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    Using a dehumidifier on dive gear for quick drying?

    Hi forum heads!

    Just wondering what the consensus is towards drying diving gear with a de-humidifier?

    Drysuit (crushed neo with latex wrist and neoprene neck seal), regs, wing etc.

    Thanks,

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    We have been using a dehumidifier to dry all our kit for a few years now and as far as we are concerned there is no reason as to why not and many reasons to do so as in the kit dry's much quicker (overnight) allowing it to be put away sooner plus as it drys faster it doesn't smell.

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    Thanks!

    I'll probably use a dehumidifier on my stuff. I just don't have the space to leave it out wet for ages!

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    Thats what I do on holiday, wetsuits and all my gear is dry as a bone ready for the airport weigh in. just turn it on to full chill and it works better than hot sunshine....

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    There is no reason not to use a de-humidifier to dry out the kit. There could be a slight question in keeping the kit in very dry room for storage, drier than in any normal conditions such as <20%RH.

    There is a dive center in the Algarve that has a de-humidifier room, it dries out the kit in half an hour or so, very handy when you want to use your kit and fly out the next day
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    Been using a dehumidifier for a few years, just leave in the room overnight with my dive kit. I'm always quite surprised at the amount of water collected, even when I think the kit is pretty dry.
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    Luckily I have a good place to hang the kit in the shade and with a gentle breeze it dries quickly, however it did cause quite a commotion when a neighbour thought I had hanged myself when seeing my drysuit up and drying. The view from the road you can't see the head where the hanger is. I admt it did look rather spooky
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    Club kit store has had a de-humidifer in it for as long as I can remember, works a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotochris View Post
    Luckily I have a good place to hang the kit in the shade and with a gentle breeze it dries quickly, however it did cause quite a commotion when a neighbour thought I had hanged myself when seeing my drysuit up and drying. The view from the road you can't see the head where the hanger is. I admt it did look rather spooky
    My mother once thought that my lodger had hung himself in the shower.
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    These work well for us. We use one in Cozumel. Her 3mm suit is dry by bedtime. I switch to mine and it is dry by morning. 5mm takes a bit longer.
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