For divers in need of superior protection, look no further! The CXO Drysuit is the ultimate suit for contaminated water diving.
With the complete encapsulation design and polyurethane laminated fabric (ASTM F739-07) construction, the CXO is the standard for Contaminated Extreme Operations.
The DUI CXO is authorized by NAVSEA on the Approved for Military Use (AMU) list. The DUI CXO Drysuit is Berry Compliant and is manufactured at the DUI facility in San Diego, CA.
The ultimate suit for contaminated water diving.
The DUI CXO Contaminated Water Diving Drysuit has been authorized by NAVSEA for addition to the Approved for Military Use (AMU) list. Due to its unique polyurethane material and design it combines lightweight material technology with robust protection from chemical and biological contaminants. In addition to the suit material, it features DUI’s patented ZipSeals and unique contaminated water valves and waterproof zipper. The DUI CXO Drysuit is Berry Compliant and is manufactured at the DUI facility in San Diego , CA.
PERMEATION TEST RESULTS
Permeation test results of CXO polyurethane material provided by ICS Inc. Laboratories, Brunswick, Ohio
The chemicals that were selected for testing were the same chemicals tested in FEMA’s comparative study in 1993:
Protective Clothing and Equipment Needs of Emergency Responders for Urban Search and Rescue Missions. FEMA selected these 5 chemicals as representatives of the chemicals most likely to be encountered by divers. Selected chemicals are not water reactive, have vapor pressures less than 250mm Hg (which means they will not evaporate spontaneously) and are miscible in water. As in the FEMA study, chemicals were tested in a concentration equal to their maximum solubility in water up to a concentration of 10% which represented the extreme limit of exposure.
The Apeks Drysuit Inflator Valve is designed to rotate 360 degrees for flexibility.
• Rubust and reliable inflation valve features an extra large recessed push-button allowing easy operation.
• The smooth backplate gives protection from uncomfortable pressure loads and prevents cold air blasts through underclothing.
• Rotation is a key feature of this valve to meet the diver's personal hose configuration.
Contaminated Water Valves:
• Inlet/Fluorosilicone o-ringsExhaust/Double exhaust diaphragm with
• Fluorosilicone check valveRotation is a key feature of this valve to meet the diver's personal hose configuration.
Drysuit fabric is a trilaminate material made of polyurethane laminated fabric ASTM. F739-07 in black and red with polyurethane on the inside as well as outside.
Patented ZipSeals™ on the neck with latex neck/hood combination.
I’ve had my current COXO drysuit for 2 years now and have abused it beyond my normal levels. I’ve slid over rusty metal, climbed countless ladders, took two 10’ falls in full gear, repelled down the side of a damn and been overly verbally abusive with it. I even had a 300 gallon-per-minute suction hose clamp down on it; gotta say the drysuit fared far better than my leg did. It at least worked the next day. The suit is on dive #1013 and has over 2500 underwater hours on it, plus a few lunches above water.
Woody Morrison | Commercial Diver
As always, our CXO drysuits kept us comfortable and gave us the flexibility and peace of mind necessary to conduct our survey in the balmy waters of our local “Quarrybean!” We exclusively use the CXO drysuit for all of our Public Safety diving activities and love it!
Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department Public Safety Dive unit
from the left: Fletch Ferguson, David Ceja, Frank Lewis and Adam Smith. (photo: Christine Ferguson)