Diving in the South Atlantic requires special equipment Water wear: Summer season sees 40- to 48-degree (F) water. A drysuit is suggested, and I used a DUI CF 200X with the Weight and Trim harness. Wet gloves and hood were fine. My ScubaPro MK20s are rigged 300 bar DIN, and Eynon's valves are all screw-outs: Yokes can be accommodated. I'd recommend bringing a small light; I used a hand-held Pelican. Photo gear: We had generally typical cold-water vis, though I saw video taken with 40- to 50-foot vis. Lots of macro, but you may encounter orcas (a pod moved in off Goose Green three days after I left) elephant seals or sea lions. If you shoot topside, bring the farm, though telephoto lenses over 200/300 are redundant - you'll get that close.Land wear: The weather is fairly mild in the summer (in the 60s), but somewhat mercurial; you'll get what will seem like all four seasons in a 24-hour period. A good Gore-Tex (or the like) jacket and fleece-layer combo works great for cool, cold, wet and/or windy. Ditto on the pants if you plan on yomping around the camp; one day was even shorts-and-T-shirt worthy.Good hiking boots, preferably waterproof, and a daypack are also smart bets. For more information about the DUI CF 200X drysuit and other DUI products, click on the DUI home page below.
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