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Bantin's Blog - Which Fins For You?

October 31, 2014

For years I was noted for my side-by-side equipment comparison tests in Diver Magazine. In fact I can claim to be the first to do this type of test for any diving magazine anywhere in the world. Nowadays they're all doing it and while they may ape what I pioneered, the fact of the matter is that there are not the really bad examples of kit available on the market that there were, among the good stuff, when I started. I always tried to make these tests as practical and as fair as possible but when it came to some personal items, it was obvious that what might be right for you might not be right for the next person....

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Bantin's Blog - Do You Need A Drysuit?

October 24, 2014

  My wife has gone for a short holiday to Iceland. While she is there, she plans to make a dive or two in a famous lake. Sounds chilly, doesn’t it? She went at the same time last year to dive in the equally cold waters of British Columbia. She had a great time. Cold water diving can be a great experience but not if you are uncomfortable. She dives in a drysuit and before she went to Iceland I sorted out two pairs of woolly socks, some Merino wool thermal underwear and a warm undersuit for her to wear. Warm mitts and a warm hood augmented these insulating garments. Wearing a drysuit with the right insulation in cold waters...

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