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I have a passion for customer service. When it's poor I will brutalise a company for it. When it's good I will promote them at every opportunity.

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At long last the leaky teabag exposure suit I've dived for the last 6ish years, which started off life as a "drysuit" has been retired. One of my diving buddies put a request out for a new drysuit that needed a new vocation - to help a chap explore crevasses on glaciers without getting his bottom half too wet - and my dear old SeaSkin kindly volunteered. 

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I should start this by stating I have no connection with any manufacturer and am not tied to saying good or bad things about anyone. Which is nice. and gets me out of trouble now and again...

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The XDeep is a bottom timer, not a computer. However, there is a significant number of recreational and technical divers not using computers, so XDeep must figure the market is big enough. However, just in case, they are selling the concept of the unit being upgradable from a bottom timer to a nitrox computer and ultimately to a trimix computer, although these elements are still in development.

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I while ago I wrote an article on standard hose lengths, explaining what went where and why on the standard GUE kit configuration. It has subsequently occurred to me, that taking a step back and explaining why the long hose has been implemented as standard for the primary regulator would be a better starting point.

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