Volunteers

We wait all year long for the DUI DEMOTOUR event. It' feels like when we were kids and the circus came to town! - PJ Faith, Mermet Springs, IL

  Our DUI Dealer Staff and Volunteers are what makes the DUI DEMOTOUR such a success. It takes about 1 volunteer for 4 divers. Besides being a lot of fun, volunteers get a DUI Crew shirt, a DUI DemoTour commemorative hat and pretty much all the hot dogs and hamburgers they can eat! As part of the DUI Crew, you'll help out in all aspects of the event including registration, DiveWear and drysuit sizing, and helping divers put on the drysuits. You'll work alongside DUI factory staff and learn about the different drysuits, how drysuits should fit for maximum performance, what options are available and more. If you are an active divemaster or instructor, you can even lead underwater tours! Would you like to volunteer for your local event? Click here and let us know which event you would like to participate and what day we can expect you. In the meantime, here is a list of all of the different stations so you can see what role you would like to play. You can even "study up" for the big game day! Hope to see you there! The DUI DEMOTOUR Team

Station FAQ

[expand title="STATION 1 - REGISTRATION"]While the details may vary slightly depending upon location, these are the overall procedures when a diver wants to participate in DUI Demo Tour event: Ask the diver for their Demo Tour Ticket and SCUBA certification card. Make sure the ticket is marked correctly for diving. Do not take dinner tickets! Dinner tickets will be taken at the Dinner only and not at Registration. Return their SCUBA c-card once verified. Drysuit certified divers should have their card with them or have an instructor known to DUI vouch for them. If drysuit certified, put a tyvek wrist band around their regulator yoke. This allows them to dive without one of our staff. Tear off the small stub portion with the diver’s information on it. Place the stub into the “Ticket Stub Box”. Give the diver the larger portion of the ticket. They’ll need to surrender it at the BBQ to get lunch. Be sure to point out the posted “Schedule for the Weekend” sign: - Point out lunch time from 11am – 2p - Point out the suit return deadline for the end of the day Divers checking in after 12pm should have lunch first as the BBQ will likely be closed before they have completed their dives. Have the diver place their equipment near the water. This will prevent over-heating once they are suited up in a drysuit. DUI has the following equipment for test diving: - DUI Drysuits - DUI Insulation - Weight & Trim Systems - ZipGloves (dry) - DUI Hoods - Some fins if needed - BLUEHEAT Divewear (for DOGs only) Divers must supply the rest of the equipment needed to make a dive. DUI recommends only diving 1 new piece of equipment per dive. Once their equipment is near the water, have them completely fill out the liability and rental forms. Minors (minimum age 10 if PADI; otherwise 12) need to have a parent sign for them. Tear off the back page (Liability Release), ensure it is signed, and file it in the expanding file under their last name. Collect their credit card or driver license and attach it to their rental form with a paper or binder clip. Send them on to Station #2. Divers need only 1 Liability Form per day. For multiple dives, have them sign a new rental form each time and put their name on the front. Attach it to the original rental form. Blank Rental Forms are available at Station 7. SELLING A TICKET On-site Ticket Prices: Demo Day Test Dive $15.00 DAN Member (with membership card) Buy one get one free (same day only) – note DAN # on their ticket stub Lunch Only $5.00 – Kids FREE with paid adult Saturday Catered Dinner $15.00 Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check, Traveler’s Check -Ensure Traveler’s Check is signed Credit Card / Debit Card - use receipt book in cashbox - give diver yellow copy -Fill in Name, Address, Phone # - Clearly write Credit Card #, and Expiration Date - Fill in description of item sold - Have customer sign at the bottom Will Call Tickets: Find the diver’s name on the ticket accounting form for online sales which will be located in the cash box Cross off their name and issue them the appropriate number and type of tickets Divers that forgot / lost their tickets: - Ask what dive shop they bought their ticket from - Look in the cashbox for that shop’s Ticket Accounting Form - Find the diver’s name on the appropriate Ticket Accounting Form - If their name is listed, issue them a new ticket and have them fill it out - If their name is NOT listed, sell them a new ticket [/expand]
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  • Determine the orientation of the regulator and pick the appropriate low pressure port in which to install the drysuit hose.
