Unless you're Vanessa Feltz, what's hard about doing that with Buddy jacket? Rob constantly switches between twin 10 indies, 12 + pony and single 10 or 7 on his.consider a backplate/wing/harness rather than a BCD - that way you can adjust it for size changes and configuration changes (single, indies, manifolded twins)
Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life
I like the look of a backplate and wing. Once back into the swing of things I will try to have a go in one. Also need to think about 2nd stage hose lengths and routings. At present one comes over my right shoulder on a short hose and one over my left shoulder on a short hose. This setup seemed ok 30 years ago but now?
Probably not a good idea to have made a list
Nothing wrong with a Buddy Commando - still do all my diving with one. Singles, Indy twins, side slung. It works for me.
If you know how to dive with one why task load on your return to the water by trying/buying new kit you haven't used before.
Welcome...wetsuit? For UK diving?
That was a matter of cost and availability. I think there were only 1 or 2 folk in the club with dry suits in those days. Donít think they were actually that dry.
These days, drysuit all the time.
It always amazes me how some new divers think that being close to hypothermia is the norm. I was in a puddle last weekend and there was a guy who got out and was rattling like a leaf, I asked if he was ok and he said he is always like that. I pointed out that an ill fitting 5mm surface sports wetsuit was not appropriate for 8⁰ water and that winter diving there needed a drysuit as a minimum.
Then his instructor mate started mouthing off about me being soft for having a heated vest along with my undersuit.