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    Rebreather and drysuit.

    I dive the Hollis Prism 2, and just got a drysuit, and I cannot reach the OPV on the left arm. My counter lungs are in the way. I could use advice. I cannot surgically extend my arms.

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    Charlotte as in Charlotte NC? If so I would be happy to meet you at the Mooresville PDRA quarry. I may be able to give you some pointers as I also suffer from short arms. Just PM me and we can set something up.

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    I've seen some suits where the OPV has been relocated to another part of the suit, you might look into that.

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    You can move it to your wrist or some other spot.

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    I saw the potential for fouling of the dump on the lung/straps/etc and had the dump moved 90º around the arm, from the front to the side. Which has made this issue worse.

    I tend to just dive it full open now, keep the air bubble low down around my waist and all I need to roll a little to dump.

    But you should be able to reach it - is the harness etc too tight, restricting your ability to reach?

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    You should add another valve to your Wrist, this is not uncommon. Personally I don't ever close my drysuit valve underwater, but its easy for these to get incidentally closed. I usually only close it on the surface to inflate and get warm while waiting for a live boat pickup. If you can't reach the valve on your shoulder you are definitely going to need that wrist valve for safety.

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    I dive a Prism Topaz and have had the same issue. Normally I dive with the drysuit dump in the open/auto position. Usually fiddling with the dump valve should be an infrequent event. In that case when I've had to say close it, I just time it with my inhale, give myself a hug to crush the counterlungs, then reach the valve easily, even with my shorter arms. It takes a practice or two to get the motion / timing down, but then it's OK.

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    Re: Rebreather and drysuit.

    Have the same problem as you, moved mine to left wrist inside and am able to dive it open all the time without ever dumping gas when doing a valve drill or something else. Before i would dive it closed and just manually dump when needed,, but this was a pain,, best of both worlds on the wrist IMHO

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