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Cold water Q's

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by LakerPride, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. KD8NPB

    KD8NPB Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Summerville, SC
    Which model are you guys runnin'?

    I'm in the process of outfitting our local volunteer department with some Viking Protechs! It is EPDM on top of stretchy lycra, so they're a lot more comfortable than the old interior fabric. They weigh a lot less too.
  2. MADiveGirl

    MADiveGirl Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    I started with a Bare Nex Gen and love it. It was HIGHLY recommended to me by my friend who got me into diving - he's a 20 year+ diver, has 100's of dives on his current Bare suit, has been a commercial diver, etc., so knows a variety of drysuits - his favorite is his ancient Bare Nex Gen that's still going strong. After all of my research before I got mine, I came to the conclusion that for $1100 it's a GREAT deal on a very good suit. I considered the Fusion based on everything I read here, but couldn't justify the extra $$$$ it would have cost me. My LDS that carries both DUI and Bare couldn't give me a reason not to get the Bare - they also (as did other distributors who carried other brands) could say nothing bad about it and recommended it highly.

    I love mine (ok, all 30 dives on it, but I found it easy to learn to dive and won't look back - dry is the way to go!).
  3. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
    I also started with a Bare Nexgen and they are a great suit and great value. I now dive a Fusion and find that it is easier to dive, there is almost no air bubble to be concerned about. Based on Whites recent performance I don't have any hesitation to recommend their suits and I am confident that there latest offering will satisfy most divers. My Bare is now my backup and still going strong although it is probably about time I replaced the zipper.
  4. LakerPride

    LakerPride Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    I broke down and spent the cash, I went and got measured for a DUI TLS350. I put off a lot of other spending to make this happen but man I love this suit! I also picked up a new Halcyon eclipse. I have been diving Lake Superior all summer long and with the exception of the one time I flooded the suit (completely my fault) I was toasty and comfortable. I also picked up a Fourth Element top and bottom undergarment so I have been in water 68 degrees down to 40 degrees and love every minute of it.
  5. Sheri SGR

    Sheri SGR Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: California
    We have some reviews of a handful of drysuits on our website Your Scuba Reviews Scuba diving, scuba gear reviews, scuba diving tra Check the new gear page. I personally dive with a Scubapro Everdry4 - Neoprene, close fitting, similar feel to diving in a wetsuit but dry - price is around $1200. My buddy uses Apollo Bio Dry it is also a neoprene 4mm with a great valve system (wrist, bicep and two on the outer ankles) making venting air from the feet a no brainer. Price is around $1800 - a little more money but if you are a newer diver the ankle valves are priceless.
  6. TryAnythingForIt

    TryAnythingForIt Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Fransisco/California
    I have about 19 to 1 experience in cold water over warm water. :(

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