It’s always a boost when a very familiar face returns to our showroom. Recently we were visited by Dave Smith, who had come to make the arrangements for his new customised drysuit.
Dave dives the clear waters off Lewis and Harris harvesting the scallops by hand. This method, known as hand diving, is an ethical alternative to dredging, which damages the sea bed and kills a large amount of marine life.
|Dave and Julie|
|Lifting the catch aboard the boat|
Dave does some serious diving. He works at depths of up to 30 metres and can often be below the water’s surface for several hours at a time. As you can imagine, it’s very cold down there.
Dave isolates himself from the freezing water with our Divemaster Commercial drysuit. To accommodate the bags to fill with the harvested scallops, the suit features three large pockets – one bellows pocket on the chest and two cargo pockets on the thighs. The suit also includes an attached hood, and Kevlar® seat and shoulder protection.
If you like the idea of a custom suit, get in touch. We have a great deal of options at the ready.