Draining a drysuit

Handy hints: Draining your drysuit

Draining a drysuit
Draining a drysuit

A drysuit is designed to ensure you remain dry whilst underwater. Personally I have had some experience with this but recently having had it repaired by Grant it is no longer refered to as a dampsuit but rather as the best piece of dive gear I have ever bought.

Anyway here is a handy hint for a drysuit that is wet inside after the first of a series of repetitive dives.  After dive one, prior to dive two, find a sloped surface, and lie with your head facing down the slope. Allow the water to pool at your neck and cuff seals and then stick a finger in there to release the water. Simple.

Here is Peter Southwood doing just that at Miller’s Point… Maximum allowed drain time here is 20 minutes, according to the sign!

One can only do this for 20 minutes at a time
One can only do this for 20 minutes at a time

(Be prepared for a few comments such as what happened? Is he okay? Is he nuts? Is he dead?)

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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