  • Remove the port plug and give it back to the diver to hold until they return the drysuit hose later in the day.
  • On the Rental Form circle YES on the drysuit hose item and write YOUR INITIALS in the ISSUED BY column.
  • Let the diver know that they can return the hose here later.
  • Ask “Is all of your equipment ready to get in the water?” (Of course it isn’t since you have their regulator!) Send them off to assemble their SCUBA equipment near the water. Hold onto their rental form/clipboard and credit card until they return.
  • Remind divers to bring all of their weights to the water.
  • For older regulators without enough low pressure ports to accept a drysuit hose, there are adaptors in Bin #10 in white parts box. If you use one, mark it in the NOTES section of the drysuit hose item line so we are sure to get it back at the end of the day.
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[expand title="STATION 3 - ZIPSEAL SIZING"] Before you start, please ask the diver, “Is all of your SCUBA equipment assembled close to the water and ready to dive right away?” If not, ask them to please take a few moments and get their equipment ready. This will prevent them from getting overheated and ensure a better dive experience.
  • Use the pre-trimmed and labeled ZipSeals for sizing. Have the diver try on the seals to find the appropriate size. Wrist seals should rest at the bony part of the wrist, and neck seals should rest low on the neck, i.e., just below the Adam’s Apple for males.
  • Look to see that 1” to 1 ½” of latex/silicone is in flat contact with the diver’s skin. Switch to the most appropriate seal to achieve proper contact.
  • Once you’ve found an appropriate sealing surface, note the number of rings on the diver’s Rental Form. If the seal is very new or is stretched out, please indicate that on the rental form as well. Silicone seals will be more forgiving for divers will very small wrists/necks and/or prominent tendons. Please make a note if you think, they should have silicone seals. Remember, most Test Divers have never worn a wrist or neck seal. What feels tight to them may not be the best fit to provide a dry seal, so don’t be shy about suggesting they try another size for a better fit.
  • Occasionally some divers with larger heads cannot fit the neck ZipRing. Please note this on the rental form so the fitter can select an appropriate drysuit.
  • Zip Gloves are available to try on for size. Be sure they are wearing the appropriate liner to ensure a good fit.
  • Send the diver on to the next station, but keep all of the pre-trimmed ZipSeals there for sizing the next diver.
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[expand title="STATION 4 - INSULATION"] Before you start, please ask the diver, “Is all of your SCUBA equipment assembled close to the water and ready to dive right away?” If not, ask them to please take a few moments and get their equipment ready. This will prevent them from getting overheated and ensure a better dive experience.
  • While some divers may already know which insulation they would like to try, most will need some help. USE THE BASIC GUIDELINES FOR EXPLAINING INSULATION TO GIVE DIVERS AN OVERVIEW OF THE OPTIONS.
  • Then ask each diver a little about their thermal needs. Do you tend to get cold easily? What do you think would be the best insulation for you considering the information I just gave you?
  • Select insulation appropriate for the diving conditions and the diver. This may take some practice! If you are not sure of how to do this, please ask and watch others to learn the proper method. Look at the banners next to Station 4 to find information and facts about each insulation type…become an expert and impress your friends at parties!! ☺
  • . Make sure you give each diver insulation socks for inside the drysuit boots as well. All suits are designed to accommodate insulation socks for a proper fit.
  • Size charts are on the back of the Station Clipboards!
  • Circle the style of insulation they will use and write down the size on the form. Write your initials in the ISSUED BY column so we can track its’ return after the dive.
  • Remember: Tropical 30/30 drysuits have ankle seals and use wetsuit boots, so anyone test diving these suits will not need insulation boots. We have wetsuit boots for them in the fitting area.
  • Help us keep the insulation clean by suggesting divers put it on only at Station 6 and avoid walking around wearing the insulation boots.
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[expand title="STATION 5 - DRYSUIT"] Before you start, please ask the diver, “Is all of your SCUBA equipment assembled close to the water and ready to dive right away?” If not, ask them to please take a few moments and get their equipment ready. This will prevent them from getting overheated and ensure a better dive experience.
  • Use the sizing chart on the back of the Station Clipboards to estimate the person’s size and ask if they have a suit preference. - Always try to give them the style of suit in which they are most interested. - If there is no preference and they are new to drysuits, they usually prefer something made of lighter material like the TLS350. - Take the time to explain the differences in the materials if they do not know the differences already. Use the outline provided! Suits available in stock sizes and several non-stock sizes include:TLS350 CLX450 CF200 FLX50/50 FLX EXTREME CNSE RS1050 TLSSE CXO - NEW 30/30
  • When selecting a size for someone who is harder to fit, please let one of the DUI staff help you. We do have a list of every available suit on each size rack. This includes the non standard size suits. While the one you need may be out, you can check that list to see if we have one and ask the customer to return.
  • If there are multiple choices in the size and type of suit they want, try to give them one that will match the ZipSeal sizing that is on the rental form.
  • Be sure to circle the correct style of drysuit, add the SUIT # for the drysuit in the ID# column. The 3 digit number is located on the suit sleeve. Write your initials in the ISSUED BY column so we can track its’ return after the dive.
  • Double check and make sure the insulation is written down on the rental form
  • Bring them to someone at Station 6 to be dressed. DO NOT leave the diver at the edge of the dressing area looking for help.
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[expand title="STATION 6 - PUTTING ON THE DRYSUIT"] Before you start, please ask the diver, “Is all of your SCUBA equipment assembled close to the water and ready to dive right away?” If not, ask them to please take a few moments and get their equipment ready. This will prevent them from getting overheated and ensure a better dive experience.
  • Watch for the following when donning the suits: - Check the rings on the ZipSeals on the suit and compare it to the sizing on the rental form. If the suit needs a different size ZipSeal or Zip Gloves, get them from the ones hanging over the return tables. Cut new ones if needed. They will be under the return tables. - USE SOAPY WATER to aid in proper attachment. For wrist seals it also helps divers to slip into the seals more easily. - Do the seals fit? Make sure there is 1” of latex in flat contact with the skin at the neck & wrists. Change the ZipSeals as needed to ensure the fit is correct. Seals of different ages can feel different. - Ensure the waterproof zipper is all the way open when donning and closed all the way when ready to dive. Seriously…people actually forget every event! - Locate the suspenders and slip them out of the way so they don’t get caught between the diver’s legs. The best way is turn the suit almost inside out so the suspenders are on the outside. - Be sure suspenders are used and adjusted properly or the suit will sag uncomfortably. - Confirm that crotch strap is buckled and telescoping torso is folded over neatly. - Show the diver how to handle the RockBoot laces or snug the ankle straps of the Turbo Sole Boots depending on style of suit.
  • Ask if the diver needs a hood or neoprene gloves. Even if they have their own hood, encourage them to use a DUI hood - they are awesome! These are located in the crates just outside the fitting area. Be sure to circle the item, mark the size(s) and write your initials in the ISSUED BY column on the Rental Form.
  • RockBoot sizes are men’s sizing and already adjusted for insulation socks, so just ask “What is your most comfortable athletic shoe size?” For women’s sizing ask for their shoe size and subtract 1 to find their Rock Boot size. Be prepared to adjust up or down for half sizes, i.e., 10 ½ . See the sizing chart on the back of the Station Clipboard.
  • If the diver’s fins do not fit their RockBoots or Turbo Sole Boots, there are larger sized fins available for use. Note the model, size and write your initials in the ISSUED BY column on the Rental Form.
  • List all of the items they are using on the rental form including any accessories such as Plus 5 Vests, Weight & Trim Systems, etc. Be sure you write your initials in the ISSUED BY column on the Rental Form.
  • File the rental form with the attached driver license or credit card in the OUT DIVING accordion file at the return table. If there is someone staffing the table specifically, give it to that person so they can fill out and attach an EQUIPMENT LOG. If there is no one there and you have the time, please fill it out and attach one prior to fitting another person.
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[expand title="STATION 7 - RETURNING EQUIPMENT"] Some procedures may change depending on the location but in general:
  • Get the name of the diver returning equipment and retrieve their Rental Form from the OUT DIVING folder.
