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#353346 Dry Suits - How to?

Posted by smk82 on 13 October 2014 - 01:08 AM

Typically, I use my wing for buoyancy, and just take the squeeze off with the drysuit. I normally open all valves on descent, then when I'm almost at the bottom shut the drysuit constant volume dump valve (autodump), then open 1/2 turn. I put enough air in as I descent to take of the squeeze, but then regulate my depth on the wing. Make sure your zip is well lubricated, and doesn't catch on the undergarments, and don't pull directly on the neck/wrist seals especially if they are latex - my friend was in a hurry to dive once and did just that - result - ripped neck seal and a missed dive for him.


It shouldn't take you more than a couple of dives to get used to it, just make sure that you do a weight check with the new suit as it will affect your buoyancy, especially if your wearing a thick undersuit..

#353345 Dry Suits

Posted by smk82 on 13 October 2014 - 01:02 AM

Speaking as a UK diver who dives year around when the warmest it gets in the UK is ~18/19C a drysuit is a must for a comfortable dive if your doing longer dives or multiple dives in the same day. If your doing just one relatively short dive a day, you can probably get away with a suitable wetsuit. For sheer comfort however, a good fitting dry-suit is a must. After 15 years of diving, 14 in a drysuit, i certainly wouldn't dive in a wetsuit in water that cold if I had a choice! Drysuit all the way..

#350866 slightly used Olympus OMD EM-5 with Nauticam Housing,12-50 and 9-18 included

Posted by smk82 on 27 July 2014 - 08:55 AM

Would you be willing to separate items? If so, would like a cost for the 9-18 port and gear or one with the 9-18 lens/gear and port?

#349915 m43 vs rx100 + wet lenses

Posted by smk82 on 06 July 2014 - 09:36 AM

Ive just swapped from an s95/twin strobe to a m43(em10) setup. Havent dived it yet but will let you know!