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Yet another drysuit thread.

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Hashime, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. oslo_lau

    oslo_lau Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oslo
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    thanks for the advice Hashime, just need to find a centre and a good buddy
     
  2. Hashime

    Hashime Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern Ontario
    500
    56
    Sure, do you accept calls from google talk?
     
  3. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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    Never used it...I do have Skype though
    diverightinscuba
     
  4. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Plainfield, Illinois, United States
    4,024
    872
    Just installed google talk :wink:

    Mike Pedersen
     
  5. Hashime

    Hashime Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern Ontario
    500
    56
    I had a good chat with rick in your shop, I got some good information thanks.
     
  6. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Plainfield, Illinois, United States
    4,024
    872
    Sounds good :wink: Let us know if you have anymore questions!
     
  7. jhupka

    jhupka Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
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    16
    take a look at santi dry suits too
     
  8. Spg01

    Spg01 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orange County, Ca
    714
    78
    I actually just received my HOG dry suit which I believe is made by USIA. My measurements were sent in with the order and the suit fits very well. I actually had it in the pool for the 1st time last night and the suit worked fine. I just have to work on floaty feet :) But not bad for the 1st time in a dry suit.

    The suit is triple stitched and the stitching inside the suit is sealed with the rubber tape stuff. I can't wait to get out into open water and see how this all works out.
     
  9. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Norway
    7,224
    1,884
    I tried DUI before I ended up buying a BARE suit.
    The suit I ended up with was a CD4ProDry wich is crushed neoprene. The DUI suit i tested was a trilam suit which was very comfortable, but it didnt really keep me dry :/
    Only regret with my BARE suit is the issue of it being too heavy (and warm if going tropical) to take with me on flights.

    Here in Norway, if you want the season to last for a reasonable period of time, Id seriously suggest going dry. Theres a bit of practice to get used to a drysuit, but its not really any magic. A course can be taken, or if you have some decent buddies you can learn it from them.
    Semidry Ive dived down to ~10c (7mill with hooded west) and that was not very pleasant at the end of the first dive and really crappy to get back into the suit for a 2nd..
     
  10. altaskier

    altaskier Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicagoland, USA
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    I'm fortunate to live only 10 minutes away from Dive Right In Scuba. When I went to Our World Underwater (the annual scuba trade show in the Chicago area), the Whites guys said very positive things about Mike at Dive Right In (including their repair/servicing abilities), and I was very happy buying a suit from him. In their shop they carry several brands, and the people at the shop give me the impression that they'll give good advice even if you don't end up buying from them.

    As far as training goes, I did the PADI course in part because I rented both DUI and Whites drysuits before I bought, and having the certification card was a prerequisite to renting. A friend of mine bought a drysuit in Italy, where he's from, and he didn't feel like doing the PADI course. I went through things with him and practiced some skills with him in a quarry (like feet up, multiple slow ascents, etc.) and he now feels quite comfortable with his drysuit. He was already an experienced diver.
     
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