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    Dive tart, and 'tog Pete Bullen's Avatar
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    When you put on your suit, zip closed , seals sorted etc the next thing most of us do is crouch down to squeeze out excess air from the suit before then putting on the BCD/wing etc. I always listen for air escaping from my shoulder dump as I crouch down. If it doesn't vent then ether it's closed or faulty but either way I know I need to fix it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    When you put on your suit, zip closed , seals sorted etc the next thing most of us do is crouch down to squeeze out excess air from the suit before then putting on the BCD/wing etc. I always listen for air escaping from my shoulder dump as I crouch down. If it doesn't vent then ether it's closed or faulty but either way I know I need to fix it!
    One of my buddies kneels down and pushes her chest against her thighs to squeeze the air out. I think she is sick of me pointing out east and saying Mecca is that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    When you put on your suit, zip closed , seals sorted etc the next thing most of us do is crouch down to squeeze out excess air from the suit before then putting on the BCD/wing etc. I always listen for air escaping from my shoulder dump as I crouch down. If it doesn't vent then ether it's closed or faulty but either way I know I need to fix it!
    I was taught to hold the neck seal open while doing this. It gets more air out.
    But then I did learn with a cuff dump. I nowadays do a bit of both to check the dump too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    When you put on your suit, zip closed , seals sorted etc the next thing most of us do is crouch down to squeeze out excess air from the suit before then putting on the BCD/wing etc. I always listen for air escaping from my shoulder dump as I crouch down. If it doesn't vent then ether it's closed or faulty but either way I know I need to fix it!
    I leave as much air in my suit as I can until I descend. In my experience, if you squeeze it all out before you get in the water the suit does not snug in the right places


 
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