Table 2-4. Donning Procedures.
Assemble and inspect the equipment. Lay the helmet face down on a
rubber mat; take care not to damage the viewports, helmet, and breech
Apply lubricant to the drysuit zipper to avoid sticking. Wipe off the excess.
Open the zipper fully, ensuring the lower breech ring is supported to
prevent damaging the lugs or suit zipper.
3 DON THE DRYSUIT
A thin pair of socks will facilitate donning and doffing
the drysuit and prolong the life of the suit.
From the sitting position, insert both legs through the drysuit zipper
and work the suit to the hips with the breech ring held on the diver's
lap or by the tender.
Stand and work the arms into the sleeves. Roll cuffs under to ensure
a watertight wrist seal.
Place the suit breech ring down over the head.
Hold arms up on front with elbows flexed while the tender closes the
zipper. Ensure the zipper is fully closed by a sharp tug on the zipper
Drysuit is donned.
4. DON THE OUTER
Fold the outer garment leg restrainers back and secure the Velcro
ends to avoid tangling.
Pull the outer garment on and press the Velcro wrist and ankle
Press the Velcro front closure shut while the diver holds the lower
breech ring off his shoulders.
Don the boots and secure front and rear straps with quick-release