Better getter a harness and backplate
Better get a Aluminium backplate for holidays.
And a smaller wing to use with the Aluminium plate on holidays.

Right,  Hopefully that should give you some inspiration (Oh what about a rebreather  
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Anyway hope that helps,

Daz
 

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (aclivity @ Dec. 16 2003,13:31)]thanks for that list Daz - are you happy if I copy and paste it on to my letter to Santa?

I'd be happy with a leetle torch as Santa knows I haven't been very good this year (or any!)

Andy
Go for it Andy  


Daz

P.S Underwater Kinetics Mini Q40, great little backup torch.
 

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Quote[/b] (MATTBIN @ Dec. 16 2003,13:37)]Bugger it, looks like I've got all of the top list and some/most of the bottom list too, I might have to give up diving soon if this carries on.

I need Inspiration or maybe Evolution, oh that feels much better.

Matt
Not to mention, gas analysers, DPV's, personal RIB etc...

Diving,  The hobby that keeps on taking  


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I'm trying to get hold of a pocket magna doodle to use as a dive slate  


Might try toys'r'us after the christmas rush!

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Dave / Kate,

Pull yourselves together - We will not have such a defeatist attitude.

Repeat after me, "It's only money, diving is the most important thing in my life"

Food, rent, mortgage and other luxuries can wait  


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Quote[/b] ]it's not fair is it? how do people afford all this kit?
Kate,  Welcome to the world of credit and high finance  


And don't forget when you upgrade to new kit, it is cost effective to keep your kit current and you will always get a good price for your old kit  
 (Actually that's not strictly true.  You will actually hang on to it as you will not be able to bear to sell it for such a loss.  
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The most important hurdle to overcome is to learn how to break the price down,  for example..

I really want a twin set, but it is just so expensive!

Hang on I can get a backplate for £40 and web it myself for just a few quid.  Oh and I can get a new wing for £160.   (Actually webbing it will cost more than a few quid, but stay with me on this one)

So that's £200,  wow that's cheaper than a BCD...  Oh that's so cheap.

Now cylinders,  well I need 2 the same anyway, So I'll get two and sell my old one, because you don't lose much selling cylinders second hand and I won't need to have them tested for another 2.5 years.  And a set of bands will only cost about £40, oh better get a manifold,  I'll look at those really cheap ones.

You see how it works now..  Very, very cheap..  and before you know it you have spent the best part of £600 on a harness, wing and banded O2 twin set (Of course you actually went for an expensive manifold and bands because afterall it is false economy to trust your life on something cheap.

Tee Hee...  and so it starts.

Daz
 
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