Details of thermal insulation
Full-body one-piece wetsuit, made of 100% stretch 7.5 mm panels (with production tolerance). 7 mm neoprene foam, covered with nylon fabric on both sides.
Neoprene distribution: 100% stretch neoprene, smooth edges on the cuffs and ankles for improved watertightness.
Once a thin layer of water (that enters through the zip) gets trapped between your body and the diving suit, the circulation of the water is limited.
GBS (glued and blind stitched) assembly
The seams of the suit and hood are waterproof, with a glued and blind stitched (GBS) assembly: the neoprene is glued first of all, then sewn for maximum strength (the sewing needle does not go completely through the neoprene in order to prevent water infiltration).
Ease of movement / Putting on and taking off the diving suit
One-piece with an attached hood equipped with the Air Expulse system: a system to evacuate air bubbles trapped in the hood.
Easy to put on with the diagonal zip on the front of the diving suit.
No underarm seams for easier arm movements. Pre-shaped cut on the arms and legs, with back arch for easier movements.
Reinforcements to reduce wear
The diving suit has printed reinforcements on the knees to reduce wear
Thermal performance class
This scuba diving suit provides thermal protection that has been tested by the independent INPP institute (Marseille, France) in order to validate its compliance with the current standard (EN 14225-1:2017).
CLASS B certified diving suit:
A (+7°C/+12°C / +45°F/+54°F)
B (+10°C/+18°C / +50°F/+64°F)
C (+16°C/+24°C / +61°F/+75°F)
D (+22°C/+30°C / +72°F/+86°F).
Adjust the thickness, adjust your warmth!
When diving, cold is your worst enemy!
Using the right thermal protection based on the water temperature, is essential. This concept was created to keep you from having to purchase different diving suits for different diving conditions, with 5 pieces that can be combined with your suit depending on the temperature.
In this way, you can complete your thermal insulation with a hood, a neoprene top, a top with a hood, a 1 mm under-shorty or a 5.5 mm over-shorty.
What is a diving suit?
This is the most common type of diving suit on the market. It is not designed to keep the water out, but to trap it, so that your body then warms it up, creating a thermal buffer between you and the outside.
Made of neoprene - a rubber polymer filled with air bubbles - these diving suits are available in thicknesses of 0.5 mm to 7.5 mm.
Thanks to their suppleness and modularity, they constitute excellent diving suits.
Tips on how to get into a diving suit
Put your foot in a plastic bag, then slip your leg into your diving suit. Your entire foot comes out without snagging!
To adjust, ask someone to blow into your sleeve from the wrist.
The incoming air inflates the interior of the neoprene diving suit, immediately separating it from your skin. You can then easily proceed with the final adjustments.
Tips on how to take care of your diving suit
1) Soak the inside and the outside of the diving suit in clean water after each session.
2) Clean with a bactericide solution.
3) Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
4) Dry on a wide hanger in a dark and well-ventilated place.
Caution: the sun will cause the colours of the textile parts of the diving suit to fade and speeds up the ageing process of the neoprene.
Zip fasteners can be cleaned with a toothbrush and lubricated with silicone grease
Tips for storage and maintenance
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE 95°C. NORMAL TREATMENT.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE OF 30°C. VERY MODERATE TREATMENT.
IRON AT A MAXIMUM SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 150°C.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE 70°C. NORMAL TREATMENT.
IRONING AT A MAXIMUM IRON SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 200°C.
Lay your diving wetsuit out away from sunlight and away from a heat source on a wide hanger, to keep its shape and to preserve its neoprene.
Restrictions on use
Not advised for swimming or wave sports.
TESTS AND WARRANTY
Designed and tested by our teams and our technical partner in Hendaye (France) to approve the thermal insulation.
Our technical partner: Planet Ocean (the PADI 5-star diving centre) based at the WaterSports Centre by DECATHLON in Hendaye - France. The centre uses SUBEA equipment throughout the year.
The team of instructors are rigorously involved in the development of our SUBEA diving products: from the design phase with the SUBEA team (product manager, designers and engineers), to the endurance tests with the help of the centre’s divers (from beginners to trainee instructors, all year round).