Oh my gosh, that was so much fun! ...sooooo much fun, in fact, that I am positively giddy with excitement even as I write (or giddy with mild sun-stroke?)!
Our best guess is that about 50 people came out to SCUBA KICK-OFF at Bonnie Boats in Jackson's Point. FIFTY! I will have to make a big cake for next year; triple chocolate in Bart's honour. He put his request in first.
Must say: You folks are so much fun; THANK-YOU! Divers ROCK!
A big thank-you to Chanel (you say it like the perfume, but do you spell it like the perfume?) for watching (and TRAINING) my very energetic she-devil puppy!
Gracie! What ARE you doing? Aaaargh!
Everyone started to gear up for their first dive of the day.
Whew! Such hard work! We are thankful that diving is such a restful sport.
It is so refreshing!
Bruce from Aqualung was giving Yanet and Brian a drysuit demonstration. A gang went out for their second dive, and they LOVED the drysuits!
Jody helped Aleks get into his drysuit. The pair drew a crowd with their antics. LOL!
Look Ma! I did it! (and I'm so happy I am NOT at work!)
Alexa took the paddleboard out for its first run (she makes it look easy).
Who wants to learn how?
And Charlotte helped some of the onlookers to give it try.
Gracie the "She-Devil Wonder Puppy" gives paddleboarding a try!
They made it look so easy. It is NOT that easy. I lack grace, lol!
Says it all. We so tired. But happy.
Fusion Drysuits and Deals!
Dry suits provide maximum thermal protection. Although primarily used in cooler water, in temperate water they let you make more dives and longer dives even if you could use a wetsuit. Dry suits get their name because they keep you dry, except for (typically) your head and hands, over which you wear neoprene wetsuit hoods and gloves.
All dry suits cover the entire body. Neoprene dry suits are made of the same material as wet suits, except they exclude water. The neoprene provides insulation. Shell dry suits consist of two pieces. The first is a shell suit, made of one of many materials (crushed neoprene, trilaminate, urethane, vulcanized rubber), that keeps you dry. The second is the undergarment, also of several materials (bunting, open foam, ThinsulateTM), that provides the insulation. Suits used in the coldest water have dry hoods and dry gloves or mitts.
Watertight zipper. Special watertight zippers are what make dry suits possible. Although robust and durable, they’re the most expensive part of a dry suit.
Wrist/neck seals. Made of neoprene or latex rubber, these need to exclude water yet be comfortable.
Inflator and exhaust valves. Because you’re surrounded by air, dry suits have to have valves so you can add air as you descend or release it as you come up. This accommodates the pressure change.
Hood and gloves. Cool water diving requires head and hand protection, though you may choose your preference of dry hood and gloves or wetsuit versions.
Undergarment. Except for neoprene suits, you must have an undergarment to provide insulation. Different undergarments have different cost and insulation characteristics.
Self don design. Some suits require the assistance of another person to get in and out of, but others are designed so you can dress and undress independently.
Knee pads. Knees are high-wear areas, so these extend suit life substantially.
Relief systems. Especially for tec divers, these systems route urine out of the suit through valves to accommodate long dives.
Thigh pocket. Dry suits tend to be bulky, making a large thigh pocket one of the easiest to reach and use.
Unlike a wetsuit, a somewhat loose fit is normal in a dry suit. Adventure Sports Newmarket can help you choose a suit, but your choice will be based more on features and cost than finding the right size.
Be prepared to invest more than for a comparable wetsuit. However, dry suits last substantially longer (10 years or more is not unusual) and when you consider the additional dive time they give, they pay for themselves.
Fusion FIT is the first Fusion to use a skin specifically designed to fit women properly. Anatomically correct panels constructed out of super stretch neoprene ensure maximum streamlining and mobility. Gator tech armour on the knees and reinforced seams ensure maximum durability.
FUSION ESSENCE "Diving"s little black dress"
Fusion ESSENCE is the first Drysuit to offer Fusion DryCORE technology that is anatomically correct and specifically built for women. Taking fit, flexibility and comfort to a whole new level.
FUSION ONE - The Uncold Story
Fusion ONE changes everything. It’s the first Drysuit to offer Fusion DryCORE warmth, flexibility, and comfort for under a grand. It’s the perfect option for divers who want the comfort of a Drysuit at a price that won’t break their budget.
Originally designed for the Special Forces, the Fusion Bullet is engineered for the harshest diving environments. Super stretch neoprene allows ultimate flexibility and streamlining while strategically placed Gator Tech armour and reinforced seams ensure maximum durability.
Take your diving to the next level with the Fusion Tech. The Tech skin incorporates 1mm neoprene in high wear areas providing durability, while strategiclly placed lycra stretch panels provide incredible flexibility.
The Fusion Sport combines Whites patented Drycore technology with a heavy duty, abrasion resistant Lycra skin. The result is a dry suit which is unmatched in flexibility, incredibly lightweight, and compact enough to fit in your carry on luggage.