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DIRX is a DIR diving forum run by DIR divers for both DIR divers and those who are interested in learning more about our approach to diving. There is a lot of information around on the internet about DIR, we hope to bring it together here, at DIRX, into one resource which each of us can use.

So look around, tell us who you are, what you would like to see from DIRX, ask some questions, post reports of diving that you have done, or would like to do.

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» One fix for a misbehaving bottom timer

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM - by huwporter
So, this morning we did a very enjoyable (despite a murky green plankton layer) 90 minutes on our local purpose-sunk dive wreck, on a hot sticky early autumn day. My Uwatec Digital 330 bottom timer enjoyed itself so much, it didn't want the dive to end, and 6 hours later it was still intermittently dipping to 1.5m and counting up the time.

On a whim I put it in the fridge. And I don't know if it was because the internal pressure dropped as the temperature reduced or something,... [Read More]

» Tips from cold water divers appreciated

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:21 PM - by pars
I've started cold water diving more actively in order to keep up with my skills and training, since I have no other option around here other than quarries.

I have simple nordic blue dry gloves with latex seals that go over my suit's latex seals, and have no issues whatsoever with water going in. Hands are always bone dry.

However, even with the inner lining, they're FREEZING. Just yesterday, on a 50 min dive in 5°C water, I couldn't feel my fingers.

... [Read More]

» Gas Matching Unequal SAC Rates Along With Dissimilar Tanks

Mar 03, 2016 - 10:17 AM - by Kevrumbo
(Or when Rule of Third's is not enough margin):
Gas Matching
Gas matching is an important part of the dive planning process and an essential component of any pre-dive safety checks. If you
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» Dive Signs (videos)

Feb 13, 2016 - 2:49 PM - by deepmaxim
Hi guys!

Have made some Dive Sign Videos (short clips about 4-8 sec)

Her you have few playlists

Touch contact signs/ Touchkontakt Zeichen/ Сигналы в тач-контакте (касанием)
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» New Zealand - Dry Suit?

Dec 07, 2015 - 2:56 PM - by Mr Frog

Just off to New Zealand over Christmas and New Year.

I will be visiting both North and South Islands during the trip and thought I may take the opportunity to have a few single tank, recreational scenic dives.

Any thoughts on whether I need to still take my DUI dry suit or will an old 5mm wetsuit be sufficient?

This is a family holiday, so just a few dives here and there - just 30m stuff using single tank, wing etc

Welcome any... [Read More]

» GRAL Marine Primary Lights

Nov 29, 2015 - 4:12 PM - by matty
Hi there.

Does anybody have any experience of and/or reviews on GRAL Marine primary lights?

I'm currently in the market for a new primary light and was looking at GRAL Marines GL 7 LED.

Any opinions, info or advice would be appreciated.


» Boltsnap size and pricing

Nov 14, 2015 - 4:52 PM - by donners_99
Hi i'm in talks with a metal hardware supplier who seems reasonably priced, what size boltsnaps do people use for different jobs e.g. primary hose, pressure gauge and backup light.Also what size double enders do people use and what do they use them for, what price are you willing to pay for single and double enders



» mb sub -- Xmas special with 20% discount for our LED systems

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:04 AM - by mbsub
For all orders of complete canister systems or LED-heads we give a discount of 20%.
This offer is valid for orders between the 1.11.2015 and the 31.12.2015.


» Weight Distribution

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:53 AM - by donners_99
Can you thread weights on the cumberbund on a single tank adaptor or do you need to buy the trim pockets ? Also can any halcyon single tank adaptor take the weighted insert ?
Any tips on distributing weight would be appreciated



» GUE/DIR Contacts in Denmark

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:33 PM - by txdiver
Good Afternoon Everybody,

My buddy and I are partaking in a dive trip to Jutland next fall. Coming from the US we are trying to source CCR tanks (4) - similar to the ones for the GUE-JJ. We are diving the same configuration but as a DIR Meg. The tanks that we are looking can be any of the following - as long as we find 2 matching sets:

7L - 300bar - 140mm diameter - 615mm length - steel

7L - 232bar - 140mm diameter - 605mm length - convex steel

... [Read More]

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