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Drysuit Diving What do you need...

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba' started by Manatee Diver, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    2,873
    2,595
    Or dive in places without bathrooms close by
     
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  2. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    17,098
    13,500
    Bathroom?

    I turn away from my mates, walk some 10-20 meters, whip it out and let go. Or I walk over to the stern, whip it out and let go. Who needs a bathroom?

    And if there are ladies in the group, a gentleman knows when it's time to look the other way.
     
  3. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    2,873
    2,595
    In some areas here there are a few locals trying to get divers booted from the sites. There is already a law suit against the town pending, I don't want to rock the boat plus keep most of the locals on our side.
     
  4. Storker

    Storker ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
    17,098
    13,500
    OK, I understand that we dive rather different sites. Me, I usually dive out in the field or from a small boat. Not a local to see. Which is kinda natural, because my part of the world is... rather sparsely populated.

    And even if a random passerby were to see some dude(tte) taking a piss, very few of those would be offended. Everyone has to piss occasionally.
     
  5. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,041
    5,713
    An hour is a short dive.

    On a small uncovered boat when its raining and 8C out, peeling off layers is going to make me far wetter and far colder than having a pee valve - even if I only use it while bobbing around on the surface. The $1.75 I pay for a catheter is just the cost of doing the dive. After truck and boat fuel, breathing gas and/or sorb costs its not a relevant expense.
     
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  6. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    2,216
    2,147
    In the past six months my average dive time is pretty much 90 minutes to 2 hours. The shortest was 57 minutes with the longest 2 hours 45 minutes. If I were just diving recreationally I might agree and question the need to glue something to my lower brain.
     
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  7. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
    333
    124
    Extra weights in your gear as you might need to adjust depending on what you wear that day with your drysuit.
     
  8. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    2,216
    2,147
    Got 60lbs of lead rolling around my trunk. Though I am told I shouldn't need much if any lead with our steel doubles and our fairly light weight undergarments.
     
  9. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
    333
    124
    You should be good then :wink:
     
  10. Mark Newland

    Mark Newland Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Washington
    22
    15
    Racing Stripes
     

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