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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #10 on: 07 Mar 12, 08:32 »
what are you trying to achieve by soaking it?


Getting the neoprene used to soaking up water.... which is why wearing new wetsuit doesn't 'sink' as easy... to much air... at least thats what I heard long ago. Never own a fullsuit thicker than 0.5mm... so, no experience regarding this.  :P
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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #11 on: 07 Mar 12, 10:41 »
You know what, I think you're right - I AM worrying too much. f##k this buoyancy thing, I'M GOING DIVING!

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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #12 on: 07 Mar 12, 10:53 »

Getting the neoprene used to soaking up water.... which is why wearing new wetsuit doesn't 'sink' as easy... to much air... at least thats what I heard long ago. Never own a fullsuit thicker than 0.5mm... so, no experience regarding this.  :P

Dont think so James. Neoprene compresses at depth so unless you have a 15meter pool at home, I dont think it will help. 
On the other hand, maybe I should start a "wetsuit compression" service. You can pay me to "compress" your wetsuit. I promise I wont pee on it, I just bring it down to depth and let it sit overnight.  Ohh but then you have to sign indemnity, just in case its goes missing. Now, for that you have to buy extra insurance.... from me :P :P :P
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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #13 on: 07 Mar 12, 11:22 »
Question....  :)

Do anyone think soaking your new wetsuit for a few days inside a pail of water works ?? Let the neoprene soak in a few days of water... dry and repent. I aim to get a new wetsuit too... but no more dive trip for me till next year...

Btw... anyone heard of a 2mm wetsuit ??   :P


I was advised to do it.. I did it (maybe I did it wrong)... But it didn't work...
I would advise people not to bother and just go with 1 extra weight on the first few dive... Subsequently it's ok...

Maybe there's a proper way of doing it... But can't be bothered lah

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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #14 on: 07 Mar 12, 11:31 »
Maybe bring to ScubaCam.... can compress to 40m along with my housing....  :P
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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #15 on: 07 Mar 12, 11:56 »
Dont think so James. Neoprene compresses at depth so unless you have a 15meter pool at home, I dont think it will help. 
On the other hand, maybe I should start a "wetsuit compression" service. You can pay me to "compress" your wetsuit. I promise I wont pee on it, I just bring it down to depth and let it sit overnight.  Ohh but then you have to sign indemnity, just in case its goes missing. Now, for that you have to buy extra insurance.... from me :P :P :P
U will have to 'grow' a lot to fit his wetsuit!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #16 on: 07 Mar 12, 13:46 »
breaking in wetsuit.. pee in it?

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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #17 on: 03 Apr 12, 10:30 »
give it a soak in your fav shampoo or whatever soap
if not when dive cannot sink too much air

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Re: "Breaking in" your new wetsuit.
« Reply #18 on: 03 Apr 12, 10:54 »
just relax.. most of divers able to sink.. even with no weights. watch your breathing when descending.. and make sure your legs dont fin
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