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To new FEMALE divers

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by girldiverllc, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. TheRavenCT

    TheRavenCT Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Austin, TX
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    I am also tiny, and most women are petite. I think there are probably two BCs in the market for my size. Luckily, wetsuits help me get away with an imperfect fit. Are most women divers NOT petite?
     
  2. SubMariner

    SubMariner C'est Moi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: A Canuck Conch
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    Ooh... is THAT ever a loaded question!!! :shocked2:

    BCs, like women, come in all different sizes. I advise choosing the one that fits comfortably with the most common exposure protection that you wear. Could be a jacket, could be a hybrid, could be bp/w. Use whatever works best for you.
     
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  3. invadedbyiceland

    invadedbyiceland Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Roatan, Honduras
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    Definitely agree with the drysuit thing...I'm 5'9 and 130 pounds with big feet, rental drysuits are an absolute nightmare. Apparently if you're my build, I need to weigh 200lbs to fit an off the rack dry suit.
     
  4. Gilldiver

    Gilldiver Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Northeast US
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  5. otterfox

    otterfox Angel Fish

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    Im my OW class, my final two dives were with only one other student. He was a very nice older gentlemen, but by the end of our dives, we had assumed some rather awkward positions for buddy towing and such. I can see why pairing women together just makes things run smoothly. From a student's perspective, I would prefer to be paired with a less distracting buddy. [​IMG]
     
  6. Dsix36

    Dsix36 Solo Diver

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    Maybe the females in my OW class were a bit more vocal than most, but several things were discussed. Diving during periods, adjusting chest straps in a manner to avoid smashing their boobs, and possible issues with crotch straps causing a pinching situation (males can be effected with this also).

    The long hair discussion was directed at me and then progessed to the issues with a long beard. Fortunately neither of the females had this problem to deal with.

    Peeing in a wetsuit was also discussed and we all came to a very obvious conclusion. Just let it go and rinse the suit after the dive.
     
  7. Natkins

    Natkins Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Southern CA
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    I do not like the braid as my Hair is very long and tangles in a braid. I wear a swim cap under my hood to keep my hair in place.
     
  8. Bexny

    Bexny PADI Pro

    # of Dives:
    Location: Ko Lipe, Thailand
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    Diving during your period on a boat with a single squat toilet that empties directly under the boat, no toilet paper, no bin - I wish someone had prepared me for the logistical challenges of a 3 dive day trip on a boat like that! Well, I wound up finding a plastic baggie somewhere and then tossed out my rubbish as discreetly as I could into the general bin on the boat. The next day, I used two super tampons which lasted me the entire day. The next boat I worked on had real western style flushing toilets with toilet paper and bins, I thought I was in heaven!
     

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