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Old 15 May 2012, 09:50   #11
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I wear both , waterproofs and dry suit depending in conditions - some days I even go out in shorts and t-shirt! very rare...

if you end up in the water - dry suit get my vote! with a nice woolly bear under it...

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Lomo Watersports do relative cheap dry suits for normal sized people.
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Old 15 May 2012, 11:50   #12
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Last weekend the missus was in her usual waterproofs which normally serve her well. BUT we got caught out, as sometimes happens & she ended up chest deep trying to keep BP off the shore. I was in my diving drysuit, so no problems. As already mentioned it's horses for courses. We've worn everything from tshirts & flipflops to drysuits & thermals (or at least I have) so we just need to increase her options. A lightweight drysuit with neoprene seals is looking the best option. At least you can wear "pub" clothes underneath & do a 007 & strip off the drysuit & leave it on the boat at pub time
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Last weekend the missus was in her usual waterproofs which normally serve her well. BUT we got caught out, as sometimes happens & she ended up chest deep trying to keep BP off the shore. I was in my diving drysuit, so no problems. As already mentioned it's horses for courses. We've worn everything from tshirts & flipflops to drysuits & thermals (or at least I have) so we just need to increase her options. A lightweight drysuit with neoprene seals is looking the best option. At least you can wear "pub" clothes underneath & do a 007 & strip off the drysuit & leave it on the boat at pub time
Haha, black tie underneath! Reckon that's what TT has. Now that would be funny to see. Pretty cool to actually do. Moor on a bouy off the Gazelle, swim to shore, out of dry suit and in to bar in DJ. Shaken not stirred!
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Haha, black tie underneath! Reckon that's what TT has. Now that would be funny to see. Pretty cool to actually do. Moor on a bouy off the Gazelle, swim to shore, out of dry suit and in to bar in DJ. Shaken not stirred!
Been there done it. We were diving Malin Head from a charter boat & got blown out. We were sheltering in Lough Swilly, we donned pub clothes, drysuits on top & jumped over the side with dive scooters. Scootered to the shore, stripped off the drysuits & left them outside the pub with the scooters, happy days
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We were sheltering in Lough Swilly, we donned pub clothes, drysuits on top & jumped over the side with dive scooters. Scootered to the shore, stripped off the drysuits & left them outside the pub with the scooters, happy days
Ha - anything goes in Rita's. We haul up there in Fladens and all sorts...

I bet the locals didn't bat an eye!
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we go for a mixture of both, windproofs and warm fleeces etc for when the weather isn't too bad, but when the weather turns outcome the drysuits, and the best thing we have ever bought are the geckos, just brilliant, especially if like me you suffer with hayfever alergy, keeps the wind out of the eyes
i'm also just starting the search for a new drysuit, i can feel mr t going for the keyboard but i want to try a few different ones before i splash the cash.............. don't worry kerny, not gone down the dark path yet
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Never had any trouble going in pubs or shops with a drysuit on.
If theres the slightest chance I can end up in the water then I'd want a drysuit on.
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