I have found what I believe to be a winning footwear combination for winter diving. After most low temperatures dives my feet are like blocks of ice. It takes hours for them to thaw out. Now when I say low temperatures I am talking about the kind of water that gives you a near permanent ice cream headache. 🙂 (32-36° F 1-3° C).
I am sure when you saw the title of this post you thought I was posting some different kind of material. Sorry to disappoint 🙂
I have spent the last few years reading the questions, advice, adventure and misadventure of people stripping their aluminum tanks down. I thought it was finally time to give it a try.
Recently I decided to tackle an issue with my kit that had been bugging me. When trying to maintain a stationary position I would go head down unless I was constantly fining and struggling. With the help of my team I was able to solve this puzzling mystery and move a lot closer to ideal trim. The following is an account of the steps I went through. I hope they can shortcut you to better trim yourself. To qualify what I am talking about I will start off with my stats and gear configuration.
This video is entitled “Cave Diving Equipment” but very important for those long cold water dives in the Great Lakes as well. Check out this humorous but oh so true video.