I am new to snorkeling and looking for something so that I do not burn. I am a fair skinned blonde that burns and blisters easy. Going to Hawaii, big Island end of April. Why is this suit not good for snorkeling ? I would think something like this would be, as a person is moving and swimming, and it has full coverage? Just wondering if I should not be looking in this direction at all, I was thinking better till I just read the last sentence on the description and yet I read that diving wet suit are restrictive ? Which area should I be looking for snorkeling wet suit in ?
Suits for scuba and snorkeling are designed to keep the user warm with a minimal amount of movement and motion. Suits for active water sports and more about rapid mobility, which generates heat in the suit fast enough to overcome the thermal short comings, and less for keeping a diver or snorkeler warm. You may want to look into a lycra dive skin or perhaps a Polyolefin suit for both warmth and protection from the environment.
I am a swim instructor who is now having massive rashes due to chlorine. I am looking for a dry suit that I can wear to keep the water out, but also allow me to be flexible and move easily with my children. Does this suit keep all the water out?
No. Unfortunately no wet suit will keep all the water out. In fact, they are designed to keep water in as their method of conducting the heat the body creates. Dry suits are typically found in a category of their own, and are normally quite expensive. The problem with them for your uses is that they can be near impossible to swim in due to the baggy nature of the suit and the buoyancy. If you are doing most of your instruction in the pool static, or standing and offering instruction the suit could very well be a help, though. You can find Dry Suits at: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear/Dry-Suits.html
Designed for the Pro level triathlete
PATENT PENDING TECHNOLOGIES
BIO-STRETCH ZONE Strategically placed 1mm stretch zone - allows for max range of motion
AUTO-POSITIONING SLEEVE 5mm band with visual cues - encourages a high elbow positioning on pull phase of stroke
Material: Super stretch Yamamoto 39, SCS Coated
Aqua-Grip™ cuffs and Aqua-Flex™ collar seal to keep water out
Quick release ankle transition panels
Aqua Drive™ 5ml core body panel maximizes buoyancy and reduces drag
Thermo-Guard™ 5ml core body panel to retain body heat
Power-Zone™ forearm panels increase traction during the pull phase of your stroke
100% UV protection
Easy-pull deep back zipper