  • Take the diver to the tarp (to avoid dirt on the suits as much as possible) and assist them with taking off the suit. Pay particular attention to the following: - Make sure the zipper is all the way open and the crotch strap is undone before attempting to take off the suit (Most divers forget this part!!) - Pull up the material on the torso so there is plenty of material available to easily go over the divers head - Have the diver put their hands inside the neck seal only (not the ZipRing on the neck) and stretch it really big and lift straight up. - Have the diver turn their head to the left when removing the neck seal over their head (this prevents the inlet valve from hitting their nose or forehead). - Make sure the RockBoots are removed or the ankle straps loosened on the Turbo Sole Boots before attempting to take off the legs of the suit.
  • Make sure the suit did not leak. Please report leaks to a DUI staff person and set the suit aside. Ask them about their dive and see if they had fun. Ask them if they would like to try a different suit or something else later. Take the time to answer their questions. This can make all the difference between a good experience and a great one.
  • Initial in the appropriate box on the form for each Demo item as it is returned.
  • Wet equipment should be hung up on the appropriate rack to dry for the next diver. All equipment should be returned to where it came from unless insulation is very wet.
  • Verify the sizes and types of equipment used are correctly marked on the Equipment Log.
  • After getting all the equipment back, make sure they have the drysuit hose taken off of their regulator. There are tools on the Return Table to take the hose off or you can send them to Station 2 at the front of the tent.
  • We encourage divers to do more than one dive. If they plan to dive again after a short surface interval, they may keep the hose but we will retain the credit card or license. File their forms in the DIVING AGAIN folder. Divers can try as many suits as they like but please attach a blank Rental Form with their name at the top and a signature on the back to the original form.
  • When they have returned everything including the hose, return to them their credit card or license. The Rental Form should be stored in the COMPLETED DIVING folder. Remember to give every test diver one (1) hat and their Equipment Log. Catalogs are available upon request and Retail Price Lists are available at Station 1.
  • Report any suits that may have leaked to DUI Staff so we can test or repair as soon as possible.
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[expand title="BARBECUE / FOOD PREP STATION - AKA DOG FOOD"] Lunch served from 11am-2pm each day WEAR YOUR “DOG FOOD” CHEF’S APRON WITH PRIDE! Setting Up the Lunch Area:
  • You’ll need to have a large table (or 2) of some type to lay out the cups, plates, napkins, buns, condiments, chips and drinks near the grill.
  • Check in the blue “Kitchen Tubs” for any open cups, plates, napkins, condiments etc. before opening the new packages.
  • Try to lay it out so that there is an easy flow down both sides of the table to make it more efficient.
  • Make sure to remove the safety seals on the condiments so they are ready for action. Try to open only 1 of each condiment at a time; it cuts down on the mess!
  • Locate the knife and cutting board. Use Clorox Wipes to clean before and after use. - Dice one onion and slice one onion and store in the larger plastic container with lid on and 2 forks for serving.
  • Locate the pickles and prepare them for serving with 2 forks at the ready. If they are in a huge jar, pour off some juice and use a large spoon to fill a small “Tupperware” container with pickles and cover with the lid.
  • Make sure the drink coolers are full and iced properly.
  • Check on the drinks and condiment table regularly so we don’t run out of things. Keeping these areas tidy makes the food more appealing and clean up easy at 2:30pm.
  • We account for 2 “meat units” per diver, so they can choose what they wish, i.e., 2 hamburgers or 2 hot dogs, or one of each.
  • There are veggie burgers available in the coolers.
  • Cheese is available in the coolers.
  • We have 2 propane tanks available. Each tank should easily handle one day of cooking.
Lunch Served from 11am-2pm Each Day:
  • Start cooking at about 10:30am in order to get ahead of the crowd. When they smell food they’ll come running! - Grill several burgers and hot dogs to near completion and keep them warm in the foil pans. - Often we use some water and beef bouillon in the foil pan to keep things moist. Look in the blue “Kitchen Tubs” for these items.
  • Each Test Diver should turn in their ticket stub at the grill when they are served (they may be wearing a Test Diver Hat). The DOG CREW will be wearing CREW shirts and do not need a ticket stub for lunch.
  • No one should be eating lunch in a DUI Demo drysuit. (Look for suit size and ID numbers on the wrists – these are DUI Demo Suits) The only exceptions are staff and events where attendance is light. Please ask anyone in a DUI Demo suit to return their suit to Station 7 during lunch. It’ll help it to dry, keep it safe from damage and let someone else use it while they are eating. This is particularly an issue at large events and with odd sized suits.
