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Everything you wanted to know about drysuits

Everything you wanted to know about drysuits

What is a drysuit? A drysuit is a type of thermal protection for divers. It’s the wetsuit’s cooler (and in this case, warmer) older sibling. Like the full wetsuit, it covers the diver’s entire body. What separates the two is the drysuit’s ability to keep the diver completely dry through neck and wrist seals and the actual material of the suit. Without water to pull heat away from the diver, they can stay warmer than they would in a wetsuit. Drysuits can balloon up if you put too much air in One common misconception is that drysuits are totally enclosed...

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X-nine Under Garment

X-nine Under Garment

Scuba Authored By Jake Basile 0 Comment(s)

When I say that I'm cold all the time I want you to imagine me going down to Mexico putting on a 7mm wetsuit and by the end of the week I was shivering drinking hot coco and imagining I was in a warmer place.  Since a 7mm wetsuit isn't warm enough for me in Mexico you must have assumed by now that I wear a drysuit when I dive in New England's cool waters. I've gone through a couple different undergarments and continuously found myself having to layer underneath my undergarment (or spending all of my hard earned cash...

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Mares Razor Carbon vs Omer UP-F1 Freediving Fins

Mares Razor Carbon vs Omer UP-F1 Freediving Fins

Left to right: Cressi Gara 2000, Omer Tuna Comp, Mares Razor Carbon, C4 Carbon,Omer UP-F1 Carbon I've been freediving for quite some time and have used several different pairs of fins over the years.  After years of diving plastic blade fins, I finally made the decision to move to carbon fiber.  I debated long and hard, looked at, and tested several brands (Mares Razor Carbon, Omer UP-F1, C4) before I actually pulled the trigger on my first pair of carbon fiber fins.  Constant weight, and dynamic are my favorite two categories of freediving, and most of my training is in New England,...

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Smart Apnea Freediving Watch Review

Smart Apnea Freediving Watch Review

Computers Freediving Authored By Jake Basile 0 Comment(s)

            Smart. Sleek. Stylish. The Mares Smart Apnea freediving computer is a new essential for spear fishermen or recreational freedivers. The computers intuitive user interface makes usage feel almost second nature. More than it’s sleek design and user-friendly interface, the watch is extremely useful for both logged dives and training sessions. When you’re in the ocean this watch tracks your descent rate, depth, time ascent rate and much more. Anyone whose been spear fishing knows how easy it is to lose track of depth and bottom time as you patiently wait for your pray to come closer. You’ll never have...

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Jet Pack Product Review

Jet Pack Product Review

Buoyancy Compensator Oceanic Travel Authored By Jake Basile 0 Comment(s)

The Jetpack ‘travel solution’ (as my sales rep so elegantly put it) can be used not only as a carry on for all your dive gear, but also as a quick emergency set up for diving locally. The Jetpack is unique in the sense that it can hold your total diving system in a comfortable and stylish backpack. You heard me correctly, the jetpack buoyancy compensator doubles as a backpack spacious enough to fit your total diver system. Now, don’t get me wrong, when I first heard of the J-pack I was a skeptical. I had heard some things about...

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