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brantpage
10-31-2007, 18:00
Hi!

Can anyone tell me what kind of strong, stretchy rubber is used in vintage drysuits like those made by the "Aquala" company or others like that?

Thanks in advance.

Brant Page
California

CompuDude
10-31-2007, 18:22
Note sure of the answer to your question, but this thread (and the links contained therein) may be of some help:

Smoothskin Wetsuit old style where? - ScubaBoard (http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/exposure-suits/204968-smoothskin-wetsuit-old-style-where.html)

BSea
10-31-2007, 20:35
You should probably ask that question in either of the vintage diving forums.

Vintage Double Hose :: Index (http://www.vintagedoublehose.com/forum/index.php)

Vintage Scuba Supply Community Forum - Home (http://vintagescuba.proboards2.com/)

I'm not familiar with a vintage "DRY" suit, but those guys will know.

Puffer Fish
11-01-2007, 04:44
You should probably ask that question in either of the vintage diving forums.

Vintage Double Hose :: Index (http://www.vintagedoublehose.com/forum/index.php)

Vintage Scuba Supply Community Forum - Home (http://vintagescuba.proboards2.com/)

I'm not familiar with a vintage "DRY" suit, but those guys will know.
There were, going back to the early days, dry suits, without vents. I had seen one, but they obviously would have some issues at depth...later Poseidon came out with a nylon neoprene suit, with the first inflator attachment and should vent (late 60's). Had one of those.

As the original dry suit did not work very well, they seem to have been sort of forgotten about.