Dont know how cold the water is at the moment but another resion for water in the loop (aside from condensation) was loose lips on the mouthpiece and looking hard left and hard right causing gaps at the edge of the mouthpiece.
The only downside with a BOV is they can be heavy and cause lip / jaw fatigue.
I switched to a moldable full mouth mouthpiece so I could grip it better with my teeth and still not restrict breathing. took a bit of getting used to but it worked well for me.
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The Manta Bite was a cheap alternative, it had a rubber flange that sat between your teeth and lips and formed a seal so you could keep your jaw/lips slack and not let water in. Great idea but jesus christ it shredded your mouth to ribbons until you got the barrier cut perfectly to shape. I had a look on their website and it doesn't seem to be made any more.
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I've used the Draeger version from day 1 and it's been fine, either over a hood in ow or helmet in ohe.
That said I've never had the bollocks to dive without a gag strap or a bov.
Last edited by JonG; 10-05-2023 at 04:20 PM.
I've got one of these https://www.underseatools.com/collec...ning-strap-mrs which cost about 50 USD posted. It uses the mouthpiece that comes with your dsv/bov. TBH it feels just as good as the draeger and I actually find it a bit easier to find the ends of the straps to tighten it than with the draeger.
For AP the new version gag strap is pretty good