Hello Guity, yes this is a wetsuit. Most people use this like when they compete is an Ironman or to use as a core warmer. If you are looking for a lycra skin go to this link: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-44/Dive-Skins.html
. That will list all the lycra suits we carry. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.