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Why YOU Need WetNotes...And a bonus wetnote story

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by jagfish, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Why YOU Need WetNotes...And a bonus story
    Learn key features, use, and benefits of WetNotes use for divers. I find them an absolutely invaluable tool for any intermediate/advanced diver moving up the food chain; on par with a computer, compass, and spool/SMB. I consider this a MUST-HAVE piece of kit for DMs/Instructors and naturally, technical divers.

    ..and there's a funny story recounting the notes documenting the teaching incident that almost caused me to take an indefinite break from dive instruction.

     
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  2. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

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    Another good vid.

    As a man in my fifties I really struggle to read instructional slates underwater. I've therefore typed and printed all the different skills per dive onto waterproof paper and insert the page into the clear window of my wetnotes. Problem solved.

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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the shout out (mention) of Scubaboard
     
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  4. lairdb

    lairdb Solo Diver

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    Tangent: I have to admit, your personal style of leaving in your gaffes and annotating them adds 5x to my enjoyment.

    ETA (now that I’ve resumed the video): I don’t think you’ll get a bungee in the Croquis cap opening, but cave line works. You do have to keep the knot pretty small, and be aware that (as you found) the cap pops off pretty easily, and the line makes it easier to pop off.
     
  5. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    I have two Croquises attached to my WetNotes via thin bungee. The bungee goes into the cap and there's a small knot underneath. I've never had a problem.


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  6. lairdb

    lairdb Solo Diver

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    How thin? I don’t have a lot in the toolbox, but all mine is too big for the factory hole.
     
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  7. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    I measure it at 1/8" / 3 mm. I did this a few years ago and I don't remember whether the bungee was sold as metric or imperial.
     
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  8. jagfish

    jagfish The man behind the fish ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi and thank you for the positive feedback.
    There actually is a bungee size that fits there, I've had some comments on the vid about that. I think I have some but have been too lazy to hook it up. I hear you on the cave line as another option, including popping the cave line off. That pop off kinda startled me, thought I'd broken it!
     
  9. greeniguana

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    1/8" fits fine. 20201025_173347.jpg
     
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  10. Gareth J

    Gareth J Manta Ray

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