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which Dry suit

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by medic13, Feb 22, 2011.

which one of these dry suits ? would you recomend

  1. Whites Hazmat Public Safety Drysuit

    16.7%
  2. Whites Enviro Com 10

    2.1%
  3. DUI Public Safety TLS350

    39.6%
  4. other please list if other

    45.8%
  1. medic13

    medic13 Public Safety Diver

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    Location: carthage NC
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    OK bear in mind we are a small team with very limited budget , most diving in small lakes , streams , pounds , and quarries , occasional golf course pond , so we are looking for getting away from out wet suits and moving to dry suit entire team of ten members ,
    we are currently looking at two suits actually three but thing one out of our price range .
    one being DUI .Public Safety TLS350
    other two are whites :
    Enviro Com 10 Drysuit
    Hazmat Public Safety Drysuit
    bear in mind we only had 8 call out in last year.
    but train monthly and with some of the surrounding counties we work real close with and train with ,
    advantage i see with the Enviro is cheaper and lighter over all but still a compatible suit , since most our water is contaminated mostly probably with fertilizers golf course , others who knows as most are small streams lakes ect ,
    on other hand the other whites suit is full contaminated water suit ,
    so what would you do ?
     
  2. elan

    elan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Why CLX is not in the list ?
     
  3. medic13

    medic13 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: carthage NC
    1,499
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  4. explorer08

    explorer08 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Turkey
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    In contaminated waters I swear on Viking suits.
    http://www.vikingdiving.com/

    I use a Viking Pro, that is the ancestor of the Pro 1000, together with dry gloves and a FFM.
     
  5. a22shady

    a22shady Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New Jersey
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    Bare Tri-lam suit (HD Tech-Dry). It's very durable, they offer Lifetime warranty on seams and workmanship. And come in at a better Pricepoint then most. Also I am sure if your purchasing a couple you can get an even better deal.
     
  6. ditch-diver

    ditch-diver Instructor, Scuba

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    My $0.02 worth.

    If you want the industry standard for working divers, go with Viking if you can afford it. Get the contaminated water valves

    I cannot comment on the DUI as I have never worked in one. I have worked with several dive teams I hold in very high regard who use them and love them and the suits seem to be holding up fine under the work

    The Whites Hazmat has held up wonderfully in PSd for us.., we have had numerous suits from them in the field for a number of yers now and have had no problems with them

    Tested the BARE HD for PSD for a couple years. Fantastic suit, would get it in a second for recreational diving, it is, IMO not a working suit. Just for one..., neoprene boots are hard to decontaminate. I would go Viking, then Whites Hazmat then the DUI (because I can't place it any higher without first hand knowledge.
     
  7. dittrimd

    dittrimd Force Fin Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Coventry, CT
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    I have a Viking pro that cost $2600 with under garment hazmat valves. Guys on our team bought DUI TLS350 Public safety that was right around the same amount with options. For me the Viking is fantastic, durable easily repairable and all around great suit. It is tough to go cheap when you are talking about PSD gear. Our team is an all volunteer team but we do everything we can to meet the accepted standards and protect our divers. Good luck on your search.

    Mark D.
     
  8. medic13

    medic13 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: carthage NC
    1,499
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    well so far whites haven't helped allot they say both will work but that The Hazmat suit is a double layer of polyurethane material and the Enviro Com 10 is a single layer coated on a nylon core. The seams are stitched and then fused with a Polyurethane tape at 635 degrees Celsius. The material is exactly the same as on the outside of the Hazmat; the difference is on the inside.
     
  9. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Post Falls, Idaho
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    We have USIA in the main stream which are replacing our DUI's and White's. We still have Vikings for the real dirty stuff. I'm still in the DUI's (50/50 and TLS 350) and will stay there as I'll be pulling the plug before to long. The 50/50 for recovery and the 350 for rescue.
     
  10. elan

    elan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Oh Does it need to be decontaminated ? Would you dive waters that need decontamination of the suits after wards? If yes I think than not using cordura makes sense. I think a Viking would be a good choice.
     

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