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Drawbacks of a drysuit


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Posted by Eric S on June 10, 2006 at 13:30:53:

In Reply to: Re: Re: I'm going back to a wetsuit. posted by Eric S on June 10, 2006 at 06:54:54:

My drysuit makes me sweat profusely as I'm gearing up for the dive and if I am doing a shore dive this problem is compounded.
This results in lots of moisture in the drysuit which has no way out. It doesn't matter if I wear high tech undergarments, there's still a lot of sweat in the suit which leads to being cold on the dive. On a multi day trip this can result in piles of damp undergarments which have been changed out and quite the aroma.
There is also the risk of a ripped neck or wrist seal and a faulty jipper which will render the drysuit useless. I always brigh a wetsuit as a back up just in case.
And then there is the issue of a hose and having to deal with adding and dumping air. I would think this would reduce bottom time too with the extra usage.

So these are some of the reasons I'm going back to a wetsuit.



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