Re: Re: Right on, Greg, but you forgot...

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Walt on December 28, 2005 at 08:35:20:

In Reply to: Re: Right on, Greg, but you forgot... posted by Max Bottomtime on December 27, 2005 at 17:16:11:

If you want to wear more lead, buy a dry duit
I wear less lead with my drysuit than I did in my wetsuit.
A: (Farmer John's don't count - their buoyancy stinks) Bet you dive with less lead on your wetsuit these days...you're just getting better!

If you want another point of potential failure, buy a dry suit
Apparantly you've never had to patch holes in a wetsuit.
A: Actually I was thinking about the inflator. I'm on AquaSeal's preferred customer list; my beach suit is about 50% AquaSeal these days (slight exageration). When my wetsuit leaks I don't notice it...when my friends with dry suits leak, they're done (unless they can find some duct tape!)

If you don't want to use that suit for free diving, buy a dry suit
That goes without saying.
A: see point 1

If you don't want to pout hot water from the hot tub down your suit, buy a dry suit
That water will eventually cool. If you have a good drysuit, you get out of it warm and dry.
A: Yes, but it feels soooo darn good!

If you can hold your pee indefinitely, buy a dry suit
I never peed in my wetsuit in 800 dives, I can handle a drysuit even easier.
A: Necessity is the mother of bladder control...

If you're a male and like wearing 'condoms', buy a dry suit
I only wear a condom if I'm getting wet in another way.

The only time I am willing to wear my wetsuit these days is when the drysuit is in the shop. Like any other piece of gear, it requires maintenance and occasionally repair.

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