La Jolla Shores, California
Guess who’s not going to freeze her patootie off anymore?!!! This girl!! That’s right, my drysuit has arrived! After drilling everyone I knew with questions on drysuits to death, I decided on the Bare Trilam HD Tech. I wanted a rugged, rough and tough drysuit that could withstand the amount of diving I do. The Bare warranty closed the deal for me. I opted to add a pocket on the leg and install the cuff latex seals so I would have the flexibility to change them myself if needed. To avoid having to buy new fins, I went with the soft boot and just got some ankle booties that fit my fins. I also bought the Bare mid layer in a onesie instead of a two piece. Why? Because I think rocking a onesie on a dive boat is pretty awesome. 😀
My dive buddy, Kimo took me out to teach me how to use it. And we could not have picked a more perfect and beautiful day to do it. The waves were non existent and we easily had 25-30 feet of viz in the shallows. Kimo ran through scenarios with me and I practiced all the underwater acrobatics everyone warned me about. It feels really weird at first to feel that bubble of air rolling through your suit. I couldn’t stop laughing, but what else is new. 🙂
I can also say that I never need to wonder what it would feel like to be vacuumed sealed…. not that was ever really a wonder of mine to begin with, but that’s probably the best way I can describe the squeeze at decent if you haven’t put enough air in the suit. 😀
It was definitely the coolest feeling knowing you were just at 70 feet below the surface where it was easily 52 degrees, and come out warm and dry from the neck down. Just when I thought diving couldn’t get better, something always tops it. 🙂 Thanks again for your help Kimo!