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Originally posted by DeepThought
Well, since you're diving in Thailand I assume you freedive without a suit, so I wanted you to know it's the same for diving without a suit, though I think that in that case I'm negative at more depth... 15m maybe, never measured.
Actually the flexible and soft neoprene used in freediving suits hold more air and compresses more than traditional wet suits. Therefore they have more of a buoyancy change. My 3mm suit made out of Yamamoto 45 has significantly more buoyancy change than my 5mm double-sided nylon scuba suit.That's why it's important that freedivng suits will be made from better materials and with a better fit to warm you more, so you could get rid of some mm's, because the bigger the buoyancy change you will have, the more energy you will have to spend fighting it (harder to get down, and harder to go up).
Well, I think yammamoto might be an exception. Anyway, it is not what I noticed when diving with partners who wear scuba suits. Even when wearing only the top part of a 5mm scuba suit my partner had a FEW kg more than I did. And since we got out of the water atleast once because he was freezing while I was toasty warm, there was room for more neopren on him.Originally posted by donmoore
My 3mm suit made out of Yamamoto 45 has significantly more buoyancy change than my 5mm double-sided nylon scuba suit.
The really nice thing is the expansion and large positive buoyancy I get as I near the surface. It feels so comforting and safe. Like a higher power saying, its okay, I’ve got you now! You would probably have to feel it to understand that last statement.