Selecting a wetsuit for diving

Buying suit for diving - it is, of course, responsible.And so before you go to the store, is to meet at least its basic features and parts.It is about them and will be discussed below.This meeting will help you to simplify the selection of the future.


This option will provide temperature control.Some formula that would help to determine the dependence of the thickness of the suit on the water temperature does not exist, because each person is different and will freeze at different temperatures.The selection can be done in a big way, and if necessary to cool itself vpuskaniem water under the suit.


Full suit protects better than shorts.He usually monokostyum, "lightning" can be located on both the front and rear.The latter above the collar, it adds heat.The most popular was jumpsuit with "lightning" on the front of the jacket.By the overalls can be attached hood that prevents the flow of water on the back.But he is not detachable, but is removed from the head.


denser will sit suit, so there is warmer.This particular should be such:

  • neck tight-fitting;

  • small gap at the armpits;

  • a small gap in the lumbar region;

  • snug fit in the crotch, at wrists and ankles;

  • zipper on the chest should be fastened not very freely.

In most cases, a suit can be adjusted to your figure.

temperature and thickness

30 ° C or more - 2 mm, 23-30 ° C - 3 mm, 12-21 ° C - 6-7 mm, 12 ° C and below - dry suit.


Connection details will determine the service life and the cost of the suit.

  • tape and glue.The edges are glued on top of a special adhesive tape is applied.Comfortable fit to the body, low strength.

  • zigzag seam.It is used in places with the lowest load.

  • seam "Mauser".Wide glued and provides high durability.

  • «blind» seam.The strongest: parts are glued and stitched.

    type neoprene

    determine the type and cost of the costume, its life:

    • Titanium.Titanium reflects well the heat and does not allow him to leave your body.Thus maintains the temperature and prevents rapid heat transfer from the body of a diver.

    • skin.When using the skin provides a snug fit, but it is worth remembering that such a suit to wear and difficult to remove.The use of silicone in certain models simplifies and resolves this problem.

    • neoprene foam, chemical or gas.Foamed neoprene is cheaper and softer, but has a shorter life.The second is worth noting the strength and durability.However, the costs are much higher than the former.

    Further details

    mandatory part of any suit for snorkeling or diving - knee pads."Lightning" at the wrists and ankles make it easy to put on and remove the wetsuit, but let the water.Often reserved rubber, it reduces water penetration.Pocket for keys to be inside, to have a fastener "Velcro" or "lightning."

    This article has some general tips and basic parameters which should definitely pay attention to when choosing a suit beginners diving and snorkeling.Before buying a suit directly, of course, it is best advised to consult with experienced divers or your instructor.Professional help never hurts when a responsible and expensive purchase.