Monday, May 21, 2012

My new wetsuit...

Had it's first outing yesterday. Firstly it is so lovely to have a wetsuit that fits perfectly therefore is nice to get on and wear. Secondly is is warm. Dare I say it, almost too warm! I was so hot I had to take off my neoprene socks and just go barefoot in my fins.  But it'll be perfect for winter. Also, for any divers out there who understand what I'm talking about, I had severe buoyancy issues! 10mm of neoprene is SO buoyant. I knew it would be and had added an extra 2kg of weight - not enough it would seem! I was grabbing any spare weights from around the boat - even thought I was going to have to stick a rock in my pocket!
This is something that will need rectified pronto! So I'm off to buy some lead shot today to add to my weight belt.
Have to get it sorted as I'm off on a 3 day dive trip in 2 weeks.

Also great news, Lloyd absolutely loved it! He bought a new jacket part to his wetsuit as his old one was too small even when he bought it. His new one lets him actually breathe! Always a bonus underwater.

We went out with one of our lovely friends, Rob and his son, AB. The dives were the prettiest ever with fish absolutely everywhere, and we caught some crayfish as well. All in all a pretty perfect day, if super buoyant!!

Here we are all happy and warm!( looking a little bit like an advert for Seaquel!)
See how lovely the weather was, we're slightly pink this morning.

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  1. Oh I can empathise with the bouyancy problem, if only I'd been a passenger on the Titanic, I reckon I could have single handedly kept it afloat until help arrived! Glad you had a good time. PS My UFOs aren't coming along at all! :D

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    1. heehee. nor are mine!! argh! oops!

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  2. It is strange for a non diver to hear you were hat in the water???? Sounds like a great day.
    Hugs

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    1. Some people wear hoods - almost like a balaclava but has an open face. I don't bother with one here as I don't find it too cold, however when we lived in Scotland I had to - it was so cold it felt like your head was in a vice!!

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  3. I have often wondered how you survived the cold when diving, now I know!

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    1. ah yes, lots of ways! Some people even wear dry suits - I had to in Scotland. They're terribly cumbersome though! Much prefer a wetsuit!

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  4. You really do look like an advert for Seaquell....a very good advert, happy, cosy divers!!

    I wish I was boyant in the water I sink like a lead balloon!

    Sue xx

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