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Nato strap

Discussion in 'Diving Into New Gear' started by David2019, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. David2019

    David2019 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
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    Hi all, anyone know where I can get a nato strap to replace the strap on my Oceanic Geo 2.0 that's long enough to fit around a wetsuit? I'm thinking 13 inches? I've only found one place, and it's 25 lbs + 10 for shipping. Kind of a lot for a strap.

    I'd rather not buy the OEM one for $45.

    Thanks.
     
  2. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron Nassau Grouper

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  3. davehicks

    davehicks Barracuda

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    I use that strap with a dry suit or wet suit.
     
  4. cruisekingkris

    cruisekingkris Regular of the Pub

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    I just ordered one. I will post pics when I get it.
     
  5. KDAD

    KDAD Manta Ray

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    I use it also. In gray to match my gray Oceanic Geo 2.0. Added bungie cord to it to fit over bare arm, 3 mm wetsuit or drysuit.
     
  6. GreggS

    GreggS Manta Ray

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  7. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Barracuda

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    If you still have the Geo packaging, check it. There may be an extender in it.

    I have a Geo 2.0 and went for years with it stretched to the limit around my 8mm suit. I always wondered why the Geo strap was so short -- doesn't Oceanic realize some of us use thick wetsuits/drysuits?!?!?

    Recently, I randomly looked in the packaging and saw that there was a strap extender. Whoops.

    Alternatively, if you have an old watch that you don't use with a strap of roughly the same size, you can cut off the strap and rig up an extender yourself. Or if you don't mind being ghetto, just use a strip of plastic or leather and punch some holes in it as an extender.
     
  8. David2019

    David2019 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: San Francisco, CA
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    Thank you so much. The Nitrox-17 was exactly what I was looking for.
     
  9. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ontario
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    When I attempted to put a NATO strap on to my GEO 2, I found that the limiting factor was the thickness of the material used in the strap. I ordered a few different straps and none of them worked. None would fit between the case and the retaining pin. Eventually, I gave up and just put the original straps back on and secured the pins with a drop of Loc-Tite.
     
  10. GreggS

    GreggS Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thomasville, NC
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    Yeah, I had not run across these until this thread. The 12" strap I have is sufficient for a 3mm wetsuit, but I hadn't tried it with my 7mm yet. I went ahead and ordered a couple of the 17" straps just because.

    Thanks for that link @M-Cameron .
     

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