A quick guide to drysuit diving – Part 2 of 2


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Earlier this week we paid consideration to the advantages of drysuits and answered some incessantly requested questions that we get in our Scuba Retailer and from our on-line clients. On this weblog we reply the ultimate and most necessary query, which is: What can go improper with drysuit diving?

To begin with, drysuit diving is as protected as wetsuit diving, however there are only a few issues that it's a must to look out for, when you have solely dived in a wetsuit earlier than.

Right here’s a couple of issues to concentrate to:


The primary factor with drysuits is that they need to seal completely in the proper locations, specifically your neck, and wrists.

Drysuits have seals created from neoprene or Latex. These seals ought to absolutely forestall the water from getting into your drysuit always. The drawback if these tight seals is that they will tear when you're becoming your drysuit, particularly when the material is available in contact together with your fingernails.

When you have a drysuit with a torn seal, substitute it or get it fastened, as a result of you'll be able to’t go diving with it.

The neck seal shouldn't let any water in both, however can’t be too tight on the similar time. You don’t need your blood move to decelerate and even blocked. Ensure you don’t have any hair tucked in between the neck seal and your neck, as this can let the water seep by way of. Fold the neck seals inward to create an airlock.


The valves in your dry go well with will act in virtually the identical means because the valves in your BCD and the 2 low strain hoses of your regulator will go to the BCD in addition to the drysuit for you to have the ability to use each. Remember that you'll want to press longer to get the air to movement in your drysuit to encompass your entire physique. Brief burst as with a BCD gained’t do the job.

Once you go deeper, the air in your drysuits is compressed extra. To compensate for this you will have so as to add air to your drysuit. Once you get nearer to the floor, this air must be expelled once more, identical to with a BCD.

Air valves let air in (inlet valve) and out (outlet valve) of the dry go well with.

1. The inlet valve is situated in your chest. Connect it to the low strain hose coming from the first stage of your regulator. Push the button of the valve to let air into the dry go well with.

2. The outlet valve is located in your shoulder. Outlet valves can mechanically let air out, when you set it up that approach, or in any other case need to be pressed. In case you are inexperienced, flip the valve to the guide (closed) setting by shifting it clockwise all the best way to the top. To have it on automated launch, flip it within the reverse means.  To let air out of the valve, your ft need to be decrease than your physique, so get right into a (barely) upright place to have the ability to launch the air.

Please remember that flipping over ft up in a drysuit is feasible when the higher physique is decrease than the legs and the air will get into the boots of the drysuit. If this occurs, you possibly can’t launch air and you might find yourself ascending too shortly. In that case flare out to sluggish your ascend and kick your legs exhausting to get your ft under your shoulders once more. It's best to bear a Drysuit Specialty Course to apply what to do when this occurs!*


Whether or not you selected a drysuit with a entrance or again zipper, this can be a fragile a part of the drysuit and should be dealt with with care and maintained recurrently by treating it with wax. Additionally make sure that the protector flap of the zipper or different neoprene elements don’t get caught up within the zipper if you shut it, as it will probably injury the zipper’s tooth and when that occurs, it gained’t shut or seal correctly anymore.

When prepared on your dive, make certain your diving buddy does the ultimate little tug for you in your again zipper, to make sure it's closed correctly.

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Adreno has teamed up with Professional Dive Services to provide away a free specialty course to the winner of our Drysuit Draw. The fortunate winner will picked out of a pool of people that have purchased a drysuit from Adreno from at this time till the 13th of July 2012.

What's included?
The free course is scheduled on the 21st and 22nd of July 2012 in Brisbane and environment, together with free transport from our Adreno retailer and using our air tanks and weight belts. The primary day you'll be reviewing the idea from the PADI instruction guide and do a guided drysuit dive within the pool. On the second day you may be diving twice in open water together with your teacher John Gransbury.

In case you cross the idea and expertise critiques, you'll obtain a PADI Certificates for Drysuit Diving.


On July 16 John drew the winner out of all of the purchasers of dry fits at Adreno up to now 2 months: