Exposure Protection; Wetsuits, DrySuits, Boots, Hoods & Gloves
When Scuba diving, divers are affected by many different forces of nature like the sun, the wind, the cold, and the water. A diver needs to be prepared for the elements of where they will be diving. Divegeardepot.com offers proper exposure protection options for all diving locations whether they are hot or cold.
Divers need to ensure that they are comfortable when diving a range of water temperatures. Dependable upon where you are diving in the world this can be achieved by wearing exposure protection in the form of drysuit, skin suit or a wetsuit.
- A wetsuit will keep you warm by trapping a thin layer of water between your body and the wetsuit creating a warmer layer by using body temperature to heat the layer of water inside the wetsuit.
- Wetsuits and skin suits that are 1mm to 3mm are designed to be used in warmer waters, these suits will very often leave the legs and arms open often referred to as a “shorty”.
- Thicker full body suits measure 5mm to 7mm often used with a hood, gloves and boots are more suitable for colder diving conditions.
- A drysuit will keep the water out keeping you dry and allowing for warmth to be controlled by divers layered under garments.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that exposure protection is only needed in colder waters. Warm water will conduct heat away from the body up to 20 times faster than air!
Ensure you use the right exposure protection for your diving needs is a safety step and will also ensure to keep you safe from scratches, marks and stings.
Select from the categories below to view the range of exposure protection offered to you by DiveGearDepot.com.