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Picasso North Coast Diver

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Oct 8, 2002
What are your views on this suit for winter diving betwen 10-15 degrees C?


I personally like the OMER wetsuits - even though I have been a fan of Picasso since I first started freediving. I just took delivery on my 6.5mmm Pro suit and I think the quality of the suit is a better than the equivalent Picasso suit.

My $0.02 worth
I have an Omer Ocean Mimetic which I think is great but it has compressed tremedously since May when I started using it.

I am using 2 kilos less weight than I was when I first used it.

Do all neoprenes compress this quick?

Will it revert back to its original thickness if I don't use it for a while (currentlly diving 4 days a week for up to 5 hours)


Originally posted by shaneshac
(currentlly diving 4 days a week for up to 5 hours)


Umm... Where do I sign up for that kind of diving schedule :confused:
Work 4 day shifts Mostly 14:00 to 01:00 and live on the sea shore. Not a bad life. HEHE!!!
Gibraltar is only 3 miles long and 75% is coastline surrounded by the med sea (straits of Gibraltar)
How about being off for all day living on an island coast but not able to dive coz of the waiting for equipment to come to dealer.
Hey Cliff,

Hows things up in Orlando. Where do you go spearing Sea World Aquarium :)

Hi Murat.

How long do you have to wait for the equipment to arrive?

Don't you have anyone who can lend you a shaft??

Why not dive without a gun? I have done this quite often to study how fish react. You'll be suprised how many more fish you see as you are not scaring them away with your gun.

YOu can also put that torch to some good use and look in as many caves as you can. They will still be there when your equipment arrives.

My 0.02

Unfortunatelly none of my friends using 100 cm gun. I tried cressi local shop to buy shaft but it hasn't even got 100 cm gun in stock. The most widely used gun size is 75cm here. I called omer store today to check if they has the arrival. But no body answered the phone:confused: May be the shop owner went to the Turkey for spearfishing trip. If this is the case, bye bye spearing......:waterwork . Any way i couldn't straightened my shafts front. It just seems need a machine but i don't know if any local metal machinery can do that. They are so strange peoples here.

Last time i missed sargo coz of the silly situation. I went spearing at 5.30 pm and swam around but couldn't find anything only few spinefoots, not even sargo. I decide to wait in the water until the sun set. I hope to see grouper, they like to go out of the cave for early sunrise & sunset. I did not see any but while i was going out from the water i saw 1 sargo laying on the cave/sand bottom. I shot it but there was a rock behind of it so flopper did not open. But it didn't move so i dove down and grap it's tail, the head part was stuck in the hole. It did not moved i thought it was dead. I tried to pull it from the tail but it was stuck and slips off my hand. Meanwhile little crab came out from same hole attacked me with claws.:D :D :D Somehow i lost my concentrate ( grab ) on the fish so it swam away from the other side of the cave.

The lesson is don't take off your spear from the fish (even the flopper did not open) if its not dead. If i could fnished it with knife instead of trying to pull it out of the cave it would be mine. Anyway.... Just plus one lesson to experiance book:duh
Originally posted by shaneshac
Hey Cliff,

Hows things up in Orlando. Where do you go spearing Sea World Aquarium :)

I wish - I'm up in Oregon - Cold, Low Viz diver...
Go Elios sub !!!!
I just recently got a full 3mm suit + 5mm top & 2mm pants. Went with High density Heiwa, with super strech inner, smooth outer. Having a suit custom made makes a HUGE difference. It seals so much better. Went for a quick dive in the ocean in my 3mm. Water was 14 degrees celcius and after an hour I still wasn't cold. Wouldn't say I was toasty warm either but did not start shivering at all or felt really cold at any stage. I Think with the 5mm top I would have been very warm.

Best part of it was it was that even with delivery it was much cheaper then a Picasso suit, and even bit cheaper then Omer or Cressi.

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Hey Cliff,

My knowledge of USA states is crap. Orlando.... What a F"£$ up HEHEHe
Originally posted by shaneshac
What are your views on this suit for winter diving betwen 10-15 degrees C?



Seeing as how this was the original question :hmm, yes I have a NCD in a 7 mil and it's been a good suit for the past two years. The toenails tears are getting to the cuffs and the stitching at the ends of the wrists and ankles seems to be always coming undone, but it's one of my warmer suits. I like that it doesn't have the Bio Termic lining or anything else- just the bare assed rubber. Warm. And the camo pattern is real good.
THanks for that Icarus.

I am looking for a 7mm camo suit for ambush hunting this winter.

Might also look at an Elios suit.

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