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If I drink I have to pee, not a good thing in a drysuit.
Originally Posted by MikeSK
found this to. havent tried it yet...but i'd have to second the "if i drink i have to pee" comment.
...unless your on CCR, dives don't last all that long.
Most people agree that the number one risk factor leading to DCS is dehydration. That is why my cave instructor said that anyone who does not install a P-valve on a dry suit will probably avoid proper hydration for this reason and thus intentionally risk dehydration and DCS. (And, yes, they have them for women, too.)
I do not dive rebreathers. I have had to do a couple of open circuit deco dives without a P-valve (various reasons) that were sheer agony for me.
there're lots of hydration systems out there that could creatively be used while diving. I use a camelback system when hiking, etc. and I don't see a problem rigging the bladder and hose for use while diving. I also like the idea of bringing a capri sun packet just in case (except I always seem to have problems poking that little straw into the packet).
I am a Capri Sun consuming expert.
It takes a few tries to get the technique down of inhale, draw in, swallow, inhale...repeat, but you can get it pretty quick.
I always just settle to the bottom, and you will probably ingest a couple of drops of water along the way, but well worth the trouble.
Charter member of the NAABELF!
(North American Association of Bigots for the Elimination of Lion Fish.)
I am partial to Coasties and P.J's, because they carry band-aids and are like 911 for Seals, Rangers, Recon, and Pilots.
It's all about fun folks!
we just came back from st. lucia were we all took capri sun squeeze pouches. Very easy and refreshing and not that hard to do. Tried the biofilter for the wife- way to much hassle to attatch then add water then dry etc, etc. (actually leaked the way the manual described ) DM hooked it up differntly and was fine but agree with other replys on a differnt thread regarding the filter - just another point of failure ,switched her to a sherwood oasis reg works great. Juice boxes that are chilled before the dive hit the spot while drifting along.