Well , when we set off , good and early , for the Brighton Marina , little did we know what a pain the dive was going to be! Setting-up the kit on the pontoon before the arrival of open water students was a good idea, good because we discovered Phil's kit had a leak in the High Pressure hose. The fact that it had only used once (in a pool) since its last service didn't make feel any better either! Fortunately there was time to get a spare set of regs brought to the Marina.
With the new regs fitted we don our suits ! Hah! My left cuff seal just gives up and tears ! Oh great this is just fine, I have no wet suit back-up with me! Luckily Saint Alan comes to my rescue and lends me his dry suit. Remarkably it fitted me well and was comfortable (that's a bd sign for you Alan.... you don't want to be my size!)
So after , shall we say a little delay, Phil & I were in the depths of the Marina , well we actually get under the water which was jut under 3m deep adjacent to the pontoon and a massive 5.8m deep in the 'pit' (if you held your computer on the bottom - still this little trick meant my computer showed a greater depth than Phils! I win!)
After a 25 minute bimble amid loads of lost kit I thought I had better hand the dry suit back and exit. Water temperature was 17 Deg C. Then it was look big as Phil & I arranged to have our own kit serviced / repaired (again!).