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Readers Respond: Do You Pee in Your Wetsuit?

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Most divers feel a need to pee in their wetsuits while scuba diving. Do you succumb to the call of nature underwater? Why or Why Not?

I cant pee

I didn't think it was possible! I was on a 12 m dive recently and was dying to pee. I tried letting it go but it just wouldn't. It got so painful that I had to surface. The relief off the back of the boat was fantastic. I thought that the extra pressure stopped urination - it just wont come out! Trying to force it (as I did) just felt like it would rupture something elsewhere. Anyone with the same experiences?
—Guest Sol

Yes

Of course you should pee in your wetsuit. You can't take it off on the beach or ocean, everyone would see your private parts.
—Guest Kumon Sucks

YES

Wow am I relieved to read this. My instructor told us not to pee in our wetsuits and he has like 4000 dives. Then I noticed he dives in swim trunks with a hooded top. Now I get it! In any case my problem was probably made worse by trying to wear an equally sized farmer john over a full wetsuit, thus constricting everything even more and probably shunting more blood to my core. Won't do that again. Will pee!
—Guest Pedro

Drysuit

Fascinating - I thought it was just me! I wear a drysuit and always feel a need to pee as soon as the zip is done up. This is not improved by carting heavy kit about. I always need to go urgently after a dive, but you have to learn to hang on until you get ashore if you're female - drysuit pee-valves aren't much use to us... But so far I've never neeeded to pee while actually under water, even in a wetsuit. (And no, I'm not lying about it! Maybe it's because I've always dived in a drysuit, which is *not* a good thing to pee in, or maybe it's because I wouldn't dream of peeing in my own clothes, so why would I let myself do it in a wet- or drysuit?.)
—Guest Greyhound

Do you pee in your wetsuit...

I can't pee in my wetsuit while diving. I have tried it to but I just can't. I will attempt to pee during surface time. I will jump into the sea around waist deep, pull down my wetsuit to waist level and do it...
—Guest Andrew

YES

Ditto what Guest Sherri said...you're either peeing or you're lying! :-)
—Guest SelkeGirl

Of course I pee in my wetsuit

I have a "skin in" wetsuit with no nylon lining, just smooth rubber. Therefore, the pee chemicals do not get stuck in the nylon, but just flush out. So, a brief rinse keeps it from smelling.
—scubaduber

yes

There are 2 kinds of divers, those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it.;)
—Guest Sherri

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