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Old 18 March 2005, 11:26   #11
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To be fair Oxygen "tanks" are sometimes carried these days, aren't they.. Extended deco stops anyone......? YBD divers?....
Err no, to be exact, tanks are used by the Army, bottles hold milk, goggles are worn by pilots and flipper is the name of a dolphin.

Divers carry cylinders, but you are correct 100% O2 is marvellous stuff for clearing a hangover, lighting a BBQ or stopping those nasty little bubbles expanding in your spine on the way back up to the surface
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Old 18 March 2005, 11:50   #12
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Err no, to be exact, tanks are used by the Army, bottles hold milk, goggles are worn by pilots and flipper is the name of a dolphin.

Divers carry cylinders, but you are correct 100% O2 is marvellous stuff for clearing a hangover, lighting a BBQ or stopping those nasty little bubbles expanding in your spine on the way back up to the surface
...hence the quotation marks around the word "tank"... keep up Pete... It was the gas content I was refering to, not the misuse of the word "tank".... and... I think you'll find it's not even a cylinder these days... you have read the Pressure Equipment Directive, haven't you? "vessel for the transportation of gasses-refillable" of some other crappy "Eurobabble" ... Old timer!
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Jono, I'll get me coat

do you have a spare walking stick ?

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do you have a spare walking stick ?

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you may want to get a second opinion but I'm going to check out a couple of local wrecks on here Wrecks - UK Diving , not sure how acurate they are but I assume someone will know on here.
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Not sure about you guys, but I have many of those dive books. We have gone out to many of them over the years & found a lot of the positions to be incorrect! Charter boat skippers have the correct ones! We go to them 'out of diving' season to check & get soundings for them. Some of them were 1/2 a mile out of the said position!
As for the wording, we call them tanks, bottles & cylinders! LOL
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Check the front of the Dive Dorset/Plymouth/ etc books for co-ordinate system used. Not all of them are on WGS84 and ddmmssss format
If your plotter is not on the same system you'll be diving on sand!
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Also try the BSAC site
http://www.bsac-se.org.uk/Wrecks.asp
Their co-ordinates seem to be pretty accurate.
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Err no, to be exact, tanks are used by the Army, bottles hold milk, goggles are worn by pilots and flipper is the name of a dolphin.

Divers carry cylinders, but you are correct 100% O2 is marvellous stuff for clearing a hangover, lighting a BBQ or stopping those nasty little bubbles expanding in your spine on the way back up to the surface
Most Divers I know call them Bottles. But Tanks and Cylinders are sometimes used.

By far the best site for wreck information is wrecksite.eu It gets directly updated by Admiralty sources. I use it for wreck diving as it is probably the most accurate available.

But it does cost 30 a year or so.
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www.southwestmafia.com and www.wrecksite.eu are the two best sources of wreck info for the South coast. This map was poached from a friend but will give you an idea of which wrecks to search for - the positions on SWM and Wrecksite are pretty accurate.




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