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|Sunday, 02 November 2008 15:10|
Choosing a wetsuit seems challenging at first. However, knowing what to look for makes the process quite simple.
Consider the thickness of the suit first. For most vacation destinations, like Florida, the Bahamas, and other Caribbean islands, a thickness of 2 or 3 millimeters will be fine. A 3mm suit is thick enough to add warmth without any excess neoprene to impede movement.
A wetsuit should fit like a second skin. Wetsuits work by trapping a thin layer of water against the body and slowing the loss of body heat. To work properly, your wetsuit should fit snugly while still allowing the movement necessary to snorkel.
We strongly advise trying on your suit at home before you get in the water. The suit should be tightest around your wrists, ankles, and neck (or arms, legs and neck if wearing a shorty suit). If these sealing points are too loose, they will allow water flow through the suit and prevent you from warming up. The suit should fit close to your body throughout. If you can't zip the suit on your own, don't worry--that's why you have snorkeling buddies!Manufacturer's Size Charts
|Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2009 20:17|