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Dry suit knee sqeeze

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Amir930, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: London
    I thought it was a water scuba diving board not a firefighter one :/

    I met a guy who was diving in the middle of summer in Malta in a drysuit. He said that it was the only suit he had and he had no wetsuit, and didn’t have the money to buy one at the moment as he was saving for a wing.
  2. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

    לכל אחד יש את שלו, אפילו המשוגעים

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  3. Gjoyce3

    Gjoyce3 Angel Fish

    For me, the pressure behind the knees was not squeeze, but rather a result of my undergarment being too long. As I kicked the material would bunchu p at the knees - very noticeable in that I would loose a lot of flexibility and get pressure marks / bruising behind my knees. Getting shorter pants worked wonders in this respect. It was all very weird as at 6'2" I generally consider myself on the tall side, but 4th element Arctic pants seem to be made for basketball players. The year after I bought them, they came out in short sizes.

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  4. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario Canada
    Amir 930...

    We're all different...and of all the challenges faced by divers trying new gear for the first time...dry-suits can be the most challenging...

    Try contacting the manufacturer and discussing your concern with their tech department...

    They'll be the most familiar with common issues relating to their own product...they may even have their own web based customer feed-back template where your concern may have been addressed by other customers...and satisfactorily resolved...

    Dive Safe...enjoy your new suit...

  5. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    I was also thinking it might be material bunching up rather than what we typically experience when we hear "squeeze" and "drysuit" together. However, I was thinking that perhaps the drysuit's material was too small rather than the undergarment. I guess undergarment makes at least as much sense if not more since it probably isn't made to measure like the suit.
  6. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Israel
    why not just dive with out a suit? i hate suits, i only wear one when i know ill freeze with out one.
    I'm a pretty big fella so i know i might not be the best example but in the peak of summer i dont even consider taking my suit with me, bathing suit and rash guard is the way to go.
    A 2mm vest MAYBE if i get chilly but that is very very rare [at 30-35C]
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