How does a pee valve work in a drysuit?
The diver wears a condom that attaches to the urination tube. The diver makes the final attachment to the drysuit before donning the upper body of the suit. When attached, the diver can urinate into the condom. The urine goes through the tube, out the valve, and into the water.
What is AP valve?
First things first, if you don’t know exactly what a P-valve is, it’s pretty basic. Essentially, it’s a tube that has a valve on one end that vents to the outside of your dry suit that allows liquids to pass from the inside of the suit to the outside.
What is a drysuit P valve?
A balanced drysuit p-valve means that the pressure inside the tube equalizes during the descent and throughout the dive. An unbalanced valve means that as you descend, the air in the tube will compressed as with other air spaces.
Do you wear a BCD with a drysuit?
For Buoyancy control, you must use the BCD. The only reason to put air inside the dry suit is to stay warm and to avoid being pressed at depth. You should use a minimun amount of air inside your dry suit, just to feel comfortable and avoid folds of the suit which will mark your skin under pressure.
How much do dry suits cost?
A dry suit will be one of your largest investments as diver. You can get into a decent entry level suit for around $1500 (USD). This may not cover the cost of an undergarment, so make sure to ask your sales person what accessories are included with the suit and which ones you will need to add to the overall cost.
Where do you put a P-valve in a drysuit?
The p-valve is usually installed on the inner thigh. To install the valve, a small hole is punched in the drysuit, RTV silicone is applied to the valve, and the valve is put in place. The valve unit has a hose attached to it.
How does a diver use a Pee valve?
The diver wears a condom that attaches to the urination tube. The diver makes the final attachment to the drysuit before donning the upper body of the suit. When attached, the diver can urinate into the condom. The urine goes through the tube, out the valve, and into the water. It is quite simple and an excellent way to maintain comfort.
Are there divers who Pee in their wetsuits?
There are divers who pee in their wetsuits and divers who lie about it. But what if you’re in a drysuit when the urge strikes? A drysuit p-valve can save the day. A common dive saying states that there are two types of divers: those who pee in their wetsuits and those who lie about peeing in their wetsuits.
Is there a she-P Pee valve for women?
She-P Pee-valve for women Thanks to better drysuits and cylinder configurations, people are spending more time underwater. If you stay properly hydrated, there will be a time when nature will eventually call. The She-P is designed for female divers to comfortably use a P-valve, while diving in a drysuit, instead of using diapers.