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Drysuit hose when not using a drysuit

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by BlueTrin, Jan 10, 2019 at 11:27 AM.

  1. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Although it's not really a dry suit hose, since I haven't been diving dry lately, I leave a longish inflator hose clipped to the left hip D-ring, as above. It has a Dive Alert on the end and is also useful for inflating an SMB. If I needed it for a dry suit, the Dive Alert would just get clipped in a pocket unless needed.

    (It looks like I grew up not too far from you, a little north of Mt. Clemens.)
     
  2. -JD-

    -JD- Eclecticist ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Short term, tuck it down along the tank. Ignore it.
    Long term, remove and put a port plug in.
     
  4. Divegoose

    Divegoose Divemaster

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    Like others, when I am on a warm water trip, I remove the dry suit hose, then re-install it once I return home.

    Divegoose
     
  5. ajduplessis

    ajduplessis Solo Diver

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    Remove the hose, it only takes a moment to take off and plug.
     
  6. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. tmassey

    tmassey Barracuda

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    Hmm... mine’s long enough that it extends about 8 inches past my left hip d-ring. The Velcro wire tie effectively does the same thing as a snap bolt. I’m not thrilled with the dangly. But if I bend it back so it doesn’t dangle, it creates a loop, which I like less. I was thinking you might clip it off on your left shoulder d ring.

    I rarely dive just a single dive in a wetsuit: it’s usually for a warm-water trip, so I just take it off. Maybe I should use a shorter drysuit hose? Or just not try to be lazy? :)
     
  8. Fires

    Fires Instructor, Scuba

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    Ah okay, I understand
     
  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @tmassey I am fairly tall and I use a DSS or Freedom long pattern plate when I dive so my hip d-rings are a few inches lower than they would be on a normal backplate.
    If you are doing a big dedicated trip, or go through defined seasonal changes then I would just take it off and put the port plug in. I very regularly swap between wetsuit and drysuit *often on the same trip while cave diving*, so I need to have a system in place to handle that.
     
  10. tmassey

    tmassey Barracuda

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    Hmm... I can see that a few inches longer on the plate and a few inches shorter on the hose could make all the difference...

    How tall are you? I’m 6’ 2.25” tall and with a 32” inseam. The inseam is short for someone that height: I have a long torso to make up for it. I’ve thought about the long plate, but have never used one. How much value is the long plate to you?
     
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