Wetsuits / Drysuits

Wet suits and Dry suits

Shorties

Good free movement for surface sports, snorkelling, water skiing, diving.  Suitable for water temperatures 25C upwards

3mm Full Suits

Warm water diving, surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkelling  Suitable for water temperatures 20C upwards.

5mm Full Suits

Provide extra warmth in Mediterranean waters for all year round or the UK. in summer.  Suitable for temperatures about 15C upwards

6 - 7mm Full Suits

With over-jacket, hood, gloves and boots.  Suitable for diving in the U.K. from about 6C upwards

Semi-dry suits

Semi-dry suits are basically wet suits with the addition of seals at the wrists and ankles to help stop water flush through or form a labyrinth with gloves or boots to stop water ingress, thereby keeping you warmer

Dry suits

Dry suits come in a variety of materials: tri-laminate, foam neoprene, chrushed or compressed neoprene, cordura, rubber etc

They have seals at the neck and wrists, and sometimes at the ankles (though these days most have built in boots), and can have a variety of dry zips in different configurations.

When worn with correct under-suits for warmth, dry suits can be used in the coldest water temperatures.

Notes on diving suits

  • One type of suit will not necessarily be appropriate for all types of diving.
  • Wet suits allow water in at whatever temperature it is at, then it is warmed by your body. Provide the suit is a good fit,  you will stay warm. As the suits get thicker they become less flexible, but provide better insulation and more warmth.
  • Dry suits will keep you completely dry!! When worn with the correct under suits they will also keep you warm, but because they require inflation to prevent squeeze, proper training is needed for their safe use.
  • It is very important that all wet, dry or semi-dry suits fit correctly, suits from different manufacturers fit a wide variety of body shapes.

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