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Scuba Gear Reviews by Billy M.


Rating: Great fit. 07/30/2009

Im 64", 34" inseam, 246 lbs, and this 7 mm wetsuit fit perfectly right out of the box. After wearing an older, two-piece wetsuit for years, Ive decided that the one-piece, Hyperstretch jumpsuit is definitely the way to go! I wear a dive skin underneath to help donning it and still the fit is great. With hood, gloves and booties, its warm enough for me to dive in 55 degree F water, but I switch to my drysuit for colder water. (Keep in mind that Im from New England and were used to cold water diving :). Ive seen dive masters wearing 7 mm wetsuits in the Caribbean!).

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IST Double Hose Retainer Clip
Rating: IST-Double-Hose-Retainer-Clip These clips are great. 09/14/2008

when we boat dive, its far easier to clip our bcs off to a floating line in the water, put on our drysuits, mask, and fins on deck, and then finish suiting up in the water. one problem that arises sometimes is that regulator hoses, computer hoses, or drysuit inflator hoses can end up tucked in behind your back or under your cumberbund. i put one clip on a d-ring on the lower part of each of my bc straps (two clips total), and clip all of the hoses to the d-rings before i begin donning the bc. inflator hose and computer hose on left, main regulator and safe-second regulator hoses on the right. now all of the hoses are kept in line with the bc straps while i fasten the cumberbund and the waist strap. then i just unclip the hoses and attach/move them to my normal dive configuration inflator hose to drysuit, computer to retractor, safe-second to mouthpiece holder, main regulator to mouth. no more having to undo and take off the bc and start the process all over again! of course, my dive buddy can always help me get the hoses out from behind my back etc., but i like to try to get myself all squared away by myself. these clips should also be useful in keeping your computer/gauge package from dragging all over the coral when warm water diving. please use one for that purpose or get a gauge retractor!

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