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Posted by CalAbDiver on July 24, 2001 at 10:03:46:

In Reply to: Re: Drysuits and BC's posted by MHK on July 24, 2001 at 09:31:37:

ok i will definitely keep the air low in my drysuit. obviously some air in the suit would be good so that water wont leak in.

some people speak of "suit squeeze" but other than compromising warmth, that doesnt seem like it would be a problem other than possible leakage.

i personally dont think it is worth paying $200 for some agency's drysuit course, and then learning to do it wrong somebody else's way. however, some people do need a course like that. plus it is one more way to Put Another Dollar In.

personally i dont recommend drysuit diving to anyone unless they are either really skinny, or else going out on boats a lot where it is cold on the boat while you wait between dives, or else going really deep for a tech course and hanging for deco.

i have gotten my butt chewed out by store owners, however, for expressing my negative views on drysuits to customers & students. i can see why they object. my $2000 Zeagle drysuit cost most than any single piece of equipment i have bought so far, even more than my O2 cleaned ScubaPro Mark 20 & S600 regulator with SPG & DG & Octo on it.

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