|Submited By: Jerome M. on 05/26/2012
I tend to use my P-valve even for shorter dives, just to be able to drink as much water as I want beforehand, but the ritual of connecting the cath on-site when dressing up was getting a bit tiring, especially in warmer surface climates.
Now, with the quick connect, it is done in a breeze and I am not looking back. No leaks to report either.
The only thing is to think about re-attaching again the plug on the suit-attached part before rinsing / disinfecting the P-valve, as I found myself struggling a bit without it, and then removing it again to put it in an easy to reach location in the - often early - morning when you don the cath before a dive day. If you forget about it, you'll find yourself having to re-open your gear bag, unfold the suit, get the plug, fold the suit again, etc. Just a matter of adapting your "ritual".