Scuba Tech Tips: Dry Suit #2 – Selection – S08e04

Finally a Lapeer scuba tek-tips we are getting to the drysuit series again I know and I want to apologize for Kevin for not being for not getting all these dry suit videos out sooner there were some technical problems yeah I couldn’t find some of the suits that we needed to because I had a certain information I wanted to.

Share with you anyway let’s get to it now we’re going to try to get these down over.

The next little while so that right now in the middle of July yeah you have all the dry suit informations you.

Can go out and television they shop for a suit before a winter I know I know I’m supposed to be last winter here we go ah we already did one dry suit video in which I showed you that really is interesting anyway old old suits from the 60s the rubber one the thin rubber one that basically was just a garbage bag to keep you dry.
Remember I if you can go back you’ll find out they’re two.

Pieces jacket with an attached hood and a pair of pants and you roll it together here and it was just against your skin unless you were smart enough to put on a pair of long underwear or something else to keep you warm back.

In the 60s we didn’t have fleece we didn’t have a what do they call them suits and all that kind.

Of stuff so we wore long underwear essentially sweaters and junk like that which invariably got soaked but we still stayed relatively dry so I would the river very first rice use there was no buoyancy in them no special boots nothing what they allowed us to go.

Scuba diving and that was the whole idea suits today are much much more sophisticated and they break down basically today into two different.

Styles and those two styles are based on the materials within those two styles there are differences as well a lot of different accessories and features and so on but essentially they take.
All the dry suits put them right down the.

Middle you have neoprene dry suits and you have lightweight dry suits or fabric dry sisters different names for that we used to be called laminate dry suits but that’s gone by the wayside so neoprene and lightweight that’s we’re going to call the first after the rubbered rice is the first dry suits were neoprene she wetsuit to become very popular and wetsuits are made of foam near print a neoprene keeps you warm by trapping a layer of water against your body water.
Does not go through a neoprene wetsuit I’m not sure for.

Control you aware of that water does not go through the neoprene of a wetsuit it goes up the ankles down the neck up the cuffs and the arms through the seams and so on it’s not designed to be a waterproof fence wetsuit.

But you can take that same material foam neoprene and you can make a suit that is in fact completely waterproof that does in fact keep you completely dry all you have to do is seal the seams so if you take a neoprene dry suit and look on the inch sometimes on the other side too but sitting on the inside you’ll find that all the seams are sealed sometimes you have a piece of tape almost like electrical tape put over the seams afterwards so that no water goes through the seams.

Secondly they put special seals rubber seals actual rubber seals it could be foam neoprene but this foam neoprene like a wetsuit.

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