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Re: Re: Re: Finite discussion


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Posted by jlyle on February 21, 2006 at 17:35:27:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Finite discussion posted by Chuck Tribolet on February 21, 2006 at 17:08:27:

Hey, Chuck!

You're absolutely right, five to seven pounds of air in a tank, but, I'm not putting five pounds of buoyancy in my drysuit. I'm slightly negative at the beginning of the dive and only add small amounts of air to the drysuit to maintain warmth and make up for squeeze at depth. My lungs alone provide more than enough lift to handle the changes from full to empty with a single tank. With doubles it would definitely be different.

I've been diving dry for ten years, doing a hundred-plus dives per year, and taking underwater pictures for three years. I love my drysuit and never have had any heads-down problems, stuck valves, or catastrophic floods (knock on wood).

I hate having air in my BC! In fact, I hate having to use a BC at all - maybe it's time for a backpack.

"just a suit" guy.

Jim




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