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JBL Hydro Seals Aqua Plugs

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by dead dog, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. dead dog

    dead dog Solo Diver

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  2. Oitzu

    Oitzu Angel Fish

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    In the past i used DOC ́s Pro Plugs but they are hard to fit correctly.
    I never heard about the Hydro Seal Plugs they look interesting from a fitting point of view.
    But i wonder how they "allows user to pressure clear ears".
    I can not directly spot a hole in them or something similiar.
     
  3. Oitzu

    Oitzu Angel Fish

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    I can probably give you feedback in a few weeks. :D
    I researched a little bit, and ordered a pair from the USA.
    Shipping will take a while to germany but it's the only place where i could find them.
     
  4. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    I've used them both. JBL work fine. Since they go IN your ears more they are a bit more stable (less likely to get lost) and somewhat easier to fit.
    Yes, they do have a tiny equalization hole.
     
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  5. Oitzu

    Oitzu Angel Fish

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    I'm the kind of guy thats getting a ear infection just by looking at salt water.
    So the standard procedure got: Dving with plugs and hood, afterwards rinsing with fresh water and ear drops.
    Altough the ProPlugs come in about 8 different sizes none of that fits me well enough to dive without a hood.
    Would be great if these fit better, the fact that these seal in the ears and not at the conchal bowl got my hopes up. :)
     
  6. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    Yeah, the Proplugs just about have to have a hood to feel secure with them. I always dive with a hood so that's not an issue.
    The JBL use both the 'plug' and the concha bowl to secure. You might be OK with them.

    FWIW I wouldn't bother with a fresh water rinse. Ear beer is about 90% water diluting the acetic acid and isopropyl anyway.
     
  7. Oitzu

    Oitzu Angel Fish

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    Received the JBL-Plugs about 2 days ago. Really happy with them, perfect fit.
    Yay~ for no longer diving with hood in warm water. :)
     
  8. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    I suggest you still continue at least a quick ear beer rinse after each dive. Make that ear canal hostile to bugs.
     

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