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Wetsuits should not really be washed in the washingmachine and definitely not dried in the drier. I'm selling wetsuits and this is one of the biggest NO NO -s that you really have to stick to. The tumbling of the wetsuit will damage the materials and stitchings, especially with thick ones. And it will be really bad with taped seams, which will become loose ...


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Note there are many factors you would need to be aware of with mixed gas diving and isobaric counter-diffusion (IBCD) is just one of them. Basically, the speed at which gasses dissolve into body tissues is a function of the gas' solubility and the difference of partial pressure between the inspired (i.e. breathed-in) gas and the dissolved gas already in the ...


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Lets be practical, for a too slow ascent rate to be dangerous it has to be so slow that you would basically not even be ascending. A fast ascent rate creates way more problems than a slow ascent. If you ascent too fast you increase chance of DCS & AGE and the faster you ascent the harder it becomes to control your ascent rate. Do people know where our ...


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My tri suit is 3 years old and I have already poked holes into it with my fingers when pulling it up and into place. The material is definitely softer and will probably not sustain a belt and tanks on your back. The outside of a tri suit is soft and porous. The 2nd link in your question takes me to surf suites, though, and I remember from my windsurfing ...


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Brands are meaningless. What you need to look at is PRICE, FUNCTIONS/FEATURES, READABILITY, EASE OF USE. So take various dive computers arrange them based on price range you can afford then see what features/functions each one has. Remove the computers that do not have the features you require. Then compare what is left out and see which one is best value ...


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Never wash your wetsuit in a washing machine! Here is a great article that will help and outlines each step - https://www.quiksilver.com.au/wetsuit-care-guide Stay clear of sharp objects (as best you can). Rinse your wetsuit. Turn it inside out and have another go. Hang up your freshly rinsed wetsuit inside out to dry in the shade. After ...


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As far as I know they don't exist. First of all because of the constructional borders: How would you build them? When you think about it, normal shorts end up around your knees. The problem is that your muscles aren't that static in their shape, so how would you prevent the water from flowing in? Secondly, dry-suits are made for cold water and for diving ...


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You can switch, but you are right there is a problem with switching. when you switch from a high He/low N2 mix to a low He/high N2 mix. It is called Isobaric Counter-transport/Counter-diffusion. Personally I suggest doing a PADI Trimix 40 course or an IANTD Recreational Trimix Helium has other problems, like coming out of suspension much faster than other ...


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I'm uncertain about the life expectancy when washing your wetsuit in the washer but I'd say that it wouldn't be anything to worry about. In your case, it's safe to say that the dryer was what caused the damage. Washing the wetsuit with cold water on a gentle cycle (less than average amount of soap) shouldn't cause any noticeable issues with the wetsuit. ...


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