  • Lunch is over officially at 2PM but there will always be a few stragglers. Please accommodate them if you can. If not at least leave a few hamburgers and hot dogs in the covered foil pan where they can stay warm until the stragglers help themselves.
  • Put any open condiments, cheese etc. into the larger cooler with the remaining hot dogs and hamburgers. Repack the blue tubs with the non-perishables.
  • Take a quick inventory of what is remaining at the end of the day, so the DUI staff will know what we may need for the next day or next event.
  • Make additional drinks as needed throughout the day.
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[expand title="PHOTOGRAPHER/GREETER"] This is one of the most important jobs at the event as your positive attitude will be one of the first impressions people have of the event. KEEP SMILING!
  • Welcome divers as they approach the registration table. Explain this is where they start and see if they have any questions.
  • Those who are new to the event will often ask about what they can expect. Give them a brief overview (see banner at Station 1) and promote the fun of diving and how much they will learn.
  • Encourage divers to stay for the dinner if there is one on-site.
  • Keep the camera handy and be ready to take pictures of particularly funny moments. We are especially interested in pictures that show close ups of happy, smiling faces and DUI logos if possible.
  • Keep an eye on the flow of the event and let the DUI person in charge know if you see any problems or hiccups.
  • Talk to divers as they exit the water to get their impressions and pictures.
  • Encourage divers to do more than one dive if at all possible. Should a diver experience anything they are unsure about on the first dive, they easily work it out on the second.
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[expand title="BLUEHEAT DEMOS"] BACKGROUND From 2010-2011, DUI did research on the existing products in the market to see if anything would allow an inactive diver to remain fully functional (no more than 1 degree drop in body core temperature according to Navy) in 42 degree water for 2 hrs. All tests were done with the diver wearing a TLS and 300 PowerStretch garment. What We Found? We learned that existing products had two problems.
  • They were underpowered and did not stop the drop in body core temperature.
  • They did not have safety features in them designed to minimize the dangers of hot spots, overheating or voltage higher than 7 volts. We did not believe that divers should accept occasional burns as a side effect of active heating.
We knew if we were going to achieve our goal we had to address these issues. POWER
  • Our system is more than twice as powerful as any other system with a combined 150 watts to the diver.
  • Our system distributes that power to the hands and feet as well as the torso. Our tests showed that putting all of the power into the torso was not as effective as distributing it to the hands and feet as well.
  • Our system uses much larger wire from the battery to the suit and then within the suit than all the other products. This minimizes the loss of power due to the resistance in the wire. It also minimizes the chances of hot spots developing due to increased resistance.
  • Our system allows the diver to control the power settings on the extremities and torso independently thus making the most of the battery life while maintaining body temperature. An active diver may only want to use the system at 50% power while swimming but at 100% power while decompressing. We learned it was impossible to re-warm a diver who had already suffered a significant loss of body temperature. However, by using a minimal amount of heating during the dive, even before they “feel” cold, the diver can maintain their core temperature much more easily.
SAFETY
  • As mentioned before, our wire size minimizes hot spots. However, if they should develop, we have a high temperature alarm in each heating pad (4 in torso and then one for each extremity) that will automatically turn off the pad if the temperature gets too hot. It will only turn off that pad and will allow it to turn back on once it cools.
  • While our battery is 12.8 volts, the top of the battery is designed to cut down the voltage going to the heating system at 6.9 volts so that it meets international commercial and military safety standards. 7 volts is all that is needed to stop your heart or respiratory muscles if a torso heater has a major malfunction. While that has never happened to our knowledge, you don’t want to be the first!
  • The top of the battery also has a port on it that delivers 14 volts to an LED light so one canister can be used for heating and lighting.
  • Battery is made from lithium iron phosphate which makes it much more stable and reliable than its lithium ion cousins.
  • Our connectors are gold plated to maximize effectiveness as well as safety.
  • Battery controller is easy to use and has led lights to indicate battery power remaining as well as the power settings on system components.
