Anyone live close to a dive shop

Discussion in 'Diving, Collecting and Environmental Discussions' started by FransSny, 13 Jan 2012.

  1. FransSny

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    Hi guys , hope someone can help me out...

    I am looking for two Mares Stream Purge Snorkels , cant find any out in the sticks where I live (hell cant even find a dive shop !)

    If any divers are close to a dive shop I will happily EFT money for purchase and postage.

    Thanx
     
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    Will have a look in alpha dive center, strand for u Frans, do u particularly want Mares or any other make of snorkel with purge valve?
     
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    i do but its in jhb
     
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    Will look around this weekend. Mares not very well represented here.
     
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    Hi Frans, we are trying our local dive shop in Durban, will get price and let you know, Anita
     
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    Thanx a mil Anita !!! Really Appreciated

    Yip , that seems a issue in CT , thanks though for the effort Len

    Thanks bud ! I Like that model as it has a dual purge system so would prefer that
     
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    Will check her at a place called Dive Den ... used to specialize in Mares ... Will let you know ....
     
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    No luck in Durban either Frans, the dive shop here is Underwater World 031-3375530, speak to Dean, (good guy), if he can recommend another type I will gladly send it to you.....cheers Anita
     
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    Thanks a mil for your effort Anita , if I dont come right I will give him a call.

    Thanx Chicka ...really appreciated...its weird once you found that perfect piece of equipment , you dont really want to change :p
     
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    I live like 800m from one will check for you....
     
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    Rob Allen dive factory in durban= 0313012241
     
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    Cool tanx so much for all the effort so far guys , I will follow up on all your advice. Damn MASA is a nice place:thumbup:
     
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    Frans, why in paticular that model? Also why with the purge valve? Is it for scuba or snorkling, I wouldn't recomend a purge valve for snorkling.

    Mares is a good brand, but I prefer diving with out a purge (all freediving), and my snorkel I always just buy a cressi, or one of the other cheaper brands, as long as it is black, but then make sure I use a comfy mouth piece.

    But I think give the dive factory in durban a ring, real lakka guys there also.
     
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    Is Frans not up to some fancy DIY? :)
     
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    LOL

    Agreed magman, for normal snorkeling a purge is not really that important , but I use mine for both scuba and snorkel. Also when crayfish or alikruekel hunting ...some of the buggers sit quite deep and then a purge comes in handy.

    My wife uses a cressi and to be 100 % honest , I am not unhappy with it , the Mares just have a lekker fit for me personally and the dual purge works lekker.

    I bought a cheap "no name" brand yesterday (as crayfish season closes soon...I still need to get a catch or two in !) in the meantime I will give the DBN guys a call, unfortunately the cape town stores are very limited in terms of what they carry

    Thanks a mil again for all the help guys !:thumbup:
     
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    Several dive shops in Jozi shall phone and check you for.
     
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    Thanx guys for helping , came right in Johazzardburgh
     
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    Are you sorted bud? If not I know the owner of the dive shop here and I can ask, or I can organuise you their number, tag me in on the conversation if you need me to help boet ;)
     
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    Thanks Les for the offer , came right with the snorkel :) Now if I can just find a pair of decent short snorkeling fins....my normal fins are killing me in between the kelp forests !
     
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    you need some 'volo power's, some for sale in cash crusaders somerset mall for R600, think size 8 :)
     

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