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    Re: Sharkskin underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdiver1  View Original Post
    I just made the compressed neoprene to trilam jump as well. In 72* fahrenheit water, when the air temperature is warmer than the water, the sharkskin works great as long as the dives are still under 2 hrs or so. This past weekend when it was 50* fahrenheit on the surface in north florida I upped the undergarments. Although, I don’t have much ‘bioprene’ either (6’1” 140lbs). YMMV.


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    Hi Cdiver1,
    Thanks for this, that's 22.2 degrees C, at that temperature i could wear my 8mm wetsuit and be warm for a long time, then i need to debate with myself whether dry makes more sense :)

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    Re: Sharkskin underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicool  View Original Post
    Hi Cdiver1,
    Thanks for this, that's 22.2 degrees C, at that temperature i could wear my 8mm wetsuit and be warm for a long time, then i need to debate with myself whether dry makes more sense :)

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    Nicolas
    Math never was my strong suit lol. At 17* C (google was my friend here) for 2 hours in my new trilam though, I would definitely put something just a bit warmer on. Not neccesarily for the temp more for the length of exposure. If you do give it a shot though I’d overweight yourself just a hair and use that to help you keep more air in the suit. I may try that on my next dive.


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    Re: Sharkskin underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr B.  View Original Post
    Hey Ozzies.

    OK, for warm water down under. Here the lakes are frozen and water temperature ist 3-4°C. So I guess need another thermal protection inbetween the Sharkskin & drysuit. I well test all this and come back.

    BTW I thinking using the Sharkskin as wet suit in Red Sea vacantion soon, there water will be +- 20 °C. Maybe I should take drysuit also, just in case we made long deco dives (which I doubt, I dont have a buddy)

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    Us Aussies are soft, drysuits in 30 degrees Celsius :)
    for sub 20 degrees, I add a thick fleece. I dont think I could handle 4 degrees!

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    Re: Sharkskin underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by Cdiver1  View Original Post
    Math never was my strong suit lol. At 17* C (google was my friend here) for 2 hours in my new trilam though, I would definitely put something just a bit warmer on. Not neccesarily for the temp more for the length of exposure. If you do give it a shot though I’d overweight yourself just a hair and use that to help you keep more air in the suit. I may try that on my next dive.


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    Are you saying you've tried 2h in 17 degrees C with just your trilam and sharkskin?
    I agree with the comfort weight addition to put more air.

    When thinking 8mm wet vs trilam+sharking when it gets hot (say 22C in water, 30C+ inat surface), i am actually starting to think i'd be more comfortable/less sweaty in the drysuit configuration: sharkskin must be like 3mm and the trilam 1-2mm + i can blow-in cold air if i feel like a steamed dumpling (portable air-con :)) as opposed to that thick 8mm black wetsuit.

    Advantage of the wetsuit: no risk of flood/becoming too cold in such temperature.

    Cheers
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    Re: Sharkskin underwear

    Quote Originally Posted by packeteer  View Original Post
    Us Aussies are soft, drysuits in 30 degrees Celsius :)
    for sub 20 degrees, I add a thick fleece. I dont think I could handle 4 degrees!
    LoL i'm a freshly imported frog downunder but i've met an Aussie drysuit diver who wears no hoold in 17C water and still does easily 70mins or so.
    Another guy wears a 5mm in winter (13-14C water).
    Impressive enough to me!
    There must be something to do with local diet, i should adopt vegemite (more beers didn't help)!

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