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Safety margin of backplate/ wing if drysuit floods or other problems ?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Roger Hobden, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Scuba_Aaron

    Scuba_Aaron Solo Diver

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    I cringe every time someone mentions using the suit for buoyancy. As a dry suit diver, you should be able to manage the dry suit and the wing.
     
  2. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

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    As an aside, the above is why you should check with a GUE instructor before settling on the wing and tank you want to use if you take Fundamentals. The usual wing that's recommended for a single tank for GUE is a donut wing with 30 lbs of lift. For doubles, the same with 40 lbs of lift.
     
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  3. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Getting out of the water is where the real fun begins. it happened to my wife on a shore dive and we had break her down and doff the suit in the water. Having witnessed her situation I can't imagine getting up into a boat wearing a truly flooded suit.
     

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