Questions and Answers for Body Glove Cold Water Drysuit:
I am planning a trip to Alaska next summer and I need some advice on the right choice of suit for cold water diving (dredging).
The water temp is usually around 37 to 41 degrees and Im wondering if a dry suit would be better.
Any advice would be really helpful..Thanks!
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
The drysuit will keep the user warm and dry. Most suits will require a layer of underwear inside for insulation as the material itself has little to no thermal properties. For they type of use a Trilaminate suit would probably be the most durable choice for you.
When buying a dry suite where the trek boot is shown as an option, is this boot worn while diving i.e. it is a must buy or is it to protect the foot of the dry suite while walking on dry land.
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello David, yes wearing the hard sole boots do protect the bottom of the dry suit sock. So while you are walking on dry land or around a boat if you step on something the hard sole will stop the item from going thru the dry suit sock. But they are not required to dive in the dry suit. Or to fit into your dive fin that you wear. It is just for protection of the dry suit.
6135 - Body Glove Cold Water Scuba Drysuit
250 PSI low pressure hose Interior DYNAT zipper Adjustable waist clip for proper fit Pocket on exterior of right leg Comes with cornstarch powder and wax(for seals and zipper treatment) Comes with easy storage and carry nylon bag
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