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Thanks a lot, Dave,
I will look up the Internet what Melco tape means ( yes, I am THAT blonde) and get to work - this new seal will be a Godsend (Davesend).
Lots and lots of thanks.
One more question - where I could get an unlined neoprene from? I looke up at inetrnet and could not find anything suitable. May I just cut a hood? Thank you very much.
I completed the pool session for my DS class using a DUI CF200 with latex neck seals. I noticed that when I was vertical, air would blow out my neck. Could not quite pin the problem down until this morning.
First, upon the advice of my LDC's scuba guru I folded the neck seal in on itself, much like a neoprene seal. I also wore my non drysuit type hood with a bib collar tucked into the warm neck collar of the DS.
I found today that the problem is isolated when I am in a vertical, head up position and my head looks down.
I have a pretty thin neck so I wonder if this could be the issue. Of course there is the possibility of having to loose of a neck seal as well.
Of course the easy solution would be just to not look down while in a vertical head up position right?
I am just looking for others advice before I replace the seal. Maybe this is just a normal thing which replacing the seal would not help....or maybe I am in denial..lol.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a bunch
Can you give us an update when you finish your dive? I am very interested in seeing if this neck band thing works for you.
Hi Dave and Traumadiver,
This is my report: I am totally, completely HAPPY
I Aquasealed two collars as dave recommended - 2' high and they did not let any water in. And I was much warmer! Dave - thanks a lot, I am so happy. I did cannibalize my hood and i do not regret it - my comfort and ability to do yesterday's dive were more important. I am trying to attach a photo of that new anglerfish - this one has such prominent nose that it reminds me of a Chinese dragon, this fish is still undescribed (being cuirrently researched and described by Dr. Theodore Pietsch and Rachel Arnold in USA). This fish has been only found in Sydney and I cannot wait for its taxonomic allocation. So , Dave, if I manage to attach it (blinde in a collar)- this photo is dedicated to you. Photo is taken by Tomas Mitchell.
My neck circumference is tiny and Fusion came with pre-cut neck seal, so after three months of non-stop diving it stretched and on Sunday my suit was flooded. before, when I was just wet it was not a big problem because I wear Whites MK2 and polypropilene top so I was warm in spite of being wet but flooding is a different matter. I always wear bio-seals, which I swear by, but mine are on their third winter and got thin and dried-up so I ordered new ones. But I will still be using Dave's collars for bettr seal and warmth.
I also move my head a lot, I do all kind of somersaults UW trying to get a better look under the rocks and this style does not sit well with drysut seals. This is a Whites Fusion fault - after vmy DUI CLX 450 I dive in Fusion and feel like in a wetsuit, so I got totally careless and dive in a drysuit as I would dive in a 3 ml wetsuit.
Dave, thanks a lot - such a simple way to get warmer and drier. I also got knee pads for my Fusion because I tend to land on nasty seaurchins, so this is sorted out as well. Now I have to figure out how to get some pocket space on my outer lycra skin, probably x-shorts as TSand M suggested.
Have great diving,