  • If using both heating and lighting, the battery controller will automatically shut off the heating system when the battery reaches 10% of power remaining in order to conserve power for the light. Light will have over 1 hour power remaining.
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[expand title="CONDUCTING BLUEHEAT DEMOS"]
  • Show the system to the diver and explain each of the components.
  • Size the diver in the jumpsuit, socks and gloves. Record the sizes on the rental form.
  • Verify the charge on the battery and verify the battery is hooked up and ready to use.
  • Remove the diver’s existing inlet valve from their suit, being careful not to damage the silicone sealant around the valve and return it to the diver.
  • Install the new valve port taking care to orient the connector so that it is easy to attach to the battery. Tighten carefully. Beware of over tightening and wrinkling material.
  • Install zip gloves on the diver’s suit if not already installed. Record any gloves you loan them on the rental form. If the diver does not have zip seals, they will need to use wet gloves
  • Work with the diver to determine the best place to mount the battery and install it.
  • Show the diver how to work the controller and explain that they should not run the system on the surface or if their suit has a leak. We recommend starting the system at 50% power.
  • After all this preliminary work is done, have the diver don the jumpsuit taking care not to pull too much on the wires. Make sure the connectors are easily accessible.
  • Don the heated socks and connect the connectors to the wiring harness.
  • Have the diver don an insulation jumpsuit and booties. If they would like to use a different insulation from their normal system, they can use one of the demos. Just record the size and type on the rental form.
  • Have the diver don their drysuit to their waist. Then don the heated gloves if using and connect to the wiring harness.
  • Finish the donning of the suit. Remember to connect the cord coming from the valve port and the jumpsuit. If you are wearing a shoulder entry suit, you will need to do that before you don the neck seal.
  • Help the diver with the donning of the SCUBA setup so you can make sure the diver does not get the power cord and connector entangled in the equipment.
  • Plug the power cord into the valve port. DO NOT turn on the system until in the water or you are about to enter the water.
  • After the dive, help the diver with the removal of the equipment.
  • Discuss their dive and get feedback on the system as well as answer any questions they may have.
  • Remove the valve and reinstall their regular inlet valve.
  • Hang the jumpsuit, socks and gloves to air out and put the battery in the “To be Charged” bin.
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Guidelines

[expand title="DRYSUIT GUIDELINES"] All of DUI’s drysuits are designed to keep you dry and the insulation you just got is designed to keep you warm. MATERIALS:
  • DUI makes suits out of two basic materials: Trilaminates (fabric) which are 3 layers of material and Crushed Neoprene
  • Our most popular Trilaminate is the TLS350. It is very light, flexible and provides fantastic range of motion. Compared to a thick wetsuit, it will feel like you have nothing on. While it is more than durable enough for most recreational divers, some divers are looking for something a little tougher. If comfort and flexibility are what you are looking for, this is probably the best suit for you. It is also a great one for divers new to drysuits as it is very user-friendly. If a diver needs a special production size to demo, most of those are in a TLS350.
  • If you are an underwater hunter who likes sticking your arm into holes looking for lobsters or a serious wreck diver, you might want to consider the CLX450. It is also Trilaminate but the upper part of the suit is made with a Cordura blend and also features a Cordura overlay so it is very tough. You lose some flexibility however as the Cordura is heavier and stiff.
  • In between is the newest suit from DUI, the FLX EXTREME. It is a polyester-based Trilaminate for slightly greater puncture resistance than the TLS350 but much more flexible than the CLX450. Divers really like the feel of the material as it feels more like clothing.
  • If you are looking for the toughest thing you can dive, the CF200 - made of Crushed Neoprene - is for you. This material is unique to DUI. On a scale of 1-10, it is a 10. It is very durable and will fit more like a wetsuit. Its flexibility comes from the stretch of the material so it has inherent range of motion. However, its physical weight, especially when wet, means you will notice additional resistance when moving. It is overkill for most divers but it is very popular with serious wreck divers. Also some people like the way it fits snuggly and the slight increase in warmth as compared to the Trilaminates.
  • If you want something that mixes the best of the Trilaminate/fabric and Crushed Neoprene designs, we also make a FLX50/50 suit. It has crushed neoprene on the legs for durability and a lightweight Trilaminate top for flexibility. Popular with instructors and others who kneel down a lot or have to crawl over rocks to get in and out of the water.
