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Drysuit squeeze and feet over head

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by cruisekingkris, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

    According to the guy who came up with the concept, it is a very tight fitting suit designed for cavers who spend hours riding on DPVs and need to absolutely reduce suit drag. It’s a very special purpose suit.
  2. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
  3. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 Public Safety Diver

    As @PfcAJ mentioned, its simple. You're getting squeeze because you're not adding enough gas to the suit.

    Solution - You have to add enough gas so its comfortably snug. If you feel very uncomfortable, could be your suit doesn't fit right with a large bubble moving around. or its a stability/ buoyancy issue. You'll be a bit narked at 130 feet on air anyway so maybe thats why you're uncomfortable also.
    Get a day of training drysuit ascents with a quality instructor.
  4. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 Public Safety Diver

    So you basically want him to have an epileptic seizure on the surface to "help with mobility".
    Placing your undergarments where its comfortable is part of getting dressed before the dive, not just before you descend.
    Sure, do your own thing though.
  5. DiveTucson

    DiveTucson Nassau Grouper

    I will bow down to the DIR diving god you must be but maybe you should think about this.

    This takes 15-30 seconds and greatly helps with mobility. It’s very smooth and quick and moves the bubble around the entire suit.

    Where did I learn this little trick; from a very well respected GUE instructor while brushing up on some teaching strategies to assist students with mobility issues.

    So maybe before you are such an ass, you either say nothing at all or give it a try. I was attempting to provide feedback to help a diver with a specific question.

    What was the purpose of your post?
  6. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
    Well, that’s your “camp”, but not everyone is the same. I have large 14W size feet, and very large calves (my best feature I’m told).. so even with a custom fitted suit, I can get an air pocket around my ankles. In cave diving, you absolutely cannot totally avoid going into a feet up position. I know how to recover, and deal with it, but it’s annoying, and can force me out of trim at the worst possible time.

    I have a pair of Dive Rite leg Gaters that virtually eliminate the problem.

    I wouldn’t dispute the above comments, but I was told it was to better allow a horizontal trim w arms out front.

    perhaps the op, might consider one of the fusion suits?

    also choice of base layer and thermal layer could allow a little more “slide” when the suit is tight.
    Dark Wolf likes this.
  7. jale

    jale Barracuda

    it is just call "physics".
    You just expect it and if you have put the correct amount of gas before you head down it should be easily managed. just relax.
  8. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago
    The Fusion suits make the problem far worse. I actually think that's what OP has.

    Personal note, empathize with the large calf small ankle problem.
    dewdropsonrosa likes this.
  9. Ryan Mcshane

    Ryan Mcshane Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Scotland

    I do this before every dive. It’s especially helpful when you’ve got lots of heavy kit to put on as your undergarments move. It was your fundies instructor that showed me the trick so wind your neck in :wink:
    OrcasC205 likes this.
  10. cruisekingkris

    cruisekingkris Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey

    Does anyone have a quick video of this head down wiggle dance?

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