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Aqua Lung 6/5/3mm Hooded Diving Vest:
Questions and Answers for Aqua Lung 6/5/3mm Hooded Diving Vest:
I wear a vest under my wetsuit, but have trouble getting on vest and getting off, because of severe pain from damaged shoulders. Do you have any of the 6/5/3s with front or side zippers. I need 5 mills for the stomach and back.
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com) :
Hello Pete, this item I am suggesting you would wear over your current wetsuit. That item is the Waterproof 5mm W2 Hooded Shorty Wetsuit web link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-28/122444/Waterproof-5mm-W2-Hooded-Shorty-Wetsuit.html.
I have a large 5/4 excel wetsuit. What size aqua lung 653mm hooded diving vest would I need to get to fit over the wetsuit.
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com) :
Typically these are designed to be worn underneath a suit and are sized as such. We don't have any specifics on whether going up one size would allow for it to fit comfortably over the top or if it would need more.
The 6/5/3mm hooded vest is a popular accessory to provide additional warmth to any of our jumpsuits. The different thicknesses have been strategically placed for easy donning and doffing as well as properly insulating high heat-loss areas.
The hood is 6mm thick with a 4mm skin-in face seal which can be easily trimmed
A bubble vent built into the hood allows trapped exhaust bubbles from the regulator to escape Seams are glued and blindstitched
Wetsuit Care and Maintenance
Neoprene - Neoprene is the base material that virtually all wetsuits are made of. Neoprene is a type of rubber foam and is typically laminated with other materials depending on the desired function of the material.
Care before the Dive:
With any of the skin surfaces including Thermo-skin, care should be taken when donning the wetsuit to not snag the interior skin surfaces with a fingernail or toenail as this material can be cut. Avoid placing your wetsuit on or near any hot surfaces.
Care During the Dive:
The exterior surface of your wetsuit is designed to withstand the normal wear and tear you might encounter during a normal dive. Abrasion against sharp rocks or other sharp objects can cut or puncture the exterior nylon surface so reasonable care should be taken to avoid these situations. Small cuts or tears can be easily repaired with wetsuit glue. Ask your dive professional for assistance.
Care After the Dive:
When removing your wetsuit, first unzip all the zippers completely. Then remove one section at a time taking care to avoid puncturing any of skin surface panels with a fingernail.
Salt water and especially chlorine can 'dry out' the neoprene material. When neoprene material 'dries out' it looses it's flexibility. To ensure the wetsuit material retains it's flexibility for a extended period of time, it is important to thoroughly soak and rinse the wetsuit.
Wetsuit material can develop a permanent crease if left folded for a extended period of time. It is best to store your wetsuit laying flat. If that is not possible, you can store your suit on a hanger. Use as thick a hanger as possible to better support the weight of the suit. The thicker the suit, the heavier, and therefore the thicker your hanger should be. There are several after-market hangers available designed specifically for this purpose.
Wetsuit Zipper Care and Maintenance:
Zippers are designed to be pulled closed or open in a straight line. Try to avoid pulling on the zipper pulls at an excessive angle to their intended path of travel. It is best to ask your dive buddy for zipper assistance in either opening or closing the back-zipper of a one piece back-zipped jumpsuit.
Avoid any contact with oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents.