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tbone1004

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so while I fully agree with the statements above, remember that since Woody is a string bean with no fat on him, and with drysuits lead=warmth, it's quite possible that he's choosing to use that much weight to keep his suit quite full of gas in an attempt to stay warm. I use less weight in my drysuit than I do in a 7mm, but I dive with a suit squeeze and thin undergarments, I highly doubt he's doing that.
 

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BTW, i like Dive talk because both the contributors come across as enthusiastic, pasionate, and interesting. That for me, is far more important that absolute accuracy!

sorry I disagree. As an instructor I I have new divers listening to this show. Kids, young people listen to these types of shows and don’t take it with a grain of salt. They believe what they hear is factual when it’s actually not
 

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so while I fully agree with the statements above, remember that since Woody is a string bean with no fat on him, and with drysuits lead=warmth, it's quite possible that he's choosing to use that much weight to keep his suit quite full of gas in an attempt to stay warm. I use less weight in my drysuit than I do in a 7mm, but I dive with a suit squeeze and thin undergarments, I highly doubt he's doing that.

agree. From the sounds of it is has very few dry suit dives
 

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They do come of as "snobbish" divers who believe their way is the only correct way, but like someone else said they have entertaining talks, especially their video reviews.
I can’t say I agree with this. They come out and even say they are not experts. I don’t think they are cocky at all. Just have some mislead information
 

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so while I fully agree with the statements above, remember that since Woody is a string bean with no fat on him, and with drysuits lead=warmth, it's quite possible that he's choosing to use that much weight to keep his suit quite full of gas in an attempt to stay warm. I use less weight in my drysuit than I do in a 7mm, but I dive with a suit squeeze and thin undergarments, I highly doubt he's doing that.
I've experienced the same thing regarding weights of drysuit vs. 7 mm. When I dive that way though, I feel the 7 mm is a bit warmer! Do you notice the same thing?
 

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I've experienced the same thing regarding weights of drysuit vs. 7 mm. When I dive that way though, I feel the 7 mm is a bit warmer! Do you notice the same thing?

with thin undergarments for the first dive yes, for subsequent dives typically not as bad since I'm not wet. If you get cold, put more layers on.
 

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Gus makes a comment about wearing a diaper lol instead of using a pee valve.

I was diving with two very well known tech diving legends a couple of months ago. They were both using diapers.
 

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They do come of as "snobbish" divers who believe their way is the only correct way, but like someone else said they have entertaining talks, especially their video reviews.
OMG… Opinions on the internet…
 

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If I'm correct, I think Dive Silfra uses neoprene drysuits. I was going to do this trip a few years ago but life got in the way and I had to cancel. Then we planned it again and something else came up. Then we planned it again and the pandemic hit. Anyway...

I haven't dove with a neoprene drysuit (my old one was compressed neo), but perhaps that is why Woody needed 38 lbs? The water in Silfra is just above freezing, so a neoprene drysuit with thick undergarments is going to need quite a bit of lead to sink.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/peregrine/

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