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Installing and using a Pee valve in a semi-dry wetsuit? Anyone have any feedback?

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba' started by O man, May 7, 2014.

  1. Steve Eady

    Steve Eady Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Maui
    O Man, just buy a semi dry. You will like it, then we can go diving more LOL
  2. NAM001

    NAM001 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: the moon
    Here is an alternative to the traditional p valve. use your same catheter hose set up but instead of runing the hose to the valve run it down our leg and out the leg seal. On a farmer john you can run the hose up the inner layer and then down between the pants and the jacket portions and let it hang at your waist. thats what i do with mine.
  3. Nicool

    Nicool Registered

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    hi jadairiii,Thanks for sharing your experience! Lots of discussions are asking about p-valve on wet/semi-dry suits out there, but few people report using them.I have a brand new Aqualung SolaFX, not a semi-dry suit, but issue is the same: almost no water gets in, and it fits quite closely.Could you advise which p-valve model you've fitted?My main concern is the p-valve part which protudes inside the suit, i am afraid it could make it difficult to don the suit, and possibly painful under pressure. I have seen a Sitech p-valve on which this part is a large disc, 1.7cm thick.cheersNicolas
  4. ozzydamo

    ozzydamo Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    I use a lavacore front zipped, zoot suit. It has two zipper clasps so you can unzip the lower part a bit to pee. Works fine until buddies seeing you from behind, thinks your in trouble- don't they get a surprise when they flip you around.

    The only real negative to this method is titan triggerfish.
  5. Pin83

    Pin83 Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ipswich, QLD, Australia
    I have a semidry that I dive half the year. I ordered it with a pee-zip: a 6-inch vertical zipper with a waterproof flap behind it. Works great, I use it every dive, although you need to be careful there's not someone ascending or on a safety-stop under you when you're using it on the surface. It added $15 to the suit I had made, but I think runs about $100 to retrofit. Any custom suit manufacturer or repairer should be able to add one...

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