When we were younger, we all learned that you lose a considerable amount of heat though your head. In the underwater environment, that issue still applies. Wearing a hood will give your head thermal protection from the cold, along with protection from coral and other sharp objects. Hoods are available in a variety of thicknesses. Dry suit divers have the option to wear drysuit hoods, hoods without bibs, while wetsuit divers prefer hoods with large bibs. These bibs tuck into the wetsuit and minimize water movement. Other common hoods have skin-in seals that prevent water movement and vents to allow air trapped in the hood to escape.
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