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Offline naturalSelection

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Docs Proplugs, do they help?
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:03:45 AM »
Anybody use Docs Proplugs or vented earplugs?

Do they help with equalization?

Pros and cons?

If you've read my other posts, you know im on a mission to achieve a consistent method of ear equalization that works for me.  My last dive was an attempt at greater depth, and i hit a wall due to ear pressure. 

Offline Rob102

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Re: Docs Proplugs, do they help?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 11:46:42 AM »
They keep cold water from flooding your ear constantly.  They would probably help prevent surfers ear.  I didn't notice any improvement with equalization.

Offline lazyhook

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Re: Docs Proplugs, do they help?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 12:01:47 PM »
It might be a bit different for individuals.

I use them for both scuba and freediving.  They have made equalization for both much easier.

 But, I think they make the biggest impact with freediving since there are so many frequent equalizations (as compared to scuba), and in the shallowest part of the water column where the relative pressure changes are the biggest.

Keeping the cold water out is just a nice little side benefit for me.

I also found that a very low volume mask also helped for equalizing when freediving if you don't already have one.

 

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