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South & West Wales

westcoaster

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Some great info there. Thank you.
I couldn't equalise past 5 meters until
I went on a free diving course with Emma Farrell's team at Vobster quay in Somerset, a few of us went over for the wkd. What did it for me was the frenzel technique for equalising, although I didn't get to the required 10 meters to pass the course, I did get to 9 meters, I can now successfully equalise each time
Highly recommend, the safety lessons are also worth their weight in gold
 
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Taffmchale1986

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Aug 23, 2017
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Im that new im still looking for somewhere down this way that sells fins and weights i have most other things.
looks like im doing some travelling to get some fins as i want to try them on with socks not just chance it off the net.
i have access to kayak if anyone wants company. if not ill be shallow diving on my own till i go to croatia next year.
 

mogsychief

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Mar 14, 2015
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Im that new im still looking for somewhere down this way that sells fins and weights i have most other things.
looks like im doing some travelling to get some fins as i want to try them on with socks not just chance it off the net.
i have access to kayak if anyone wants company. if not ill be shallow diving on my own till i go to croatia next year.
Hi! Buddying is a bit tricky as my trips tend to be planned last minute and of course depend upon conditions. Happy to advise where I can though. I've got most of my kit online. I wear cheap zip up boots by Alder and my fins are 3 shoe sizes bigger to allow for the boots. I get my belt weights from Days Diversified in Swansea. Not sure where to get decent fins locally.
 

Ceri davies

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Hi all I'm fairly new to the sport live in Cardiff I think Gower is the nearest place with decent vis ! Does any1 know what the vis is like this weekend ?
 

mogsychief

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Mar 14, 2015
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Hi all I'm fairly new to the sport live in Cardiff I think Gower is the nearest place with decent vis ! Does any1 know what the vis is like this weekend ?
Not sure about Gower Ceri. I'm stuck in bed with toothache from hell and half my face like a football!
Someone posted a picture of Broadhaven south in Pembrokeshire today which suggests the vis there is good. (see below). Let us know if you go in.
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Mr. X

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A few rumors not much in the way of facts yet. Bit of a joke restricting recreational fishing considering the tiny amount caught compared to the humongous tonnage of fish caught commercially.

There are other fish in the sea of course: grey mullet, pollock, plaice, sole, codling, trigger fish, garfish, mackerel, ... Not forgetting other sea-life/seafood, like lobster, crab, squid, cuttlefish, shell fish,...
 
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Radman

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I probably take less than 10 a year. Be a bit hard if bass of a lifetime swims by and not allowed to take it. Suppose could dpend more time after lobster this year.
 

mogsychief

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Tried St Brides on Friday. I knew it was a long shot. Not good. One meter viz and still freezing. Got serious brain freeze in my hooded surfing suit! Here's to more settled conditions and great 2018 season:)
 
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