Questions and Answers for LavaCore by Oceanic Trilaminate Polytherm Dive Pants:
Looking for advice on wetsuit or dive skin for Cozumel dive trip.
I have a Henderson 5mm AquaLock full wetsuit, hood & gloves. I just dove in 49 degree water (deep dive) and had no problems with being cold. I typically bake in my 5mm Henderson until I can get to cool waters.
I know my 5mm full is going to be way to much for Cozumel trip. Id like to have full body protection (from stinging creatures) but dont necessarily want a full 3/2 wetsuit.
I currently have a LavaCore short sleeve top.
Looking for advice if you think I would be okay with adding a LavaCore Trilaminate Poly dive pants to my LavaCore top and if that may be enough for Cozumel.
Id appreciate any advice you can provide.
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
These pants should work well with the top. The other choice is to go with the full jumpsuit:http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-44/110944/LavaCore-by-Oceanic-Trilaminate-Polytherm-Dive-Jumpsuit.html
i am 61" with a 34 inch waist. which measurement is more important when choosing a pant size?
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Any time you purchase a neoprene product for your body the 2 most important measurements will be your waist and chest measurements followed by your height as a secondary measurement. You want the item to fit snug around the torso area to maintain the thin layer of water between your body and the material. In this case, of course chest measurement is not going to come into play but it remains a very good rule of thumb.