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My First Ocean Dive In A Dry Suit
PSD - 7/18/2013 6:05 AM
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Last week, Dan from Divevets gave me a 12 minute pool course on how to dive in a dry suit, in exchange for a bottle of $25 Scotch. Let’s see - use your BCD for buoyancy, put air in your dry suit when you feel ball squeeze and come up with your exhaust valve higher [...]


OUBobcat - 7/31/2013 7:21 PM
Just keep diving the drysuit. It will become a lot more easier with more
dives. I got one last year and hated it the first few dives. I was
almost to the point of never putting it back on. Then about after 15
dives it seemed to all come together and I got the hang of it. Now I
never want to dive wet again.
I never use my suit for bouyancy. I was always told to use the BCD for buoyancy and just enough air in the suit to remove the death squeeze. One other thing I found out after a few dives. Before ascending, I dump all air out of my BC that way I only have to concentrate on venting the suit which can be quite the task for new drysuit divers. Good luck with the suit.
PSD - 7/31/2013 8:18 PM
Thank you!
jeremy4219 - 7/25/2013 6:45 PM
just wondering why he has you using your bcd for buoyancy in a dry suit when I was was taught to dive dry I was taught to use my suit for buoyancy and only use my bcd at the surface
PSD - 7/25/2013 9:36 PM
Why? Not sure. I was taught to put air in my dry suit when I get "ball squeeze." It worked for me, but one dry suit dive in, I can’t honestly say. Sorry.