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Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#1  Postby SuperKingKong® » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:51 pm

read some where ...

do we need to soak new websuit so that it will not be too buoyant?
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#2  Postby scottycam » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:54 pm

Dunno abt the rest, but my usual practise is i will soak in a tub of fresh water after newly purchased for a nite.
For used wetsuit, i will soak them upon checking in at DC, before 1st dive..and soak them again at home with little bit of shampoo/soap (to kill of ammonia smell la) :P
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#3  Postby seapony » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:53 pm

I did soak mine (as advised by most ppl). It helps i think.
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#4  Postby Snafu » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:28 pm

New wetsuit ... I just wear it & go diving with it.

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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#5  Postby BubbleBeaver » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:43 pm

I'm just thinking how soaking a wetsuit will make it less buoyant. Isn't the buoyancy factor related to the bubbles in the neoprene? IMO, its buoyancy will reduce only after having dived in it over time.

Not so related, but if you leave a bucket of water overnight (12 hours or more), try feeling the sides of the bucket. I usually feel a slight buildup of slime on the sides of the bucket that is submerged. If I'm not mistaken, the slime is algae/mould buildup. Does this mean soaking for extended periods can do more harm than good?
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#6  Postby scottycam » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:49 pm

Not so related, but if you leave a bucket of water overnight (12 hours or more), try feeling the sides of the bucket. I usually feel a slight buildup of slime on the sides of the bucket that is submerged. If I'm not mistaken, the slime is algae/mould buildup. Does this mean soaking for extended periods can do more harm than good?


if tats the case, maybe we should soak longer so more algae/mould will build up and when we go diving, go to cleaning station and let the fishes do their jobs... ;D
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#7  Postby wing0112 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:58 pm

er will soak it lah for a while if new wet suits.... i once floating with my wetsuits as it was still new.... hard time then... and it was my first wet suits i ever had...
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#8  Postby scottycam » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:00 pm

sometimes i no chance to go diving for long time, i will ;D wear wet suit and take shower.... :o
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#9  Postby BubbleBeaver » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:10 pm

sometimes i no chance to go diving for long time, i will ;D wear wet suit and take shower.... :o


Can give you the number of a Scubaholics Anonymous group.  ;D ;D
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#10  Postby scottycam » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:20 pm

sometimes i no chance to go diving for long time, i will ;D wear wet suit and take shower.... :o


Can give you the number of a Scubaholics Anonymous group.  ;D ;D



Already one of the pioneer member and tats one of the recommended steps for recovering addicts...
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#11  Postby Nitrogen addict » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:10 pm

I NEVER SOAK MY NEW WETSUIT.  MUST SOAK MEH???
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#12  Postby wing0112 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:48 am

er.. up to own preference.....
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#13  Postby BubbleBeaver » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:43 am

sometimes i no chance to go diving for long time, i will ;D wear wet suit and take shower.... :o


Can give you the number of a Scubaholics Anonymous group.  ;D ;D



Already one of the pioneer member and tats one of the recommended steps for recovering addicts...


Scubaholics Anonymous was founded in 1990. Taking a shower in wetsuit is step 2 in a [highlight]9 step[/highlight] recovery plan. That would mean since 1990 you haven't gotten very far in recovering from scubaholism  ;). I must admit, the 9 step plan to recovery has actually been proven to promote massive relapses in very short time frames!  ;D :D

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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#14  Postby HoleMaster » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:43 pm

When i started diving, someone told me to soak ur new wetsuit but i never followed the advise. Just dived with it. It feels more buoyant, but after a few dives it became less buoyant just bcoz the wetsuit becomes more seasoned.

Nowadays i soak my wetsuit overnight after a trip just to get rid of any residual salt water and ammonia hehehehehe ;D
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#15  Postby John F SeaDemon » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:01 pm

New wetsuit ... I just wear it & go diving with it.

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Hehehe..same here. Straight away soak in sea water. ;D
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Re: Need to soak wetsuit?

Post Number:#16  Postby Adzri » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:38 pm

The reason im sooking the wetsuit in water is to senang pakai.

AND after dive trip, soak the wetsuit in a bucket of water plus some detol.. Just to remove the unpleasant smell... muhahahhahak  
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