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Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 09:01:00 -0400
Subject: Re: How to buy a drysuit from DUI
From: Jim Cobb <cobber@ci*.co*>
To: Tech Diver <>
No doubt about it, I'm not an off-the-rack kind of guy.

Hey, I'm not saying that DUI does not make a quality product, it's just 
that I know 3 other guys who went through the same crap with DUI. So if 
you want a custom DUI suit you'd better get the ball rolling now if you 
want it for next dive season.

As a matter of fact if you can save some money if you can find one off 
the rack which is too big for you and then sending it for alterations. 
Then you pay a $200 alteration fee instead of the $700 custom fee and 
save a lot of time.

Also George is right, one drysuit is not enough. You work you way up to 
at least 3 drysuits. One for the dive, one for a hot spare and one to 
fill in should you need to send one in for repair. I don't just mean 
for DUI, but for any drysuit. This way you don't have to miss the dive 
of a lifetime because your drysuit ain't so dry.


On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 06:48  AM, George Irvine wrote:

> John, Cobb is the size of Bill Romanowski, so he had a little trouble
> getting them to make it fit.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John R. Strohm [mailto:strohm@ai*.ne*]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 10:11 PM
> To: Jim Cobb; Tech Diver
> Subject: Re: How to buy a drysuit from DUI
> Jim, I don't quite know how to break this to you.
> When I had mine measured, by a dealer in Dallas a few years ago, DUI
> initially called them back to say they had one bad measurement.  (The 
> dealer
> had goofed, not understanding how to make that particular 
> measurement.)  We
> redid that one, it only took a couple of minutes.
> Six weeks later, the suit showed up, and it fit PERFECTLY.
> I don't know how it happened.  They got it right on the first try.
> As they say, your mileage may vary.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Cobb" <cobber@ci*.co*>
> To: "Tech Diver" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:22 PM
> Subject: How to buy a drysuit from DUI
> How to purchase a drysuit from DUI.
> -Grab your doubles and drive to 1148 Devlin Drive, San Diego CA, USA to
> get measured.
> -Stay in San Diego and wait until the suit is finished. (This won't
> take long as no matter how they measure you they will pull one off the
> rack, hand it to you and hope you go away.)
> -Put on the suit (if you can), put on your doubles, try to reach your
> valves, take the suit off and have them alter it.
> Repeat as necessary.
> Renting a small flat may be more economical than a hotel. Camping out
> on DUI's front lawn would be cheapest and get you the fastest results.
> You can do this all by using your local DUI dealer but it will probably
> take 8 to 12 months to get a suit that fits.
>     Jim
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