Warmth is important in ensuring an enjoyable diving experience. It is also a safety concern because our bodies dissipate heat quickly in temperatures that fall below our skin temperature. This is accelerated in water as water conducts heat away from our bodies 25 times faster than air. Diving suits, therefore, help act as thermal protection that keeps divers warm and safe from potential hypothermia in colder waters.
What are the different types of Diving Suits?
The most common form of diving suits would be Wetsuits as they are more affordable, easy to use, and come in a wide variety of styles. These types of diving suits are made from neoprene, a type of foam rubber that induces a layer of gas bubbles to help trap body heat and warm the water that enters the suit.
Drysuits are the warmest exposure suit available for recreational diving and are popular with cold water diving. These types of diving suits use watertight wrist and neck seals to prevent water from entering the suit, and special water and airtight zipper seal the suit. Often, thermal garments such as thermal fleece are worn with the suit's shell. This also allows the diver to be flexible in adding or removing thermal garments based on the water temperature.
What are the best Diving Suits that we hold?
From renowned brands such as Mares to Scubapro, we hold a large variety of wetsuits, drysuits, thermal fleece and more. Browse through our wide range of offerings below which are tailored for your favourite dive sites today!