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Diving Wet-Dry Suits

Wet-dry suits are vital diving equipment used to prevent heat loss, because water conducts heat away from the body 20 to 25 times faster than air.

Wet suit 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 and doubles.

Dry 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 suits used for scuba diving and military diving were dry suits made out of latex rubber making them difficult to put on, in the 1950s wet suits started to be more common in recreational diving. 

Gloves Boots Hood

Gloves, boots and a hood combine with the suits provide extra protection in cold waters.

When buying a Diving Wet-Dry Suit

TIP # 1: You must consider the water temperature of your common dive area:

Temperatures What to wear
86Fº / 30Cº  + Bare skin, a Lycra suit or street clothing.
80Fº / 27Cº + we start using at least shorty 3mm wet suit.
74Fº / 24Cº a 86Fº / 30Cº Full-length wet suits 3 to 5mm, no hood or gloves.
66Fº / 18Cº a 70Fº / 21Cº Full length wet suit 5mm or 7mm with hood and gloves.
30Fº / -1Cº a 70Fº / 21Cº we need a dry suit, hood and gloves.

TIP #2: You want a snug fit that doesn't constrict your movement or breathing. All suits enlarge slightly with use. 

TIP #3: You must inspect the seams, and the quality for a warmer suit. For a good seam look that the edges of the material meet flush, are glued and sawn into place, and are then covered by a strip of cloth. Cheaper seams can leave a small hump and exposed stitching.

TIP # 4: Depending on your flexibility, you will like to try from zipper or back zippers and make sure they have a backing in the interior.

TIP # 5: For longer suits knee pads, bent knee and elbow pads increase the durability and comfort.

Make it a habit to always perform a check on all your equipment before a dive.

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Wet-Dry Suits Maintenance

After diving, always clean all your equipment in fresh water; removing all the salt, dirt and sediments like sand; then dry your equipment out of direct sunlight. You must handle the dry suit with caution, avoiding breaking the material, since a little scratch can make the dry suit useless and difficult to repair.

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