ZIPPER DESIGNS: Most of our materials are also available in a back zip and front zip as well. The front zip is most popular as you can zip and unzip yourself PLUS it generally fits and feels much better as you do not have that zipper going across your back. The front zip can be much closer fitting without sacrificing range of motion for most divers. The back zip is less expensive. It is simpler to build and features the same high quality materials used in all DUI suits. [/expand]
[expand title="INSULATION GUIDELINES"]
  • Most of the locations for demo days are within the 45-60 temperature ratings. For most locations, that makes the Polartec® PowerStretch® Pro, ActionWear Professional and Xm250. the best choice for most.
  • DUI makes a variety of insulation in different weights using different materials. Basically, we make insulation out of Thinsulate™, fleece and Polartec PowerStretch
  • The Polartec PowerStretch is the most popular. It has all-way stretch with excellent freedom of movement and very low bulk so most divers will wear the same amount of weight (or only 2-4 lbs more) as they do in a 6-7mm wetsuit. It washes and wears well and has the most flexible sizing. The PowerStretch is available in men’s and women’s sizing. The new PowerStretch Pro has even more stretch and has some wind protection than previous models. • The ActionWear Professional is similar in warmth to the PowerStretch 300 but in a 2-piece combo for more flexible sizing. Lots of women like these and the ability to mix and match the sizes of the tops and bottoms is attractive for those hard-to-fit folks. It does not have as much stretch as the PowerStretch but is very flexible for traditional polar fleece. • Thinsulate is the choice for those who want to stay warm even if they get wet. For those who cannot get out of the water if they have a leak; i.e. instructors, decompression divers etc., this is critical. It is also very warm and wind resistant on the surface. We make it in two thicknesses: 250 for temperatures down to 50 degrees and 450 for temperatures down to 32 degrees.
  • For divers who get warm very easily and/or in places where the water is warmer than 60, you might want to consider the ActionWear Pro 150.
  • For divers who get cold very easily, you have a couple of choices: • The Xm450 is the warmest insulation we make. Suitable for polar diving, it is warm yet buoyant so it would not be the first choice for newer drysuit divers even if they get cold easily. • Layering – Combine insulation in layers or add an ActionWear Pro Vest to achieve additional warmth during a dive and maintain range of motion. You might want to layer the Polartec PowerStretch insulation with an ActionWear vest to start and adjust from there based on how they feel. For experienced drysuit divers, the Xm450 is perfect for those who still get cold no matter what.
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[expand title="DRYSUIT SIZE GUIDELINES"] MEN'S DRYSUIT SIZING
S M L XL XXL
HEIGHT 5'2" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6'1 6' - 6'4" 6'2 - 6'5"
WEIGHT 120-150 150-180 170-200 190-220 220-250
SHOE SIZE 7.5-9 9-10.5 10.5-12 10.5-12 12-13.5
We have SHORTS available in L, XL and XXL SHORT = 1" shorter in arms, legs and torso. We have other sizes outside of the standard size range including XS, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL and 6XL WOMEN'S DRYSUIT SIZING
S M ML L XL XXL
HEIGHT 5' - 5'3" 5'3" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'7" - 5'10" 5'8" - 5'11" 5' 6" - 6'
