Posted by AADIVER on February 20, 2001 at 07:41:47:
In Reply to: Re: 1st Dry suit dive - Gators: how much $? - what advantages? posted by John Walker on February 19, 2001 at 13:58:31:
Thanks for the itemization. Here's mine:
"1) Ankle weights require extra enery, gator don't" MAYBE FOR SPEED DIVING, BUT NOT FOR DOWN AND UP
"2) Gator keep the calf of your drysuit from capturing air so you feet don't float so much and fins don't pop off (that actaully two advantages)"
FEET DON'T FLOAT WITH ANKLES, FINS HAVE NEVER POPPED OFF
"3) Then you kick in a baggie suit the ruffles suit material creates eddy current which slow your kick and the suit legs rub together. Gator prevent this. (thats actually two as well)" KICKING WITH FORCE FINS, NO "EDDY CURRENT"; LEGS DON'T RUB TOGETHER.
John, I get the impression that all this DIR streamlining, slipstreaming is designed for speed diving, i.e., covering the maximum amount of bottom real estate per dive. Not an issue with most wreck or wall diving.
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