Hello, 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!
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.
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.
Im 179cm. 83kg. What size for me?
The most important measurements any time you purchase a wetsuit/drysuit using the manufacturer''s sizing charts will always be your waist and chest/bust measurements. The suit needs to fit your torso correctly in order to do its job properly. Keep in mind there is no such thing as a comfortable wetsuit on the surface. You want it to be snug, but not cut off circulation to your extremities. The more snug it is, the thinner the layer of water your body is heating. If its too loose you will remain warm for awhile, but eventually your body won''t be able to keep up with the greater amount of water flowing through the suit and you''ll wind up getting cold faster. After that your height is a secondary measurement. Weight is a measurement the diver can usually ignore. It really has little to no bearing what so ever on the sizing and fit of your suit. The manufacturers do not take into account muscle being more dense than fat, so based simply on fitness levels 2 people can be the exact same size but quite different in weight. This measurement should only be used if the person is literally on the fence between 2 sizes in all categories.
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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