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Quote[/b] (Digger @ June 24 2003,16:11)]Do DIR boys ever use wetsuits? I'd just not seen a photo with a DIRty boy wearing one. I suppose most of their dives are too rufty-tufty to be using a 3mm shortie.
Yes wetsuits can be used.

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If they do dive wetsuits, is it double-bladdered wings?
No, double bladdered wings are never used.

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God, I think I've opened a can of worms here. There must be situations where a drysuit is wholly inappropriate, surely? I suppose it's cold in their lovely caves. Then again, they advoacate using DIR kit for open water.

Sorry if the DIR guys are getting peed with all these posts in one day. Just occured to me as I was on the stroke-o-meter.

Thanks for any help,

Digs.
HTH
Rob.
 

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Quote[/b] (daz @ June 24 2003,16:16)]Pretty sure it is accepted.  

I seem to remember reading something about wetsuits being used for warm water with some caveat about aluminium cylinders being used instead of steel (Something about them becoming positive bouyant - so does that count as their redundant method of lift  
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It all comes down to having a balanced rig. Heavy Steel doubles with a wetsuit generally mean that the rig isn't balanced which is why their use isn't recommended
 

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Quote[/b] (MATTBIN @ June 24 2003,16:25)]Why arent twin bladder wings acceptable, this isnt a troll for a punch up, just would like to know.

Matt
I suppose the question is, why do you need them?

If you have a balanced rig, you don't need a redundant second bladder. If you have one, you have another inflate to worry about, and more hoses. Some will advocate using a double bladder with a disconnected inflate and then connect it up when things go wrong. Just more fiddling around when you least need it.

If you have two bladders encased in the same bag, what are the chances of only one of them getting punctured when you run into that bit of sharp wreck?

IMO If you feel you _really_ need backup buoyancy make it a completley seperate device and use a drysuit.

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Rob.
 
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