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Have anyone tried Military Drysuits?

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by amtaher, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. amtaher

    amtaher Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: egypt
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    I am searching for a drysuit these days, Im a big dan of sturdy military grade stuff.
    Are the military drysuits better than the ones on the market
    Where can I buy them online?
     
  2. Efka76

    Efka76 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
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    You have to buy Seaskin Nova :) they produce drysuits for military.
     
  3. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
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    In the US, an Oregon company called USIA makes the suits for the military. They do a camo drysuit that I'm jonesing for. .
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  4. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    Good for diving in a submerged forest.
     
  5. Scuba Cobra

    Scuba Cobra Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Jacksonville NC
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    I use to dive a military drysuit made by typhoon. Great quality.

    Depending on the unit, suits are normal off the shelf suits. SEAL's are using whites fusion drysuits.

    DUI is being used as well amoungs other branches.
     
  6. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    Something to be considered is if a specific military drysuit will be sold to an individual. Maybe, maybe not.
     
  8. michael-fisch

    michael-fisch Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Germany
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    Doesn't look like anything a normal diver would want to try more than once.
    exhaust valve located middle of the chest, intake valve on the front of the left thigh and no warm collar option.
    looks like a drysuit designed by a committee of people whe have never seen water othen than as ice cubes in their bourbon n cokes. The socks are certainly very comfortable for walking over a styrofoam floor, and painfull for walking over anything hard, like a pebble beach.
    30 years ago the US army in europe had DUI CF200s for the divers in their pontoon bridging units, unfortunately once bought they stayed in stock for at least 10 years past the date where seals no longer sealed and zippers had started to leak.
    Military dive gear usually was state of the art, 20 years before the military got it. If I wanted something to dive well, I'd look elsewhere.

    Michael
     
  9. amtaher

    amtaher Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: egypt
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    Im not out for a camo drysuit, they wont fit any of my needs, just wondering if it is more durable?
     
  10. amtaher

    amtaher Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: egypt
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    Are the ones for the Seals limited to a certain depth, given that they dive to maximum 6-10m on a Oxy rebreather
     

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