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Hot Asphalt August 2, 2011

Posted by Chris Sullivan in Miscellany.
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Here’s a very small diving tip:

The scenario: Having just exited the boat with doubles on my back and my wetsuit still on, I walk to the car and unload the tanks. Then I sit on the lip of trunk (boot, for those of you in Commonwealth countries other than Canada) and remove my wet suit. It’s a sunny day and the parking lot is paved with asphalt and is hot hot hot.

So when I remove my booties, which still have some accumulated water in them, I empty them on the pavement right in front of me. This cools the asphalt down to the point where it no longer induces searing pain on the soles of my feet whilst I wriggle out of my wet suit.