WEIGHT 100-120 115-135 130-145 140-160 155-175 170-190
SHOE SIZE 5-6.5 7-8.5 7-8.5 7-8.5 8.5-10 8.5-10
AVERAGE PANT SIZE 2 - 4 4-6 6-8 8 - 10 10-12 12-14
We have SHORT sizes available in XL and XXL SHORT = 1" shorter in arms, legs and torso. We have other sizes outside of the standard size range including XS, 3XL and 4XL If the diver is wearing 300 weight insulation or less, they may be able to fit into a smaller drysuit if they are at the lower end of the height and weight range. Divers wearing Xm450 will likely need a larger size if they are at the upper end of the size range. The CF200 fits slightly smaller than the trilaminate suits. The 30/30 is meant to be worn with a AW Pro 150. Wearing thicker insulation will mean you need to go up a size in the drysuit. [/expand]
[expand title="INSULATION SIZE GUIDELINES"] DUI DIVEWEAR INSULATION SIZE GUIDELINES   POLARTEC POWERSTRETCH - MEN'S
MEN'S S M L XL XXL
HEIGHT 5'2" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6'1" 6' - 6'4" 6'2" - 6'5"
WEIGHT 120-150 150-180 170-200 190-220 220-250
  POLARTEC POWERSTRETCH - WOMEN'S
WOMEN'S S M ML L XL XXL
HEIGHT 5' - 5'3" 5'3" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'7" - 5'10" 5'8" - 5'11" 5' 6" - 6'
WEIGHT 100-120 115-135 130-145 140-160 155-175 170-190
  ACTIONWEAR PRO
MEN'S XS S M L XL XXL
HEIGHT 5' - 5'4" 5'2" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6'1" 6' - 6'4" 6'2 - 6'5"
WEIGHT 100-130 120-150 150-180 170-200 190-220 220-250
ACTIONWEAR 150
MEN'S XS S M L XL XXL
HEIGHT 5' - 5'4" 5'2" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6'1" 6' - 6'4" 6'2 - 6'5"
WEIGHT 115-135 130-155 160-185 185-210 210-235 230-260
  Xm250 and Xm450
MEN'S XS S M MT* L
HEIGHT 5' - 5'4" 5'2" - 5'6" 5'5" - 5'9" 5'8" - 6' 5'8" - 6'1"
WEIGHT 100-130 120-150 150-180 150-180 170-200
 
LT* XL XLT* XXL 3XL* 4XL*
6' - 6'4" 6' - 6'4" 6'2" - 6'5" 6'2 - 6'5" 6'2 - 6'5" 6'2 - 6'5"
170-200 190-220 190-220 220-250 245-270 270-300
  * In Xm450 only   The 30/30 is meant to be worn with a AW Pro 150. Wearing thicker insulation will mean you need to go up a size in the drysuit.   BOOTS / SOCKS
POLARTEC XS S M L XL XXL
MEN'S Shoe Size 7.5-9 9-10.5 10.5-12 12-13.5
WOMEN'S Shoe Size 4.5-6 6.5-8 8.5-9.5 10-11.5 11.5-13
Xm450 XS S M L XL XXL
MEN'S Shoe Size 6.5-7.5 7-8.5 8-9.5 9.5-11 11-12.5 13 &UP
WOMEN'S Shoe Size 7-8.5 8-9.5 9-10.5 10.5-12 12 & UP
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[expand title="ACCESSORY SIZE GUIDELINES"] DUI ACCESSORY SIZE GUIDELINES   ROCKBOOTS
ROCKBOOT SIZE MEN'S WOMEN'S
4 3.5-4 4.5-5.5
5 4.5-5 5.5-6.5
6 5.5-6 6.5-7
7 6.5-7 7.5-8
8 7.5-8 8.5-9
9 8.5-9 9.5-10
10 9.5-10 10.5-11
11 10.5-11 11.5-12
12 11.5-12 12.5-13
13 12.5-13
14 13.5-14
15 14.5-15
WEIGHT & TRIM
S 5' - 5'6"
M 5'5" - 5'10"
L 5'10" - 6'5"
  FINS
SIZE
S 4-5.5
M 5.5-6.5
ML 6.5-7.5
L 7.5-9
XL 9.5-11
XXL 11.5-12.5
3XL 13 ON UP
FINS VARY IN THEIR FOOT POCKET DESIGN. PLEASE HAVE CUSTOMER TRY ON BEFORE LEAVING TENT. [/expand]
[expand title="DEMOTOUR EVENT CREW FACT SHEETS"] DEMOTOUR EVENT CREW FACT SHEETS Are you an awesome DEMOTOUR Volunteer? Read your event fact sheet before you go.  It covers the basics from location to event schedule and lots more. LOCATIONS
Catalina
San Diego
Tacoma
Pelham
Eureka Springs
Gloucester
Bethlehem
South Beloit
Monterey
Newport
Wazee Lake
Gilboa Quarry
Mermet Springs
Dutch Springs
Alexandria Bay Marine Park
Kettle Cove
Lake Rawlings
Clear Springs
Manatee Springs
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