Questions and Answers for Bare 5mm Velocity Super-Stretch Hooded Diving Wetsuit Vest:
I am diving off of Capetown in July. I have a 5mm wetsuit and need to purchase a hooded vest for extra warmth. First, is it best to wear the wetsuit underneath the hooded vest or vica versa? How should each piece fit depending on the way it is layered? The wetsuit I have is too large because I have lost weight (40 pounds less). Depending on your recommendation, I may need to buy a new wetsuit as well.
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Gina, when it comes to wearing the hooded vest it is all diver choice. Some divers like to wear it on the outside of the suit or some like to wear it on the inside. If you do not buy a new suit for the trip since its to big for you. You could wear this on the inside to take up some added space. But with this certain vest most people wear it on the outside of the suit because of the zipper.