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Old 30th January 2008
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Default Drag efficieny , standard vs smoothskin wetsuit?

How much gain in real terms could I get from using standard 5mm Picasso wet suit versus
a smooth skin using the some energy and weighting.

eg, dive to 32m (100ft)

Could I gain 3-4m? in the smooth suit alone.
Or would be actually a less than i think, 1m or less in real world vs thoery.?

I've never dived in a smooth skin, to compare it too my standard suit.
I'm interested in how much of an advantage there is.

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... a smooth skin using the some energy and weighting.

eg, dive to 32m (100ft)

Could I gain 3-4m? in the smooth suit alone.
... how much of an advantage there is...
Hey gav,
for one, smoothskin will not change Your buoyancy. The other thing is that You cannot directly calculate the energy savings in meters, because there are more factors to reaching a certain depth. - A comparison in DYN might be better. Does anyone have experience in this?

I think that the forums on deeperblue would be the better place to ask this kind of stuff, simply because there is a far bigger audience there with more experience taken together.
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