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Drysuit Dump Valves

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by ScubaFeenD, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. ScubaFeenD

    ScubaFeenD Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Anyone here have any opinions on Apeks high profile compared to apeks low profile dump valves? I know there used to be some issue with leaking that the low profile valve was supposed to have, but I am not happy with my high profile valve and am thinking of changing to the low profile valve (DUI says that the issue has been resolved). Does anyone here with experience with either have any comments, good or bad?

  2. Rainer

    Rainer DIR Practitioner

    I've always been happier with Si-Tech dump valves...
  3. ScubaFeenD

    ScubaFeenD Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Higher flow than Apeks high profile? Any leakage issues?
  4. Rainer

    Rainer DIR Practitioner

    About the same flow (perhaps slight nod to the ST), I just personally haven't had as many issues with the ST. I didn't like the low profile Apeks at all (but if they've changed, I can't speak to that).
  5. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    Had a high profile Apeks once. It leaked when it was new. Back to SiTechs . . .
  6. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    Funny, I've had issues with the sitech ones on multiple occasions.

    I like the high profile Apeks, personally.
  7. ucfdiver

    ucfdiver DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Orlando, FL
    I have a high profile Apex with no issues. Had a low profile apex that leaked, have also had a si tech with no issues.
  8. gkndivebum

    gkndivebum CCR Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Kona, Hawaii
    I have two suits - one with a SiTech valve and one with a low-profile Apeks. The SiTech works flawlessly.
    The Apeks valve weeps a little bit if it's all the way open. If it gets worse, I'll replace it with a SiTech.

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