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posted : April 5, 2010 Post subject: Diving with twin tanks
i have passed my open water, advanced and nitrox lvl1 +2, i have done all of my diving abroad but im thinking of doin stoney cove soon, but i wanting to use twin tanks so i get alonger dive, any1 got any info if i would have to do another course or am i all good to go.

Gary wants to dive
posted : April 8, 2010 Post subject: Diving with twin tanks
Good to go, though I'd recommend some familiarization training either with a school or user, espec if using manifold with isolation valve.

posted : April 23, 2010 Post subject: Diving with twin tanks

If this is your first dive in the UK, may I offer a suggestion?

Keep it simple!

I don't mean to belittle your experience - you must be pretty worldly wise to get your nitrox 1&2 weighed off, but Stoney Cove is 5 degrees celsius at the moment, with poor vis and risk of regs freezing.

Please consider hooking up with someone who dives the place frequently, then doing a nice, gently 20m no stop dive to acquaint yourself with the place before loading up with oodles of gear and going hardcore.

After one dive, you may very well consider doing the drysuit course - it's DAMNED cold in a semi-dry and just plain dangerous in less than a 2-piece 7mm suit.

The cove do equipment hire, have an excellent school and should be able to sort you out with most things, but it is well worth phoning ahead.

Please don't think I'm being snobby or aloof. I used to work at the Cove back in the day and a significant proportion of the poor soles that we had to rescue were doing their first UK dives after learning abroad. I'd hate for you to end up injured too.

Check out their website there's a link at the bottom of the page to the dive school and they run a dry suit course 1st, 10th, 14th or 31st of May.

Happy diving!

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