We test dove two DUI CF200 drysuits back in 1998. At that time we were using vulcanized rubber drysuits and they were only lasting approximately 4 years and were in constant need of repair due to cuts, nicks, etc. The DUI CF200X, which is a crushed neoprene drysuit, was found to be more durable for our needs. We dive in many areas with underwater hazards and with large amounts of zebra mussels which are unbelievably sharp. The CF200X's stood up to these hazards. The first time we even had to repair a small leak was 6 years later. Our oldest DUI drysuit is still in service and is approximately 10 years old and still looks new. For the money we were spending, DUI drysuits are more cost effective for extended life and service, more durable and resistant to sharp objects, easier donning and doffing with the front entry system and easier to work with the RockBoot system.
Top row Sgt. Todd Wagner, Dive Master and Sgt. Mike Russell, Team Leader.Bottom row from Left to right are: Deputy Eric Speese, P.S. Diver. Deputy Scott Johanson , P.S. Diver. Deputy Rob Flokstra, Surface Technician.