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Offline ASteve

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Re: Yazbeck 7mm wetsuit
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2010, 09:12:57 PM »
Thanks again guys. 

As posted previously, I have been used to surfing wetsuits that actually circulate water.  This open cell titanium lined free dive suit thing is a whole new animal for me.  To my surprise there is actually no water circulation with this type of suit.  Hence why I get hot.  Anyways, I just picked up a matching, yes matching... :toothy10: 5mm top for these summer months to come.  A little manual circulation will help to boot.

Again thanks for all the feedback and advice!  :occasion14:

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Re: Yazbeck 7mm wetsuit
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2010, 05:39:55 PM »
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Re: Yazbeck 7mm wetsuit
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 09:35:28 AM »
Thanks for the reply rangair94

I am surprised to hear that you guys are getting to hot in your wetsuits. I freeze my ass off.
I think I figured out the difference.
As a scuba diver I am down 50 to 80 feet for 30 to 40 minutes slowly swimming around.
As a free diver I go down 15 to 30 feet doing much more kicking.

So as a scuba diver my suit is compressed more at depth so it is thinner, and I am not working at all to swim, also I think the water is colder deeper.

So I guess my question is would an open cell suit help keep a scuba diver warmer?

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Re: Yazbeck 7mm wetsuit
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2010, 11:27:19 AM »
I think an open cell will keep you warmer no matter what. The only thing is you are going to wear it out faster with all the extra compressing it sees using it to scuba dive down deeper. The neoprene will naturally get thinner the more depth, more often it is subjected to. I don't know how much you spent on a closed cell suit but my open cells are a lot more expensive then my closed cell. I know some people here use an open cell for both. I  am sure they will chime in.

 

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