Originally Posted by David Miller
Would like to hear more about swimming Hermit on purpose.
When I was younger and getting close to my 100th trip one of my guide friends was talking me into swimming Hermit on my 100th trip. Unfortunately that trip was a one boat motor trip and so I had no one to be safety for me. That was also my last trip of the year and so I kinda forgot about the idea. Then in 2003 another of my guide friends ran Hermit straddling a paco pad. The next week the guide that was with him was on my trip and so I ran safety for him and he swam it. The next trip he was also on the trip with me so he ran safety for me and I swam it. Hey, I was only 49 years old, how can you expect me to fight peer pressure at that tender age. I am thinking of doing it next year for 200.
This time, with a GoPro helmet cam on.
You have a type III PFD, and then put on an extra large type V over the top of that.