Good day everybody!
I'm afraid it's time for everybody's favourite topic: "my first gear" - just need some feedback on my plans (as I'll need to purchase this in stages!) and, later, individual gear recommendations.
I currently have:
- Hood (5mm)
- Gloves (5mm)
--And can rent the following:
- Weight Belt (and weights)
- 10L Cylinder
--And finally the stuff I am getting to get me into open water in 2-3 weeks:
So - my end-goal is for twin-12L cylinders with independent regs - is it a decent idea to start with a single 12L with octopus* and then add in the second 12L at a later date, getting a second first stage and moving the octopus' regulator across to it at that point in time?
*Actually, I should probably factor get a 3L Pony bottle as well - the octopus isn't really an independant air source! I mean, I suppose you might argue that your buddy is your aux. air... but I'm pretty sure they advise against that these days?
::looks up Pony prices::
::sigh:: ::sad:: xD
Finally, the most pressing question (for today at least!):
Undersuit... I can see that Lomo do a 200gm undersuit for £25... is that enough for West-of-Scotland water? If not, how about a 300gm suit? In both cases I'll have a thinsulate baselayer as well (but that is literally just thermal underwear!)
Thanks in anticipation!
Your friendly neighbourhood mad scientist,