Wet-dry suits are
vital diving equipment
to prevent heat loss, because water conducts heat away from the body 20
times faster than air.
allows water inside and it absorbs body
heat until water temperature and skin temperature become equal. Having
a big variety that goes from 2.5mm to 7mm suits, shorties, log suits
suit avoids water and uses air inside that is coming from
one extra hose from the regulator,
also allowing divers to compensate their buoyancy like their BCDs.
The first exposure
scuba diving and military diving were dry
suits made out of latex rubber making them difficult to put on, in the
suits started to be more common in recreational diving.
Gloves, boots and a hood combine with
the suits provide extra protection in cold waters.
Diving Wet-Dry Suit
# 1: You must consider the water temperature of your common
||What to wear
/ 30Cº +
skin, a Lycra suit or street clothing.
/ 27Cº +
start using at least shorty 3mm wet suit.
/ 24Cº a 86Fº / 30Cº
wet suits 3 to 5mm, no hood
/ 18Cº a 70Fº / 21Cº
length wet suit 5mm or 7mm with hood and gloves.
/ -1Cº a 70Fº / 21Cº
need a dry suit, hood and gloves.
want a snug fit that doesn't constrict your movement or breathing. All
enlarge slightly with use.
the seams, and the quality for a warmer suit. For a good seam look that
edges of the material meet flush, are glued and sawn into place, and
covered by a strip of cloth. Cheaper seams can leave a small hump and
# 4: Depending on your flexibility, you will like
to try from zipper or back zippers and make sure they have a backing
# 5: For longer suits knee pads, bent knee and elbow pads
increase the durability and comfort.
it a habit to always
perform a check on all your equipment before a dive.