For many female divers, especially those in technical diving, to be able to drink all the liquid one wants and actually needs before a dive, to avoid having to take off one’s drysuit and undergarments to relieve oneself, to avoid asking the guys to look away when using the “gal bucket” on board, and not to have the last part of a dive ruined by an urge to go, is really important.
Are you thinking of buying a drysuit? Maybe for the first time, or is it time to buy a new one? Using a drysuit can feel a little strange to many at first, but with today’s suits, there is a large range of models to meet every requirement. Stefan Beskow offers a basic guide to drysuits and what to look for in a drysuit for your particular needs.
The D3 Ergo is a further development of the Expedition Drysuit EX2. It has the same characteristics but has a strong tri-lam fabric instead of the EX2 breathable membrane. In addition, the D3 is derived from a military suit, and as such, it is designed for unrestricted mobility, both above and below the surface. Soft, flexible neoprene boots and a plastic zipper keeps the weight down. The whole suit—including valves, boots, seals and suspenders—weighs only 4.1kg. Waterproof.eu
The Santi 303 Thermovalve is a new connector between an external battery and a heated undergarment. This valve replaces the standard inlet valve serving a dual function. The valve has a rotating head, which is able to turn 270 degrees, offering a much higher degree of freedom when routing the cable.