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Old 09 February 2004, 19:17   #1
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Dry Suit

After over a decade of service my Aquion membrane diving drysuit is on its last legs. Can any of the divers amongst you recommend a membrane drysuit suitable for diving and comfortable and easy to use for general RIB ing. My Aquion has been a good suit for diving but is quite cumbersome and restrictive for potching about on the RIB. The Aquion has a shoulder zip which is a pain, are the front loading dive suits any good?.Is there a good combination suit out there? or would I be better off trying to buy a suit specific for the days on the boat and either buying a dive specific suit or having the seals and seams patched on the Aquion? Any opinions or experiences welcomed ( If Alex reads this, I'm sure I looked frightened at times out there on the weekend but I promise you I'm not looking to change the suit because I soiled my old one)
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Old 09 February 2004, 19:33   #2
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I've just purchased a 2nd hand Northern Diver CNX 2.5mm Compressed Neoprene Drysuit for 90 for this reason.
This has a front entry zip, is very hard wearing, & at 2.5mm very comfortable. The added bonus is that it's warmer than a membrane!
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