Wetsuit

    How to choose your diving wetsuit?

    Here are some advice to choose the right neoprene diving wetsuit. Water is cooling the body faster than air. To be able to practise diving longer, you will need a tight wetsuit. You will need wetsuit as waterproof as possible. The neoprene will insure a great anti-UV and thermal protection.

    To choose your wetsuit, you will need to consider these factors:

    • Comfort & movements
    • Thermal protection
    • Clothing ease
    • Water temperature

     

    COMFORT & MOVEMENTS

    Comfort will be insured if those characteristics are respected:

    - The cut of the wetsuit: no seams under the arms or the crotch. Preshape of the bust and hips for women.
    - The matter: elastic and flexible.

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    THERMAL PROTECTION

    1-part wetsuit plus jacket or 2-parts wetsuit are more efficient in term of thermal protection because of the two neoprene layers on the torso. The 1-part wetsuit without the jacket will lose this protection bonus but will have the benefit of being useful in several situations.

    The preshape of the bust and hips for women will also offer more thermal protection because the wetsuit will be more adapted to the body and will prevent the water to spread in the wetsuit.

    Gloves will also improve this thermal protection.

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    CLOTHING EASE

    The extremities of the wetsuit have to be more elastic than the rest, to make it easier when you are dressing up for your diving session.

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    WATER TEMPERATURE

    Cold water

    If the temperature is between 10 and 18°C, you will need a 1-part wetsuit with a jacket. The wetsuit's neoprene layer have to be thick of 6 to 7 mm.

    Warm water

    If the temperature is between 16 and 24°C, you will need a 2-parts wetsuit. The wetsuit's neoprene layer have to be thick of 5 to 6 mm.

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