NEMES1S wrote:I thought it would take more to become accustomed to the suit but it didnt really I had two good dives today and even hovering at the saftey stops wasnt a problem.
Either way I found it awesome,the uncanny ability that all my DM mates and instructors have of being effortlessly suspended in space is now explained.Very good bouyancy is capable with the dry suit,I must say I am impressed.
Yup. Whoever started the myth that diving in drysuits is hard has a lot to answer for.... air goes in here, air comes out here, don't put too much in and stay neutrally buoyant.
I love teaching OW classes to people in drysuits - they take to it straight away!!
Dry suits rock - you put the air where you want it, and it puts you in the position you want to be, A bit of air in the boots pulls you up to being horizontal.... bend your knees, trap it there and you look uber-cool!!
Glad you enjoyed it. So, the question is, will the wetsuit come out in summer or will you end up diving dry all year around?!?!
NEMES1S wrote:Wet suit in Summer? I doubt it, I think my wet suit will be on Trade Me sooner rather than later...
And yeah that was something I did have a play with was when I felt it tight in the legs would go slightly head first feet up and the air would shift inside the suit to the area of my legs,I however found absolutely no bouyancy from the feet as a few guys said that I would need ankle weights...
Doesn't really work if you flutter kick - as every time you kick it pumps the air around the suit, but if you frog kick it works quite well.
You shouldn't need ankle weights - particularly in the Otter, as the boots themselves are quite heavy. Just dive it loads and you find what works for you.
Am excited about the 16th... I'm kinda wondering if anyone will be diving in a wetsuit on the boat!?!?!?
NEMES1S wrote:Ahhh now I understand why most of the times the Divers in the Sea Hunters frog kick opposed to flutter and there lies my answer,I initially thought the cyclic nature of the movemet didnt disturb as much silt,but now I get it...
sunkarm wrote:Andy, what about those Gaiter stuff u put on your feet to reduce air going there?
sunkarm wrote:I will b switching to trilaminate in 6 weeks from very old non-compressed 5mm Bravo drysuit to front-zip trilaminate. Will i be having bit of getting used to? I heard with Trilam, i will get more air migration.
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