Re: Drysuits and BC's


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Posted by Ken Kurtis on July 23, 2001 at 23:34:32:

In Reply to: Drysuits and BC's posted by Wood on July 23, 2001 at 23:08:28:

Personally,I fill my drysuit (Zeagle) only enough to eliminate the squeeze and/or push away the cold. I use my BC for boucancy control.

The reason is that in an unplanned (aka uncontrolled ascent) I can vent the BC MUCH quicker than I'll ever be able to vent the drysuit.

For a normal ascent, I start by venting the drysuit,then vent the BC as I go up, vent the drysuit again, keep venting the BC, etc.

This definitely flies in the face of the advice that I know that DUI and PADI give, but it's something that I'm not only comfortable with but which also seems to make a lot of sense to me. (And, most importantly, it works.)

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, eef seekers Dive Co.
beverly Hills, Ca.


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